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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 »

Hispanics to Play Key Role in Arizona Elections

Hispanics to Play Key Role in Arizona Elections

The Hispanic vote could be decisive in this year's elections in Arizona, where voters will choose a new governor, attorney general and superintendent of education. continue reading »

Authorities Discover Unfinished Drug Tunnel Along Mexican Border

Authorities Discover Unfinished Drug Tunnel Along Mexican Border

U.S. and Mexican authorities, in a joint operation, discovered an unfinished tunnel some 40 meters (130 feet) long on Arizona's southern border, it was reported Thursday. continue reading »

Arizona Businesses Looking to Entice More Mexican Consumers

Arizona Businesses Looking to Entice More Mexican Consumers

Businesses in Tucson are preparing to attract Mexican visitors during the Christmas shopping season. "The Mexican visitor is a very important part of our economy, especially for cities near the border like Tucson," Felipe Garcia, executive vice president of the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau, told Efe. continue reading »

Activists Slam Dual Voter System Being Reviewed in Arizona

Activists Slam Dual Voter System Being Reviewed in Arizona

Activists described Tuesday as an abuse of power the idea being studied in Arizona of establishing a dual voter system, in which those who do not use the state registration form can only vote in federal elections. continue reading »

Federal Judge Places Restrictions on Actions of Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Federal Judge Places Restrictions on Actions of Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday placed heavy restrictions on the Sheriff's Office in Maricopa County, Arizona, including placing an independent observer there to prevent racial profiling on the part of its personnel. continue reading »

Corrupt Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

Corrupt Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

On September 16, 2013, Border Patrol Agent Aaron Anaya, 26, of Yuma, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn O. Silver to 60 months in prison. Anaya pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense on April 10, 2013. continue reading »

Border Patrol Seizes Marijuana Worth $2.15 Million in Arizona

Border Patrol Seizes Marijuana Worth $2.15 Million in Arizona

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 4,311 pounds of marijuana Tuesday west of Sells, Ariz., worth an estimated $2.15 million. CBP agents and air assets discovered three vehicles hidden under tarps concealed in the dense brush with multiple bundles of marijuana inside. continue reading »

Critically Acclaimed Book “Dreaming in Cuban” Banned in Arizona Public Schools

Critically Acclaimed Book “Dreaming in Cuban” Banned in Arizona Public Schools

The Arizona public schools continue their quest to rid the public schools of ‘subversive’ Latino literature. Their latest efforts at censorship involves the critically acclaimed “Dreaming in Cuba” by Cristina Garcia. continue reading »