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Understanding Challenges to the Flores Agreement

The 1997 court settlement dictates how long immigrant children can be detained.

Family Arrivals Surge at US-Mexico Border in August

Families accounted for more than one-third of people who were stopped at the border.

Jury Convicts Former Immigrant Shelter Worker of Sex Crimes

Levian Pacheco was an employee at the Mesa Southwest Key facility, which shelters undocumented youth for the U.S. government.

Judge Dominic Lanza Appointed to Federal Bench in Arizona

Lanza, who has prosecuted some storied cases in Arizona, will serve for life.

US Plans to Sidestep Limits on Detaining Immigrant Children

At issue is the so-called Flores agreement, which lays out requirements regarding detention length and setting.

Arizona Supreme Court Won't Review Pima County-World View Deal

The claim involved incentives as part of the deal the county made for the aerospace company's headquarters.

Mine Spill Victims Seek to Block Grupo Mexico Tailings Pond

The decision on one of Mexico’s most serious environmental disasters in decades could set precedent for other similar cases.

US Judge Extends Halt on Deportations of Separated Families

The order affects many of the more than 2,500 children separated from their families.

Former DEA Agent Pleads Guilty in Firearms Case

Joseph Michael Gill sold two rifles to people police believe were going to use them illegally.

Immigration Cases Tossed in Fallout From Supreme Court Ruling

A little-known decision has brought more chaos to an already strained system.

Judge Dismisses Suit Filed by Sen. Flake's Son

It was an effort to revive a lawsuit originally brought against former Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Border Agent's Attorney Considering Appeal in Shooting Case

The attorney for Lonnie Swartz said he's considering an appeal following a ruling opening Swartz up to a lawsuit from the family of the teenager he killed.

Appeals Court: No Immunity for Agent In Cross-Border Killing

The central question is whether Elena Rodriguez was protected by the Constitution as a Mexican citizen on Mexican soil.

Man Extradited to US to Face Charges in Killing of Border Agent

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes is accused of murdering agent Brian Terry in 2010.

Asylum-Seeking Mexican Journalist Freed

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto was detained almost a year by U.S. officials.

Grijalva: 'No Confidence' in Homeland Secretary Nielsen

The Hispanic Caucus met with the Homeland Security secretary regarding separated immigrant families.

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