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200 suspected smugglers arrested in federal operation

200 suspected smugglers arrested in federal operation

Part of government crack down to stem flow of illegal immigration.

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Central American migration, while surging, is nothing new

Central American migration, while surging, is nothing new

Children from Central America are taking the trip their parents once made. 

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Armed men rob migrants in Nogales, Sonora, shelter

Armed men rob migrants in Nogales, Sonora, shelter

This article has been updated to include the response from the Nogales police.

July 14, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Sexual assault a threat for female border crossers

Sexual assault a threat for female border crossers

Women, children at special risk — which worries activists as illegal crossings soar.

July 13, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
AZ can't deny driver's licenses to 'dreamers' court rules

AZ can't deny driver's licenses to 'dreamers' court rules

Denying driving privileges can cause youth irreparable harm, appeals court rules

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Activist to distribute flashlights to border crossers

Activist to distribute flashlights to border crossers

Hopes Border Patrol will support the initiative but isn't holding his breath.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Guatemala's first lady visits immigrants in Tucson

Guatemala's first lady visits immigrants in Tucson

She's here to assess the situation of border-crossing women, children.

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Ana Carillo

Ana Carillo

Ana Carillo, 30, her daughter Lady, 4 (in pink), and her son Abner, 6, (not pictured) were at the Greyhound Bus Station in Tucson after crossing through Agua Prieta, Mex. They came from Guatemala by bus. She said the smuggler robbed her of her last 1,000 pesos, roughly $75, before telling he…

June 26, 2014 9:41 am
Immigrant women, children at Tucson bus station no longer coming from Texas

Immigrant women, children at Tucson bus station no longer coming from Texas

They continue to pour into Tucson's Greyhound station.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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For Lost Boy, finding life's pieces was half the journey

For Lost Boy, finding life's pieces was half the journey

Chris Garang dreamed for years of knowing his parents' fate.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Chris Garang

Chris Garang

Chris Garang's brothers and sister in Nairobi, Kenya.

June 20, 2014 5:39 pm
Chris Garang

Chris Garang

Chol Garang Chol, 19, one of Chris Garang's family, in school in Nairobi, Kenya. Chol is in charge when he is not in boarding school, Muhoho High School, about an hour bus drive from Nairobi.

June 20, 2014 5:40 pm
Chris Garang

Chris Garang

Chol Garang Chol, 19, one of Chris Garang's family, in school in Nairobi, Kenya. Chol is in charge when he is not in boarding school, Muhoho High School, about an hour bus drive from Nairobi.

June 20, 2014 5:40 pm
Chris Garang

Chris Garang

In between working three jobs, Chris Koor Garang, 30, takes his son Kyan, 5, to play soccer at Reid Park. “I’ll do anything for him to have a better life than I had,” he says.

June 20, 2014 10:05 am
Chris Garang

Chris Garang

Chol Garang Chol, 19, one of Chris Garang’s family, in school in Nairobi, Kenya. Chol is in charge when he is not in boarding school, Muhoho High School, about an hour bus drive from Nairobi.

June 20, 2014 10:06 am
Children from 6 countries become US citizens

Children from 6 countries become US citizens

"It feels good,” one said. "I’m not a refugee anymore."

June 19, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Agents doing what they can for immigrant kids

Agents doing what they can for immigrant kids

Reporters get inside the Nogales Placement Center.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Grijalva skips Nogales Border Patrol placement center tour, cites rejection of entourage

Grijalva skips Nogales Border Patrol placement center tour, cites rejection of entourage

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva refused to tour the Border Patrol Nogales Placement Center  because the rest of his group wasn’t allowed in.

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Immigrant kids abused in CBP custody, groups say

A complaint filed against the Department of Homeland Security by several civil and human rights groups alleges abuse of immigrant children.

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Officials give Nogales shelter for immigrant children high marks

Officials says the facility is doing a good job taking care of the influx of children.

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Complaint against Homeland Security alleges abuse of immigrant children

Complaint against Homeland Security alleges abuse of immigrant children

Five organizations today filed a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of 116 unaccompanied immigrant children.

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Zoning rules could slow planned Tucson shelter for immigrant kids

The federal government plans to open a shelter in Tucson for unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border alone, but officials would have to seek zoning exemptions on the two locations being considered.

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Number of migrant children at Nogales processing center nearing 1,000

The population at the Nogales Placement Center is nearing the figure of 1,000 migrant children that federal officials told Gov. Jan Brewer’s office would be transferred to Arizona over the weekend.

June 08, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…

Conditions improving for migrant youths held in Nogales

NOGALES — The mood is anxious among the hundreds of migrant children and youths held at a Nogales center, but their detention conditions are improving, said a Central American official who visited them.

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Condition 'good, improving' of hundreds of Central American minors held in Nogales

About 750 immigrant children were being held at a detention center in Nogales as of Saturday, officials said, the result of an influx of border crossers in South Texas that has the federal government scrambling to keep up.

June 07, 2014 3:10 pmLoading…

Feds to open shelter for unaccompanied minors

The federal government plans to open a shelter in Tucson to accommodate the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, according to a Guatemalan government official and city and county documents.

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Man killed in Border Patrol chase shot in head

Man killed in Border Patrol chase shot in head

The Border Patrol agent who killed a man during a foot chase last week fired nine times, striking him once in the head, officials said Monday.

June 03, 2014 12:00 am
Man slain in Border Patrol chase was shot in head

Man slain in Border Patrol chase was shot in head

A man shot and killed during a foot chase with Border Patrol agents last week was struck once in the head, officials said today.

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Border crosser surge in Texas crowds Tucson bus station

Border crosser surge in Texas crowds Tucson bus station

The Department of Homeland Security dropped off close to 200 immigrants — mostly women and children — at the Tucson Greyhound station this week, leaving them to find their own way to cities across the country to report to immigration offices there.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sonora police: Tucson man among several killed in weekend violence

A 24-year-old man reportedly from Tucson was killed in Nogales, Sonora, during a burst of violence that claimed several lives over the weekend.

May 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Youth sex-trafficking victims not always identified, ASU study shows

There are more underage victims of sex trafficking in Arizona than are currently identified through the juvenile court system, Arizona State University researchers have found.

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Border crosser surge in Texas crowds Tucson bus station

Border crosser surge in Texas crowds Tucson bus station

More than 100 people, mostly women and children, were left to their own devices at the Tucson Greyhound station over the last two days after Department of Homeland Security officials released them on their own recognizance.

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Pain unites families after fatal shootings involving US border agents

Pain unites families after fatal shootings involving US border agents

A mother, a wife and a grandmother joined forces this weekend to seek justice for their loved ones who they say are victims of Customs and Border Protection.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Border activists set vigil, fast in Nogales

Border activists set vigil, fast in Nogales

The newly formed Border Patrol Victims Network will hold a 48-hour vigil and fast for justice starting Friday at Nasib Karam Park, between West Park Street and North Morley Avenue in Nogales, Arizona.

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Pen pal project connected kids from Tucson to Africa

Pen pal project connected kids from Tucson to Africa

Learning about others and extending a helping hand is what drew Daniel Cardenas into the pen-pal school project with children from Africa.

May 21, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Latest immigration debate: Are churches, schools safe havens?

Last September, the U.S. Border Patrol asked Pima County sheriff’s deputies for help going after a border crosser who ran from them and possibly went inside Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Green Valley.

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Humanitarian group prohibits Border Patrol search of Arivaca camp

Volunteers with a local humanitarian aid group stopped Border Patrol agents from entering their camp outside of Arivaca to search for people whose footprints they said they followed there.

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No action taken in most complaints against border agents

An unauthorized immigrant complained that a Border Patrol agent hit his head against a rock, causing a hematoma.

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Childhood fascination with Africa becomes annual trek for Tucson woman

Childhood fascination with Africa becomes annual trek for Tucson woman

When Tucsonan Tina Springer was a skinny 10-year-old in South Bend, Ind., she remembers sitting on her bed, reading an article in the August 1956 National Geographic about Africa.

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Tina Springer

Tina Springer

Tucsonan Tina Springer has made 9,500-mile trip to Kenya once a year for the past 10 years. Kibera, shown above, is one of the largest slums in Africa.

May 01, 2014 12:53 pm
Tina Springer

Tina Springer

It’s the people that keep Tina Springer going back to Kenya year after year, she says. She has friends in every corner of the country.

May 01, 2014 12:53 pm
Tina Springer

Tina Springer

Tina Springer walks with Thomas Bwire, news editor at Pamoja FM, a community radio station inside Kibera, one of the largest sluims in Africa.

May 01, 2014 12:54 pm
Tina Springer

Tina Springer

A group of women walk along the tracks in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa with about a million people. Springer visited the slums for the first time this year.

May 01, 2014 12:54 pm
Tina Springer

Tina Springer

Springer is no longer a tourist. She’s just a a person who loves the people and the country.

May 01, 2014 12:51 pm
Most people deported through Arizona caught at border

Most people deported through Arizona caught at border

Nearly 80 percent of Arizona deportations last fiscal year came from people caught at the border — higher than the 64 percent nationwide, data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement show.

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New center aims to help identify remains of border crossers

New center aims to help identify remains of border crossers

When it comes to identifying the remains of border crossers, there’s no centralized database that lets experts search missing-persons reports from various states.

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