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Opposing S.744, The Senate’s “Immigration Reform” Bill

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Monday, June 24, the Senate voted to move forward with an immigration-reform package that includes extreme border militarization tied to an already onerous pathway to citizenship. Due to the devastating impacts that these provisions will have on border communities, future migrants, and the 4–5 million existing undocumented residents in the U.S. […]

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Caution sign of immigrant family with the words "NAFTA AT WORK" at the bottom of the sign. In the background a border patrol vehicle is parked to the left, and a border patrol agent looks on from the right with binoculars.

Mexican Immigration Will Be an Issue as Long as the Nation has a Third World Economy

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A Gang of Eight Senators on Capital Hill introduced an immigration reform bill to Congress on April 17. It has little chance of passing in the Republican House of Representatives, and even if it does, there is no magic formula of quotas, amnesty, pathways, or other regulations that will end illegal immigration […]

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Senate Immigration Bill: More Militarization of the Border, No Real Path to Citizenship

THE REAL NEWS   New legislation will increase deportations, beef up police while worker status will help provide cheap labor for businesses but make citizenship almost impossible to attain. GARCIA: “We’re also going to set up E-Verify, a mandatory national identification system. Talk about Big Brother. I mean, we are absolutely extending this across the […]

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Lawsuit Filed to Block Alabama from “Black Listing” Immigrants

ACLU Case Is Latest Example of State Attempting to Target and Drive Out Immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A coalition of civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit today to block a portion of Alabama’s anti-immigrant law requiring state officials to publicly post an online list of immigrants who may be […]

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Border Patrol steals migrant’s food and blankets during recent cold spell

NO MORE DEATHS Tucson, AZ- A hidden camera video released by Tucson-based humanitarian organization, No More Deaths, shows an agent of the U.S. Border Patrol removing clean blankets and food intended for migrants in distress.  The January 8 video captures a Border Patrol agent on a desert trail near the town of Arivaca, Arizona, about 12 […]

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An open letter to Ron Barber regarding his first day on the job

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Apparently, it was a baptism by hellfire. Within minutes of being sworn in, you were caught up in a legislative conflict that disingenuously pitted border security against the environment. Unfortunately, you somehow decided it was a good idea to waive 16 major environmental laws within 100 miles of U.S. borders, ostensibly to […]

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Immigration and Conservative Doublethink

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Tune in to the mainstream conservative media (on talk radio, or the #1 cable news network FOX) and we hear all this bluster and anger over Obama’s recent decision to stop deporting those persons who who entered the country illegally* (i.e. without documentation) at age 16 or younger, are no older than […]

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