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3:29 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Homeland Security Expands Use Of Drones On The Border

This is one of 10 Predator B drones that DHS uses to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. It is based in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Hernan Rozemberg

The Department of Homeland Security has taken to the high skies for its latest high-tech border security program.

It has retooled the unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, an established military weapon. The drone has been turned into a new civilian, eyes-in-the-sky border protection instrument.

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10:45 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Mexico's New President Hails From Old Party

Patricia Terrazas casts her ballot for the Mexican presidential election in Ciudad Juárez. She is both a Mexican citizen and a U.S. resident who lives and works in El Paso, Texas.
Monica Ortiz Uribe

Mexico's oldest political party is back in power.

On Sunday, voters delivered a robust victory to Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. After a 12-year absence the party that ruled Mexico for seven decades will once again lead the country.

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9:40 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Americans Watch Mexico Closely On Election Day

John Wood, a Texas businessman, stands at the edge of an unfinished rail bridge that will link Brownsville, Tex., with Mexico. He's closely watching the Mexican presidential election.
Peter O'Dowd

Standing on the edge of an unfinished railroad bridge outside of Brownsville, Texas, businessman John Wood can see across the Rio Grande into Mexico.

"We are tied together," Wood said of the two countries. "It's kind of like an umbilical cord."

The rail line will connect Brownsville with Matamoros, Mexico, when completed. It's the first of its kind to connect the countries in a century.

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4:38 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

New Mexico Cracking Down On Deceptive Chile Advertising

New Mexico green chile is roasted after the harvest each fall. The state is cracking down on deceptive chile advertising.
Photo courtesy of Biad Chili Products.

Impostors beware! Starting July 1, the state of New Mexico is going after chile fraud.

Any business within the state that falsely advertises New Mexico's famous peppers will find themselves in hot water.

"If someone violates the law, the penalty will be that their product will be removed from sale," said Joe Gomez of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

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4:24 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Business Prof Says Health Care Law Won't Help

The U-S Supreme Court Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act championed by President Barack Obama. But how could the ruling affect the health care industry and the state of Arizona.

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4:15 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Affordable Care Act May Fill Rural Clinics

A rural clinic in Northern Arizona is bracing for an influx of patients once the details of today’s Supreme Court ruling on healthcare shake out. Non-profit community health centers have long filled in the gaps of the nation’s health system by taking care of uninsured or underinsured patients. 

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12:38 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

More Latinos Enthusiastic About Voting

 In the election battleground states, 60 percent of Latinos polled said they are “very enthusiastic” about voting in the presidential election. Typically in a presidential election about a third of Latinos registered to vote actually do.

More than half of registered Latinos polled said they know an undocumented immigrant -- either someone in their family or a close friend. About a third said they know someone who was questioned by police, detained or deported.

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4:00 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

The Impact Of A Mixed SB 1070 Ruling On Arizona

The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday on Arizona’s immigration law, known as SB 1070. It was a mixed ruling. The court struck down most of the law, but upheld the most controversial provision.

The state of Arizona has already spent nearly $3 million defending the law. And the investment was worth it, according to state leaders like Governor Jan Brewer. She called the court’s ruling a victory for states like Arizona struggling with illegal immigration.

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4:00 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Arizona Ranchers, Lawmen React To Court's SB 1070 Decision

The Supreme Court’s decision overturning key parts of SB 1070 was no surprise to some Arizona border residents. But they have a question, and it's a sticking point: What is the U.S. going to do about border enforcement in their backyards?

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12:24 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Immigration Expert Urges Caution in Light of Immigration Changes

An immigration expert says young people who were illegally brought to the United States by their parents should be still be cautious, despite President Obama’s announcement today that they’ll be spared  from deportation.

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