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The Border's Revolving Doornew

The indictment issued involving the murder of Agent Brian Terry raises as many questions as it answers.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  05-18-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Thousands Die in the Arizona Desert as a Result of U.S. Border Policynew

No More Deaths had a couple of migrants in the camp's medical tent, but there was nothing unusual about that. Migrants often showed up at the camp seeking first aid, water or food, sometimes getting directed there by ranchers.
Phoenix New Times  |  Stephen Lemons  |  03-02-2010  |  Immigration

Border Agent Who Shot Immigrant Sues Gov't Over Invasion of Privacynew

Border Patrol agent Arturo Lorenzo and his wife are suing the U.S. government, saying that releasing the video of him shooting 20-year-old Ramiro Gamez Acosta invaded Lorenzo's privacy and destroyed his reputation, exposing him and his family to death threats.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Justin McLachlan  |  09-16-2009  |  Immigration

Will the Border Patrol Use Hurricane Evacuations to Snag Undocumented Immigrants?new

If a violent hurricane hits South Texas, 150,000 undocumented immigrants will want to flee the Rio Grande Valley. But U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints might keep them from evacuating.
The Texas Observer  |  Kevin Sieff  |  08-12-2009  |  Disasters

Tensions Between Humanitarians and Federal Officials Rise Along the Bordernew

The humanitarians provide assistance, food and water to migrants. The feds mostly leave them alone to do so -- until recently, that is. Over the past couple of years, federal agencies have been putting more activists under the gun.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  07-08-2009  |  Immigration

The Border Patrol's Retention Bluesnew

The agency is struggling to maintain manpower levels, in the face of attrition rates among new hires that steadily top 30 percent.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  09-25-2008  |  Immigration

Homeland Security Won't Let a Former IRA Man Out of Prisonnew

After living in the U.S. for 25 years, Pol Brennan is now stuck on the Texas-Mexico border.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  07-29-2008  |  Immigration

Ask a Mexican: A Run for the Border Patrol ... and Mucho Mas!new

"Why are there Mexicans in the Border Patrol? What a hypocritical thing to do to our people."
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano  |  07-22-2008  |  Comedy

The Feds Want You to Think They're Controlling the Border. Think Againnew

Nothing on the border is what it seems, and the pedestrian fence is another illusion. If you ask most Americans about it, they'll say its intent is to stop people from crossing the border. It isn't. Even Border Patrol admits it only slows them down.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  06-19-2008  |  Immigration

Mexicans and Their Employers Caught Up in Border Patrol's Anti-Terror Initiativesnew

A recent crackdown in Washington's San Juan County has netted 24 undocumented aliens -- but no terrorists.
Seattle Weekly  |  Jesse Froehling  |  06-17-2008  |  Immigration

Patrolling South Texas for Illegal Immigrantsnew

Border Patrolman Jorge Diaz left Mexico at 12. For 20 years, he's trolled the South Texas brush for illegal compatriots.
Dallas Observer  |  Megan Feldman  |  01-28-2008  |  Immigration

Put the Guns Awaynew

Nobody had to bring out the military to solve the immigration problem.
Reno News & Review  |  Editorial  |  05-18-2006  |  Commentary

Improper Proposalnew

The Real ID Act would gut border environmental laws.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  05-05-2005  |  Environment

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