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Cindy Carcamo
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The latest out of Albuquerque today. The DOJ appoints a monitor to oversee reform at Albuquerque PD, after a rash of deadly officer-involved shootings.
Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how it uses force.
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The feds are fighting to keep the U.S. Border Patrol agent's name under seal, nearly two years after the deadly shooting.
Civil rights attorneys are trying to block the federal government from permanently sealing the name of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who opened fire north of the border, killing a Mexican teenager who was on Mexican soil nearly two years ago.
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Yes. It's true. Flooding does happen in Arizona. Rainfall was so bad Tuesday that it forced evacuations and led to dramatic scenes of rescues in the Phoenix area.
Heavy rainfall is a yearly occurrence during monsoon season in Arizona but this year it seems to be particularly torrential and destructive.
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Inadequate food, disease and unsanitary conditions are reported in several detention facilities throughout the Southwest. Read my story to find out more.
Illnesses and unsanitary conditions exist at some detention centers for immigrant mothers and children along the Southwest border, the Department of Homeland Security 's inspector general says.
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A Phoenix priest who survived an attack the killed his fellow priest told me he has forgiven the assailant. Read more below.
People clapped, gasped and cried when a man pushed Father Joseph Terra into the room full of parishioners at St. Catherine of Siena on Monday.
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A rumor spreading throughout Central America about a "new opportunity" has sparked a surge of parents with children to make the dangerous journey north.
Yoselin Ramos had long wanted to trek to the United States to escape the crushing poverty and rising violence in her hometown in Guatemala.
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Sheriff's officials have released the 911 recording from the Florida grandfather who shot his daughter and his six grandchildren. One of the most disturbing 911 calls I've heard in my career.  Don Spirit didn't sound regretful. He seemed frustrated, angry and even cussed at the dispatcher.
The most chilling part? He said the following when the dispatcher asked him about what gun he used.
“It doesn’t matter what kind of gun I’ve got,” he said. “They’re all dead and when you get here I’ll shoot myself and then you can figure out what kind of gun it is.”
The Florida grandfather who killed his daughter and six grandchildren called 911 and bluntly reported the shooting, saying he was going to kill himself when police arrived.
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This is why I've been in Artesia, New Mexico the last few days.
A woman named Heidy, who fled her abusive husband in Honduras, is the first test case since the highest immigration court in the U.S. issued a ruling last week recognizing domestic violence as a basis for granting asylum.
Even police told her to leave her country because they said they could not protect her from her husband, a drug trafficker who spat on her, raped her — the first time when she was 17 — and threatened her at gunpoint
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ff-immig-domestic-20140906-story.html
Heidy fled her native Honduras for the United States on the advice of police. There was nothing they could do, they told her, to protect her from her abusive husband, a drug trafficker who spat on her, raped her — the first time when she was 17 — and threatened her at gunpoint.
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An 11-year-old U.S. citizen boy was kept locked up for more than a month at an immigration detention center in Artesia, N.M. He was released Wednesday after an attorney made the discovery. He may have been deported to Central America if it hadn't come to light. You can read more below.
An 11-year-old boy — one of hundreds who have been shuttled to an immigration detention facility in the middle of the New Mexican desert — was released this week after it was discovered that he is a U.S. citizen, according to the child's attorney.
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As a surge of children continue to enter the U.S. alone, misconceptions and political posturing abound.My story below should help clear the air and give you an idea of what is in store for these children.
As a crush of unaccompanied Central American children illegally enters the United States, politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle are increasingly weighing in on what should be done to stop the surge.
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My story today about on the presser White House officials held. The $2 billion bit was about the only news that came out of it.
Federal officials still refuse to give statistics on how many parents with children are crossing the border from Central America.


http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-ff-arizona-border-influx-of-minors-20140609-story.html
A rush of young children crossing alone and illegally into the United States from Texas is so large and unexpected that senior officials with the Obama administration said Monday the White House is asking Congress for about $2 billion to grapple with what is being called a humanitarian crisis.
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I just got word that a Navajo Code Talker I featured in a story a couple months ago has died. Tom Jones Jr. (pictured below) died at 11:05 p.m. yesterday, his family told me. He never got the home he wanted, his family said.
http://articles.latimes.com/2014/mar/08/nation/la-na-ff-navajo-vets-housing-20140309
FARMINGTON, N.M. - In World War II he served as a Navajo code talker, one of the Marines who became legendary by using their native tongue to transmit messages the enemy could not decipher....
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  • Los Angeles Times Newspapers Inc
    Immigration reporter, present
    Immigration reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
  • Los Angeles Times Newspapers Inc
    Arizona Bureau Chief/ National Correspondent, 2012 - 2014
    National Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, covering the Southwest region of the United States. I focus on immigration and border issues and anything else that pops up in the area. Based in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Slake Los Angeles magazine
    Contributor, 2010 - 2013
    Wrote an in-depth, narrative story about the first 48 hours of a deportee’s life after his return to Guatemala on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement flight from the United States. While at a detention center in Mesa, Arizona, I had a few minutes to convince an ICE detainee to allow me to accompany him and document his time on an ICE flight to Guatemala City and onward to his village. Melvin Eliceo Súchite Hernandez, who doesn’t fit the many stereotypes of illegal immigrants, gave me the green light and became the focus of “Return to Sender” in issue 2 of Slake magazine. The story became a finalist for the 2011 Livingston Awards and is also a finalist for the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Journalism. The Orange County Press Club also gave the story second place for 2012 Best News Feature.
  • Orange County Register
    Immigration reporter/ Staff Writer, 2009 - 2012
    Daily reporter/writer who covers immigration issues with a local angle and an international perspective. I write a variety of stories on the beat, which touches several aspects of society, from law to schools to health care. Stories vary in size and scope, from quick web stories about changing passport regulations to a Sunday story and database about employers in Orange County who use E-Verify. I’ve also completed reporting assignments in Latin America, including a three-part award-winning series called "Two Cities" about the local and international ramifications associated with the unprecedented number of deportations to Mexico under the current presidential administration. The Orange County Press Club honored the piece with 1st place for 2012 Best Public Affairs Series. In addition, I manage the immigration page for the Orange County Register (http://www.ocregister.com/immigration) and on Facebook where I post links to stories from a variety of national outlets about what’s happening in immigration on that day.
  • Orange County Register
    Huntington Beach/ Naturist Reporter and Writer, 2007 - 2009
    Daily reporter/writer who covers the cities of Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley for the newspaper and Web site. Most stories touched on environmental, political and nudist issues. However, I still had the opportunity to pinch-hit on breaking immigration stories.
  • Orange County Register
    Law enforcement reporter, 2003 - 2007
    Wrote late-breaking news stories, covering entire Orange County. Also wrote enterprise pieces on immigration issues, such as an increasing number of undocumented immigrants filing tax returns during the possibility of an immigration overhaul in 2005. Also completed a Sunday package on undocumented women and the obstacles they face as victims of domestic violence.
  • Inter American Press Association
    Scholar and Foreign Correspondent, 2005 - 2006
    Foreign correspondent in Latin America (Buenos Aires, Arg. and Guanajuato, Mex.). Wrote international pieces for the Register with a local angle. such as a front page story about a San Clemente woman who moved to Argentina and claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of Juan Domingo Perón. In Mexico, I wrote a story about how immigrant money fuels the home-building industry in small towns in Mexico. Took a one-year leave of absence from the Orange County Register to pursue this fellowship)
  • The Fresno Bee
    Staff Writer, 2002 - 2003
    Wrote police and court stories for two counties. I wrote enterprise stories about immigration, such as the young immigrants who joined the military during the Iraq war with hopes of gaining U.S. citizenship in return.
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