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6 Tucson activists charged in immigration reform protest

6 Tucson activists charged in immigration reform protest

Six people who chained themselves to the fence of the federal courthouse in Tucson in an effort to shut down a deportation process known as Operation Streamline for a day face misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and failure to follow the direction of federal police officers.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mexico's Tucson consulate touts region's cross-border ties

After a packed two-day schedule, members of an advisory board for border issues left Tucson with a lot of ideas for economic development and the role the Mexican Consulate can play in a community.

November 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson protesters to fight felony charges with deportees' accounts

Tucson protesters to fight felony charges with deportees' accounts

Activists who stymied a day’s immigration proceedings in Tucson earlier this month by chaining themselves to a detainee transport bus have announced the first step in their legal defense: a pair of hotline numbers.

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Mass court processing of illegal entrants overturned

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court has rejected a procedure used by some judges in Arizona to process groups of people charged with entering the country illegally.

September 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Immigration bill could swamp overwhelmed Tucson court

Immigration bill could swamp overwhelmed Tucson court

Courts in the Southwest are pushed to their limits to handle all the immigration cases that come their way now — and that could get a lot worse with plans to add Border Patrol agents as part of immigration reform.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guest Column: We need sensible immigration reform; Operation Streamline must end

Guest Column: We need sensible immigration reform; Operation Streamline must end

The Senate, under the leadership of the Gang of Eight, last month passed comprehensive immigration reform following years of hope for reform from the millions of undocumented residents in the United States.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Operation Streamline' takes hard line on illegal border crossers

Criminal cases can wind through the court system for years. But through the aptly named "Operation Streamline," more than 70,000 illegal immigrants over the past five years have met with their attorneys in Tucson, heard the charges against them, accepted a plea and been sentenced by a judge …

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