Border and Immigration

Researchers calculate what an immigration arrest costs a family

Oct 23, 2019 Out-of-pocket expenses and future earning losses could total more than $24,000.

Sandra Cisneros on being an "extroverted introvert."

Oct 16, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How the Prison Education Project offers inmates a chance to learn about the universe.

Census hiring 9,000 in Pima County for its 2020 count

Oct 16, 2019 Officials are taking measures locally to avoid an undercount, which would impact government services and redistricting.

US-bound Haitian and African migrants halted In southern Mexico

Oct 15, 2019 The migrants are generally given two options: Stay in southern Mexico or leave through the southern border.

Some border drug screening devices can't detect low purity fentanyl

Oct 14, 2019 The gadgets, which cost $26 million, can't pick up the drug if the purity is less than 10%, a report says.

Rep. Grijalva and humanitarian groups denounce cuts to refugee resettlement

Oct 11, 2019 The groups say the reducing refugee intake here endangers people fleeing violence in places like Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Douglas is turning to tourism for an economic boost

Oct 11, 2019 The city is conducting tours twice a month in the community.

Lawsuit: Tucson city leaders trying to influence sanctuary city vote

Oct 11, 2019 The suit hinges on a letter sent to voters that highlights negative impacts of the proposition.

"Everyone has a coming-of-gender story." - Jacob Tobia

Oct 9, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson Modernism Week honors the legacy of architect Judith Chafee; and three films that expose realities of the immigrant experience.

Border apprehensions drop as immigration crackdown continues

Oct 9, 2019 Numbers traditionally decline in hot months and rebound when weather cools, though officials say enforcement strategies have led to results.

Immigration lawyers sue government over public charge rollout

Oct 9, 2019 The rule disqualifies people from getting a green card, if they rely too much on government benefits.

Border Patrol agent dies during search in remote area

Oct 7, 2019 The FBI is leading the investigation into the agent's death south of Patagonia.

Flores Settlement Agreement leads judge to block Trump immigration rule

Oct 7, 2019 How the agreement was formed and its impact on immigration policies in the U.S.

Art creates opportunities to heal at Casa Alitas’ shelter for migrants

Oct 7, 2019 Understanding the role of expressive art in the shelter.

Mexican National Guard steps up presence at country’s northern border

Oct 7, 2019 The Arizona Republic's Rafael Carranza explains the impact of the deployment.

Work beginning on new border wall in Cochise County

Oct 7, 2019 Police chiefs in Douglas and Agua Prieta share how current infrastructure impacts public safety in their cities.

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