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Esther Cepeda: Obama strings Hispanics along on immigration

Last week’s award for truer words were never spoken goes to David Martin, who served as deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security in the first two years of the Obama administration.

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State bill calls for $30M in radar, cameras to verify border security

State bill calls for $30M in radar, cameras to verify border security

PHOENIX — Arizona taxpayers may spend $30 million to do little more than find out how good — or bad — a job the federal government does in securing the border.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Proposal could make it easier for wealthy Mexican tourists to bypass Tucson for Phoenix

A proposal to let Mexican visitors easily visit any part of Arizona, not just the southern end, could mean wealthy shoppers will drive past Tucson and spend their money in Phoenix, local leaders fear.

February 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer can't defend her denial of driver's licenses to Dreamers

Arizona’s denial of driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants currently authorized by the federal government to remain and work in the United States has always been a political power play. It’s a way for Gov. Jan Brewer to once again wave a finger in President Obama’s face and one-up his order…

December 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona ACLU seeks probe of 'roving' Border Patrol stops

Arizona ACLU seeks probe of 'roving' Border Patrol stops

The ACLU of Arizona was to file a complaint today to the Department of Homeland Security requesting an investigation of what it calls unlawful roving patrol stops by Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Related

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What Ariz. employers need to know while E-Verify is down

A Phoenix employment attorney is advising Arizona employers that they can still hire as usual, even though E-Verify is closed to business.

October 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Grijalva introduces immigration bill

Border lawmakers are not ready to give up on immigration reform just yet.

September 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
‘Dreamers’ cross Nogales border in test of federal policy

‘Dreamers’ cross Nogales border in test of federal policy

NOGALES — Nine “dreamers” from across the United States arrived at Morley Gate,the Pedestrian crossing in Nogales, Sonora, this morning wearing caps and gowns and looking for entry into the United States.

July 22, 2013 1:55 pm Photos

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House OKs $39B border budget

The U.S. House approved a nearly $39 billion budget for the Department of Homeland Security Thursday that would add about 1,000 Customs and Border Protection officers.

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Report: 32 felons among those released from immigration detention facilities

A detainee who had a felony second degree robbery and countless convictions for prostitution and solicitation for lewd conduct was among more than 300 people Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Phoenix released in February as part of a nationwide operation to save money.

May 16, 2013 3:47 pmLoading…

How the immigration reform bill relates to Arizona

Senators introduced Tuesday night a long-awaited immigration bill that seeks to reform what many from both sides of the debate call a broken immigration system. The legislation invests billions of dollars in border security; mandates that all employers verify the legal status of their employ…

April 17, 2013 3:42 pmLoading…

Spate of killings prompts review of border agents' rules on force

The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing guidelines for use of force by border agencies amid a sharp increase in agent-involved killings along the U.S.-Mexico border.

October 19, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

29 people approved for delayed deportation

WASHINGTON — With less than two months to go before the Nov. 6 election, the Obama administration has approved applications from 29 illegal immigrants hoping to avoid deportation and get a work permit, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

September 14, 2012 3:11 pmLoading…

Napolitano defends Obama's immigration policy

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is defending President Barack Obama's decision to stop deporting many illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and let them apply for work permits.

July 19, 2012 8:51 amLoading…

Homeland Security agent in Nogales, accused of helping cartels, gets 2.5 years

Over two days, a federal prosecutor and agents painted Jovana Deas as a drug-cartel spy working as a special agent in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Office in Nogales.

June 30, 2012 12:00 am

Former federal agent in Nogales, Ariz., sentenced to prison

A federal prosecutor likened former Homeland Security Special Agent Jovana Deas to a “mini Aldrich Ames” today in Tucson’s U.S. District Court, but a federal judge still resisted his urging that Deas get 10 years in prison.

June 29, 2012 3:14 pm

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