Border and Immigration

Judge overseeing Border Patrol trial may order tents for Tucson Sector

Jan 16, 2020 Government attorneys said the number of families seeking asylum in the sector is already far higher than the last fiscal year.

Binational team of female brewers to debut IPA in Tucson

Jan 15, 2020 The effort brought together brewers from Tucson's Borderlands Brewing and Monterrey, Mexico's Turulata Brewing.

US sending Mexican migrants 1,000 miles from border

Jan 15, 2020 Mexicans accounted for half of the arrests and people stopped at the U.S. border in December.

Mexican consulates to reinforce legal protections for workers

Jan 15, 2020 The country has asked its consulates to partner with nonprofits to strengthen protections for Mexican workers ahead of the USMCA.

Trial over treatment of migrants in Border Patrol custody begins

Jan 14, 2020 Advocates are alleging inhumane treatment at many of the agency's short-term detention centers in Arizona.

Number of Mexicans granted work visas in the U.S. increases

Jan 13, 2020 Mexico praised the rise in migrants taking part in U.S. work visa programs, calling it a sign of the countries' strong economic partnership.

Seizing fentanyl at Arizona’s border

Jan 10, 2020 How CBP and the DEA have adopted new strategies to detect the drug.

Grijalva asks feds to 'respect tribal lands' during border construction

Jan 9, 2020 U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva is asking the Department of Homeland Security to formally consult with the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Trump administration wins appeal, pushes border fence projects forward

Jan 9, 2020 A lower court had stopped construction on 175 miles of the southwest border in areas along all four border states.

Mexican asylum seekers might be forced to apply in Guatemala

Jan 8, 2020 The Mexican government has condemned the measure, which is an extension of an agreement signed between the U.S. and Guatemala.

Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019

Jan 6, 2020 The waivers were aimed at streamlining wall construction on nearly one-quarter of Arizona's border with Mexico.

DOJ, immigration judges head to hearing on future of labor union

Jan 6, 2020 A labor union for immigration judges is headed for a showdown with the Department of Justice.

First migrants returned to Nogales, Sonora, under ‘Remain In Mexico’

Jan 2, 2020 The agency said it expanded the program because it believes migrants were crossing into Arizona to avoid being sent back to Mexico.

Third cross-border tunnel discovered this month in Nogales

Dec 20, 2019 The tunnel connected a home in Arizona to an enormous cross-border sewer line.

Video shows groundwater pumping for border wall near Quitobaquito Springs

Dec 17, 2019 Conservationists worry pumping will harm a rare and critical desert water source.

Arizona border wait times up as CBP increases security

Dec 13, 2019 A discussion with Guadalupe Ramirez, CBP's director of field operations.

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