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U.S. Government

Census Bureau to miss deadline, jeopardizing Trump plan

The Census Bureau will miss a year-end deadline for handing in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats, a delay that could undermine President Donald Trump’s efforts to exclude people in the country illegally from the count if the figures aren’t submitted before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The Census Bureau plans to deliver a

Legal Beat

Border Patrol Finds Migrants Stuffed in Truck Bed

U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled a smuggling attempt involving 16 Mexican nationals near Border Wall construction outside Douglas, Arizona, Thursday evening. Around 8:45 p.m., Tucson Sector agents stopped a Dodge Ram truck for an immigration inspection on a dirt road along the border, east of Douglas. As they approached the vehicle, which contained seven visible

State

Report: Migrant deaths in the desert have reached seven-year high

Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013, according to the group Humane Borders. The rise in migrant deaths comes during a year of intense heat and little precipitation for Arizona – but also at

National

Court halts Trump plan to exclude undocumented migrants from census

A federal court Thursday blocked President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census, calling the order a clear violation of the law would cause lasting damage. Arizona advocates welcomed the ruling in the case, in which the city of Phoenix was one of numerous government and private plaintiffs, with one attorney calling

National

Critics: Trump order to discount undocumented migrants in Census will fail

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will exclude undocumented immigrants in the 2020 Census when it comes to allocating seats in Congress, a move critics called unconstitutional and unenforceable. Opponents immediately vowed to sue over Trump’s memorandum, which comes a little more than a year after the Supreme Court rejected the administration’s attempt to include

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