PHOENIX — Three-term state Sen. Al Melvin announced this afternoon he intends to run for governor this coming year.
"As illegal immigration has dropped, agents and officers can focus on narco-traffickers and human smugglers," Homeland Security SecretaryJanet Napolitano said Friday at the end of a two-day visit to review border security in Texas and Arizona.
While a specific metric to measure border security is still lacking, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says it's important to take a broad view of the border to judge the effectiveness of the government's efforts.
The release of illegal immigrants from detention in anticipation of budget cuts created a new hurdle for the new-found momentum for comprehensive immigration reform, politicians on both sides of the aisle say.
Illegal immigrants are being released from detention across the country on their promise to return for future court dates because of possible upcoming federal budget cuts, Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed.
Once, the barren mesas and shrub-covered canyons that extend east of the Pacific Ocean held the most popular routes for illegal immigrants heading into the U.S. Dozens at a time sprinted to waiting cars or a trolley stop in San Diego, passing border agents who were too busy herding others to pause.
WASHINGTON — The Senate opened its first hearing on a comprehensive immigration overhaul Wednesday with a call from a committee chairman for swift action on a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants. Tensions quickly emerged as shouting protesters interrupted th…
WASHINGTON - Despite ongoing violence south of the border, cooperation between Mexico and the United States has reached unprecedented levels.
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.
A discrimination lawsuit in Washington, D.C., has forced an Arizona native and UA grad out of her high-ranking position in the Department of Homeland Security.
PHOENIX — A woman imprisoned in Arizona for 49 years was released from custody after the state’s clemency board agreed she had proven she is no longer the troubled woman who was convicted in the 1963 murder of a child.
PHOENIX - Two organizations that promote "family values" and 11 other states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let Arizona deny health care and other benefits to the domestic partners of its gay employees.
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.
PHOENIX - State officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow them to cancel insurance benefits for the domestic partners of state and university workers who are gay.
PHOENIX — State officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow it to cancel insurance benefits for the domestic partners of state and university workers who are gay.
Insisting it is not amnesty, President Obama said today he would allow those brought to this country illegally as children to remain, and even to work, a move that could help up to 1.4 million.
PHOENIX — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she doesn’t believe tough state immigration laws will prevent federal and state officials from gathering information they need to discover terrorism or other threats.