Border and Immigration

New Nogales Port Director Says Facial Recognition Will Speed Up Border Crossing

Oct 16, 2018 In addition to new technology, 70 customs agents are being trained to head to the Nogales port.

Group Calls for Judge to Toss Border Case

Oct 15, 2018 Lawyers for a man working with the No More Deaths humanitarian aid group say the charges are U.S. government retaliation.

FBI May Help Identify Migrant Remains Found Along US-Mexico Border

Oct 11, 2018 The Forensic Border Coalition says the FBI has the most extensive DNA database in the world.

Women Migrate Across More Than Borders

Oct 10, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Borderlands Theater explores"Sanctuary"; Pima County's Master Gardener program celebrates 35 years; and Tu Nidito presents an art show by youth coping with grief.

CD2 Candidates at Odds on Southern Arizona Issues

Oct 9, 2018 Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick and Republican Lea Marquez Peterson vie to represent Pima and Cochise Counties district.

Tucson Immigration Officials Release More Than 700 Asylum Seekers From Detention

Oct 9, 2018 Homeland Security says there just isn't enough room at ICE family detention centers to accommodate a rise in asylum-seeking families.

Attorney General Wants More Funding to Prosecute Border Cases

Oct 8, 2018 Officials say the caseload in Southern Arizona has gone up significantly.

Feds Close Southwest Key Migrant Children Shelter In Youngtown, Arizona

Oct 5, 2018 It’s at least the second Southwest Key shelter in Arizona to be shuttered.

Trump, Mexican President-Elect Talk Immigration Over Phone

Oct 3, 2018 The conversation touched on an economic development plan for Central America, López Obrador said.

Watchdog: US Unprepared for Consequences of 'Zero Tolerance' Immigration

Oct 2, 2018 Homeland Security officials say the report illustrates how difficult it is to enforce broken and poorly written immigration laws.

New Trade Agreement Aimed at Moving Trucks Through the Border Faster

Oct 1, 2018 More than half of the old NAFTA agreement was kept in place.

Audit: CBP Not Protecting Information Gleaned From its Drones

Sep 27, 2018 The audit found the agency's drone program is vulnerable to losing confidential information the aircraft gather.

Sinaloan Grenade Smuggler Sentenced

Sep 27, 2018 It started with Homeland Security Investigations agents watching a sporting goods store in Nogales, Arizona.

Eloy Pulls Plug On Part Of ICE Contract

Sep 27, 2018 The city ended part of a contract allowing ICE to run an immigrant detention center in Texas.

Immigration Court Backlog Growing

Sep 27, 2018 The number of unresolved cases grew by 41 percent in less than two years

Groups Sue Government to Get Info on Citizenship Application Delays

Sep 26, 2018 Documents say the government didn't respond to a FOIA request for records tied to naturalization requests.

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