Border and immigration news

Participants continue to walk, 20 years later, to end migrant death in the Arizona borderlands

Jun 6, 2023 During the 20th annual Migrant Trail Walk, participants walked 75 miles, from Sásabe, Sonora, to Tucson to call for changes in immigration policy that would end migrant deaths on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Federal grant pushes UA to create new program to support first gen Latino students

May 30, 2023 The $3 million grant is expected to support the project for the next five years.

Post Title 42, some migrants have hope of gaining asylum

May 30, 2023 With improvements to the federal CBP One app, some migrants who wait along the U.S.-Mexico border in Sonora have hope they’ll get an appointment to seek asylum while others still wait with little change in sight.

Family of man killed by border patrol want justice for their loved one

May 26, 2023 The family of Tohono O’odham member Raymond Mattia say they regularly called Border Patrol when they needed assistance. They say Mattia was a peaceful man and community leader and don’t understand why agents shot him dead outside his home on May 18.

Cochise Supervisors Discuss impact of Title 42 removal

May 26, 2023 The numbers were not so large as predicted.

Children of the Holocaust: The story of Andrew Schot

May 25, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A look into the bird and plant species in Navopatia.

Title 42 surge in Tucson seems to be over

May 23, 2023 Despite much speculation of a huge increase of migrants at the southern border following the end of Title 42, the number of migrants coming crossing the border in Pima County is slowing to normal and below-normal levels.

US Border Patrol says agents who killed man in Arizona were answering report of gunfire

May 23, 2023 The FBI and Tohono O’odham Nation are investigating Thursday night's fatal shooting of Raymond Mattia.

FBI, tribe's police investigating fatal shooting of tribal member by US Border Patrol agents

May 21, 2023 Customs and Border Protection officials say agents from the Ajo Border Patrol Station were involved in a fatal shooting on the Tohono O’odham reservation.

Pima County migrant shelter capacity stretched

May 20, 2023 The system was close to breaking in the days following the end of Title 42.

Migrants line up at Nogales port of entry, hoping to seek asylum

May 19, 2023 Following the end of Title 42, migrants in Nogales, Sonora, wait day and night by the port of entry in hopes they can ask for asylum in the U.S.

Largest gun seizure of 2023 at U.S.-Mexico border in April, new data show

May 18, 2023 Border officials in Arizona seized more than 19,000 rounds of ammunition headed into Mexico in April, data released Wednesday show

"Home is Somewhere Else" animates the migrant experience.

May 17, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet AZPM border affairs reporter Danyelle Khmara; and multi-faceted artist Rick Wamer discusses his poetry collection "Long Shadow Days: Grief Walking".

Indian migrants crossing U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona continues to increase

May 17, 2023 New data show migrant apprehensions at the Southern Arizona border are slightly up in April, right before the end of Title 42, with the number of migrants from India continuing to increase.

Pima, Tucson near capacity since end of policy to expel migrants

May 15, 2023 Migrant services have reached a record high since Title 42 ended last Thursday, though whether that will continue isn’t clear.

This tribe’s land was cut in two by US borders. Its fight for access could help dozens of others

May 15, 2023 The Pascua Yaqui Tribe has drafted regulations in an effort to formalize the border-crossing process for their relatives in Mexico coming to their reservation in Arizona.

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