July 13, 2018 / Modified jul 13, 2018 5 p.m.

Child Migrant Detention Center; Active Shooter Training; Mexican Elections

Plus, Arizona officials describe how state systems are targeted by millions of cyberattacks each month.

One deadline passed and another is weeks away for the Trump administration to reunite families separated as a result of the "zero tolerance" policy at the border. A federal judge ordered children 5 and under to be reunited with parents by July 10. Remaining children must be reunited by July 26.

After a recent tour of the Southwest Key immigration detention facility in Tucson, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva said more than 70 of the estimated 300 children at the facility were separated from their families. Arizona 360 got a better idea of life in the inside from Antar Davidson, a former employee at the shelter. Davidson worked at the facility from February to June of this year.

"They were enforcing a very compassionless policy with these kids and I couldn't be a part of that," Davidson said.


This month, school resource officers in Pima County are teaching the public how to respond to an active shooter. The program is in its second year. Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Farmer estimates more than 600 people have utilized the one-day workshop, which is held at high schools across the county. At Cienega High School in Vail, about three dozen participants went through the program's four scenarios in which a person with a gun threatens students.

"Back in the Cold War era and shortly thereafter, we trained kids to hide underneath desks when the air-raid sirens went off. But this is our air-raid siren. This is what's happening in our generation," Farmer said.


While Mexico's new president-elect promises change for his country, it remains to be seen what that means for its relationship with the United States. Andrés Manuel López Obrador's victory is part of a broader power shift in Mexico. His left-wing Morena party also won majorities in Mexico's congress, unseating the long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party. Lorraine Rivera spoke to Roberto Zepeda, a visiting scholar from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) about how these victories could play out.


Voters in Mexico pushed left-wing Morena party candidates to victory in the state of Sonora, a historically conservative state. Murphy Woodhouse covers trade between Arizona and Sonora for KJZZ in Phoenix. Woodhouse discussed support for President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the state, and how initiatives he has proposed along the border could affect Sonora's economic ties with Arizona.


Government databases in Arizona are targeted by cyber attackers more than 8 million times a month, according to state officials. That includes tens of thousands of attempts to breach computers at the Secretary of State's office, which houses the elections division. Christopher Conover reports on how the state thwarts the attacks, and why it is already difficult for hackers to go after Arizona's voting system.

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