The Obama administration is planning to reduce the number of National Guard troops deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico.Read More »
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Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have promised to complete a nearly 1,950-mile fence. Michele Bachmann wants a double fence. Ron Paul pledges to secure the nation's southern border by any means necessary, and Rick Perry says he can secure it without a fence — and do so within a year of taking office as president.Read More »
The Department of Defense is extending the deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops in Arizona and other states that border Mexico for an additional 90 days.Read More »
Federal prosecutors from Los Angeles and San Diego will take over cases arising from a flawed law enforcement operation in Arizona that is being investigated by Congress and the inspector general's office at the Justice Department.Read More »
The Congressional committee investigating Operation Fast and Furious described the role that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona played in the gun-running scandal as “striking” and demanded documents from top officials in the office.Read More »
The U.S.-Mexico border is safer than it ever has been, but Arizona will remain the most-active region for border crossing even as apprehensions continue to drop, according to a report released Thursday.Read More »
A third border activist has been convicted of killing a southern Arizona man and his young daughter in a 2009 home invasion.Read More »
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce laid out a coordinated border plan Wednesday that calls for combined improvements in infrastructure, security, immigration policies and trade, instead of the current piecemeal approach.Read More »
The 70 illegal immigrants, mostly men and mostly in their 20s and 30s, shuffle into the courtroom in shackles, still wearing the dust-covered clothes and shoes from when they crossed the desert into the U.S. from Mexico.
In only an hour or so, the dozens of immigrants will agree to plead guilty and be sentenced in a process that could play out for months for most federal defendants.
The old sheet-metal border fence in downtown Nogales is coming down. It's being replaced by a see-through, vertical post-style fence.Read More »