Border and Immigration

Tucson officials learn more about planned migrant facility near airport

Apr 10, 2021 The planned facility likely will hold 150-200 unaccompanied minors

New border apprehension numbers need context, advocates say

Apr 9, 2021 CBP data shows more than 170,000 total apprehensions at the border in March, including record number of children.

Border officials report a record number of apprehensions, but most are still being turned away

Apr 8, 2021 The Biden administration is still employing a Trump-era policy that allows agents to send almost all migrants back to Mexico.

Ducey willing to pay for National Guard at the border

Apr 8, 2021 The governor says the White House is “ignoring the border”.

Economic impacts felt in Arizona from border travel restrictions

Apr 2, 2021 Visitors from Mexico pay sales taxes in retail hubs like the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas.

Global vaccine disparities pose unique challenges for border communities

Apr 2, 2021 Vaccinations are humming along in Arizona. But in neighboring Sonora, the pace is much slower.

Ducey bashes Biden’s border and immigration policies

Mar 26, 2021 The governor criticized the president's appointment of Vice President Harris to help oversee the administration's response.

New migrant releases strain small border communities

Mar 26, 2021 A discussion with Arizona Republic reporter Rafael Carranza about his coverage of the border.

Immigration court backlog exceeds 1.2 million cases

Mar 26, 2021 A discussion with the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.

Pima County will bus migrants to Tucson

Mar 25, 2021 U. S. Border patrol says it can't afford to transport asylum-seekers.

In Douglas visit, Gov. Doug Ducey calls rising apprehensions a 'man-made crisis' by Biden administriaton

Mar 20, 2021 Ducey toured the U.S.-Mexico border with Florida Senator Rick Scott and local law officers, aid groups say they were left out.

Rural officials say towns are ill-prepared for asylum seekers

Mar 17, 2021 Mayor Chris Riggs says his town doesn't have a shelter or aid groups to care for families.

Aid groups in Arizona ramp up efforts to host migrants and coordinate care

Mar 10, 2021 Amid a record number of border apprehensions, Arizona lawmakers, aid workers respond to new migrant arrivals

Borderlands groups submit list of wall sections prioritized for removal

Mar 5, 2021 One of the most comprehensive outlines so far lists roughly 70 miles of wall segments across the Borderlands.

An early look at the Biden administration’s approach to immigration policy

Mar 5, 2021 President Biden has already approved a slew of directives on immigration policy, but not everything has changed.

Catholic Community Services anticipating increase in asylum seekers

Feb 26, 2021 It comes as the Biden Administration eases some Trump-era policies meant to restrict entry into the U.S.

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