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Our Opinion: Unbiased data on immigration

A lack of information is one of many factors preventing this nation from reaching consensus on the immigration debate.

But the University of Arizona will have the opportunity to help fill that void.

UA has been awarded a $16 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Depart-ment of Homeland Security. The money will allow UA to develop new security technologies and gather data about immigrants.

It also will enable UA to obtain basic information on immigrants: where they go, what they do and how they support the economy.

If Congress ever is to tackle the vexing comprehensive immigration reform issue, its members need solid, factual information.

UA will play a key role in that debate by providing data that is not tainted by politics. It is a crucial undertaking.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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