Border and immigration news

Border is an “Existential Crisis” to House Republicans

Aug 9, 2023 Five Congressional Republicans condemned President Biden’s border policy at a subcommittee hearing Tuesday afternoon in Cochise County.

It's "Reservation Dogs" final season, cast member Jon Proudstar shares how it began.

Aug 9, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet Robaba, a refugee from Afghanistan with a passion for knowledge and a story to tell; members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness share "Moments to Cope"; and remembering filmmaker William Friedkin.

Woman dies after calling 911 from remote part of Arizona desert

Aug 4, 2023 A migrant died in Border Patrol custody after agents found her with symptoms of severe heat stroke.

Apprehensions and rescues increase in Border Patrol Tucson Sector

Aug 2, 2023 Migrant apprehensions and rescues have reached record highs in Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, making it the busiest sector in the nation, with nearly half of the migrants being families.

The University of Arizona launches website showcasing U.S.-Mexico borderlands stories to reclaim border narrative

Aug 1, 2023 The Confluencenter is collaborating with borderlands artists, advocates, journalists, and others to showcase stories, art and other projects from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, aiming to present a comprehensive and diverse history of the region.

Border Patrol rescues in the Arizona borderlands climb as extreme heat continues

Jul 26, 2023 Amidst ongoing extreme heat, Border Patrol rescues surge in the Arizona borderlands, and officials continue to find human remains.

Mexican citizen dies after falling from border wall near San Luis, Arizona

Jul 25, 2023 A man died near San Luis, Arizona, after climbing the border wall and falling on the U.S. side. Another individual who fell was injured but is in stable condition.

The "Barbenheimer" Experience Arrives in Tucson

Jul 25, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Using a natural desert resource in a new way; and ""Chasing the Ghost Bear: On the Trail of America’s Lost Super Beast".

Arizona's defunct border wall project could help with Tucson's affordable housing efforts

Jul 25, 2023 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik advocates for converting shipping containers that were part of former Gov. Doug Ducey's defunct $200 million border wall project into tiny homes to accommodate the city's affordable housing needs.

New report offers ideas to fix asylum backlog

Jul 22, 2023 The Migration Policy Institute says fixing both the court system and immigration reform are needed to solve irregular migration. But in the absence of legislative reform, their new report offers ways to streamline the asylum process.

Court settlement includes meaningful border wall changes for wildlife

Jul 20, 2023 A settlement between the Biden administration and environmental groups stipulates changes to the border wall that are a win for Southern Arizona wildlife, including larger connectivity passages and environmental impact studies.

Hobbs announces more than $41 million in state funds to Cochise County for border security

Jul 19, 2023 The funds came from the state's border security fund

DHS agrees to stop border wall construction, fund environmental remediation projects

Jul 18, 2023 A settlement agreement estimates $1.62 billion in funding and nearly $430 million returned to DOD projects.

Migrant encounters drop during first month since end of Title 42

Jul 18, 2023 Despite concerns that the end of Title 42 would bring an influx of migrants, the number of apprehensions continue to drop, in Arizona and across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Environmental groups seek court order to stop two exploratory mining projects

Jul 14, 2023 The groups filed a lawsuit against the USFS in June.

Biden administration guaranteed attorney access for all migrant screenings. Most don’t have it

Jul 3, 2023 Nearly three months and thousands of screenings later, the promise of attorney access appears largely unfulfilled.

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