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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 »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Alberto Rios Arizona’s First Poet Laureate

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Alberto Rios Arizona’s First Poet Laureate

Hispanic standout, renowned poet and Regents Professor Alberto Rios has been selected as the Arizona's first Poet Laureate. continue reading »

Activists Call for Release of Immigrants Detained in ICE Raid

Activists Call for Release of Immigrants Detained in ICE Raid

Activists and family members called Monday for the release of 30 workers who remain in custody after an operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at carwashes in the Phoenix area. continue reading »

Sheriff Arpaio’s Stunt is Criticized by Activist Group

Sheriff Arpaio’s Stunt is Criticized by Activist Group

Arizona activists described as a "publicity stunt" Friday the announcement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that his deputies are going to place crosses in the desert as a warning to the undocumented and to save them from the dangers of crossing that parched land. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Cesar Garcia Steals Ambulance After Release from Jail

LATINO BLOTTER: Cesar Garcia Steals Ambulance After Release from Jail

An Arizona man was taken back to jail mere hours after being released this week. Authorities allege Cesar Garcia, 33, was arrested Sunday morning for having an open beer at a store in Chandler, AZ. continue reading »

U.S.-Mexico Trade Boom: Fuels Effort to Build Better Border Crossings

U.S.-Mexico Trade Boom: Fuels Effort to Build Better Border Crossings

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican who won office three years ago calling for more secure borders, now focuses on the border region for another reason: boosting trade with Mexico. continue reading »

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 »