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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>>

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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>>

Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

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Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama's call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal... More>>

Answers about immigration checkpoints

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The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the latitude that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints. More>>

Immigration now a top problem for US, per poll

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By The Associated Press One in six people now call immigration the most pressing problem facing the U.S., according to a new Gallup poll. That's up sharply since June, when just 5 percent said... More>>

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Grijalva: HHS says buses won't arrive in Oracle on Tuesday Video included

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Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat from Tucson, said his office received a one-line email from Health and Human Services saying the buses won't arrive Tuesday. More>>

Dream Act supporters upset by McCain's plan

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Dream Act supporters are upset about Senator John McCain's plan to send children from Central America back to their home country right away. More>>

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McCain: Immigration flow must be 'stopped immediately'

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U.S. Sen. John McCain is asking for a revision or the repeal of a 2008 law that requires immigrants from Central and South American countries to see an immigrant judge before being deported. More>>

Border agents pulled from patrol to process undocumented children Video included

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The surge of undocumented minors flooding into the U.S. could be impacting the number of sophisticated smugglers crossing the Mexican border into Arizona. More>>

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

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Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration... More>>

McCain, Flake to introduce legislation on border crisis

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Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are going to introduce legislation they say will help clear up the crisis on the border. More>>

Possible compromise emerges on border request

Outlines of a possible compromise over President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency border spending request are emerging on Capitol Hill. 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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