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Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

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A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote. More>>

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Immigration courts speed up children's cases

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Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years... More>>

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

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For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say... More>>

Border militias eye Arizona Video included

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Organizations that watch militia activity say the groups are again eyeing Arizona after several years of decreased activity. More>>

Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

Human smuggling is a high-risk, often high-yield business, with migrants in Latin America paying $5,000-$10,000 each for the long, illegal journey in the care of smugglers. More>>

Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

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The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday. More>>

Immigration reform opponents gather at AZ Capitol

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The Arizona Capitol is expected to be filled with protesters Friday morning as part of a national day of protest against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge. More>>

Sycamore Canyon Academy still expecting buses to arrive Video included

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Protesters are also expected to be at the intersection again today. Officials with Sycamore Canyon Academy are expected to take in about 45 boys, between the ages of 6 to 14. More>>

Biden: US needs a 'rational' immigration policy

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Vice President Joe Biden told protesters Thursday he shared their concern about the deportations of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally. More>>

US rejects Pinal County proposal on jail payments

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The federal government has rejected Pinal County's proposal that the county be paid more to house immigration detainees in the county jail. More>>

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Court halts AZ denial of licenses for immigrants

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An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy. More>>

Tucson police to track immigration enforcement

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Tucson police have announced a new database tracking encounters in which officers enforce SB1070, the state's so-called "show me your papers" law. More>>

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Court: MSCO deputy may have been "shaking down" immigrants

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Newly released court records show an Arizona sheriff's deputy who killed himself may have been shaking down immigrants. The revelations in court documents tie the allegations of racial profiling against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office to the investigation into former Deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz. More>>

AZ desert rescue beacons let immigrants call for help

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The U.S. Border Patrol has announced it is adding an additional 10 rescue beacons in the Arizona desert where many migrants cross. More>>

Boehner mocks GOP on immigration

House Speaker John Boehner. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr House Speaker John Boehner. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr
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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has never been afraid to bring the tears, and he mockingly did just that on Thursday during a meeting at the Middletown Rotary Club when he talked about his House colleagues' attitude toward taking on the tough issue of immigration reform. More>>

Arpaio to be interviewed in immigration case

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deposition will become part of a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups against the sheriffs and top prosecutors in Arizona's 15 counties. More>>

Arpaio demands feds pay costs in profiling case

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says in a letter Thursday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that Washington is to blame for providing some of his deputies with faulty immigration enforcement training. More>>

Border Patrol to demonstrate new tunnel robots

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Border Patrol agents are using new robot technology to catch illegal activities inside tunnels at the Arizona-Mexico border. Agents in the Tucson sector will demonstrate on Tuesday how so-called "tunnel More>>

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  • Feds want to chime in on AZ harboring ban in SB 1070

    Feds want to chime in on Arizona's harboring ban

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:00 PM EST2014-02-26 19:00:16 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Justice has asked an appeals court to let its lawyers participate in arguments over Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's bid to overturn a ruling that bars police from enforcing a minorMore >
    The U.S. Department of Justice has asked an appeals court to let its lawyers participate in arguments over Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's bid to overturn a ruling that bars police from enforcing a minorMore >
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    Protesters march in downtown Phoenix against SB 1070

    Protesters march in downtown Phoenix against SB 1070

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:00 PM EST2014-02-26 19:00:16 GMT
    Protesters plan to march on Monday in opposition to Arizona's landmark immigration bill, known as SB 1070. The law requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status ofMore >
    The Puente Movement is protesting, claiming SB 1070 has resulted in more racial profiling and deportations that have separated families.More >
  • Critics of SB 1070 seek dismissal of appeal

    Critics of SB 1070 seek dismissal of appeal

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 1:58 PM EST2014-02-26 18:58:53 GMT
    A coalition of groups challenging Arizona's immigration law are backing away from their appeal aimed at thwarting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling over the statute's most contentious section.More >
    A coalition of groups challenging Arizona's immigration law are backing away from their appeal aimed at thwarting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling over the statute's most contentious section.More >
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  • At White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics

    At White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:44:01 GMT
    Singers Kay Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House...More >
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  • FAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq

    FAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:34:00 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there.More >
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  • Congress votes final passage on highway bill

    Congress votes final passage on highway bill

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:44:00 GMT
    Congress has approved a bill to prevent a 28 percent cut in federal highway and mass transit aid at the height of the summer construction season.More >
    Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.More >
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