Border and Immigration

Fees for several immigration services to increase

Aug 4, 2020 Facing a $1.2 billion budget shortfall, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is making immigration more costly.

Multiple arrests in Border Patrol raid on migrant aid camp, second this week

Aug 1, 2020 Agency entered a medical aid camp run by the humanitarian group No More Deaths on Friday, executing a federal warrant.

Border Patrol agents raid No More Deaths migrant aid camp

Aug 1, 2020 The group says the event is the first of its kind in over a year.

Pandemic creates added pressures for international students

Jul 31, 2020 The UA has about 3,700 international students.

Border wall construction heightens environmental concerns in sensitive habitats

Jul 31, 2020 Local residents, a sheriff and a wildlife expert weigh in on the impacts of physical barriers at the southern border.

'Show me your papers': A decade after SB 1070

Jul 30, 2020 The contentious state law went into effect 10 years ago, and its impact lives on in a generation of immigrants.

Scientists: Border wall construction wreaking havoc at Quitobaquito Springs

Jul 30, 2020 More than two dozen ecologists, biologists and hydrologists say the desert oasis is in worse shape than ever.

Report: Coronavirus exacerbates existing health crisis for migrants at the border

Jul 29, 2020 The report found migrants waiting south of the border face conditions that make them particularly susceptible to communicable diseases.

Trump administration memo changes DACA protections, at odds with ruling

Jul 28, 2020 Legal battles continue despite a June Supreme Court ruling upholding the Obama-era program.

Planned furloughs of USCIS workers delayed

Jul 28, 2020 Furloughs have been rescheduled for the end of August unless emergency funding gets approved, a union steward said.

Analysis shows how Trump's census change would impact Congress

Jul 24, 2020 The Pew Research Center used 2017 data to estimate how many undocumented people are in each state.

Work starts on new section of border wall in national wildlife refuge

Jul 24, 2020 North-Dakota-based Fisher Sand and Gravel has broken ground on a $1.3 billion project in southeast Arizona.

'A worst-case scenario': Leaks, dust, water pumping and drought plague Quitobaquito

Jul 23, 2020 Border-hugging spring and its pond are sacred to Hia C-ed O'odham and the Tohono O'odham communities

Critics: Trump order to discount undocumented migrants in census will fail

Jul 22, 2020 Opponents immediately vowed to sue, saying the move was unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Daily news roundup: Federal unemployment set to run out, immigration issues loom over Washington

Jul 20, 2020 Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, July 20.

COVID-19 closures hit already-backlogged immigration courts

Jul 17, 2020 More than a million people are awaiting immigration court hearings nationwide, according to estimates.

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