The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.
- By Associated Press
- June 17, 2013
The violence rarely spills across the border, but the psychological impact does.
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Hot and dry conditions have also sparked significant blazes throughout New Mexico. The fastest growing scorcher is the Silver Fire, which is consuming the southeastern edge of the Gila Wilderness.
The growth rate of multiracial Americans is far outpacing the growth of the U.S. population as a whole.
One out of every five senior citizens in New Mexico isn't getting enough to eat, according to a report from the United Health Foundation.
The vicious drought gripping the Southwest appears to have a bullseye on New Mexico. Wildfires are burning across the state and water is increasingly scarce. So scare, that early this month one town's well stopped delivering water completely.
The prediction was more than 1.5 million Americans would travel outside the U.S. for medical care last year. Places like Mexico and Costa Rica have long been popular, but Nicaragua has more or less been off the map.
Native Americans in the Southwest have received more than $96 million as a result of the nation's largest class action lawsuit against the federal government, and an additional $312 million is expected to be sent out this fall.
The U.S. Treasury Department froze the assets of 18 people linked to a Mexican drug lord who has been in prison for nearly 30 years.
Government says accused border agents' names should remain secret in court, but the ACLU disagrees.
Tijuana newspapers have reported a recent spike in violent crime in the city. Street-level dealers are behind much of the violence, experts say.
There are calls for a re-evaluation of the U.S. Border Patrol’s use of force. Investigations into these cases are hidden from public view and can drag on for years.
There are several history-making decisions expected to be handed down from the U.S. Supreme Court in June. One could effectively wipe out the Voting Rights Act. In Texas, minority voters fear a possible loss of legal protection, while states' rights activists are eager for a change.
The effort behind the new sign represents the most public pushback Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has received on the immigration bill he helped to draft.