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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 »

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

The arrest of undocumented immigrants on the Arizona border has decreased by 16 percent while deaths have dropped by 40 percent during the present fiscal year. continue reading »

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, March 30-April 1 to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. continue reading »

Nogales Arizona: Narco-Tunnel Capital of the World

Nogales Arizona: Narco-Tunnel Capital of the World

The Border Patrol keeps watch on this Arizona town with cameras, patrol cars and agents on foot in order to prevent the illegal entry of undocumented immigrants and drugs, so that traffickers have switched to sending their goods underground. Their 100 underground crossings make Nogales the narco-tunnel capital of the world. continue reading »

Arizona Organization Attempts to Identify Migrants who Disappeared Near Border

Arizona Organization Attempts to Identify Migrants who Disappeared Near Border

The Colibri Center for Human Rights was founded with the aim of ending the sorrowful cycle for many families of having a loved one missing in the Arizona desert. continue reading »

Progress Report on Minority Students in Arizona

Progress Report on Minority Students in Arizona

Fewer than one in every 10 minority graduates of Arizona high schools are "college ready," according to a new report from the University of Arizona's College of Education. continue reading »

Record Breaking: Largest Ever Narco Tunnel Found near U.S.-Mexico Border Measures Nearly 500 Ft Long

Record Breaking: Largest Ever Narco Tunnel Found near U.S.-Mexico Border Measures Nearly 500 Ft Long

U.S. authorities have announced the location of what is believed to be the largest drug smuggling tunnel near the U.S.-Mexico border in the city of Nogales, Arizona. continue reading »

Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves 4 Dead

Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves 4 Dead

Four people were killed in a shootout in Agua Prieta, a border city in northern Mexico, involving rival gangs, the Sonora state police said. continue reading »