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…
WASHINGTON — The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation from immigration jails in recent weeks because of looming budget cuts. It also planned to release 3,000 more during March.
WHY — U.S. Border Patrol officials are opening the doors to their newest station in southeastern Arizona.
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.
An illegal immigrant was rescued by a Customs and Border Protection helicopter from the Cerro Colorado Mountains near Arivaca on Tuesday after he was stuck on a near-vertical cliff, authorities said.
SAN FRANCISCO — Amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated Friday that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.
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.
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.
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has stripped seven Arizona police agencies of their special powers to make federal immigration arrests.
Homeland Security will not send its officers to pick up suspected illegal immigrants snared by local police in Arizona unless the person meets the agency’s priority criteria.
More than 32,000 rounds of ammunition has been seized from a stash house at the southern Arizona border, federal authorities say.
A southern Arizona legislator says she’s scrapping her bill to have the state Department of Homeland Security to issue public safety warnings about border-area dangers related to illegal immigration.