Border security hawks, say now is not the time to pull back the soldiers. Some border experts argee that soldiers are not properly trained, double as border agents and were only meant as a temporary back-up.
The numbers have been dropping since their height in 2000 when migrants tried to illegally cross the border 1.6 million times. Officials credit their policies. Critics wonder if the numbers are manipulated.
A national poll shows Latinos are unhappy with both political parties and may not vote next year. The survey asked registered Hispanic voters about their attitudes toward candidates and the 2012 election.
Arizona officials argue they are responsible for stopping illegal immigrants when they enter the state. Officials from Washington D.C. contend enforcing immigration laws is the federal government's responsibility.
A vintage ad for a Tijuana racetrack has occupied the side of the derelict California Theater in downtown San Diego since the 60s. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it may disappear to make way for a beer advertisement.
Political pressure on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign keeps growing. This after national media outlets began reporting on his office’s mishandling of more than 400 sex-crime investigations, beginning in 2005.