Highlighting a downturn in illegal border crossings, President
Obama said in his
state of the union address last night that the time has come
for comprehensive immigration reform.
Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador account for more
than four-fifths of the deportees yearly; Traffic offenses on the
rise among deported "criminal" illegal immigrants.
Leo Guardado — the young man I profiled in this
Saturday story — has a way of making a profound impact on
nearly everyone he meets.
Deportations based on terrorism or national security grounds
became even rarer in the decade after Sept. 11, 2001, shows a
report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at
Homeland Security still doesn’t have a mechanism in place to
track when, and if, legal foreign visitors leave the country, a
Accountability Office report found.
Sen. John McCain has requested a Congressional hearing on the
much-maligned gun trafficking investigation led by the ATF.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is going to send
its own internal affairs investigators to work with the
Homeland Security's Inspector General under a new agreement
designed to streamline efforts to detect and stop corruption within
The pace of fund-raising has slowed for the state's border fence
since the brisk first few days.
wrote about earlier this week, the border death tally is down
slightly this year compared to past years. But, considering the
precipitous drop in illegal entries from Mexico into the U.S.
through Arizona, the argument can be made that t…
A study recently
released by the RAND Corporation
shows that fewer Mexican immigrants returned home from the United
States during 2008 and 2009 than in the two years prior to the
start of the recession. It's an interesting finding that sugges…
Federal legislators have introduced a bill to name the Border
Patrol's Naco Station after slain agent Brian Terry, who was killed
last December in a shootout near Rio Rico.
Border fences, roads and lighting are not only expensive to
build, they are costly to repair and maintain.
Illegal border crossers have been responsible for five of 31
fires that investigators have solved from 2002-2011 in the
Southwest Border area of the Coronado National Forest.
The Pew Hispanic Center's
latest report – The Mexican-American
Boom: Births Overtake Immigration — is the latest report to
conclude that illegal immigration from Mexico into the U.S. has
Poll results released today by the Tucson-based Sky Island Alliance show
more people prefer spending money on strengthening border ports of
entry rather than building more border fencing.
wrote about last week, the Monument Fire is the third major
Southern Arizona fire this summer that started in rugged,
mountainous corridors frequently used by people and drug smugglers.
That's led to speculation that some, or all, of th…
Monument Fire raging south of Sierra Vista is the latest major
fire in Southern Arizona that was started in rugged, mountainous
corridors frequently used by cross-border people and drug
smugglers. The Horseshoe 2 Fire
northeast of Dougla…
There's been about 340 illegal immigrants from "special
interest" countries apprehended each year by the Border Patrol but
none have been in Pinal County.
In today's story about Rev. Robin Hoover's plan to give
GPS devices to illegal immigrant guides in an effort to save
lives, I mentioned that fiscal year 2010 was the
deadliest year in what has been a
deadly decade for border deaths in Ariz…
Homeland Security is trading Star Wars for
simplicity in its latest border technology strategy
Rocky Point remains a safe place to visit, said Tucson mayor
emphatically during a visit this week to the Mexican beach
President Obama's immigration address Tuesday may forever be
remembered as the "alligators in the moat" speech.
Department Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano provided more insight Wednesday into what the
government's new border security metrics will look like.
The U.S. State Department's decision to specifically mention
Puerto Peñasco for the first time ever in its latest Mexico
travel warning has hotel- and home-owners in the beach town
known as Rocky Point up in arms.