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A U.S. Forest Service employee has pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing him of smuggling immigrants who were in the country illegally.

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.