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Immigration hearings slowed by technical glitches, remote sites

Immigration hearings slowed by technical glitches, remote sites

Immigration court system tries to speed up cases of youths and families. 

September 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Day 2: Learning about Border Patrol checkpoints

Day 2: Learning about Border Patrol checkpoints

The Nogales Station Border Patrol Ambassador classes started last week, unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the initial session because I was in New Mexico visiting the detention center in Artesia. During the first class, attendees learned about the agency’s history and immigration law. Th…

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Temporary immigration detention center looking permanent

Temporary immigration detention center looking permanent

The challenges of holding immigrant families in detention are starting to show.

September 10, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Domestic violence now grounds for asylum

Domestic violence now grounds for asylum

Two Central American women are the first to prevail after court decision.

September 05, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
2 accused of holding immigrant boy captive

2 accused of holding immigrant boy captive

Investigators suspect the boy was smuggled through the Southern Arizona border.

September 03, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Jesus Millan-Rodriguez

Jesus Millan-Rodriguez

Jesus Millan-Rodriguez, 31, charged with kidnapping and drug possession related to a Honduran boy being held in a Phoenix apartment.

September 03, 2014 11:18 am
Frances Salas, 27

Frances Salas, 27

Frances Salas, 27, charged with kidnapping and drug possession related to a Honduran boy being held in a Phoenix apartment.

September 03, 2014 11:16 am
Guatemalan mom, daughter still hope to stay in US

Guatemalan mom, daughter still hope to stay in US

Karen Soto's immigration hearing is put off till November.

August 30, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
UNHCR monitoring report

UNHCR monitoring report

Findings and recommendations relating to 2012-2013 mission to monitor the protection screening of Mexican unaccompanied children along the U.S.-Mexico border.

August 28, 2014 3:07 pm
Who gets detained, released sometimes just luck

Who gets detained, released sometimes just luck

Some Central American women are allowed to join family in the U.S.

August 23, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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End 'deportation mill,' lawsuit demands

End 'deportation mill,' lawsuit demands

Rights groups claim the government is deporting those with valid asylum claims.

August 22, 2014 10:00 pm Related Loading…
Deportation process in Artesia lawsuit

Deportation process in Artesia lawsuit

A coalition of attorneys filed a lawsuit on behalf of mothers and children locked up at a detention center in Artesia, New Mexico.

August 22, 2014 4:27 pm
Central American lawmakers make immigration-related visit here

Central American lawmakers make immigration-related visit here

They see sites coping with an influx of unaccompanied minor migrants.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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US investigators visit site where agent killed Sonora teen

US investigators visit site where agent killed Sonora teen

Border Patrol says it was responding to rock throwers. FBI probe is still open.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Giovanni Jacobs

Giovanni Jacobs

Giovanni Jacobs

August 20, 2014 4:36 pm
Jorge Aguilar

Jorge Aguilar

Jorge Aguilar

August 20, 2014 4:36 pm
How immigration through S. Arizona has changed

How immigration through S. Arizona has changed

Surge of Central Americans has altered local Border Patrol operations.

August 16, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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More young border crossers going straight to port

More young border crossers going straight to port

Children without legal documents coming through ports of entry in Tucson area up.

July 27, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Migrant suing US: Agent beat, shot me

Migrant suing US: Agent beat, shot me

Mna testifies agent kept hitting him, even after he asked him to stop.

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People smugglers' money trail

People smugglers' money trail

Feds address rise in Central American immigrants by targeting smuggling organizations.

July 22, 2014 3:46 pm Photos

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Following the money key to stemming Central American surge

Following the money key to stemming Central American surge

Federal government addressing surge of Central Americans by targeting smuggling organizations.

July 22, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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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

July 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

July 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

June 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

June 11, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
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.

June 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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

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