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Sonoran Squeezenew

Border security and bad press continue to squeeze Mexico's Nogales.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  11-07-2012  |  International

A Border Project Faces Accusations of Lobbying Pressure and Wasted Moneynew

According to some critics, the push for consolidating services at the Nogales port comes from the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, a powerful trade group representing 125 produce dealers, brokers and distributors who import Mexican fruits and vegetables. Big money is at stake: In Nogales, produce has grown into a $2 billion industry.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  10-07-2009  |  Immigration

One Arizona Sheriff Deals With the Challenges and Realities of Today's Bordernew

When Tony Estrada was a child in Santa Cruz County, there was no wall. Estrada misses those days. But when one is sheriff of a border county, there's not much chance for wistful melancholy.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  08-28-2009  |  Immigration

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

Just a Minute, Mennew

As immigration opponents descend on Southern Arizona for the Minuteman Project, local politicians squabble.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  03-31-2005  |  Immigration

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