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Activists Protest Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law In Phoenix

Arizona business groups in Washington lobby for immigration reform

Arizona business groups in Washington lobby for immigration reform

By Pei Li Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Arizona business leaders were in Washington to lobby the state’s congressional delegation on immigration reform Tuesday, just the latest in a string of groups trying to pressure Congress on the issue. About 20 Arizona business, religious and law enforcement officials joined more than 600 people from more

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‘Smuggled’ – film depicts the torture and terror suffered by immigrants crossing illegally into the U.S.

By Natassia Bonyanpour Borderzine EL PASO – With a rosary dangling from her wrist and bible in hand, a mother and her 10-year-old son sit in a concealed compartment under a bus making its route from Mexico to the United States in hopes of being reunited with the child’s father. For days, they endure the

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Arizona advocates try to take immigration appeal directly to Boehner

By Pei Li Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – They rode for 43 hours in a bus from Phoenix, hoping to appeal to House Speaker John Boehner on immigration reform, but when they arrived at his office in Washington they were turned away. So the group of 44 Arizonans gathered in the hallway outside Boehner’s district

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You will not see a lot of Republican candidates in South Texas this primary season

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN — South Texas voters will not see much of Republican statewide candidates during the primary election season because there are not that many votes up for grabs. This is the view of Republican lieutenant governor candidate Jerry Patterson, who paid a visit to McAllen last Monday. As a

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Teenage asylee from Juarez speaks out about the murders of her family members

By Valori Corral-Nava Borderzine “They never did any harm to anyone and still they continued to kill them… For those of us left we continue to struggle and ask for justice.” EL PASO – Bianey Reyes, 18, nervously pats down the wrinkles in her light-blue t-shirt. She searches for the courage to look up from

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Counties: At least 1,400 affected by Arizona Attorney General’s ruling on voting/citizenship proof

By Andrew Knochel Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – At least 1,400 Arizonans would be allowed to vote only in federal elections under a rule announced this week by Attorney General Tom Horne, according to a survey of county election officials. The rule requires counties to maintain one list for voters who used state registration forms

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