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News Taco: Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos.

News Taco: Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos.

Every week is banned books week for Chicanos. continue reading »

Women Who Sought Refuge in AZ Church Will be Deported

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to suspend the deportation order for an undocumented Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in an Arizona church almost two weeks ago. continue reading »

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

The Tucson police chief expressed the opinion that Arizona's controversial SB1070 immigration law was designed to make the immigrant community afraid of law enforcement authorities and leave the state. continue reading »

Authorities Discovered 97 Bodies of Immigrants in Arizona Over Past 10 Months

Authorities Discovered 97 Bodies of Immigrants in Arizona Over Past 10 Months

The U.S. Border Patrol has found the bodies of 97 undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert over the past 10 months, the latest being that of a 19-year-old youth. continue reading »

Border Patrol:  U.S.-Mexico Border Most Secure in Arizona

Border Patrol:  U.S.-Mexico Border Most Secure in Arizona

Amid the crisis sparked by the massive arrival in Texas of unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America, Border Patrol commanders in Arizona say their stretch of the frontier with Mexico is the most secure in the United States, thanks to a drastic reduction in illegal crossings. continue reading »

Arizonians Protest Arrival of Unaccompanied Minor Immigrant Children

Arizonians Protest Arrival of Unaccompanied Minor Immigrant Children

Groups opposing illegal immigration demonstrated Tuesday in this Arizona town to prevent the arrival here of undocumented children. continue reading »

Guatemalan Authorities Investigating Death of Unaccompanied Minor in Arizona Desert

Guatemalan Authorities Investigating Death of Unaccompanied Minor in Arizona Desert

The Guatemalan government is investigating the possible death of another minor in the Arizona desert as he was coming to the United States, Vice President Roxana Baldetti said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Helicopter Fires Shots While Over Arizona

Mexican Helicopter Fires Shots While Over Arizona

Shots were fired from a Mexican government helicopter that strayed into Arizona airspace, the U.S. Border Patrol said here Friday, adding that no one was hurt. continue reading »

Arizona Activists Hail Removal of Border Patrol Watchdog

Arizona Activists Hail Removal of Border Patrol Watchdog

Activists and the families of people slain by U.S. Border Patrol agents described on Tuesday as a step forward the removal of the internal affairs director of Customs and Border Protection. continue reading »

Minor Migrants from Central America Overwhelming Arizona Children’s Shelters

Minor Migrants from Central America Overwhelming Arizona Children’s Shelters

Children's shelters in Arizona are overflowing after the arrival of hundreds of Central American immigrants transferred from Texas, the epicenter of a massive arrival of undocumented children characterized by President Barack Obama as an "urgent humanitarian situation." continue reading »

Family of U.S. Marine Held in Mexican Jail Pleads to Sen. McCain

Family of U.S. Marine Held in Mexican Jail Pleads to Sen. McCain

Relatives of U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, who is being held in a Mexican jail for entering the country with weapons in his possession, have asked Republican Sen. John McCain for help in the case. continue reading »

Immigrant Activists Begin Trek Through Arizona Desert Same Taken by Undocumented

Immigrant Activists Begin Trek Through Arizona Desert Same Taken by Undocumented

Fifty activists from the United States, Canada, Central America and Mexico on Monday began a trek on foot that will take them to Arizona by the same route used by undocumented migrants in crossing the desert. continue reading »

Organization Implements Emergency Watering Stations in Arizona Desert

Organization Implements Emergency Watering Stations in Arizona Desert

With the aim of saving the lives of undocumented migrants who venture into the Arizona desert during the summer, the Humane Borders organization will install five new water stations in the areas through which the greatest flows of immigrants pass. continue reading »

Mexican Government Strongly Criticizes Arizona’s Proposed ‘Virtual Border Fence’

Mexican Government Strongly Criticizes Arizona’s Proposed ‘Virtual Border Fence’

The Mexican Consulate in Phoenix, Arizona, strongly criticized plans for a "virtual fence" on the southern border of that state and warned that such state projects "negatively affect" relations between the two countries and "impede" collaboration on migration matters. continue reading »

Immigration Activists to March From Phoenix to Immigrant Detention Center

Immigration Activists to March From Phoenix to Immigrant Detention Center

Activists and leaders of efforts to defend immigrants on Wednesday in Phoenix began a march that will end on April 5 at Arizona's Eloy Detention Center, where they will demand an end to deportations and approval of immigration reform. continue reading »