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Second wave of 30,000 undocumented children expected to cross border

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A second wave of about 30,000 unaccompanied minors is expected to cross the U.S. Mexico border in September and October, according to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases

An internal Homeland Security Department report says immigration officials decided on their own, strictly for budget reasons, to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013.

Border militias eye Arizona

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Organizations that watch militia activity say the groups are again eyeing Arizona after several years of decreased activity.

US rejects Pinal County proposal on jail payments

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The federal government has rejected Pinal County's proposal that the county be paid more to house immigration detainees in the county jail.

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Court halts AZ denial of licenses for immigrants

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An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.

Tucson police to track immigration enforcement

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Tucson police have announced a new database tracking encounters in which officers enforce SB1070, the state's so-called "show me your papers" law.

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Court: MSCO deputy may have been "shaking down" immigrants

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Newly released court records show an Arizona sheriff's deputy who killed himself may have been shaking down immigrants. The revelations in court documents tie the allegations of racial profiling against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office to the investigation into former Deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz.

AZ desert rescue beacons let immigrants call for help

(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
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The U.S. Border Patrol has announced it is adding an additional 10 rescue beacons in the Arizona desert where many migrants cross.

Boehner mocks GOP on immigration

House Speaker John Boehner. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr House Speaker John Boehner. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr
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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has never been afraid to bring the tears, and he mockingly did just that on Thursday during a meeting at the Middletown Rotary Club when he talked about his House colleagues' attitude toward taking on the tough issue of immigration reform.

Arpaio to be interviewed in immigration case

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deposition will become part of a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups against the sheriffs and top prosecutors in Arizona's 15 counties.

Arpaio demands feds pay costs in profiling case

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says in a letter Thursday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that Washington is to blame for providing some of his deputies with faulty immigration enforcement training.

Border Patrol to demonstrate new tunnel robots

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Border Patrol agents are using new robot technology to catch illegal activities inside tunnels at the Arizona-Mexico border. Agents in the Tucson sector will demonstrate on Tuesday how so-called "tunnel

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  • Second wave of 30,000 undocumented children expected to cross border

    Second wave of 30,000 undocumented children expected to cross border

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:18:24 GMT
    A second wave of about 30,000 unaccompanied minors is expected to cross the U.S. Mexico border in September and October, according to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.
    A second wave of about 30,000 unaccompanied minors is expected to cross the U.S. Mexico border in September and October, according to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.
  • Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases

    Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases

    An internal Homeland Security Department report says immigration officials decided on their own, strictly for budget reasons, to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013.
    An internal Homeland Security Department report says immigration officials decided on their own, strictly for budget reasons, to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013.
  • Border militias eye Arizona

    Border militias eye Arizona

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:58:58 GMT
    Organizations that watch militia activity say the groups are again eyeing Arizona after several years of decreased activity.  
    Organizations that watch militia activity say the groups are again eyeing Arizona after several years of decreased activity.
  • SB 1070More>>

  • Feds want to chime in on AZ harboring ban in SB 1070

    Feds want to chime in on Arizona's harboring ban

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:00 PM EST2014-02-26 19:00:16 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Justice has asked an appeals court to let its lawyers participate in arguments over Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's bid to overturn a ruling that bars police from enforcing a minor
    The U.S. Department of Justice has asked an appeals court to let its lawyers participate in arguments over Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's bid to overturn a ruling that bars police from enforcing a minor
  • UPDATE

    Protesters march in downtown Phoenix against SB 1070

    Protesters march in downtown Phoenix against SB 1070

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:00 PM EST2014-02-26 19:00:16 GMT
    Protesters plan to march on Monday in opposition to Arizona's landmark immigration bill, known as SB 1070. The law requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of
    The Puente Movement is protesting, claiming SB 1070 has resulted in more racial profiling and deportations that have separated families.
  • Critics of SB 1070 seek dismissal of appeal

    Critics of SB 1070 seek dismissal of appeal

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 1:58 PM EST2014-02-26 18:58:53 GMT
    A coalition of groups challenging Arizona's immigration law are backing away from their appeal aimed at thwarting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling over the statute's most contentious section.
    A coalition of groups challenging Arizona's immigration law are backing away from their appeal aimed at thwarting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling over the statute's most contentious section.
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • The ice bucket stops with Obama

    The ice bucket stops with Obama

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:44:17 GMT
    The bucket stops with President Barack Obama.
    The ice bucket stops with Obama.
  • GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:20 GMT
    Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.
    The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.
  • Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

    Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:41 GMT
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive.
    U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said...
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