Border and Immigration

U.S. immigration service says it needs $1.2 billion to stay afloat

May 22, 2020 USCIS usually gets money from application fees it charges for various services — now those have slowed

Arizona ICE facility has one of the highest COVID-19 caseloads in nation

May 22, 2020 More than 1,000 people detained by ICE have the new coronavirus nationwide, according to the agency's website.

As Supreme Court nears decision, thousands of DACA recipients are on the COVID-19 front lines

May 20, 2020 The court could rule on the future of the Obama-era policy and some 650,000 current recipients in the coming weeks.

Groups say border wall construction threatens biodiversity of Arizona sky islands

May 18, 2020 Conservation groups say the animals rely on the ranges to travel between habitats in the U.S. and Mexico.

Supreme Court DACA decision looms over thousands of Arizonans

May 15, 2020 A longtime legal battle of the Trump administration will be decided by the Supreme Court before the end of session in June.

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf's Arizona visit covers wall construction, PPE for Border Patrol

May 12, 2020 The secretary's visit included a trip to the border wall and a Border Patrol facility in Tucson.

Mother's Day goes virtual at migrant aid center in Nogales

May 11, 2020 The Kino Border Initiative shifted its usual in-person celebration in the wake of COVID-19.

Senators seek suspension of new guest-worker visas

May 8, 2020 They're using the same reasoning Trump gave the initial order pausing certain immigration.

The world outside, during the pandemic

May 8, 2020 As humans hunker down, life continues outside our homes.

Border residents: Border Patrol agents not wearing protective gear at checkpoints

May 7, 2020 The agency says front-line agents are provided with masks, but federal guidelines don't require them.

DUSTWUN - A film about life, death & trust on the U.S. / Mexico border.

May 6, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Imago Dei Middle School is building community with food; and - can a borderlands hotel that has survived a century endure the COVID-19 pandemic?

Border Patrol soliciting contractors to take over meals for detainees

May 5, 2020 The project aims to streamline meals for immigrants in its custody along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump administration finalizes deal to send asylum seekers to Honduras

May 4, 2020 The administration forged a similar deal with the government of Guatemala last year.

Former detainees discuss life inside ICE detention during COVID-19

May 1, 2020 The LGBTQ advocacy group Trans Queer Pueblo organized a press conference this week with people formerly detained in Arizona.

‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum hearings delayed a third time

May 1, 2020 Hearings are being pushed back again through June 1.

Former ICE detainee says little coronavirus information given in custody

Apr 30, 2020 Alejandra Alor Reyes spent almost 10 months in detention after claiming asylum at the border last June.

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