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Nogales mural a symbol of unity on a border that continues to galvanize artists

Nogales mural a symbol of unity on a border that continues to galvanize artists

Itzel Vizcarra squatted close to the wall, which has 32 metal panels drilled to it depicting scenes of an idealized village life.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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ACLU demands halt to alleged harassment of checkpoint monitors in Arivaca

ACLU demands halt to alleged harassment of checkpoint monitors in Arivaca

A group of Arivaca residents are not giving up on their efforts to have a Border Patrol checkpoint removed from their community.

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More children crossing border using dangerous Arizona corridor

More children crossing border using dangerous Arizona corridor

The Southwest border has seen a surge in children and juveniles trying to cross into the United States without their parents — and officials fear this summer could be the most dangerous for them yet.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

April 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

April 04, 2014 12:05 pm Photos

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Border wait times could drop with addition of 170 officers

Border wait times could drop with addition of 170 officers

There might be shorter wait lines in the near future as Arizona’s ports of entry get an influx of additional officers.

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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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Tucson teen says he was shot by Mexican soldiers

Tucson teen says he was shot by Mexican soldiers

José Javier Rodrigues Amaya is recovering in Tucson from two gunshot wounds he received while visiting his parents in the border town of Sasabe, Sonora, late last month.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Julia Amaya

Julia Amaya

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April 01, 2014 11:07 am
Jose Javier Rodrigues Amaya

Jose Javier Rodrigues Amaya

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April 01, 2014 11:06 am
Effort to link immigrant students with higher education resources launches in Tucson

Effort to link immigrant students with higher education resources launches in Tucson

Nearly four years since Arizona passed what was then considered one of the toughest laws dealing with illegal immigration, the state is the first stop of a series of conferences to talk about how schools can help undocumented students.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2 killed in Sonora shooting were Arizona residents

2 killed in Sonora shooting were Arizona residents

Two men shot to death in Nogales, Sonora were Arizona residents, the Mexican state police reported Monday.

March 17, 2014 4:30 pm
GAO report raises doubts about successor to ‘virtual fence’ in Arizona

GAO report raises doubts about successor to ‘virtual fence’ in Arizona

Some members of Congress are skeptical of a new border surveillance system being rolled out in Arizona, citing a lack of specific measurements for its success and the $1 billion already spent on the failed program it replaces.

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Cleric asks kindness for Central America crossers

With an increasing number of women and children from Central America crossing the Arizonan desert, a bishop from Guatemala was in Tucson recently to ask that his immigrant nationals be treated with compassion.

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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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Lax record-keeping blurs SB 1070 impact

Lax record-keeping blurs SB 1070 impact

SB 1070 was supposed to standardize local immigration enforcement across Arizona.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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SB 1070 frustrations at a boil for protesters, police

SB 1070 frustrations at a boil for protesters, police

An Oct. 8 protest to try to stop the deportation of two men ended with a barrage of pepper spray and upped tensions between Tucson police and activists. TPD has since changed tactics and adjusted its policies.

February 25, 2014 6:39 pm

4 killed in gun battle in Sonora border town

A gunbattle between two groups left four people dead and at least three injured in the border town of Agua Prieta, across the line from Douglas, Sonora state police reported.

January 18, 2014 5:45 pm

Man killed in brawl with Border Patrol agent

A man was shot to death Thursday night during a struggle with a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Arizona-Mexico border, officials said Friday.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am
Cochise County: Man shot to death in struggle with border agent

Cochise County: Man shot to death in struggle with border agent

A man was shot to death Thursday night during a struggle with a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Arizona-Mexico border, officials said Friday.

January 17, 2014 12:26 pm
Confrontation with Tucson Police

Confrontation with Tucson Police

Cesar Lopez, right, and Leilani Clark get medical attention from Tucson fire after the Tucson Police Department used pepper spray to disperse the crowd. Lopez and Clark were among several dozen protesters who gathered outside Southside Presbyterian Church in an attempt to prevent the Border …

December 30, 2013 6:22 pm
Christmas at the border in Naco, Sonora

Christmas at the border in Naco, Sonora

NACO, Ariz. — For some families in Naco, Sonora, spending Christmas Eve in 30-degree weather waiting in line outside by the port of entry was worth it if it meant their children would have presents this year.

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Maria del Rosario Ceballos, 55, looks through clothes gathered between two security fences at the border during the Christmas at Naco event organized by the Bisbee Rotary Club in collaboration with the local government of Naco, Sonora Wednesday, December 25, 2013, Naco, Ariz. 

December 25, 2013 3:21 pm
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Mar�a del Rosario Ceballos, 55, looks through clothes gathered between two security fences at the border during the Christmas at Naco event organized by the Bisbee Rotary Club in collaboration with the local government of Naco, Sonora Wednesday, December 25, 2013, Naco, Ariz. Photo by Perla …

December 25, 2013 3:03 pm
Gunbattle leaves at least 5 dead in Rocky Point

Gunbattle leaves at least 5 dead in Rocky Point

The sound of gunfire ripped through the Sonora beach town of Rocky Point Wednesday morning during a deadly shootout between the federal police and alleged drug traffickers.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Cross-border posada ties Joseph, Mary's journey to that of modern migrants

Cross-border posada ties Joseph, Mary's journey to that of modern migrants

DOUGLAS — Separated by steel bars that divide Agua Prieta and Douglas, participants in a cross-border posada Tuesday recalled Joseph and Mary’s journey in search for lodging — and the journey of all the migrant families.

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Criminal prosecution of border crossers at all-time high

Criminal prosecution of border crossers at all-time high

After wandering the streets of Nogales, Sonora, for a week — alone, with $30 in her pocket and limited Spanish — Sandra Lopez said she did the only thing she thought would help her escape the man trying to grab her: run through the vehicle lanes of the DeConcini Port of Entry and ask for help.

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6 Tucson activists charged in immigration reform protest

6 Tucson activists charged in immigration reform protest

Six people who chained themselves to the fence of the federal courthouse in Tucson in an effort to shut down a deportation process known as Operation Streamline for a day face misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and failure to follow the direction of federal police officers.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Training aimed at curbing DUIs in Border Patrol ranks

Training aimed at curbing DUIs in Border Patrol ranks

Starting next year Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector will be part of a nationwide initiative meant to reduce the number of alcohol-related arrests within the agency.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am Related

Mexico's Tucson consulate touts region's cross-border ties

After a packed two-day schedule, members of an advisory board for border issues left Tucson with a lot of ideas for economic development and the role the Mexican Consulate can play in a community.

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Economy must be factor in immigration debate, border mayors say

Economy must be factor in immigration debate, border mayors say

Whether the U.S. House is going to take up immigration reform this year is still an open question, but elected officials from the border region want to make sure the economy is part of the conversation.

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McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a town hall in Tucson.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Few details still in deadly Border Patrol friendly-fire case a year later

Few details still in deadly Border Patrol friendly-fire case a year later

In the year since the friendly-fire death of Border Patrol Agent Nick Ivie, there has been plenty of finger-pointing and misinformation about the case, Ivie’s family says.

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Attorney says border-crossers at center of Tucson protest were deported

Up to 70 detainees who were on the buses blocked by a Tucson protest Friday have now been deported through Calexico, Calif., and Del Rio, Texas, said Margo Cowan, a Tucson attorney and activist.

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Stalled talks on immigration overhaul drives bus blockade

Stalled talks on immigration overhaul drives bus blockade

With immigration legislation stalling in Congress and deportations on the rise, activists in Tucson joined those across the country who are launching their biggest and most coordinated attempts yet to bring attention to the issue.

October 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Up to 80 Tucson activists disrupt courthouse immigration hearings

Up to 80 Tucson activists disrupt courthouse immigration hearings

Activists used chains to attach themselves to the tires of buses used to carry unauthorized immigrants to hearings in federal court in Tucson.

October 11, 2013 9:53 am
Protesters try keep deportation bus from leaving Tucson courthouse

Protesters try keep deportation bus from leaving Tucson courthouse

Six of protesters formed a human chain, blocking the driveway to the courthouse at the corner of West Congress Street and South Granada Avenue. Their intent was to keep a bus that takes deported individuals back to Mexico from leaving. About two dozen demonstrators were nearby.

October 11, 2013 8:21 am
Activists block Tucson courthouse, immigration hearings canceled for the day

Activists block Tucson courthouse, immigration hearings canceled for the day

A protest today by immigration rights activists continued in Tucson for more than four hours, prompting the federal court to shutdown a deportation process known as Operation Streamline for the day.

October 11, 2013 8:12 am Photos

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La lucha de los Soñadores sigue siendo dura

La lucha de los Soñadores sigue siendo dura

Por Perla Trevizo

October 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Dozens confront Border Patrol agents in Tucson traffic stop

Dozens confront Border Patrol agents in Tucson traffic stop

Just more than a year after SB 1070’s divisive show-me-your papers provisions came into effect, Tucson marked the occasion with capsules of pepper spray.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Confrontation with Tucson Police

Confrontation with Tucson Police

A Tucson police officer tries to get a protester to clear the street outside the Southside Presbyterian Church.

October 09, 2013 2:24 pm
Confrontation with Tucson Police

Confrontation with Tucson Police

Tucson police officers used pepper spray to force protesters back onto the sidewalk in Tuesday night’s confrontation.

October 09, 2013 2:24 pm
Confrontation with Tucson Police

Confrontation with Tucson Police

Tucson Police Department officers use pepper spray to force protesters back into the sidewalk. Several dozen protesters gathered outside Southside Presbyterian Church Tuesday night in an attempt to prevent the Border Patrol from taking three people into custody. 

October 09, 2013 11:44 am
Confrontation with Tucson Police

Confrontation with Tucson Police

Tucson Police officers and Border Patrol agents at the scene of a confrontation with protesters that tried to interfere with a traffic stop outside Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson on Oct. 8, 2013. 

October 09, 2013 11:44 am
Confrontation with Tucson Police

Confrontation with Tucson Police

A Tucson Police officer tries to get a protester to clear the street outside Southside Presbyterian Cburch after a group tried to interfere with a traffic stop on Oct. 8, 2013. 

October 09, 2013 11:44 am
Confrontation with Tucson Police

Confrontation with Tucson Police

Tucson Police Department officers use pepper spray to force protesters back into the sidewalk. Several dozen protesters gathered outside Southside Presbyterian Church Tuesday night in an attempt to prevent the Border Patrol from taking three people into custody. Photo by Perla Trevizo / Ariz…

October 09, 2013 11:00 am

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