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In immigration news: GOP's shift on reform, Arizona border residents' perspective, officer cleared in Anaheim shooting, more

Border Agents Struggle To Keep Immigrants From Illegally Crossing AZ Border

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent drives along the border fence which separates the cities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora Mexico. Some border residents have mixed views on illegal immigration.

G.O.P. opposition to immigration law is falling away - New York Times Republican Sen. Rand Paul's recent embrace of comprehensive reform is one recent indication that GOP opposition "is crumbling in the nation’s capital as leading lawmakers in the party scramble to halt eroding support among Hispanic voters — a shift that is providing strong momentum for an overhaul of immigration laws."

Arizona couple have complex view of illegal immigration - Los Angeles Times Border ranchers Jim and Sue Chilton "have developed a nuanced view of the border, gingerly balancing their desire for security — he's 73, she's 70 — with the reality of having desperate wanderers cross their land, starved and parched."

For immigration reform, time could be of the essence - Christian Science Monitor Bipartisan working groups of lawmakers in the Senate and House hope to have immigration reform bills ready next month, but "with opposition groups rallying their forces, the speed at which lawmakers can move to a vote could determine whether the legislation can make it to President Obama's desk at all."

Brookings survey: Over six in ten Americans back citizenship in immigration reform - ABC/Univision From the story: "Over six in ten Americans think undocumented immigrants should be given a path to citizenship, according to a survey released Thursday by the Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute." Sixty-three percent of respondents said they back citizenship.

Anaheim police officer not charged with killing of Latino - Fox News Latino A police officer from Anaheim, Calif. who shot and killed Manuel Diaz last summer during an altercation has been cleared of charges. The shooting in July was one of a few that led to protests in the Orange County city last year.  

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