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Border and Immigration

Stay on top of the latest developments along the U.S. - Mexico border. Follow AZPM for current coverage about border policy, immigration issues, migrant journeys, and life in the border region of Southern Arizona. Video News Support local journalism

We Are the Water Missing Home

Indigenous communities fight against border wall construction near a sacred Sonoran Desert spring. (10:06)
April 25, 2021

What Remains

Working to identify migrants who have perished in the Arizona desert.
April 15, 2019

Where Dreams Die

Honoring the lives of the migrants who have died in the Sonoran Desert
November 5, 2018

Missing Migrant Program Summit brings awareness to risk of migrant deaths

Officials from local, national and non-governmental agencies came together to exchange ideas.
November 21, 2022

Magnus resigns amid wave of migrants

He submitted his resignation to President Joe Biden on Saturday, saying it had been “a privilege and honor” to be part of the administration.
November 12, 2022

AP sources: US border agency leader is being forced out

The former Tucson Police Chief has been on the job for less than a year.
November 11, 2022

Día de los Muertos: Ancient Tradition in a Modern Era

Historic celebration is gaining traction across borders and cultures
November 2, 2022

Arizona governor puts more containers along Mexican border

The move comes days after Ducey sues to put up the containers.
October 24, 2022

Arizona sues US over containers along border with Mexico

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Arizona asks that the state be allowed to take unilateral action it believes necessary to protect its residents.
October 21, 2022

Arizona refuses US demand to remove containers along border

The federal government told Arizona officials in a letter last week that the containers were unauthorized and violated U.S. law.
October 19, 2022

Fact Check Arizona: Ep. 3 The Border in the Governor's Race

Lake and Hobbs' plans for border security and immigration vary widely.
October 19, 2022

Whetstone locals mixed on seeing border shipping containers

Cochise County issued permits for containers.
October 11, 2022

Local migrant shelter reaching capacity after influx of migrants in Tucson

Last year, Casa Alitas received 100 to 175 people a day. Now, they receive 400 to 450 people a day.
September 29, 2022

Migrant deaths declined as encounters rose

Advocates warn against relaxing.
September 14, 2022

Tale of two borders

Mexicans not seen at busy Arizona crossings
September 6, 2022

Tribe: Arizona built border barrier against its wishes

The Cocophah Indian Tribe has a number of concerns.
September 2, 2022

Kevin Hines shares stories of survival and hope in "Suicide: The Ripple Effect".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Invisible Theatre's "The Lifespan of a Fact" explores where truth begins and ends; and The Migrant Quilt Project commemorates those who have lost their lives trying to cross the U.S. / Mexico border.
September 1, 2022

Containers are no hindrance for migrants on Arizona border

So far there has been no drop off in the number of people crossing the border.
August 30, 2022

The Buzz: USMCA turns 2

How are Arizona's importers & exporters doing under the new trade deal?
August 19, 2022

Illegal border crossings fall in July but remain high

The busiest sectors are in Texas.
August 16, 2022

GSA hosts public meeting expanding Douglas’ Port of Entry

The new port is a project that many has been in the works for years.
August 15, 2022

Housing options limited for migrants forced to wait in southern Mexico

Sleeping outside for some is seen as better than staying in a shelter.
August 13, 2022

Ducey orders crews to fill gaps in border wall

State contractors began moving and stacking 60-foot-long, 9-foot-tall shipping containers early Friday.
August 12, 2022

‘All I can do is wait’: Children make up a third of migrants in documentation limbo

Asylum seekers crowd into Tapachula, Mexico.
August 6, 2022

US to fill border wall gaps at open area near Yuma

Biden had pledged during the campaign to stop all border wall construction
July 28, 2022

Where's the new money in the state budget going?

We look at a handful of areas that will see a notable increase in funds this fiscal year
July 8, 2022

Ducey signs bill directing $335M to build border fence

The fencing legislation does not say where, when or how the barriers and technology will be installed and no planning document was available.
June 30, 2022
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