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  • Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

    Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-05-18 14:33:17 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-05-20 09:55:13 GMT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan promotes this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)House Speaker Paul Ryan promotes this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

    The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on stricter work and job training requirements for food stamps that are combined with a renewal of farm subsidies, but the measure's chances are iffy because of an...

    The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on stricter work and job training requirements for food stamps that are combined with a renewal of farm subsidies, but the measure's chances are iffy because of an unrelated scrap over immigration.

  • HHS considering housing immigrant children at military bases

    HHS considering housing immigrant children at military bases

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-05-16 04:52:17 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-05-16 15:13:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Health and Human Services takes custody of children who cross the border alone within 48 hours, as well as children who are separated from their families when their parents are charged with crimes or the child's welfare is in doubt.

    Health and Human Services takes custody of children who cross the border alone within 48 hours, as well as children who are separated from their families when their parents are charged with crimes or the child's welfare is in doubt.

  • CBP stops human smuggling attempt by a Tucson woman

    CBP stops human smuggling attempt by a Tucson woman

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:14:31 GMT
    Two men found in failed human smuggling attempt by a Tucson woman. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Two men found in failed human smuggling attempt by a Tucson woman. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
    Two men found in failed human smuggling attempt by a Tucson woman. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Two men found in failed human smuggling attempt by a Tucson woman. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested a 22-year-old Tucson woman after finding two males from Mexico hiding in the trunk of her vehicle. 

    Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested a 22-year-old Tucson woman after finding two males from Mexico hiding in the trunk of her vehicle. 

  • BP agent to face new trial in shooting death of Mexican teen

    BP agent to face new trial in shooting death of Mexican teen

    Friday, May 11 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-05-11 17:13:54 GMT
    Lonnie Ray Swartz (Source: Maggie Keane)Lonnie Ray Swartz (Source: Maggie Keane)
    Lonnie Ray Swartz. (Source: Maggie Keane)Lonnie Ray Swartz. (Source: Maggie Keane)

    A Border Patrol agent will face a new trial in the 2012 cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teen.

    A Border Patrol agent will face a new trial in the 2012 cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teen.

  • Federal agents rescue migrants from Baboquivari Mountains

    Federal agents rescue migrants from Baboquivari Mountains

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-05-11 00:20:29 GMT
    Three illegal aliens found themselves in a dangerous situation in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson, called 9-1-1 for help and were rescued early Wednesday.  (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protections)Three illegal aliens found themselves in a dangerous situation in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson, called 9-1-1 for help and were rescued early Wednesday. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protections)
    – Three male illegal aliens found themselves in a dangerous situation in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson, called 9-1-1 for help and were rescued early Wednesday. (Source: U.S. Border Patrol)– Three male illegal aliens found themselves in a dangerous situation in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson, called 9-1-1 for help and were rescued early Wednesday. (Source: U.S. Border Patrol)

    Three male illegal aliens found themselves in a dangerous situation in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson, were rescued early Wednesday.

    Three male illegal aliens found themselves in a dangerous situation in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson, were rescued early Wednesday.

  • Texas suit could speed DACA's path to Supreme Court

    Texas suit could speed DACA's path to Supreme Court

    Thursday, May 10 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-05-10 04:51:38 GMT
    Thursday, May 10 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-05-10 14:25:31 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    If Texas and six other states persuade a judge to issue a nationwide order barring the government from continuing DACA, that decision could conflict with existing judges' orders telling the government it must partially continue the program. 

    If Texas and six other states persuade a judge to issue a nationwide order barring the government from continuing DACA, that decision could conflict with existing judges' orders telling the government it must partially continue the program. 

  • GOP immigration moderates seek to force House votes on issue

    GOP immigration moderates seek to force House votes on issue

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-05-09 15:32:43 GMT
    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:02:03 GMT
    Several Republican lawmakers are beginning to collect signatures on a petition to force House votes on immigration legislation, and a leader of the group says they will garner enough support to succeed.
    Several Republican lawmakers are beginning to collect signatures on a petition to force House votes on immigration legislation, and a leader of the group says they will garner enough support to succeed.
  • CBP Agriculture Specialists at Arizona Ports ensure Mother’s Day flowers are disease, pest free

    CBP Agriculture Specialists at Arizona Ports ensure Mother’s Day flowers are disease, pest free

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-05-09 03:12:32 GMT
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspecting flowers at the border. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspecting flowers at the border. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Why Agriculture specialists with Customs and Border Protection are going through all the flowers at the border.  

    Why Agriculture specialists with Customs and Border Protection are going through all the flowers at the border.  

  • Tucson Border Patrol Agents Arrest MS-13 Gang Member

    Tucson Border Patrol Agents Arrest MS-13 Gang Member

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-05-08 20:17:04 GMT

    Border Patrol agents have arrested an MS-13 gang member from El Salvador in southern Arizona. Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents have identified 24-year-old Salvador Campos-Rodriguez, who was in the country illegally, was arrested Saturday near Federal Route 19 near Three Points. During processing, border agents learned Campos-Rodriguez had been previously deported from the U.S. in 2017. He will remain in custody pending court disposition for criminal immigration violations.

    Border Patrol agents have arrested an MS-13 gang member from El Salvador in southern Arizona. Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents have identified 24-year-old Salvador Campos-Rodriguez, who was in the country illegally, was arrested Saturday near Federal Route 19 near Three Points. During processing, border agents learned Campos-Rodriguez had been previously deported from the U.S. in 2017. He will remain in custody pending court disposition for criminal immigration violations.

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  • Car dealership hosts fundraiser for local police department

    Car dealership hosts fundraiser for local police department

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:56:47 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:33:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Central Ford hosted a fundraiser in Trumann Saturday to help the local police department.

    Central Ford hosted a fundraiser in Trumann Saturday to help the local police department.

  • Group holds rally to end mass incarceration

    Group holds rally to end mass incarceration

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:56:11 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:30:10 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A large group gathered to rally for change on Saturday at the Future For Felons End Mass Incarceration Rally.

    A large group gathered to rally for change on Saturday at the Future For Felons End Mass Incarceration Rally.

  • Kids Expo offers help for parents

    Kids Expo offers help for parents

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:07:57 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:42:55 GMT
    Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)Several area groups participated in the 2018 Kids Expo Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    An event Saturday in Jonesboro provided key information for children and parents alike, with groups also helping parents keep children safe. 

    An event Saturday in Jonesboro provided key information for children and parents alike, with groups also helping parents keep children safe. 

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