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Few unaccompanied minors returned to their home countries, senators told

WASHINGTON - Fewer than 2,000 of the 51,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who showed up at the Southwest border last year have been repatriated, a Senate panel was told Tuesday, a pace that critics said may have "incentivized" more migration.


Report: State, national economies could surge under deportation-deferral plans

WASHINGTON - Granting deportation deferral to an estimated 137,000 Arizona residents would add hundreds of jobs annually and billions of dollars over a decade to the state economy, according to a new state-by-state analysis.

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Supreme Court lets stand ruling rejecting Arizona’s immigrant bail ban

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene in a case that overturned Arizona's voter-approved ban on bail for criminal defendants who are in this country illegally.

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Border changes improve crossing, critics say officials must do more

NOGALES – Engines roar and the smell of diesel wafts through the air as trucks steadily pass through the final checkpoints as they enter Arizona from Mexico.


Audit says ICE could save millions by filling seats on detainee flights

WASHINGTON – Immigration and Customs Enforcement could have saved up to $41.1 million on flights carrying immigrants across the U.S. and back to their home countries simply by filling up more seats on those planes, a recent audit says.

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Johnson: Border more secure, but it’s not ‘mission accomplished’

WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that the number of people apprehended at the border is “down considerably” from 2014, a sign that investments in border security are paying off.

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Firms showcase products aimed at boosting border security

With some technology seemingly straight out of a summer blockbuster movie, companies from across the country showcased some brand new products this week that they hope will increase the security of America’s borders and improve trade.

GuardBot brought to the Border Security Expo an video system carried by a ball that can operate on land and water. (Photo by: Carrie Adams)

Panel: Government needs better way of measuring border security

The Department of Homeland Security needs to find a better way to measure the success of border security policy or else spending on the issue is little more than "a shot in the dark," a panel of experts said Monday.

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