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DOJ Says Killing of Mexican Teens at Border Justified, No Charges to be Filed

DOJ Says Killing of Mexican Teens at Border Justified, No Charges to be Filed

The Department of Justice has just concluded its investigation into two separate shooting incidents at the border where Mexican teens were killed by U.S. agents and found no foul play. continue reading »

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

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”

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 »

DREAMer Activitists Arrested at Border When Trying to Re-Enter U.S. from Mexico

DREAMer Activitists Arrested at Border When Trying to Re-Enter U.S. from Mexico

Nine DREAMers were arrested at the border crossing point here on Monday when they tried to reenter the United States from Mexico to test the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. continue reading »

ICE Closes Dozens of Deportation Cases in Arizona

ICE Closes Dozens of Deportation Cases in Arizona

At age nine, U.S.-born Kathy Figueroa became the public face of hundreds of children impacted by immigration raids and family separation in Arizona. In a YouTube video she pleaded with President Barack Obama for the release of her parents. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano Resigning Amidst Push for Immigration Reform

JUST IN:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano Resigning Amidst Push for Immigration Reform

Reportedly Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is leaving the Obama administration as early as today to head up the University of California 10-campus operation. Some sources say she is leaving in September. continue reading »

Arizona Heat Spells Bad News for Undocumented as Death Toll Rises

Arizona Heat Spells Bad News for Undocumented as Death Toll Rises

An average of five to six undocumented immigrants are turning up dead in the desert every week amid even-hotter-than-normal summer temperatures in Arizona, authorities and human rights groups say. continue reading »

Soaring Temperatures Continue to Cook Western U.S.

Soaring Temperatures Continue to Cook Western U.S.

Experts offer steps you can take to stay safe as temperatures rise. Temperatures topping 110 and even 120 degrees Fahrenheit have much of the American West sweltering continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Tries to Smuggle 1-Pound Package of Meth in Vagina

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Tries to Smuggle 1-Pound Package of Meth in Vagina

An woman was taken into custody while attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico after it was suspected she was smuggling drugs. Identified as 31-year-old Claudia Ibarra, continue reading »

JUST IN:  19 Firefighters Perish in Arizona Fighting Wildfires

JUST IN:  19 Firefighters Perish in Arizona Fighting Wildfires

Arizona authorities are reporting that 19 firefighters have died fighting the fast-moving wildfire in central Arizona. continue reading »

More Arizona Residents Registering to Vote Thanks to Supreme Court Ruling

More Arizona Residents Registering to Vote Thanks to Supreme Court Ruling

Motivated by the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision permitting Arizona residents to register to vote without presenting proof of citizenship, local organizations are hitting the streets to register Latino voters. continue reading »

U.S. Assesses Success of Border Security in Arizona

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 »

AZ Proof of Citizenship Requirement Struck down by Supreme Court

AZ Proof of Citizenship Requirement Struck down by Supreme Court

In a vote of 7-2 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote. continue reading »

Arizona Seeing More Undocumented Central Americans Illegally Crossing Border

Arizona Seeing More Undocumented Central Americans Illegally Crossing Border

Undocumented Central American immigrants, especially Guatemalans, crossing the Arizona border during fiscal year 2013 increased considerably, according to Border Patrol records. continue reading »

Early Morning Release for Mormon Mom Cleared of Drug Charges in Mexico

Early Morning Release for Mormon Mom Cleared of Drug Charges in Mexico

Yanira Maldonado walked out of a Nogales, Mexico prison late Thursday night after Mexican authorities cleared her of drug smuggling charges. continue reading »