| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:29 PM
WASHINGTON — After a contentious debate, a Senate panel on Wednesday approved President Obama’s pick for the No. 2 job at the Department of Homeland Security without a single Republican vote.
The party-line maneuver opens the way for the...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:19 PM
SAN DIEGO — Kathy Gomez estimates that U.S. Border Patrol agents catch 75% of the migrants who try to run through the strawberry fields at her farm near the border with Tijuana. Farther east, Miguel Diaz thinks the number hits 90% at his junkyard...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:12 PM
TUCSON — The numbers of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally into this country are at historical lows, but a report released Wednesday shows that the death rates among these migrants are at an all-time high in the southern Arizona...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON—A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:15 AM
In an otherwise unexceptional column on immigration reform, commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. just can't restrain himself from reinforcing a totally false canard about Democrats and border security ("Immigration reform in sight," July 7).
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:34 PM
WASHINGTON — The firearms dealer caught up in the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious scandal has won an early release from prison after a federal judge ruled that prosecutors overcharged him in alleging he sold high-powered weapons to...
| Jan 30, 2013
San Diego authorities are investigating to see if three Riverside County men arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of stealing 29 iPads from a school near Del Mar are linked to a string of similar break-ins and thefts at area schools.......
| Mar 11, 2013
How secure is the U.S.-Mexico border? That is the question addressed by a front-page article published in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. At 2:30 p.m. Monday, The Times will hold a video chat on the subject. Times reporters wrote: Obama administration......
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:58 AM
As soon as they hit the beach the morning of Dec. 20 after 12 hours of being adrift, the Spanish-speaking people started running.
At least that's what Renado Shavar Smith, one of two Bahamian men accused of human smuggling by boat, allegedly told...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Luis Ernesto Rodriguez eyed the metal door as he waited for his little girls. Now 6 and 5 years old, they were his only children, inseparable, with thick black hair and mischievous smiles that reminded people of little mermaids.
More than two years...
| Oct 21, 2012
CUATRO MILPAS, MEXICO— In this hardscrabble farming village, an American teenager like Luis Martinez was bound to stand out.
Raised on Little Caesars pizzas and Big Gulps, Luis, 13, was portly. The village kids, subsisting on bowls of chicken...