Border PatrolA U.S. Border Patrol Agent shot and killed a 19-year-old man in Douglas, Ariz., on Monday.

While leftist immigration advocates typically view the Obama administration as an ally, one of the most important players in both Democratic Party politics and the debate on illegal immigration — the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — is for the first time openly criticizing the Department of Homeland Security's shift in enforcement efforts.

On Thursday, the Arizona Senate defeated five bills aimed at illegal immigration in a marked departure from last year, when enactment of tough state enforcement measure S.B 1070 put the Grand Canyon State at the heart of a fierce national debate on illegal immigration.

Earlier this week, New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna J. Duran (pictured, left) announced that her office has made a disturbing discovery. After a two-day-long probe into possible fraud in the voter registration rolls, Duran and her team reported that their investigation revealed that at least 117 names of foreign nationals appeared in that database.

The latest decennial census shows that the Census Bureau's estimate for the number of Hispanics in the United States is too low, the Pew Hispanic Center reports.

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