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Dying to Cross: Migrants Continue to Perish in Arizona

Leanne Tory-Murphy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Leanne Tory-Murphy

The immigration reform bill currently being proposed would be devastating to the humanitarian crisis that is already occurring on the border.

U.S. To Immigrants: Border Crossers Won't Qualify For Reform

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States is warning migrants thinking of crossing the border that they won't qualify for any potential immigration refor...

Border Patrol Agents Hit During Crowd Confrontation

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents were pelted with rocks and bottles while turning back a crowd of more than 100 people who crossed the bor...

Border Mayors Push Economy Into Immigration Debate

Arizona Daily Star | Perla Trevizo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Latino Voices

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 t...

A New Group Of Immigrants Surges Across Arizona's Border

The Arizona Republic | Daniel González | Posted 09.09.2013 | Latino Voices

On a recent Friday night in Phoenix, an unmarked white Department of Homeland Security bus pulls up to a curb near the Greyhound bus station. The d...

Why I Support the Bring Them Home Campaign

Prerna Lal | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

Several immigrant youth, who have been leaders in the undocumented youth movement in the United States, have crossed the border into Mexico, and plan to turn themselves in alongside other undocumented youth who left or were deported from the United States at a border crossing.

Bus 'Em to the Border

Farai Chideya | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Farai Chideya

I would love to see the entire body of Congress bussed to various parts of the U.S./Mexico border -- in shifts and between votes, of course. They might find that what they're planning to execute has little merit and very high cost.

7 Reasons The 'Border Surge' Is A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | Latino Voices

The U.S. Senate voted Monday to adopt an amendment calling for a so-called "border surge" that would double the size of the Border Patrol, mandate...

Elise Foley

Senators Scramble For Border Alternative | Elise Foley | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Senate immigration reform "gang of eight" worked furiously behind the scenes on Wednesday to come up with an amendment th...

WATCH: A Family Reunion Through The Fence

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 06.12.2013 | Latino Voices

For the past six years, thousands of miles have separated three Dreamers from their mothers who were deported. But recently, it was only a rusted stee...

Border Fee Idea Stirs Debate In Southwest

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2013 | Latino Voices

The Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to conduct a study on the possibility of enacting a fee for crossing over U.S. borders by land awaken...

Million Dollar Makeover? Behind Baja California's New Image

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

In recent years, Baja's historic reputation for sun and surf was eclipsed by gruesome headlines including beheadings, kidnappings en masse, and frequent shoot-outs.

Immigration Push Will Help Border Security, Officials Say

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican senators criticized border security provisions in a new immigration bill Tuesday, arguing that the landmark legislation ...

Pulling In Young Accomplices

Arizona Daily Star | Perla Trevizo | Posted 04.29.2013 | Latino Voices

AGUA PRIETA, Sonora - Fernando Real hated to see his mother work minimum-wage jobs and barely scrape enough to pay the $100 rent for the room they sha...

What Security Means to Edi

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Michelle Chen

On the cusp of what might a long-awaited break in the impasse on Capitol Hill on immigration legislation, Edi's story remains tragically typical, and no matter what Congress decides, there's a good chance it will be repeated again and again in the name of the endless mantra of "security."

Why 'Securing the Border First' Is Backwards

Dan Kowalski | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

Border control will be most effective - and least expensive - when our immigration laws look like they were written in the 21st century, rather than the 19th.

Busy US-Mexico Border Gets Makeover

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 01.01.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO — A rerouting of tens of thousands of vehicles a day began Thursday without a hitch at the busiest crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border ...

Smugglers Drive Over Fence Get Stuck

AP | Posted 12.31.2012 | Latino Voices

YUMA, Ariz. — Suspected smugglers who tried to use ramps to drive an SUV over a 14-foot-tall border fence had to abandon their plan when the Jee...

Connect the Dots

Dan Kowalski | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

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?

New Drug Tunnel Discovered At Border

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD and ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX — Two drug-smuggling tunnels outfitted with lighting and ventilation systems were discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border, the latest si...

Thousands in Tijuana March Against Peña Nieto

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

In nationwide demonstrations on Saturday, tens of thousands of Mexicans peacefully took to the streets in protest of President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, accusing his party, the PRI, of corruption and vote-buying.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Arizona, We Are All "Illegals"

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 08.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The video highlights the obscenity in this day an age on our attitudes about the border, and a system that criminalizes those who create the wealth it rests upon. It penalizes immigrants, locks them up and make a profit.

The Changing Face of Migration: When Will the U.S. Response Change As Well?

Michelle Brané | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Michelle Brané

The unimaginable hardships these families face on the way to the United States are a testament to the desperation and fear that drive them to leave their home countries.

Elise Foley

Perry Claims Obama Encourages Unauthorized Immigration By Minors | Elise Foley | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused the Obama administration last week of skirting its immigration enforcement duties to the point of encourag...

Borders Were Made To Be Crossed

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Rebecca Tinsley

Cuidad del Este is a bustling city on the Paraguayan side of the Rio Parana. It forms the triple frontier with Brazil and Argentina, but it couldn't be more different from its orderly neighbors.