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A decade after the 9/11 attacks and despite dramatic efforts to protect the nation’s borders, immigration remains critically linked to border security. But experts question if the borders can every be truly secure.
September 11, 2011
Everyday life has changed since 9/11. The most obvious sign of that might be in the front flap of your wallet. Most state driver’s licenses have changed dramatically. One reporter shares what she went through to get a new one.
September 09, 2011
Arizona lawmaker Steve Smith says he's raised about $200,000 in the first month of his web-fundraising campaign. This might be enough for about 270 feet of fencing.
August 26, 2011
Arizona has sued the federal government to get out from certain provisions of the civil rights era law. It is one of a handful of states, counties and towns that has to get federal approval to enact changes to their voting law.
August 26, 2011
A national civil rights organization is challenging New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez's efforts to verify whether foreign nationals with driver's licenses actually live in the state. MALDEF has filed a lawsuit claiming the policy is unconstitutional.
August 25, 2011
Foreign-born drivers have about two weeks to show they live in the state of New Mexico or else their driver's licenses will be canceled. It's all part of an effort by Gov. Susana Martinez to prevent fraud in a system that allows illegal immigrants to legally obtain a license.
August 22, 2011
The crowd included dairy farm workers, day laborers and nannies waving American flags. The governor argues that the current law invites out of state criminals to obtain the state driver's license fraudulently.
August 17, 2011
A board of governors still needs to approve the hiring of CJ Karamargin for the public relations position. He served as Giffords’ spokesman since 2007 and handled much of the media inquiries after the January 8 shootings in Tucson.
August 09, 2011
Enough signatures have been gathered to hold a recall election. Opponents are challenging the signatures, claiming there are irregularities and say the election should not be held.
August 09, 2011
Undocumented immigrant activists from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah recently gathered in Las Vegas to learn tools to keep their campaign for the Dream Act alive. Though there is not much hope for passage in the near future, they continue to organize. In the process, they are coming out openly about their undocumented status.
August 04, 2011

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