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For years, Arizona's immigration-enforcement charge has been lead by senior lawmakers. But this year, many of the most aggressive immigration bills were crafted by a little known freshman state Senator Steve Smith. Now, he’s spearheading a fundraising campaign to use private donations and inmate labor for a new fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
July 26, 2011
The Democratic National Committee's debut political commercial for the 2012 campaign season is in Spanish. It is a response to a Spanish ad put out earlier this week by a Republican leaning group.
July 22, 2011
Peter O'Dowd was on board a deportation flight to the nation in Central America Friday. You can listen to him report from 20,000 feet in the air.
July 22, 2011
The ongoing negotiations in Washington over the national debt ceiling have sparked a new wave of political ads. Republican groups, including one founded by Karl Rove, are trying to get their message out in both English and Spanish.
July 21, 2011
Some 85,000 foreign nationals have New Mexico's driver's licenses, according to the governor's office. About 1.7 million people have licenses.
July 20, 2011
The plan is to raise millions of dollars through private donations - in part through a website - to build a more secure fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. It's still unclear exactly where the barrier will go.
July 20, 2011
A significant portion of minority communities are at risk of losing health coverage if lawmakers decide to cut Medicaid as part of the ongoing budget debate in Washington DC.
July 19, 2011
Some law enforcement experts are doubtful the visit will produce any new ideas.
July 07, 2011
An audit found many invoices for the project lacked details showing what the agency was paying for.
June 01, 2011
President Barack Obama gave a speech in El Paso, Texas regarding border security and immigration.
May 10, 2011

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