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State Capitol News
3:47 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

ACLU Files Suit Claiming Civil Rights Abuses by Border Patrol

A U.S. Border Patrol truck on the Arizona-Mexico border.
Credit David McNew/Getty Images

Claiming a pattern of civil rights abuse, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit today in federal court to find out exactly how the Border Patrol enforces immigration law far from Mexico. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Wed March 26, 2014

State Senate Panel Votes for $30 Million Virtual Border Fence

The Arizona border fence
Credit Michael Chow, AP

A Senate panel voted Tuesday to take the first steps to having taxpayers spend $30 million to build a virtual border fence. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
10:09 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Immigrant Rights Groups Fight SB 1070 Harboring and Transporting Provision

The Arizona border with Mexico
Credit usatoday.com

Attorneys for immigrant rights groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to rebuff a last-ditch attempt by the state to start prosecuting people for harboring and transporting those not in the country legally. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:30 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Legislators Propose Spending $30 Million for Border Webcams

Sen. Bob Worsley said this box of radar and infrared cameras — and 29 of them just like it — will help Arizona determine if the federal government is living up to its promise to secure the border. However, that will cost state taxpayers $30 million.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

State taxpayers may spend $30 million determine if the federal government is living up to its commitment to secure the border. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:47 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Brain Food: 'Musical' No Mas Muertes

Glen Weyant plays percussion on the massive wall separating the U.S. and Mexico
Credit Matt Nelson

No Mas Muertes - or No More Deaths - is an Arizona-based advocacy group that provides humanitarian relief along the U.S.-Mexico border. Since 2004, the group has offered food, water and medical attention to immigrants trying to illegally cross the border from Mexico. And now, the group has a musical component.

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State Capitol News
4:03 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Gov Brewer Will Know a Secure Border When She Sees It

Gov. Jan Brewer can't put a specific definition on what it means to have a secure border. But she said today those living along the boundary with Mexico will know it when it happens.

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State Capitol News
11:49 am
Fri December 7, 2012

National Guard to Stay at the Border

The initial deployment of 12-hundred soldiers in 2010 was supposed to last only a year while the Border Patrol hired and trained staff.

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Fronteras
3:53 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

US Issues Another Mexico Travel Warning

The State Department has renewed its travel warning for Mexico, saying that drug violence there can be a danger to Americans.

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