illegal immigration

An Arizona Senate hearing on an effort to enshrine an existing ban on “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution erupted in shouting and immigrant rights activists were removed after calling the proposal racist.

Authorities say the number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States along the Mexico border decreased for a seventh straight month in December.

An activist was acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American men who had sneaked across the border into Arizona.

A border activist facing charges of harboring immigrants tried to hide two Central American men at a camp in southern Arizona and signaled directions that would help them avoid a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments at the activist’s second trial.

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The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent shot and wounded a Russian man suspected of crossing the border illegally in Arizona.