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-Tucson Sector arrests at border fall 40 percent last year
Sat, Nov 5, 2011Immigration
NOGALES - The number of illegal immigrants arrested by the Border Patrol in the Tucson Sector fell by more than 40 percent last year, a significant drop that indicates illegal immigration has slowed considerably in Arizona.

Tags: Janet Napolitano, Tucson, Border security, John McCain

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U.S., Mexico police unite to fight border crime
Thu, Feb 10, 2011Pinal County
The Arizona RepublicBy Dennis WagnerTUCSON - Top Homeland Security officials said Tuesday that a little-known coalition of U.S. and Mexican police agencies has played a major part in cracking down on smuggling and illegal immigration along the Arizona-Mexico border.The joint operation between the U.S. Border Patrol, Mexican federal police and Read More

Tags: Arizona, Mexico, Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano

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Napolitano: 'This is a civilian border'
Sat, Sep 18, 2010Security
POLITICO.COMBy Josh Gerstein Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Friday warned against militarizing the U.S.-Mexico border and insisted that, despite a public outcry over illegal immigration and violence in the area, security along the nearly 2000-mile-long dividing line with Mexico is actually improving."This is a civilian border," Napolitano said during Read More

Tags: Homeland security, Janet Napolitano, Border security

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Napolitano revises local-enforcement policy
Sat, Jul 11, 2009Immigration
Arizona RepublicBy Daniel GonzalezHomeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano imposed strong new standards on Friday for a federal program that lets local police enforce immigration laws, saying the priority is catching and deporting dangerous criminals in the country illegally, not going after illegal immigrants who commit minor offenses.The new guidelines could Read More

Tags: Department of Honeland Security, Janet Napolitano, Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, I.C.E., 287(g) program

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Illegal immigrants netted by local police could be released
Thu, Jun 25, 2009Immigration
Christian Science MonitorBy Patrik Jonsson The Obama administration directive comes as the president begins to assert control of the immigration issue.Some undocumented immigrants swept up on minor charges such as fishing without a license won’t face federal detention. Instead, they’ll be released on their own recognizance under an Obama administration Read More

Tags: Barack Obama, Undocuented immigrants, Release on recognizance, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, 287(g), Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano

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Birds of a feather flock apart
Thu, Jun 18, 2009AZ Legislature
Casa Grande DispatchBy Paul Davenport, Associated Press WriterGovernor's tax hike proposal creates rift with fellow Republicans in GOP-controlled LegislaturePHOENIX - Just months ago, Arizona Republicans welcomed Secretary of State Jan Brewer's ascension to the governor's office when Democrat Janet Napolitano resigned to become U.S. secretary of homeland security.Now, those same Read More

Tags: Jan Brewer, Rebecca Rios, Janet Napolitano, Rebpublicans, Democrats, AZ 2010 Budget

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Administration Plans to Scale Back Real ID Law
Tue, Jun 16, 2009Security
Washington PostBy Spencer S. HsuYielding to a rebellion by states that refused to pay for it, the Obama administration is moving to scale back a federal law passed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that was designed to tighten security requirements for driver's licenses, Homeland Security Department and congressional Read More

Tags: Janet Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security, Real ID, Licenses, Pass ID

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Secretary Napolitano touts new anti-drug plan
Fri, Jun 5, 2009Security
Arizona Republicby Arthur H. Rotstein - Jun. 5, 2009 12:00 AMAssociated PressTUCSON - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano promised Thursday that a new Obama Administration border drug-fighting strategy won't just focus on smugglers.She said the counternarcotics plan also will set its sights on reducing demand from drug users. Napolitano will Read More

Tags: Janet Napolitano, Drug enforcement policy, Eric Holder, Mexico

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U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails
Tue, May 19, 2009Immigration
Washington PostBy Spencer S. Hsu, Staff WriterThe Obama administration is expanding a program initiated by President George W. Bush aimed at checking the immigration status of virtually every person booked into local jails. In four years, the measure could result in a tenfold increase in illegal immigrants who have been Read More

Tags: Barack Obama, U.S. Immigration, Illegal immigrants, Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano

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Napolitano: U.S. agents to increase on border
Fri, Mar 13, 2009Security
Arizona RepublicStaffWASHINGTON - The U.S. will soon send a large contingent of federal agents to its southern border to help stem recent violence in northern Mexico, the nation's Homeland  chief said Thursday."Every American has a stake in this,"Janet Napolitano said in a phone interview with USA Today. "Violence on the Read More

Tags: Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, Border security

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