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Along the route north, shelter operators heed calling to aid desperate migrants

Along the route north, shelter operators heed calling to aid desperate migrants

By Jessie Wardarski

Carlos Solis was training to be a priest when he got a new calling – to help the Central American migrants who show up at his southern Mexican shelter on their way toward the U.S. The House of Mercy is one of 52 shelters on the route north, run by people, like Solis, called to help.

Court upholds conviction of smuggler who held migrant for ransom

Court upholds conviction of smuggler who held migrant for ransom

An appeals court said testimony from ICE agents did not violate Jose Antonio Liera-Morales' right to confront his accusers. Liera-Morales, working off his own debt to smugglers, picked up a Honduran here illegally, held him hostage and demanded ransom from the teen's mother.

Experts: Water-safety message needs to reach all ages, bodies of water

Experts: Water-safety message needs to reach all ages, bodies of water

It may seem odd that there are many ways to drown in a desert state, but safety experts are trying to spread the word about pools, lakes, canals - all bodies of water. It comes as Arizona has seen a relatively typical number of drownings and water incidents so far this year.

First fallout nears for Arizona’s refusal to comply with Real ID Act

First fallout nears for Arizona’s refusal to comply with Real ID Act

Arizona said in 2008 that it would not comply with the Real ID Act, a post-9/11 law aimed making it harder for would-be terrorists to get fake IDs. Now, the act is about to get real: The federal government will start phasing in limits on where non-compliant licenses can be accepted.

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