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    Mexico on Tuesday asked a federal court in Arizona to declare the state's new immigration law unconstitutional, arguing that the country's own interests and its citizens' rights are at stake.

  • Mexican federal police and forensic experts stand next to the body of 14 year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca, under the Paso Del Norte border bridge, as U.S. officials watch from the U.S. side at right, in Ciudad Juarez, northern Mexico, Monday, June 7, 2010. Chihuahua state officials released a statement Tuesday, June 8, demanding a full investigation into the death of the boy who was allegedly shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent after a confrontation, according to Mexican authorities.(AP Photo)

    Mexicans angry as U.S. Border Patrol kills teen

    Mexicans are seething over the second death of a fellow citizen at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents in two weeks, an incident near downtown El Paso that is threatening to escalate tensions over migrant issues.

  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano concedes the U.S.-Mexico border could be "more safe and more secure." (Associated Press)

    Napolitano: Border could be 'more safe'

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday the U.S.-Mexico border is not as secure as it could be, though she contended that the Obama administration has shown an "absolute laserlike focus on that border."

  • ** FILE ** Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, Arizona Republicans, listen on April 19 as Pinal County, Ariz., Sheriff Paul R. Babeu (left) calls for more National Guard troops for border security. Cochise County, Ariz., Sheriff Larry A. Dever (right) concurred. (AP Photo)

    McCain, Kyl want troops on U.S.-Mexico border

    With border violence flaring again, the two U.S. senators from Arizona on Monday called on President Obama to deploy 3,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in their state, saying the borders must be secured before the White House pursues a broader immigration bill.

  • **FILE** Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla (Associated Press)

    'Significant' Mexican drug lord in U.S. court

    A top Sinaloa Cartel lieutenant, accused of directing the assassinations of rivals as well as Mexican and U.S. government officials as part of a raging drug war that has claimed more than 8,000 lives, will be arraigned Tuesday in federal court in Chicago on charges of smuggling multiple tons of cocaine and heroin into this country.

  • BOOKS: 'A Country of Vast Designs'

    To indifferent students of American history, our 11th president, James Knox Polk, may seem to be just another of those semiobscure White House occupants of no particular distinction. However, as Robert W. Merry shows us, he deserves much more than that.

  • Mark M. South, wildland firefighter and instructor for the Tubac Fire District, talks about the border area. (Lindsay A. Miller)

    In immigration war, environment is a neglected casualty

    In the battle between Mexican immigrants, smugglers and drug cartels and the U.S. authorities charged with catching them, the innocent bystanders caught in the clash are the plants and animals of the borderlands.

  • Allison Shelley/The Washington Times

    Senate OKs Gitmo transfers to U.S.

    Congress on Tuesday passed the 2010 homeland security spending bill that gives President Obama the authority to transfer terrorism-suspect detainees to the United States for trial, though only after he submits a plan to Congress.

  • Roberto Morales, 22, of El Salvador, who lives in Annapolis, attends the rally at the Capitol on Tuesday. Patience is running low over delays by the Obama administration to address reforms.

    Immigration activists call for reform

    Hundreds of immigration activists staged a rally Tuesday on Capitol Hill, pressing for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws to offer a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

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