Ted Robbins

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In Arizona, An Unlikely Ally For Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Arizona Legislature is debating whether to extend Medicaid to about 300,000 people in the state. The expansion is a requirement to get federal funding under the Affordable Care Act.

The big surprise is who has been leading the charge: Republican Gov. Jan Brewer. She's one of President Obama's staunchest ...


Border Drones Fly Into Fight Over Immigration

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The runways at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., are busy. This is where the Army tests its military drones, where it trains its drone pilots, and where four Customs and Border Protection drones take off and land.

From here, the CBP drones survey the Arizona-Mexico border — mainly looking for immigrants and ...


Bill Would Put Immigration Verification System To The Test

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Some employers around the nation have been using E-Verify to check the immigration status of employees for years. Operated by the Department of Homeland Security, the online system is designed to make it harder to hire unauthorized workers — and harder for those workers to find jobs.

While participation ...


U.S. Aims To Track Foreigners Who Arrive, But Never Leave

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Nearly half the people now in the U.S. illegally didn't climb walls, wade across the Rio Grande or trek through the desert to get here. They arrived legally, with tourist or student visas. And when those visas expired, they just never left.

Like the rest of the 11 million undocumented ...


Frustration Mounts Over Unresolved Border Patrol Shootings

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Reducing illegal immigration — a key requirement for any immigration overhaul — is largely up to the U.S. Border Patrol. That agency has doubled in size over the past decade. It's now the largest law enforcement agency in the country.

Critics say the agency has become overly zealous in its ...


With Budget Cuts For Ports, Produce May Perish

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Budget-cutting from the government sequester that began March 1 could affect U.S. exports and imports, including what we eat.

Customs and Border Protection officers regulate trade at the nation's 329 ports of entry, in harbors, airports and on land.

One by one, drivers approach booths with Customs and Border Protection ...


Manhattan Project Sites Part Of Proposed Park

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Congress is considering whether to turn three top-secret sites involved with creating the atomic bomb into one of the country's most unusual national parks. Critics question the need ...


Border Killings Prompt Scrutiny Over Use Of Force

Saturday, November 24, 2012

In less than two years, U.S. Border Patrol agents have killed 18 Mexicans along the border — including eight people throwing rocks. Now the Department of Homeland Security is examinin...


Young Illegal Immigrants Seek Work Permits

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's been more than a month since the government began accepting requests for its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a new policy for young people brought to the U.S. ill...

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Young Illegal Immigrants Seek To Avoid Deportation

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Young people brought to the U.S. illegally may begin applying for a deportation deferral and a two-year work permit beginning Wednesday. The Obama administration put elements of the D...


The Bolo Tie's Artful Ride From Closet To Museum

Friday, December 09, 2011

Arizona celebrates its centennial next year, and to help get folks spruced up for the occasion, the Heard Museum in Phoenix recently opened an exhibition featuring the state's official neckwear — the bolo tie.

The roots of the bolo tie aren't known for sure. But the story goes like this: ...

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Defending Defense Contracts: Programs Turn To PR

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Obama administration wants 10 percent — or $450 billion — in defense cuts over the next decade. It's the first time since 2001 that the Defense Department has had to fight for fun...