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Outlawed Arizona border patrol to cease operations

The Arizona branch of the vigilante border patrol group Ranch Rescue announced that it would no longer detain illegal immigrants and would stop patrolling the border between Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora. The group became the second paramilitary unit in less than a month to announce that it would halt its operations. David Cheney, a spokesman for the Arizona chapter of Ranch Rescue, said his group would not only cease operations in this area, but also no longer form part of the Texas-based organization. Ranch Rescue has been harshly criticized by human rights activists for the tactics they use to detain immigrants, including threatening them with firearms and wearing uniforms similar to those used by Border Patrol agents. Full Story

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