Shining Soul, a Phoenix, Arizona-based hip-hop duo, is made up of Franco/The Bronze Candidate, who makes beats and instrumentals with a distinct underground, jazzy flavor, and Alex Soto/MC Liaison, who spits politically subversive rhymes.
Tammy Leigh Stephens, 52, of Phoenix, admitted in U.S. District Court in Tucson to aiding and abetting an illegal entry.
The Mediterranean Sea has become a death valley for thousands of migrants desperate to enter Europe. On Friday a boat containing 200 migrants capsized off the coast of Italy, killing 34.
Rubio's message is easy enough to understand: If Republicans don't act, Obama will, and we will have lost the chance to enact our preferred changes. It's clever on many levels.
Throwing more money and delegating more powers to an immigration enforcement bureaucracy will be largely ineffective at halting unauthorized immigration, waste scarce taxpayer dollars, and harm American workers and businesses.
The word "border" has always conjured up images of wide, flat and dry places. My sense of reality began to sharpen about 10 years ago when I received a phone call from a friend who had been detained by Border Patrol on an Amtrak train in upstate New York. Her detention was not unique.
While the ultimate shape and fate of the bill is still uncertain, it is clear that Republicans now recognize the importance of immigration reform.
Based on the political calculation that a resounding victory on S. 744 will pressure the House to pass comprehensive reform, the Senate appears poised to adopt a "border security" agreement negotiated by Sens Corker and Hoeven. The amendment should be rejected for several reasons.
Accountability is the key to reform: accountability to the American public in setting and meeting a strict standard for border security, accountability to border residents on how the law is enforced in their communities, and accountability to the highest law enforcement standards.
What is "secure" about a border where people are losing their lives? And what is "comprehensive" about immigration reform that not only fails to address the humanitarian crisis on the border, but also reproduces the same policies that led to it in the first place?
As this debate continues to heat up what is really needed is a better understanding of how our southwest border works and what has occurred there over the last decade.
His name was José Antonio Elena Rodriguez. At 16, he was just finishing junior high and living with his grandmother on the Mexican side of the border city of Nogales.
On any given Thursday evening a dozen to 30 people crowd together in a somber circle at the historical El Tiradito ("Castaway") shrine in the Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson.
How many border deaths -- American-on-American shooting deaths -- will it take for us to wake up to the fact that we have militarized our border with Mexico beyond all reason?
The watchdog agency that polices the Homeland Security Department for waste, fraud and abuse may have given the wrong impression on the extent of crimes committed by immigration officers, border agents and other employees in a recent summary report of its accomplishments.
From the Dustbowl Troubadour's own hard travelling through Tucson, AZ looking for work and food, Woody Guthrie was a friend to migrants and the oppressed.