Border and Immigration

CBP establishes new care guidelines for pregnant women in custody

Dec 1, 2021 Under the guidelines, CBP has to do a better job of managing the care of infants, pregnant women and new mothers.

Proposed DACA change draws drew more than 9,000 comments

Nov 30, 2021 The policy has been in near-constant legal limbo for years.

Homeland Security says 98% of CBP employees are vaccine mandate 'compliant'

Nov 29, 2021 Almost 12,000 CBP employees have contracted COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic and more than 50 have died.

Asylum seeker artisans will have work on display at a Tucson event Sunday

Nov 19, 2021 The binational initiative Artisans Beyond Borders sells embroidery made by asylum seekers waiting at the U.S. border in Sonora, Mexico.

Tucson readies services for Afghan refugees arriving from military bases

Nov 18, 2021 Some 2,000-3,000 Afghans are expected to come to Arizona.

In week after border reopening, feared lines yet to materialize in Nogales

Nov 17, 2021 On Monday afternoon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s wait time smartphone app was showing modest 25- to 30-minute waits for passenger vehicles in Nogales.

Border Patrol line-of-duty deaths are up sharply during the pandemic

Nov 16, 2021 A spokesperson said all Border Patrol deaths from COVID-19 are considered line of duty deaths.

Infrastructure package includes millions for Arizona border ports

Nov 14, 2021 About $400 million will go toward what’s known as the “two-port solution” in Douglas.

As crossing restrictions are lifted, Arizona border communities begin to reconnect

Nov 9, 2021 For the first time in nearly 20 months, visitors on non-essential trips started crossing into the United States along the border with Mexico on Monday.

Sonora governor asks travelers make only ‘essential’ trips as border restrictions lift

Nov 8, 2021 The state’s governor is advising those who can to wait a little longer.

Indigenous protester stands trial over 2020 border wall demonstration

Nov 5, 2021 Amber Ortega faces misdemeanor charges related to blocking machinery at a border wall construction site near a sacred site in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Senate committee OKs Magnus for customs chief

Nov 3, 2021 The Senate Finance Committee voted 15-13 on Wednesday to advance the Tucson police chief's nomination.

Senators call on CBP to stop detaining pregnant women

Nov 3, 2021 The senators focus on a woman who gave birth standing up while detained at a California Border Patrol station in February 2020.

Land borders opening to fully vaccinated non-citizens Monday

Nov 2, 2021 The Department of Homeland Security said people should be ready to prove their vaccination status upon request.

Customs and Border Protection is looking to privatize security tasks

Nov 1, 2021 CBP is looking for ways to use private security companies to replace agents and officers assigned to guard and transportation roles.

Supreme Court to hear Arizona immigration challenge

Oct 29, 2021 The Attorney General wants to force the enforcement of an immigration rule the federal government no longer wants to defend.

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