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Customs Uncovers Stashed Marijuana Worth $1 Million at Arizona Border

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 »

Arizona Immigrants Not Giving Up After Court Setback on Licenses

Arizona Immigrants Not Giving Up After Court Setback on Licenses

Young undocumented immigrants in Arizona said Friday that they will fight on in the courts despite a federal judge throwing out their plea to be given the immediate possibility of obtaining driver's licenses. continue reading »

Immigrants Dying on Arizona Border Down 36 Percent Says Border Patrol

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

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

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

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 »

Woman Sells Seat at Jodi Arias Trial, Angers Court

Woman Sells Seat at Jodi Arias Trial, Angers Court

A regular seat-holder at the Jodi Arias murder trial has been reprimanded by the court for selling her seat. Each day, the Arizona murder trial is open to the public, but seats are provided on a f continue reading »

Border Patrol Pursuit Leaves 5 Dead Amongst 22 Individuals in Vehicle

Border Patrol Pursuit Leaves 5 Dead Amongst 22 Individuals in Vehicle

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reporting that at least five individuals were killed when the SUV they were traveling in over turned after being pursued by Border Patrol agents. continue reading »

‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Receives Bomb in Mail

‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Receives Bomb in Mail

Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio received a bomb in the mail that was detonated without incident at the Flagstaff post office yesterday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Eugene Maraventano Kills Wife and Son on Fears He Gave Them HIV

LATINO BLOTTER: Eugene Maraventano Kills Wife and Son on Fears He Gave Them HIV

64-year-old Eugene Maraventano thought his years of enjoying prostitutes had caught up with him when his wife became ill. When wife Janet became ill and cancer was ruled out Maraventano was convinced it was HIV. continue reading »

Arizona’s Own Border Fence Facing Obstacles

Arizona’s Own Border Fence Facing Obstacles

After nearly two years of preparation, an Arizona state senator says a plan will be unveiled in a few weeks to build a fence along the border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants. continue reading »

Senators Working on Immigration Reform Bill to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

Senators Working on Immigration Reform Bill to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

On Wednesday Senator John McCain and three other Senators who are part of the "Gang of Eight" working on comprehensive immigration reform will visit the U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales, Arizona. continue reading »

Libro Traficante - Smuggling Banned Books Into Arizona

Libro Traficante - Smuggling Banned Books Into Arizona

We’re big fans of Tony Diaz, AKA el Librotraficante, and the work he’s doing to shed light on the issue of banned Latino books. When the books were banned in Arizona, he became a book trafficker to take (smuggle?) them in… continue reading »

Gabrielle Giffords to Receive JFK Profile In Courage Award From Caroline Kennedy (VIDEO)

Gabrielle Giffords to Receive JFK Profile In Courage Award From Caroline Kennedy (VIDEO)

Caroline Kennedy will present former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to recognize Giffords’ efforts to lower gun violence. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Arizona Court Rejects Law Targeting Day Laborers and their Employers

Immigration News:  Arizona Court Rejects Law Targeting Day Laborers and their Employers

In immigration news, an Arizona court has rejected the state's efforts, under SB 1070, to target day laborers and those people who might hire them. In the unanimous decision was based on the fact that the law only targeted day laborers and not others deemed to be interrupting traffic. continue reading »