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In Arizona, as in most states, kids who don’t speak English well are put into separate classes to teach them the language. The number of kids in these classes has shrunk considerably over the last five years. Arizona’s Department of Education attributes the shrinkage to its model of instruction. Others claim the drop has more to do with a testing process designed to push students out of English classes before they are ready. The U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating the claim.
Two of the guns were reportedly used in the murder of a Border Patrol agent in December.
Mexican authorities have unearthed a suspected smuggling tunnel that runs beneath the border between Mexicali and Calexico. It is about two miles east of the Calexico East port of entry.
The 2010 Census shows the White population dropped during the decade, while several minority groups made significant gains.
Casinos in a Nevada-California border town figure out how to routinely draw a large, Latino crowd.
Along with the cash and guns, Customs and Border Protection agents are also finding illegal immigrants headed south.
The temporary shutdown of Sempra Energy's natural gas plant in Ensenada last month raised many questions. Among them is the future of American investment in Mexican border states.
The Obama Administration is proposing a zone approach in the southwest to help solar projects get online.
After a few years of economic decline, mayors throughout Baja California, Mexico, have launched a campaign to convince Americans that their cities are safe, and open to foreign investment.
The Army said the six men and three women were working for the Zeta cartel. They said the gunmen mistook the agent's SUV for a rival drug gang.
The San Ysidro Port of Entry is America's busiest border crossing but it also may be the most frustrating border crossing. That's why government leaders from the U.S. and Mexico showed up to break ground to expand the port.
Federal agents arrested eight people and seized three assault rifles, one shotgun, six handguns, about $40,000 and some marijuana in raids in San Diego.
Migrant men who make their living as farm workers are at higher risk of HIV infection, and increasingly, they have fewer resources to control it.
Police across the country have increasingly high tech ways to catch graffiti artists. But some taggers in California say they’re tired of being associated with gangs and crime.
Government officials no longer want one monolithic system to secure the border. Instead, they are looking for different systems for the different types of terrain Border Patrol monitors.

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