immigration

Fronteras
5:08 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Mixed Feelings On Border Drones: Boon To National Security, Threat To Privacy

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center is operated by New Mexico State University. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center is operated by New Mexico State University.
Image courtesy NMSU Physical Science Laboratory

It’s hard to find military or national security experts who are not supporters, if not all-out cheerleaders, for the use of high-tech surveillance systems to protect the nation’s borders.

The Department of Homeland Security just launched its tenth Predator B Unmanned Aerial System, commonly known as a drone, and now both northern and southern borders are covered.

Even though they cost $18 million apiece, many experts say they’re worth every penny.

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Fronteras
4:26 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

After Clamping Down On Land Border, Homeland Security Takes To The Sea

Homeland Security Marine Interdiction Agents prepare the boat to go out for a mission at Port Aransas, Texas.
Hernan Rozemberg

It’s dusk in the coastal town of Port Aransas. Jason Montgomery, John Wilhem and Grenade Fiedler jump on their boat, put life vests on and make final preparations. Unlike others heading out to the Gulf of Mexico for fishing or fun, this trio is on the clock.

They're the face of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the water.

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Fronteras
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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State Capitol News
9:23 am
Mon July 2, 2012

SB 1070 Opponents Look for Another Challenge

Last week's Supreme Court ruling on the state's immigration law now has other foes trying to figure their next move.

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Fronteras
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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Fronteras
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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Fronteras
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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KNAU and Arizona News
6:00 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Rejects Part Of Arizona Immigration Law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer spoke to the media Monday following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law.
Mark Brodie

The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally.

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State Capitol News
3:40 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Governor Brewer Reacts Strongly to President Obama's Immigration Announcement

President Obama said today he would allow those brought to this country illegally as children to remain -- and even to work -- drawing fire from Governor Jan Brewer. 

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Fronteras
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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