News article highlights & updates: 2013

All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. – 6 November 20112013: A partial listing of articles, photos, videos, reports and infographics about border issues, forensics and reporting.

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Obama to talk housing in Phoenix, but immigration issues loomPhoenix Business Journal on 6 August 2013

Demonstration at Arizona Border Divides Supporters of Immigration Overhaul The New York Times on 4 August 2013

Study: Mexican Migrants Aren’t Deterred by Border FencesWPRO on 4 August 2013

About ‘Losing Ground: Tucson’s kids pay poverty’s high price’Arizona Daily Star on 4 August 2013

Jan Brewer mocks Obama on border, immigrationPolitico on 3 August 2013

Immigration Reform: How Hard Is It To Become A US Citizen? Play The GameInternational Business Times on 2 August 2013

Group Rooted in the Desert Looks Out for Migrants and PhotosThe New York Times on 2 August 2013

Phoenix Sheriff’s Tent City Jail Turns 20Fronteras Desk via KPBSSanDiego on 2 August 2013 (also Sheriff Arpaio’s Tent City turns 20 on 2 August 2013 and Arpaio’s Tent City troublesKPHO on 3 August 2013 and Why Two Decades of Tent City Is EnoughABC News on 29 July 2013)

Editor venezolano fue detenido y será presentado a tribunal (Editor Venezuelan was arrested and will be submitted to court)El Neuvo Herald on 1 August 2013

Navajo Slow To Rebuild After Development FreezeFronteras Desk on 1 August 2013

Advocates for Immigrants Up the Ante in a Capitol Sit-In That Brings ArrestsThe New York Times on 1 August 2013


Opinion: Did Dream 9 go too far?NBC Lation on 31 July 2013

Judge Dismisses Suit to End Deportation DeferralsThe New York Times on 31 July 2013

U.S. flying deportees deep into Mexico, over dangerous borderThe Washington Post on 31 July 2013 (also INFOGRAPHIC: Mexico’s dangerous border states)

Report: Deportations Can Be Dangerous on 31 Fronteras Desk (also Multimedia Package: Four Deportation Practices that put Migrants in Danger and U.S. Deportation Practices Put Migrants in Unnecessary Danger)

Official: Granite Mountain Hotshot leader Eric Marsh violated safety protocols while acting as a “division supervisor”Investigative Media on 30 July 2013 (also Granite Mountain Hotshots Leader Violated Safety Protocols Prior to Firefighters’ Deaths Phoenix New Times )

Weeks After Deadly Fire, Town Struggles to Pick Up PiecesThe New York Times on 27 July 2013

ICE Immigration ‘Holds’ DeclineFronteras Desk on 26 July 2013

Welcome Rain Falls In Drought-Stricken SouthwestFronteras Desk on 26 July 2013

On Mexico’s western front, cartel violence escalatesThe Washington Post on 25 July 2013

Honduran gangs offer peace from prisonThe Washington Post on 25 July 2013 (also PHOTOS: Latin American gangs sign, observe truces and INFOGRAPHIC: Anatomy of rival gangs)

Anger at ‘go home’ message to illegal migrantsThe Guardian on 25 July 2013

3 House Republicans Who Will Listen to Evangelicals on ImmigrationABC News on 24 July 2013

Arizona voter registration numbers up by 2,300Associated Press via Arizona Capitol Times on 24 July 2013

Arizona couple busted at border with meth bodywrapsArizona Daily Star on 24 July 2013

Mexico rescues migrants crammed into truck in ‘subhuman’ conditionsCNN on 24 July 2013

Hopi Tribe Shining A Light On Domestic ViolenceFronteras Desk on 24 July 2013

9 in Deportation Protest Are Held in Bid to Re-enter U.S. (contributor) – The New York Times on 23 July 2013

‘Dreamers’ cross Nogales border in test of federal policyThe Arizona Daily Star on 22 July 2013 (also Dreamers’ seek US entry with humanitarian parole and Tucson group ask for release of ‘Dreamer’ protesters on 23 July 2013)

Steve King: For Every Valedictorian DREAMer, There Are 100 Drug SmugglersABC News on 23 July 2013 (also Did Steve King Compare Immigrants to Dogs? You Decide,
Why Republicans Are Barking Back at Steve King,
Fact Check: Steve King Says Valedictorians and Drug Smugglers Could Be Legalized on 25 July 2013 and GOP leaders denounce Rep. Steve King for calling most illegal immigrants ‘drug mules’The Washington Post on 24 July 2013)

House hearing examines immigrants brought as kidsKSAZ on 23 July 2013

The Faces of 11 Million Undocumented ImmigrantsABC News on 23 July 2013

Latino Leaders Planning Push for Immigration BillThe New York Times on 23 July 2013 (also Michelle Obama to address Latino group amid immigration debateCBS News and Michelle Obama Address the National Council of La RazaPolitic365)

The Mysterious History Of ‘Marijuana’National Public Radio on 22 July 2013

Teen migrant dies in desert near SellsAssociated Press via Arizona Daily Star on 22 July 2013 (also 1 of 9 border crossers dies near Sells on 23 July 2013)

Court stops Dallas suburb’s immigrant renters lawAssociated Press via El Paso Times on 23 July 2013

Immigrant bill could allow Canadians longer stays, boost Arizona economyThe Arizona Republic on 22 July 2013 (also Op-Ed: Bonjour, America!The New York Times on 12 July 2013)

Mexican artist Alejandro Santiago renowned for making clay migrants dead at 49Associated Press via The Washington Post on 22 July 2013 (also Mexican Artist Famous For ‘2,501 Migrants’ DiesFronteras Desk on 23 July 2013)

Migrants’ trash in Southern Arizona offers glimpse of historyThe Arizona Daily Star on 21 July 2013

Arizona monsoon storms ease wildfire riskThe Arizona Republic on 21 July 2013

Buscan a joven que no regresó a su casa tras salir del trabajo (Looking for youth who did not return home after leaving work)El Debate on 19 July 2013 (also Rescatan a joven secuestrado (Kidnapped young man rescued) on 20 July 2013)

Backpacks From the BorderThe New York Times on 19 July 2013

Saturday marks 8 years since AZ mom disappeared from GilbertKPHO on 19 July 2013

Immigrants brought to US illegally will head to Mexico, then try to return to challenge lawMinneapolis StarTribune on 18 July 2013 (also Bring Them Home: A Border Crossing Protest Loaded with Risks – Fronteras Desk on 19 July 2013 and Press Release: Five Deported DREAMers Will Attempt to Cross Border Monday – Dream Activist on 21 July 2013)

Along With Dolls and Stuffed Animals, Making Time for Immigration ActivismThe New York Times on 17 July 2013 (also Arizona Couple Among Dozens To Get Deportation ReliefFronteras Desk on 18 July 2013)

Bodies of migrants found daily on US borderAl Jazeera on 15 July 2013

Rails are risky for Central American migrantsThe Washington Post on 15 July 2013 (also VIDEO: Dozens flee alleged human smuggling truck, PHOTOS: Braving Mexico’s rails for a ride to the United States and INFOGRAPHIC: A harrowing rail journey north)

Drug Kingpin Is Captured in Mexico Near BorderThe New York Times on 15 July 2013 (also Mexico captures major drug lord – CNN on 16 July 2013)

Arizona mayor opposes razor wire on border fenceCNN Wire via ABC15 on 15 July 2013

O’odham protest US Border Patrol disruption of sacred ceremonies July 16, 2013Nacrosphere on 15 July 2013

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Is Stepping DownNational Public Radio on 12 July 2013

Mexico delays launch of new police forceAgence France Presse via Global Post on 11 July 2013

Mexico And Argentina Are The Most Corrupt Countries In Latin America, Survey RevealsInternational Business Times on 10 July 2013 (also Global Corruption Barometer 2013 – Transparency International)

Several people found unconscious in a U-Haul NW of TucsonArizona Daily Star on 8 July 2013

Scarp: In wake of Yarnell fire, the painful process of moving forward from disasterEast Valley Tribune on 7 July 2013

Yarnell Hill Fire: Lone Granite Mountain Hotshots survivor speaks publicly for the first time, Yarnell Hill Fire: Bodies of Prescott firefighters return home and photosABC15 on 7 July 2013

Phoenix lures conventions despite heatThe Arizona Republic on 7 July 2013

Ex-immigration official helps Arizona in driver’s license fightArizona Daily Star on 7 July 2013

An “ungodly stupid” get-rich scheme: The real border security story on 7 July 2013

A Painful Mix of Fire, Wind and QuestionsThe New York Times on 6 July 2013

Private Prisons Expect To Profit From Immigration ReformThink Progress on 6 July 2013

US immigration system could be red tape nightmareAgence France Presse via The Economic Times on 6 July 2013

Yarnell fire photo of fallen firefighters stirs controversy and 19 Yarnell Hill Fire epitaphs: Never againThe Arizona Republic on 5 July 2013

Arizona wildfire victim’s mom: ‘All 19 were together. Nobody ran.’The Los Angeles Times on 5 July 2013

Yarnell fire 80% contained, not expected to grow – The Arizona Republic, Biden to attend Yarnell Hill firefighters’ memorial – KPHO, Dean Peak Fire containment now at 25 percent – KTVK and Phoenix-area temps return to ‘normal’; chance of storms – The Arizona Republic on 5 July 2013

Understanding Migrants Through The Things They CarriedNational Public Radio on 5 July 2013

President of Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation diesThe Arizona Republic on 5 July 2013

Mexican land donation to church draws fireThe Arizona Republic on 5 July 2013

An unfortunate teachable moment on Race and Public WitnessThe Houston Chronicle on 5 July 2013

Tempe residents still dealing with little to no airconditioning problems after 8 daysABC15 on 5 July 2013

Joe Heck on immigration: ‘This is not a Mexican issue, this is not a Hispanic issue’The Washington Post on 5 July 2013 (and On immigration reform, nobody’s happy with Republican Joe Heck from 4 July)

Getting a US green card after petitioner’s deathGMA News on 5 July 2013

Does immigration reform handcuff law enforcement?Fox News on 4 July 2013

Officials Say They See Signs of a Slowdown in Deadly Arizona WildfireThe New York Times on 3 July 2013

Number Of Overdose Deaths Among Women Continue To ClimbFronteras Desk on 3 July 2013

With tears and cheers, new Americans take oath of citizenshipThe Los Angeles Times on 3 July 2013

In 17 Cities, Faith Leaders And Immigrants Are Fasting To Stop DeportationsThink Progress on 3 July 2013

The 19 Fallen Arizona Firefighters,
As Arizona Fires Rage On, Inquiry Into Firefighters’ Death Focuses on Wind and Boys With Firefighting Dreams, and Goodbyes That Turned FinalThe New York Times on 2 July 2013 (+ 2011 Video: The Forest for the Trees)

Widow of fallen Arizona firefighter recalls his last day, Photos: Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona, Interactive: Yarnell Hill fire, Arizona wildfire evacuees hold breath as firefight hits ‘pivotal day’, Arizona wildfire: ‘We could lose everything’ is a shared fearThe Los Angeles Times on 2 July 2013

Inside the Yarnell, Arizona, Fire: How It Happened, and the Questions Still Unanswered – The Daily Beast on 2 July 2013

Op-Ed: Immigration and American SocietyThe Huffington Post on 2 July 2013

Immigration deal would boost defense manufacturersThe Washington Post on 2 July 2013

3 members of Arizona family sentenced in drug case – KSAZ and Members of family-run Patagonia pot ring sent to prison – Nogales International on 2 July 2013

Lost in Arizona Fire, an Elite Crew That Rushed In, Experts See New Normal as a Hotter, Drier West Faces More Huge Fires and Map: Arizona Blaze Traps FirefightersThe New York Times on 1 July 2013

19 fallen firefighters plunge Prescott, Ariz., into grief, Arizona wildfire raises question: What have past fires taught us?, Interactive graphic: Emergency fire suit and shelter and Graphics: Who they were: Fallen Arizona firefightersThe Los Angeles Times on 1 July 2013

Arizona Blaze Quadruples in Size After 19 Firefighters DieBloomberg, Remains of 19 firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill Fire brought to PhoenixKTVK andBodies of 19 Firefighters Killed in Arizona Wildfire Recovered, Taken to Medical Examiner’s Office – ABC News on 1 July 2013

Over 100 Mennonites cross border into Mexico during conventionThe Mennonite on 1 July 2013

US Immigration Service Ordered to Consider Same-Sex Visa PetitionsVoice of America on 1 July 2013

Immigration and EntrepreneurshipThe New York Times on 1 July 2013


BREAKING NEWS: 19 die in Yarnell fire; 18 were Prescott firefighters – The Daily Courier and 19 Firefighters Are Killed Battling Arizona Wildfire – Reuters via The New York Times on 30 June 2013

Heat Wave Fatalities Reported: Elderly Man In Las Vegas, Migrants Attempting To Cross The BorderMedical Daily on 30 June 2013

Deadly Heat Wave in the West Brings Fires and Travel DelaysThe New York Times on 30 June 2013

Heat Wave Fatalities Reported: Elderly Man In Las Vegas, Migrants Attempting To Cross The BorderMedical Daily on 30 June 2013

BREAKING NEWS: 19 die in Yarnell fire; 18 were Prescott firefighters – The Daily Courier and 19 Firefighters Are Killed Battling Arizona Wildfire – Reuters via The New York Times on 30 June 3013

ATF leader who oversaw botched sting will run Phoenix officeMilwauke-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel on 29 June 2013

Samaritans mark 11th year todayThe Arizona Daily Star on 29 June 2013

Mexican reporter: ‘They are killing journalists like flies’ on 28 June 2013

Putting a name to those who died crossing the borderCBS News on 28 June 2013

How the Anti-Immigrant Minuteman Movement Attracted the Psychopaths that Led to its DownfallAlterNet on 28 June 2013

Arizona Is Fertile Ground for New York MatzoThe New York Times on 28 June 2013

Arizona Heat Wave To Prove Dangerous For Migrants, Says Border PatrolLatin Times on 28 June 2013

It’s brutal out there’: Weekend heat wave to bake western US Associated Press via NBC News on 27 June 2013

Border Patrol bringing in more agents ahead of heat waveKTAR on 27 June 2013

Soaring Temperatures Threaten Migrants In The DesertFronteras Desk on 27 June 2013

In Efforts to Secure US-Mexico Border, Ariz. Native Americans Feel Caught in the MiddleABC News on 27 June 2013

The Other MexicansNational Geographic on 24 June 2013

More from India cross AZ border, officers sayArizona Daily Star on 22 June 2013

Border rescues on the rise, along with heatKVOA on 21 June 2013

4 bodies found in Arizona desert died days agoThe Arizona Daily Star on 21 June 2013

Hot dog’ has to be rescued from mountain trailAZFamily3 / KTVK on 17 June 2013

Street Dealers Fuel Spike In Violence In TijuanaFronteras Desk on 12 June 2013

Immigrants Reach Beyond a Legal Barrier for a ReunionThe New York Times on 11 June 2013

New kiosks at port causing confusion for commutersNogales International on 11 June 2013

Immigrants Reach Beyond a Legal Barrier for a Reunion The New York Times on 11 June 2013

Hydration stations to be set up during excessive heatAZFamily3 / KTVK on 11 June 2013

Brooks County Investigators to Receive Assistance from Top UniversitiesKIIITV on 11 June 2013

3 of 5 remains found near Sells were shotArizona Daily Star on 11 June 2013

Shootings by Agents Increase Border Tensions The New York Times on 10 June 2013

Boy Scout leader dies while hiking at Lake MeadKTNV on 10 June 2013

Senate Digs In for Long Battle on Overhaul of ImmigrationThe New York Times on 9 June 2013

Central Iowa residents ‘full of sadness’ after discovery of body believed to be missing girlAssociated Press via The Washington Post on 7 June 2013

Authorities identify body found by hikers in Oak Creek CanyonKTVK on 7 June 2013

Border-crosser deaths haven’t dropped despite decline in illegal migrationArizona Daily Star on 6 June 2013 (and New report: Death rate of illegal crossers remains high on June 5)


Looking Beyond the Wall: Encountering the Humanitarian Crisis of Border Politics and Why Build a Border Wall?UTNE Reader on May/June 2013

Looking Beyond the Wall: Encountering the Humanitarian Crisis of Border Politics and Why Build a Border Wall?UTNE Reader on May/June 2013


Remains of 5 found near Sells prompts police probeArizona Daily Star on 31 May 2013

Family claims mother wrongly imprisoned on drug charges in Mexico and Jailed in Mexico: Arizona mother of 7 fights drug smuggling allegationKSAZ on 29 May 2013

FOX 10 Exclusive: Man drowns after fleeing from DPS; body recoveredKSAZ on 29 May 2013

Editorial: Border InjusticeThe New York Times on 27 May 2013

Day 1: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State: The inside story of Lawrence’s cross-country drug pipeline (with Criminal Complaint and Drug Conspiracy Indictment) – Lawrence Journal World on 26 May 2013 (also: Day 2: The California Connection with Dahda Timeline and Drug Case Locations, and Day 3: Couple plead guilty, plan to marry amid biggest drug bust )

Victory’: Court Rules Notorious Sheriff Violated ConstitutionCommon Dreams on 25 May 2013

Judge Finds Violations of Rights by SheriffThe New York Times on 25 May 2013

As border tightens, some U.S.-Mexico neighbors reach across the fenceReuters on 25 May 2013

Florence busiest initial stop for ICE detaineesArizona Daily Star on 25 May 2013

Pilot accused of ferrying illegal immigrants to Chandler and PDF: Criminal complaint against James BissellArizona Daily Star on 25 May 2013

Puppies join Border Patrol effort to sniff out smugglersTucson Sentinel on 24 May 2013

Arizona’s Brewer Labeled ’Traitor’ as She Pushes MedicaidBloomberg News on 23 May 2013

Decade brings 2,000+ sets of remains in Tucson SectorArizona Daily Star on 22 May 2013

Border officials: Guatemalan sisters held captive in Douglas trailerArizona Daily Star on 22 May 2013

Immigration cases make up 40% of federal prosecutions, study saysThe Los Angeles Times on 21 May 2013

Report of Investigation Concerning the Improper Disclosure of U.S. Department of Justice Information to a Member of the Media – U.S. Department of Justice and Ex-U.S. Attorney in Arizona Is Criticized for Leak to Fox – The New York Times on 20 May 2013

Hiker wants Ariz. park ranger fired over searchArizona Daily Star on 20 May 2013

Ministering in brutal Altar, Mexico and Photos: Altar, SonoraArizona Daily Star on 19 May 2013

Arizona Desert Swallows Migrants on Riskier Paths with photos: Relics of a Deadly Journey and interactive map: Migrant Deaths in Southern ArizonaThe New York Times on 20 May 2013

Guatemala top court overturns genocide convictionAssociated Press on 20 May 2013

Jason De León named one of this year’s National Geographic Emerging ExplorersMichigan Daily on 19 May 2013

Officials: US Addicts Fuel Mexico’s Lucrative Drug TradeFronteras Desk on 16 May 2013

Murillo atiende demandas de familiares de despararecidos (Murillo listens to demands of families of disappeared)El Universal on 16 May 2013

In Mexico, restrictions on U.S. agents signal drug war shiftThe Washington Post on 14 May 2013

Migrant-return strategy faultedAssociated Press via Philadelphia Inquirer on 14 May 2013

The noise on immigration is drowning out real problemsThe Guardian on 13 May 2013

Mexico’s consul general leaving after 9 eventful years in TucsonArizona Daily Star on 11 May 2013

Former Leader of Guatemala Is Guilty of Genocide Against Mayan GroupThe New York Times on 10 May 2013

Video Released In Alleged Border Patrol AbuseFronteras Desk on 10 May 2013

AZ border agents: Man hides heroin in belly buttonKPHO on 9 May 2013

South Texas county faces wave of migrant deaths and photos The Washington Post on 8 May 2013

Disney Wants To Trademark ‘Dia De Los Muertos’Fronteras Desk on 8 May 2013

PCSO: Smuggler guide leaves man to die in AZ desertKPHO on 7 May 2013

On the BorderThe Atlantic on 6 May 2013

Piestewa body recovery: 54-year-old man collapses, dies while hiking with co-workersABC15 on 5 May 2013


Immigrants increasingly abandoned at sea by Baja California smugglersSan Diego Reader on 29 April 2013

A Rusted Gate In The Border Fence Opens For The First TimeFronteras Desk on 29 April 2013

In Mexico, Talk Of Immigration Reform Raises Hopes For Visits HomeFronteras Desk on 29 April 2013

Reform tied to immigrant taxesThe Arizona Republic on 28 April 2013

U.S. role at a crossroads in Mexico’s intelligence war on the cartels and Mexico’s competing drug cartelsThe Washington Post on 27 April 2013

Citizenship or Something Less?: Economic Implications for ArizonaMorrison Institute Latino Public Policy Center on April 2013

Forensic Legend in Our Own BackyardArizona Magazine in spring 2013

Border Security: 90 Percent ‘Doable’Bloomberg on 26 April 2013

For hotshot firefighting crews, preparing for the worst becomes a way of life on 25 April 2013

Immigration Law Hangs on Securing Rugged Nogales FrontierBloomberg on 25 April 2013

American 7-year-old stuck in Mexico; Valley dad fights to bring him homeABC15 on

U.S. Hospitals Quietly Deport Hundreds Of Undocumented ImmigrantsThe Huffington Post on 23 April 2013

Court Rules for Immigrant on Deportation in Drug Case on 23 April 2013

Crash kills 5, injures 15 after Border Patrol chases SUV Tucson Sentinel on 22 April 2013

The Strange Moral Calculus Of Low-Skill Immigration RestrictionsSlate on 18 April 2013

Border roundup: U.S. seeks answers on border security; reporting in MexicoTucson Sentinel on 15 April 2013

Focus on Dairy Farmers in Immigration DebateThe New York Times on 12 April 2013

Conservatives lash out at immigration reformPolitico on 11 April 2013

Immigration reform becomes personal for evangelicalsWashington Post on 11 April 2013

Why Mark Zuckerberg cares about immigration reformWashington Post on 11 April 2013

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: Immigration and the knowledge economyWashington Post on 10 April 2013

Border Agent Tried On Excessive Force Charges Fronteras Desk on 9 April 2013

Border Patrol agent accused of excessive forceUT San Diegoon 8 April 2013

During polygraphs, border agency applicants admit to rape, kidnappingCenter for Investigative Reporting on 8 April 2013

Addressing Why Migrants Leave Their Home CountriesFronteras Desk on 9 April 2013

Border news roundup: Study sheds light on gun running; AP drops ‘illegal immigrant’Tucson Sentinel on 7 April 2013

Securing the Southwest BorderThe Arizona Republic on 7 April 2013

Exhuman el cuerpo del poeta Pablo NerudaABC News on 7 April 2013

Will Unauthorized Immigrants Get Federal Health Benefits After Reform?Fronteras Desk on 6 April 2013

Mexican labour: cheaper than ChinaFinancial Times on 5 April 2013

Hiker rescues reach record number in Pinal CountyKPHO on 3 April 2013

The Mexican Connection, part iv: The WomenThe Weeklings on 2 April 2013

Enforcement Without Focus: Non-Violent Offenders Caught in the US Immigration Enforcement SystemImmigration Policy Center on 2 April 2013

Appeals Court To Hear Arizona SB 1070 Harboring-And-Transporting Provision and infographicFronteras Desk on 2 April 2013

Border roundup: Politicians tour Nogales, mayors travel southTucson Sentinel on 1 April 2013

AP Impact: Cartels dispatch agents deep inside USAssociated Press on 1 April 2013


Tight border discourages immigrants from going homeThe Arizona Republic on 29 March 2013

Growing Population Of Muslims Calling Tijuana HomeFronteras Desk on 28 March 2013

Why Arizona’s Bathroom Bill Is UnconstitutionalThe Huffington Post on 28 March 2013

Border Roundup: Feds debate border security, voter rights while border deaths riseTucson Sentinel on 26 March 2013

The Mexican Connection, Part III: The Huddled MassesThe Weeklings on 26 March 2013

Supreme Court limits use of drug sniffing dogs in private homesGlobal Post on 26 March 2013

Attempt to ID migrants who died on trekSan Antonio Express-News on 24 March 2013

Undocumented Kids Crossing the U.S. Border Alone in Increasing NumbersThe Daily Beast on 23 March 2013

State Defends Immigrant License LimitsThe New York Times on 23 March 2013

Yuma border agents fight fires, smugglers in busy weekTucson Sentinel on 21 March 2013

The Mexican Connection, Part II: Inhuman TraffickingThe Weeklings on 19 March 2013

Border Roundup: Supreme Court looks at Az as injured men, explosives found in desertTucson Sentinel on 17 March 2013

Acusan policía de operar escuadrones de la muerte (Police accused of operating death squads)Telemundo on 17 March 2013

In Arizona, border security in spotlight amid immigration-reform efforts, sequester cuts and photosWashington Post on 17 March 2013

Researchers: Kids’ mental health affected by deportation surgeCenter for Public Integrity on 14 March 2013

Man with throat slashed found at border; 2 dead in MexicoTucson Sentinel on 13 March 2013

The Mexican Connection, Part I: Cannabis Wrecks The Weeklings on 12 March 2013

Border Roundup: Chavez dies, Mexican journalist killed, Brewer loses in courtTucson Sentinel on 9 March 2013

Avoiding rattlesnakes while hiking valley trailsKSAZ on 7 March 2013

Police confirm identities of bodies found in backyard coffinKSAZ on 7 March 2013

What Happens If You Don’t Cooperate At Border Check Points?Fronteras Desk on 7 March 2013

Is US-Mexico border secure enough? Immigration reform could hinge on answer.Christian Science Monitor on 6 March 2013

Mexico: Hope grows for the missingGlobal Post on 5 March 2013

La Santa Muerte’ spreading across US after years linked to Mexico drug cartels, love, magicAssociated Press via Newer on 4 March 2013

No to Racial Profiling, No to Family Separation: Why I Crawled Underneath a Border Patrol Vehicle to Prevent an Immigrant Father’s DetentionAlterNet on 4 March 2013

Border Roundup: Border crossings up in TexasTucson Sentinel on 3 March 2013

Many immigrants in the U.S. stop midway along the path of citizenshipWashington Post on 3 March 2013


Immigration detainee release under fireCNN on 28 February 2013

One Family’s View of Social Changes in UruguayPRI’s The World on 28 February 2013

Sen. John Cornyn fails to provide details on border-security tweetDallas Morning News on 27 February 2013

DHS official retires after immigrants are freedAssociated Press on 27 February 2013

Mass Release of Immigrants Is Tied to Impending CutsThe New York Times on 26 February 2013

Border agents intercept 11 lbs of heroin, find $900k of potTucson Sentinel on 26 February 2013

South Texas overtaking Arizona in border deathsCaller-Times on 23 February 2013

Border Roundup: Immigration bill published amidst protests, drug seizuresTucson Sentinel on 23 February 2013

Indigenous Women In Mexico Call For An End To Domestic ViolenceThe Huffington Post on 22 February 2013

DPS changes helicopter policy after immigrants shot near La JoyaThe Monitor on 22 February 2013

SCOTUS Narrows Protections For Noncitizens Who Received Poor Legal AdviceImmigration Impact on 22 February 2013

Man arrested while digging Nogales drug tunnelTucson Sentinel on 22 February 2013

Fast food? Border agents find meth hidden in chicken bucketsTucson Sentinel on 22 February 2013

SCOTUS Narrows Protections For Noncitizens Who Received Poor Legal AdviceImmigration Impact on 22 February 2013

Discoveries of crossers’ bodies now at lowest level in 10 yearsArizona Daily Star on 21 February 2013

Activists urge DNA testing of dead migrants in Brooks CountyCaller-Times on 20 February 2013

At U.S. border, an emergency pass that’s not easy to getThe Los Angeles Times on 20 February 2013 (also In The Southwest, Who Gets Humanitarian Parole Is Decided By Border AgentsFronteras Desk on 21 February 2013)

Immigration Bill Raises Questions Among Immigrants’ FamiliesThe Huffington Post on 19 February 2013

Border Roundup: BP abuse allegations; agency email denies interviewsTucson Sentinel on 16 February 2013

Tucson Wants Mexico’s BusinessFronteras Desk on 12 February 2013

VAWA Vote: Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Violence Against Women ActThe Huffington Post on 12 February 2013

Bill Montgomery Is No Immigration ModeratePhoenix New Times on 7 February 2013 (also Bill Montgomery’s Smoking Gun: ICE PowerPoint Shows Monty’s Minions How to Deport More Immigrants on 15 February 2013)

Border roundup: Obama’s immigration policy goals, Peña Nieto takes on cartelsTucson Sentinel on 9 February 2013

Second-Generation Americans: A Portrait of the Adult Children of ImmigrantsPew Research Center on 7 February 2013

Girl, 9, Gives Birth in Mexico – ABC News and Nine-year-old Mexican girl gives birth to healthy baby daughter – Agence France Presse via The Australian on 7 February 2013

New theory on Border Patrol killing of boy and Shooting of teen near borderThe Arizona Republic on 6 February 2013

Richard III dig: DNA confirms bones are king’s – British Broadcasting Corporation and Reuters on 4 February 2013

Civil rights group: Texas authorities fail to do part identifying remains of undocumented immigrantsCaller-Times on 3 February 2013

Casinos turned them in to Border Patrol, 3 local patrons sayThe Arizona Daily Star on 3 February 2013

Labor of love keeps immigrant shelter open 31 yearsThe Arizona Daily Star on 2 February 2013

Border Patrol activity: Woman caught with 1.9 lbs of meth at checkpointTucson Sentinel on 1 February 2013


The great escape: European migrants fleeing the recessionThe Guardian on 30 January 2013

Obama: ‘Now is the time’ for immigration reformTucson Sentinel and President Obama makes immigration reform push – British Broadcasting Corporation on 29 January 2013

Border Roundup: Border life examined, presidential plan to be unveiledTucson Sentinel on 26 January 2013

E-Verify Lessons From ArizonaFronteras Desk on 25 January 2013

In Desert Outposts, Border Agents Keep WatchThe New York Times on 24 January 2013

The Quest For A Secure BorderFronteras Desk on 24 January 2013

Arizona’s Role In The Gang Of EightFronteras Desk on 22 January 2013

Mexico police held over organised-crime tiesAl Jazeera on 19 January 2013

Mexico police arrested in ‘organised crime raid’British Broadcasting Corporation on 18 January 2013

Border Roundup: Winter weather dangers, border implications for gun-control debateTucson Sentinel on 19 January 2013

Agent took blankets provided for crossers, border group saysThe Arizona Daily Star on 18 January 2013

Menor desaparecida en Juárez pudiera estar en EU; PGR confirma pista 2 años despuésSomos Frontera on 18 January 2013

Border Apprehensions Reach Record Lows In San DiegoFronteras Desk on 17 January 2013

Over the line: Fighting corruption on our borderCBS News on 13 January 2013

Border roundup: The cost of immigration, changes in 2013Tucson Sentinel on 12 January 2013

Arizona vs. MassachusettsThe Arizona Republic on 12 January 2013

Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast PushThe New York Times on 12 January 2013

Proponents Plan To Reintroduce VAWAFronteras Desk on 11 January 2013

Arizona Sheriff Sends Armed Posse Volunteers to Schools – Bloomberg News and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Send Armed Posses to Protect Schools – The Daily Beast on 9 January 2013

In Mexico Fake Guns Used For Real RobberiesFronteras Desk on 8 January 2013

Immigration Enforcement Cost Higher Than FBI, Policing Drugs, Guns Combined: ReportThe Huffington Post on 7 January 2013

Winter cold holds own peril for border crossersArizona Daily Star on 7 January 2013

Mexico cracks down on toy gunsKVUE on 7 January 2013

Phoenix: Convention slump tied to SB 1070The Arizona Republic on 2 January 2013

Who had the longest wait for an immigrant visa this month?Southern California Public Radio on 1 January 2013

Feds chime in on Ariz.’s immigrant harboring banAssociated Press via AZFamily3 / KTVK on 1 January 2013


CBP commissioner Alan Bersin introduces a federal / local partnership called Alliance to Combat Tranitional Threats (ACTT) at Tucson’s Davis-Montham Air Force Base; behind him (left to right) : ICE Special Agent Matthew C. Allen, CBP Tucson Sector Chief Randy R. Hill, CBP Director of Field Operations David P. Higgerson – 8 February 2011MISSING FROM MEXICO PAGES

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