Border and Immigration

Change in asylum rules creates influx of migrants in Sonora shelter

Jun 18, 2024 A migrant shelter in Nogales, Sonora, is having a large increase in migrants being returned to Mexico after crossing the border into Arizona, including many families and children.

At the border, Biden's plans for fast deportations collide with international politics

Jun 14, 2024 Most migrants being apprehended now are barred from applying for asylum, despite U.S. laws and international agreements that require it.

Pima County and Arizona are requesting FEMA money for asylum seeker aid programs

Jun 14, 2024 Pima County has been running an aid program for asylum seekers and migrants released by the Border Patrol across southern Arizona to pursue immigration cases in the U.S. since 2019.

ACLU sues Biden administration over new executive action on the southern border

Jun 12, 2024 The ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday challenging the Biden administration’s new executive actions that block migrants from seeking asylum at the southern U.S. border when crossings surge.

Blocked from asylum, migrants juggle their choices

Jun 10, 2024 Under Biden's asylum ban, migrants can either go home or try to cross into the U.S. again

LUCHA looks to block controversial border ballot proposition

Jun 5, 2024 HCR 2060, also known as the Secure the Border Act, passed the state's House of Representatives yesterday. Now the civil rights group says it is unconstitutional.

House passes controversial border initiative, heads to ballot for voter approval

Jun 4, 2024 The ballot measure would make it a state crime to enter the country somewhere other than a port of entry.

Biden says he's restricting asylum to help 'gain control' of the border

Jun 4, 2024 The President signed the proclamation Tuesday as the White House tries to neutralize immigration as a political liability before November's elections.

Biden is said to be finalizing plans for migrant limits as part of a US-Mexico border clampdown

May 30, 2024 It would shut off asylum requests and automatically deny entrance to migrants once the number of people encountered by American border officials exceeded a new daily threshold.

House Minority Whip backs Engel, slams Ciscomani on women's health record

May 29, 2024 United States House Minority Whip Katherine Clark and democratic congressional hopeful Kirsten Engel tour Planned Parenthood to discuss abortion access.

Participants walk "migrant trail" in solidarity

May 28, 2024 The 21st Migrant Trail Walk begins Monday, a yearly event held in remembrance and solidarity with people who cross the border and have died in the Arizona borderlands.

Arizona Republicans move forward controversial immigration bill

May 22, 2024 Senate Republicans passed a ballot measure that could empower local law enforcement to arrest people who they believe entered the country illegally.

Family of Tohono O'odham man killed by Border Patrol last year files wrongful death suit

May 20, 2024 Raymond Mattia was killed in the Tohono O’odham community of Menagers Dam the night of May 18, 2023.

As fentanyl seizures increase, Arizona among the worst

May 16, 2024 A new government-funded study shows that seizures of illicit fentanyl nationwide increased dramatically from 2017 to last year, with Arizona among the top states leading the increase.

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