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Perry leans on Sheriff Joe Arpaio for advice on immigration

Rick Perry has been caught slumming--reaching out to Maricopa (AZ) County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of the more famous anti-immigration voices of the West.

Mexican immigration to U.S. down to lowest level in years

Mexican migration to the United States has slowed to a trickle, according to the Mexican government. Migration from Mexico peaked in 2006 or 2007, when roughly one percent of the population left the country each year. Today, the number is around one third of one percent per year, says Mexico.

Secure Communities no longer needs states’ authorization to operate

The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it was canceling agreements with 40 states, including Colorado, to operate the Secure Communities program in those states. The program, though, lives on as the federal government simply decided it did not need states' permission to run the program in those states.

Kansas legislator says illegal immigrants should be shot down from helicopters–then...

Kansas Legislator Virgil Peck yesterday suggested one good way to control illegal immigration in the state would be to shoot people suspected of being in the state without proper documentation.

Utah adopts middle ground immigration policy

In a legislative session that ran late into the evening March 4, Utah passed a series of immigration bills that left almost no one happy--and that some are convinced cannot be implemented.

Texas demographer on Hispanic population gains: ‘It’s basically over for Anglos’

"It's basically over for Anglos," Texas state demographer Steve Murdock told the Houston Chronicle this week, discussing demographic trends in Texas that suggest that Hispanics may soon comprise a substantial majority.

Arizona may turn hospitals into immigration enforcement stations

Arizona continues to lead the nation in immigration reform. Monday, a Senate committee looked at a bill that could turn hospitals into immigration checkpoints.
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