Border and Immigration

Immigration attorneys, turned away without protective gear, call for detention center closures

Mar 27, 2020 Arizona attorneys say they can't find protective equipment required to visit clients, putting their cases in danger.

Immigration lawyers: New personal protective equipment rules endangering detainees

Mar 24, 2020 Lawyers and advocacy groups say the U.S. government is defying public health rules intended to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Financial impact to Arizona from border closure will be severe

Mar 23, 2020 The administration has said both countries will review whether or not to continue the closure in 30 days.

Border residents brace for change with approach of closure to nonessential travel

Mar 20, 2020 Both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in Douglas were left wondering what comes next as the Friday night restriction neared.

Environmental advocates say planned border construction threatens jaguar corridors

Mar 19, 2020 CBP announced plans to build more than 90 miles of border wall in an area advocates say is predominantly remote wilderness.

Coronavirus forces ICE to shift enforcement priorities

Mar 19, 2020 ICE says it is temporarily focusing on arresting unauthorized immigrants with criminal backgrounds and those considered dangerous.

More demands to close immigration courts as judge tests positive for COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 Immigration lawyers, judges and prosecutors sent a joint message to the Department of Justice to close the courts.

Borderlands symposium explores web of people, wildlife in Sonoran Desert

Mar 17, 2020 The Ajo conference last week brought together scientists, tribal leaders and community members.

Judges ask DOJ to reconsider hearings in high-traffic immigration courts amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13, 2020 Judges and attorneys working in immigration courts say they need federal support to protect their clients and the public.

Indigenous group reaffirms importance of Quitobaquito Springs amid border wall construction

Mar 13, 2020 The group discussed how construction and pumping local groundwater is affecting the sacred site.

U.S. tries again to convince courts for military funds for border fences

Mar 11, 2020 At issue is $3.6 billion the Trump administration wants to divert from military construction projects to fund a border fence.

Groups offer support for conservationists challenging border wall construction

Mar 9, 2020 Local governments, archaeologists and others have filed briefs supporting a challenge to the waiver of laws for border wall construction.

Supreme Court vacates ruling in Nogales cross-border shooting

Mar 3, 2020 The high court’s order followed its 5-4 ruling last week in a nearly identical case from Texas.

Tohono O’odham chair decries ongoing controlled blasts for border wall project

Feb 28, 2020 Chairman Ned Norris, Jr. testified during a U.S. House subcommittee hearing.

Final charge dismissed against humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren

Feb 28, 2020 Prosecutors declined to say why they dropped the case against Warren.

Hearing looks at border wall construction's impact on Native American sites

Feb 27, 2020 The chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation compared it to building a wall at Arlington National Cemetery.

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