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Agents assist Mexican nationals being repatriated after they were apprehended crossing the border at Nogales, Arizona, June 2010. Fiscal year 2012 and the early part of 2013 have seen mild increases in border-crossing arrests.
Senior Republican pushes tougher border plan for immigration bill - Reuters A planned amendment from Sen. John Cornyn of Texas "would require the Department of Homeland Security to have surveillance over the entire U.S.-Mexico border and meet a benchmark of apprehending at least 90 percent of people trying to cross the border illegally." He outlined his idea in a Dallas Morning News opinion piece.
Wonkbook: The immigration bill is moving right - Washington Post More on reported plans from GOP Senate lawmakers to tighten provisions of the comprehensive Senate immigration bill, including beefing up border security and "triggers" to precede legalization. If it gets as far as the House: "Wherever the Senate bill ends up, the House bill will end up well to the right of that."
Border apprehensions up again. Big blow to immigration reform efforts? - Christian Science Monitor Border apprehensions are still at record lows, but they appear to be inching up: Federal numbers show a 13 percent increase over a year ago for the six-month period ending April 1. Overall, fiscal year 2012 saw a 9 percent increase in apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sergio Romo immigration video shows Giants star pitching reform - Huffington Post The San Francisco Giants' pitcher Sergio Romo talks about his support for immigration reform and discusses his family's immigrant roots in a video for an immigrant advocacy group. Romo's parents were both born in Mexico.
Disclosure shows private prison company misled on immigration lobbying - The Nation A government lobbying disclosure shows one of the nation's largest private immigrant detention contractors has become involved in lobbying related to comprehensive immigration reform. The company, the Geo Group, had issued a statement earlier in the year indicating otherwise.
FBI agents raid offices of California state senator, Latino caucus - NBC News FBI agents raided the offices of California state Sen. Ron Calderon, a Democrat from Montebello, and the state Latino caucus on Tuesday in Sacramento. The agency isn't disclosing the nature of the investigation.