illegal immigration

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 A U.S. jury could not reach a verdict Tuesday against a border activist charged with conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants in a trial that humanitarian aid groups said would have wide implications on their work.

Tucson-based artist Alvaro Enciso has spent the last eight years documenting the places where migrants have died trying to cross the U-S Mexico border. Using public records, he finds the exact spot in the Sonoran Desert where a body was found, then marks each place with a unique wooden cross.

Enciso is in Flagstaff Friday for an interactive exhibit that explores human stories from the border. It’s Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany on Beaver Street in Flagstaff.

An Arizona woman elected to the state Legislature is facing a lawsuit from an anti-immigrant activist who accuses her of living in the country illegally and, as a result, being unqualified for public office.

Amy Juan drove two hours north from her remote community on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to rally against the deployment of troops there.

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The outrage sparked by the sights, sounds and stories of children separated from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border underscores the outsized role immigration will play in the midterms in Arizona.