Border and Immigration

NGO asylum program comes to Arizona

Jun 13, 2021 The Biden administration is asking humanitarian groups to recommend vulnerable migrants to bypass pandemic expulsions.

Border officials warn of heat dangers in south Arizona

Jun 10, 2021 An excessive heat warning for many parts of southern and central Arizona is expected to begin Saturday

Community organization donates $100,000 for Quitobaquito Restoration project

Jun 8, 2021 The National Park Service will use its own funds and those from donors to make improvements to the cherished desert spring.

Governors of Arizona and Sonora meet officially for final time

Jun 4, 2021 Lorraine Rivera spoke to both governors about how the two states have collaborated in recent years.

Border Patrol chief in Tucson discusses increase in apprehensions

Jun 4, 2021 Agents are encountering more single adults and children.

Biden's DHS budget cuts funding for border wall, but advocates say mitigation money still needed

Jun 4, 2021 Former President Donald Trump's wall covers over 450 miles of borderland, advocates say that land needs to be restored.

Advocates applaud official end to 'Remain in Mexico,' but say more reform still needed

Jun 2, 2021 The Department of Homeland Security announced an official end to the controversial program in a memo this week.

Border Patrol, diplomats host event warning migrants against crossing the Arizona desert

May 14, 2021 2020 was one of the deadliest years on record for migrants in the state's borderland.

Arizona voters to decide on in-state tuition for Dreamers next year

May 11, 2021 A bill asking voters to repeal a portion of a 2006 law barring non-citizens from accessing the tuition rate passed Arizona Legislature Monday.

County health report shows an uptick in overdose, borderland deaths in 2020

May 10, 2021 Chief Medical Examiner Greg Hess says a record number of remains were found in the Arizona desert last year.

New ramp by Mariposa Port of Entry seen way to boost trade

May 7, 2021 It's expected to shave minutes off of travel time from the port to Interstate 19 for commercial trucks

Migrants, asylum seekers march in Nogales, Sonora

May 7, 2021 They say they want to hold President Biden accountable for his promise undertake immigration reform

The vision of Sama Alshaibi.

May 4, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Two American Muslim teens share the practice and meaning of Ramadan; and a mother and son talk about applying positive autism strategies during the pandemic.

In march through Nogales, migrants ask Biden to restore asylum process

May 3, 2021 This is the most recent in a series of demonstrations over the last year.

Pentagon cancels border wall contracts funded by Department of Defense, return unused funds

May 1, 2021 The Trump administration diverted roughly $10 billion from the Department of Defense to fund the wall.

Sonoran shelter at Arizona border aids migrants with active MPP cases

Apr 30, 2021 Tony Paniagua visited a facility in Nogales, Sonora

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