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Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

WASHINGTON — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

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Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism' in its refusal to act on Senate immigration bill

Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism' in its refusal to act on Senate immigration bill

WASHINGTON — An overhaul to the nation’s broken immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

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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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Robust trade is best way to solve immigration issues, border mayors say

More and better trade with Mexico is the key to solving immigration issues, said a group of border mayors Friday during a breakfast at Tucson’s Jewish Community Center.

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How demographic trends are polarizing voters in the Deep South

WASHINGTON — Does a dramatic change in your social environment make you more conservative, and if so, what kind of change would it take?

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Racial profiling alleged in ACLU claim against Tucson Police Department

The promised string of legal challenges to how law-enforcement agencies are applying Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, is under way.

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Tucson traffic stop of 2 immigrants brings ACLU claim

Tucson traffic stop of 2 immigrants brings ACLU claim

A legal claim filed today says the Tucson Police Department acted improperly in a traffic stop last fall that drew dozens of protestors.

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Deportees seek 'humanitarian parole'

Deportees seek 'humanitarian parole'

Two men are in custody after turning themselves in at the port of entry in Nogales, asking the government to grant them humanitarian parole and to re-open their immigration cases.

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Cardinal, bishops say Mass at Nogales border fence, urge changes in immigration law

Cardinal, bishops say Mass at Nogales border fence, urge changes in immigration law

NOGALES, Ariz. — Typically when a priest gives his sermon, he stands at the pulpit before his congregation, with a depiction of Jesus on the cross behind him.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cardinal from Boston celebrates Mass at Nogales border for migrants

Cardinal from Boston celebrates Mass at Nogales border for migrants

Hundreds gathered along the border fence in Nogales, Arizona this morning for a mass in remembrance of those who have died trying to cross the border.

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TUSD a ‘destination district’ for children here legally or not

TUSD a ‘destination district’ for children here legally or not

The Tucson Unified School District is declaring itself an “immigrant destination district,” pledging to support students regardless of their immigration status.

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Gov. Brewer won't seek re-election

Gov. Brewer won't seek re-election

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.

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ACLU seeks to block Arizona effort on SB 1070 provision

ACLU seeks to block Arizona effort on SB 1070 provision

PHOENIX — Attorneys for immigrant rights groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to rebuff a last-ditch attempt by the state to start prosecuting people for harboring those not in the country legally.

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Enforce SB 1070 in reasonable, legal, proportional fashion

A lengthy Star investigation published last week revealed the highly disparate approach Arizona law enforcement agencies take to enforcing state immigration law SB 1070.

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Tucson surpasses Phoenix in donations to defend SB 1070

About 45,000 donations from every state in the country — and a handful from outside the United States — brought in $3.8 million to the legal-defense fund Gov. Jan Brewer created in 2010 to defend SB 1070.

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Police checked immigration status even before SB 1070

Police checked immigration status even before SB 1070

Law-enforcement officers along the border approached and detained people suspected of recently crossing into the country illegally even before Arizona’s tough new immigration law.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Federal, local tasks blur along border

Federal, local tasks blur along border

There was a time not long ago when the Border Patrol thanked Arizona officers for their cooperation with barbecues and practice ammunition. Now, departments get millions a year in paid overtime, with some officers nearly doubling their salaries and dozens more marked cars out patrolling the streets.

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Economic dip coincides with SB 1070

Economic dip coincides with SB 1070

Arizona’s controversial immigration law took effect when the state was in the worst part of the recession, so gauging the economic impact is no small task.

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About Tucson immigration checks

Tucson police dispatchers fill out a form each time an officer requests an immigration check. The Star reviewed 2,030 forms completed in July and August and shared the findings with TPD Chief Roberto Villaseñor.

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