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Joe Arpaio Puts Crosses Where Bodies Found In Desert

Joe Arpaio Puts Crosses Where Bodies Found In Desert

By Taylor Pineda Maricopa County jail inmates in Arizona have built white wooden crosses they will place where bodies of dead immigrants were found after ill-fated illegal border crossings, controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Thursday. Arpaio, whose reputation

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Dream 9 Are Out!

Dream 9 Are Out!

TUCSON, Ariz. — Nine activists arrested after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. in protest of American immigration policy were released Wednesday from federal custody in Arizona. The National Immigrant Youth Alliance announced that the so-called

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A Year Later, Half Eligible for DACA Have Applied

A Year Later, Half Eligible for DACA Have Applied

By Emilie Eaton          Cronkite News       WASHINGTON – A year after the Obama administration said it would defer deportation of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, only about half of eligible Arizonans have applied for the

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Researchers: Immigration reform should focus on families, less on security

Researchers: Immigration reform should focus on families, less on security

By Emilie Eaton Cronkite News Family ties A six-year University of Arizona survey of people recently deported from the U.S. claims that family ties are a major reason for many who cross the border illegally. The survey of 1,113 deportees

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Reyna Montoya: Harnessing the power of community

Reyna Montoya: Harnessing the power of community

By Taylor Pineda Reyna Montoya’s story is truly a testament to what an impact community involvement can have over people’s lives. “After 1,838 signatures and 256 faxes, and after my dad had already spent nine months in detention, our community

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Senators grill Napolitano on border-security metrics in reform bill

Senators grill Napolitano on border-security metrics in reform bill

By Connor Radnovich Cronkite News See related stories: ‘Gang of 8’ touts immigration-reform bill as best chance for change Immigration bill would triple border-crossing prosecutions in Tucson Immigration-reform bill criticized for going too far – or not going far enough

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