September 12, 2012 In today's dollars, the bill for U.S. immigration enforcement since 1986 comes to $219 billion — roughly the cost of the space shuttle program. About 80,000 government workers depend on immigration enforcement. Despite a drop in illegal immigration, the border industrial complex is here to stay.
August 15, 2012 Young people brought to the U.S. illegally may begin applying for a deportation deferral and a two-year work permit beginning Wednesday. The Obama administration put elements of the DREAM Act into effect even though it hasn't been passed by Congress.
July 19, 2012 At issue is whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the civil rights of Latino citizens and legal U.S. residents. The plaintiffs hope to prove Arpaio's department engaged in systematic racial profiling. The self-proclaimed "Toughest Sheriff in America" says he's cracking down on illegal immigration.
June 29, 2012 The Border Patrol recently began training wild mustangs to help out along the border in southern Arizona. Horse patrols are nothing new; they allow agents to get into remote areas no vehicle can reach. But it turns out the mustangs are exceptionally well-suited for the harsh landscape.
June 27, 2012 Days after the Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's law, human-rights groups say they're getting calls from worried undocumented residents who are afraid of being turned over to immigration officials. But the ruling has also emboldened opponents of the measure.