Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed a bill that would have made it a crime for illegal immigrants to be in the state. It was the first-term governor's 115th veto, a record for Arizona. The GOP-dominated Legislature has yet to override any of the Democra
Some people here on the USA's northern edge have been hoping to ease security that was beefed up after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Almost five years after those attacks, Cindy Servis, who carves wood statues, wasn't fretting a
The first National Guard troops sent to assist immigration agents prepared to work on projects near a fortified stretch of desert along the U.S.-Mexico border. The 55 Utah National Guard members plan to begin extending fences, improving gravel roads
A US state (Texas) is to enlist web users in its fight against illegal immigration by offering live surveillance footage of the Mexican border on the internet.
"It's such a shock to all of us here," said Florence Joyal, who works the cash register in a general store in a Vermont village, whose Main Street leads straight into the Canadian province of Quebec. "Before, you didn't even sh
A civil rights lawyer demanded authorities investigate a roundup of hundreds of undocumented immigrants in what he called a desert dragnet based on racial profiling.
What's the best long-term immigration policy for the global economy? Right now we have an international system where goods and services move easily across national borders, but flows of people are strictly regulated. The 149 countries that belong
Are you sending your brick to Washington? Before you do, get a bit creative! Decorate your brick and we'll post the pictures for the world to see! [I may not agree with the desired outcome, but the message is funny. Tell 'em to shove it up
Nearly three-quarters of Arizona residents surveyed in a new poll believe migrant workers should have a way to come and go from this country without breaking US law, and just 4% view illegal immigration from Mexico as a terrorist threat.
The new Mexican president will negotiate the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement and could become a key ally or antagonist to the U.S. in world affairs. The new leader could also affect migration patterns by strengthening or weakenin
The state Attorney General's Office, which would have the responsibility of auditing employment records if the immigration bill becomes law. Those audits come with a price tag estimated from $6.7 million to $11.5 million, depending on how many bu
Amid the heated debate in Washington over border enforcement and citizenship for illegal immigrants lies a Senate bill provision that would significantly raise the number of annual visas for highly skilled foreign workers. The high-tech industry a
Mexican President Vicente Fox's ruling party could be the big winner of an immigration overhaul passed in the US Senate as it tries to hold on to power in July elections. The bill would give millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become Ame
Among the many measures and half-measures that are being proposed to solve the crisis of illegal immigration, there have been some real doozies: a 700-mile wall to keep people out (or in?), a temporary guest-worker program that may end up harming
"Legislation to secure U.S. borders and offer millions of illegal immigrants access to the American dream cleared the Senate, a rare election-year reach across party lines and a triumph for President Bush." ABC
Mexican President Vicente Fox, on the eve of a visit to the United States to lobby for immigration reform, said on Monday legalizing the status of millions of Mexican workers is a question of justice.
On March 23, 2005, Presidents Bush and Fox, along with Prime Minister Martin launched a new partnership - the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) - to "develop new avenues of cooperation that will make our open societies s
Backers of a comprehensive immigration overhaul said they were optimistic about Senate passage later this week after lawmakers rejected a move to expand a compromise bill's provision giving illegal immigrants a chance for citizenship.
A bipartisan working group of five senators has reached a consensus on a massive new government system to verify the status of anyone who applies for a job in the US. Require all US employers to submit job applicants' Social Security numbers or o
Beto O'Rourke has lived in El Paso most of his life and cannot remember a time when there wasn't a fence or towering flood lights and pole-mounted cameras lining the banks of the Rio Grande. So when President Bush proposed adding a high-te
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who has pushed a tough border security bill through the House, accused President Bush of abandoning the legislation after asking for many of its provisions. "He basically turned his back on provisions of the House-passed
"Instead of people trying to sneak across this border here, doesn't it make sense to have them come and do jobs Americans aren't doing on a legal basis so that the pressure is off our border?" Bush told Fox News in the Arizona deser
How many immigrants living in the country today are here illegally? Depending on the source, the numbers range widely – from about 7 million up to 20 million or more.
A proposal that would impose sweeping restrictions on the ability of illegal immigrants to live and work in the city will be put before voters after the City Council refused to adopt it. The proposal would prohibit landlords from renting to undocumen
The Senate endorsed a chance at citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, but also voted to build 370 miles of triple-layered fencing along the Mexican border in increasingly emotional debate over election-year immigration legislation.
President George W. Bush on Monday night said he would seek to deploy up to 6,000 National Guard troops along the US border with Mexico beginning next month as part of the largest effort yet to apprehend illegal immigrants.
And in Washington, the debate over immigration reform has reached a time of decision. Tonight, I will make it clear where I stand, and where I want to lead our country on this vital issue.
President Bush said he would deploy 6,000 National Guard troops along the US border with Mexico beginning next month as part of the largest effort yet to apprehend illegal immigrants.
The last time the US military posted troops on the border near this tiny cluster of farms and ranches, an 18-year-old goat herder was shot to death. May 20, 1997, the day a Marine corporal shot and killed him,
Once again the Bush administration is turning to the military to help solve a domestic problem. But instead of hurricane aid or preparations to cope with avian flu, the Pentagon is being asked to possibly provide thousands of National Guard troops to