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-Immigrant deaths along Arizona border drop 38 percent
Tue, Aug 16, 2011Immigration
Migrant deaths along the Arizona border are down significantly this year, corresponding with a sharp drop in apprehensions by the Border Patrol.

Tags: Arizona, Border deaths, Illegal immigration

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Pollster: Arizona voters mirror U.S. trends
Sun, Nov 7, 2010Election 2010
Arizona RepublicBy Dianna M. Náñez Valley pollster Michael O'Neil said Arizonans mirrored most national trends in voter sentiment but were more deeply concerned about illegal immigration.They also showed their distrust of politicians by refusing to allow the Legislature to raid funding for early-childhood education and health and land-conservation programs.On Tuesday, Read More

Tags: Republicans, Barack Obama, Health care reform, Illegal Immigration

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Upstart sheriff rides immigration law to national fame
Mon, Sep 13, 2010Pinal County
Capitol TimesBy Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been on the job less than two years, but he’s already emerging as a leading border security hawk and a rising star in the Republican Party.Arizona’s controversial crackdown on illegal immigration has created an insatiable appetite for Read More

Tags: Paul Babeu, Republican Party, Illegal immigration

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In Illegal Immigration Debate, To Hire Or Not?
Mon, Aug 9, 2010Immigration
NPRBy Peter O'Dowd American families who hire illegal workers to trim yards, clean toilets and paint walls are helping fuel the underground economy that attracts some 11 million undocumented workers to the U.S.In the Western U.S., it's not hard to find someone who hires illegal immigrants. The real challenge is finding Read More

Tags: Illegal immigration, Undocumented workers, SB1070

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Looks seem apt to play role in enforcing Arizona immigration law
Sun, Jul 18, 2010Immigration
Arizona RepublicBy Daniel González Moments after signing Arizona's tough new immigration law in April, Gov. Jan Brewer was asked what an illegal immigrant looks like.The question, posed during a news conference that was broadcast live on TV, seemed to catch Brewer off guard. After a long pause, she said, "I Read More

Tags: SB1070, Illegal immigration, Jan Brewer

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Jobs for the Picking
Sun, Jul 18, 2010Immigration
New York TimesEditorialThe United Farm Workers union has issued a call to unemployed American citizens:“Job may include using hand tools such as knives, hoes, shovels, etc. Duties may include tilling the soil, transplanting, weeding, thinning, picking, cutting, sorting & packing of harvested produce. May set up & operate irrigation equip. Read More

Tags: Illegal immigration, jobs, United Farm Workers

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Jan Brewer: Most Illegal Immigrants are smugging Drugs
Sun, Jun 27, 2010Immigration
Huffington PostBy Paul DavenportPHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that most illegal immigrants entering Arizona are being used to transport drugs across the border, an assertion that critics slammed as exaggerated and racist.Brewer said the motivation of "a lot" of the illegal immigrants is to enter the United States Read More

Tags: Arizona, Illegal immigration, Drug Cartels, Mexico, Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizonaa

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Mexicans Are Not Dumb, the Schools Fail
Fri, Jun 25, 2010Education
Reader Supported News | PerspectiveBy Rodolfo F. Acuna The great American educator, John Dewey, repeatedly made the case that students did not fail; schools failed students. This principle is one of the canons upon which Chicana/o, or La Raza, Studies was formed. Historically, American public schools have written Mexican-Americans off as Read More

Tags: Hispanics, Arizona, Illegal immigration

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Political rhetoric ignores border reality
Fri, Jun 25, 2010Immigration
Arizona RepublicBy Dennis Wagner Amid a growing national angst about illegal immigration, Americans keep hearing a chorus: Secure the border first. Then talk about immigration reform.The idea appeals to public sentiment, and it seems like a simple demand.But what do pundits and politicians mean?Is a border secure only when no Read More

Tags: Secure the border, Illegal immigration

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The Search for Reason in Arizona
Mon, Jun 21, 2010Immigration
Reader Supported News | PerspectiveOpinion By Rodolfo F. Acuna People have memories of special places - spaces that they periodically revisit. I often get off the freeways and drive through the streets of Los Angeles to savor my memories. Last week I revisited Tucson, where my mother was raised and where at Read More

Tags: Arizona, SB1070, Illegal immigration

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