Border and immigration news

"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.

Title 42 has ended. Here's what it did, and how US immigration policy is changing

May 12, 2023 The U.S. is putting new restrictions into place at its southern border to try to to stop migrants from crossing illegally.

Officials prepare for change in border policy

May 11, 2023 As Title 42 comes to an end, border officials prepare for a possible influx in migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

University of Arizona Museum of Art gives high school artists a chance to share, with "Our Stories".

May 11, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tony Paniagua talks with a first-time German visitor to the United States; and "Pooh" returns to the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre.

More people crossing border at Cochise County ports

May 10, 2023 Cross-border traffic rebounded after the pandemic.

Governor Hobbs visits Tucson to share plans for end of Title 42

May 9, 2023 The press conference took place Tuesday afternoon where she discussed her five point approach to an expected increase in migrants.

Value of trade at Cochise ports drops

May 8, 2023 More than $1 billion dollars in goods still came across.

US, Mexico agree on tighter immigration policies at border

May 3, 2023 Homeland Security adviser Liz Sherwood-Randall spent Tuesday meeting with Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Biden sending 1,500 troops for Mexico border migrant surge

May 2, 2023 Military personnel will do data entry, warehouse support and other administrative tasks so that U.S. Customs and Border Protection can focus on fieldwork.

Map of border surveillance towers shows growing ‘virtual wall’ along US southern border

Apr 29, 2023 Arizona was an early adopter of surveillance towers when the CBP program was launched in the 2000s.

Airplane Crash from 1948 is Revisited and Researched

Apr 28, 2023 A professor and author is trying to find the families of all 32 victims.

Why this wildflower is worrying naturalists in Arizona.

Apr 27, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Martha Retallick on her "City Nature"; German fellow visits the AZPM Studio; and, a look into a Dolly Parton themed dance party.

Sinema, Southern Arizona mayors and county officials discuss impact of immigration on border communities.

Apr 26, 2023 The U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee comes weeks before Title 42 expires.

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