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Sheriff Arpaio’s Stunt is Criticized by Activist Group

Arizona activists described as a "publicity stunt" Friday the announcement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that his deputies are going to place crosses in the desert as a warning to the undocumented and to save them from the dangers of crossing that parched land. continue reading »

Efforts to Get Out Hispanic 2014 Vote Under Way in Arizona, Nevada, Texas

National organizations announced Thursday their efforts to get out the Hispanic vote for the 2014 legislative elections in states such as Arizona, Nevada and Texas. continue reading »

Daughter of Undocumented Immigrants Calls Legal Triumph Over Arpaio “Bittersweet”

Katherine Figueroa, who obtained a moral victory over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio when immigration authorities suspended legal proceedings against her undocumented parents, called the win "bittersweet," since her family's future in the United States remains uncertain. continue reading »

U.S. Assesses Success of Border Security in Arizona

The Arizona border is one of the main immigration corridors and the place where the success of measures taken by the U.S. government to halt the flow of migrants and enhance security is assessed. continue reading »

Customs Uncovers Stashed Marijuana Worth $1 Million at Arizona Border

More than one ton of marijuana hidden in a truck entering the United States from Mexico was seized at the port of entry in Nogales, Arizona, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, said. continue reading »

Immigrants Dying on Arizona Border Down 36 Percent Says Border Patrol

Deaths of undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert are down 36 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, the U.S. Border Patrol said. From Oct. 1 through May 1, 64 migrants died while trying to sneak across the border into the United States, down from 101 during the same period of fiscal 2012, according to official figures. continue reading »

Corporations Make Millions by Detaining Undocumented Immigrants

The detention of undocumented immigrants has become a multimillion dollar business for corporations devoted to the administration of prisons and detention centers in states like Arizona, activists say. continue reading »

Immigrants Represent Integral Part of Arizona Economy

The state of Arizona would lose $48.8 billion in economic activity and 581,000 jobs if all the undocumented immigrants left the state, according to figures released Thursday. continue reading »

Second Immigrant Commits Suicide at Detention Center Within a Week

Activists described as alarming Friday the fact that two Guatemalan immigrants died in less than a week at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Arizona. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: Arizona Boy Dies After TV Set Falls on Him

A boy in Arizona is dead after a television set weighing approximately 165 pounds fell on top of him. On Monday afternoon, 5-year-old Isaiah Hernandez was watching television when he decided to continue reading »

Poor Arizona Democratic Leadership Causes Drop of 52,000 Dem Voters While Independents Surge

Voter frustration with political hyper-partisanship in Arizona may explain the swell over the past two years in registered independents — a change that some political insiders deem dangerous. The biggest increase in independents occurred between June 2010 and July 2011, and the numbers have basically stayed flat over the past year. continue reading »

Palin Buys “Place to Thaw Out” in Scottsdale Arizona

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has purchased a new 1.7 million dollar home in Scottsdale, Az. Her recent purchase of the 8,000-sq.-ft., six-bedroom house has prompted much speculation. continue reading »

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Birther Bill – ‘A Bridge too Far’ even for Arizona

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the state Republican endorsed birther bill, as well as the guns on campus legislation. If she would of signed the birther bill, Arizona would of become the first state to require Presidential candidates to produce their birth certificates before getting on the ballot. continue reading »

Some Southern Arizonans Seek to Create 51st State, ‘Baja Arizona’

Not to be confused with Baja California that is part of Mexico Baja Arizona would be all American but just not part of Arizona any more. continue reading »

Latino Group Calls for Justice for 9-Year-old Girl

Nine-year-old Brisenia Flores was murdered in her home in Arivaca, Arizona in May 2009. She pleaded, “Please don’t shoot me,” right before she was shot — point blank, in the face — by a member of the Minutemen American Defense Corps (MAD) continue reading »