Border and Immigration

CBP to disband controversial investigation teams

May 10, 2022 A memo from Customs and Border Protection says it will stop using Critical Incident Teams, the internal Border Patrol units accused of interfering with outside investigations into agent conduct.

Trauma physicians' study shows sharp rise in border wall deaths, injuries

May 3, 2022 A new study from a group of trauma physicians at U.C. San Diego Medical Center shows a dramatic rise in the number of people dying or suffering serious injuries falling from the border wall.

Judge halts preparations for end of US asylum limits

Apr 27, 2022 The Biden administration plans to end the policy on May 23.

Federal judge keeps Title 42 in place

Apr 25, 2022 A suit brought by Arizona and other states keep the policy in effect.

Report documents harm asylum seekers face in detention facilities

Apr 23, 2022 Tens of thousands of asylum seekers have faced prolonged detention in the U.S. in the past year, according to the report.

Tensions at Texas border meant increased commercial crossing in Nogales

Apr 18, 2022 Delays and blockades that stemmed from new inspections on northbound commercial vehicles pushed some additional cargo traffic to Arizona’s border.

Pond renewal work slated for Quitobaquito Springs

Apr 14, 2022 The spring’s flow and its human-made pond dipped drastically in 2020, amid record high summer temperatures and drought, and as construction crews built the border wall.

Mexican woman dies trying to climb border wall near Douglas

Apr 14, 2022 Griselda Verduzco Armenta, 31, was found Monday night along a stretch of 30-foot tall border fence some 10 miles west of Douglas.

DACA recipients can now apply to renew status online

Apr 14, 2022 Up until now, that paperwork had to be mailed into the agency and getting a response could take months.

"We Are Prone To Accidents Close to Home..." The songs of Oceanography.

Apr 7, 2022 Also on ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT: How UA recipients of the Mellon Foundation's "Fronteridades" grant are exploring the border experience; and author Jodie Hollander talks about leading a free series of "Poetry in the Parks" workshops later this month.

CBP moves forward with remediation plans along parts of Arizona border

Apr 6, 2022 Customs and Border Protection says it will soon start work on a series of remediation projects on some parts of the border wall built by the Trump administration in Arizona.

Federal lawsuit seeks to block end to sweeping asylum limits

Apr 4, 2022 The lawsuit was filed over the weekend in a Louisiana federal court challenging the planned May 23 end to border controls known as Title 42.

COVID-19 asylum limits at US-Mexico border to end May 23

Apr 1, 2022 The Centers for Disease Control says it's ending a policy that limited asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Environmental groups reach settlement in border wall funding suit

Mar 30, 2022 The new settlement agreement mandates no more military funds be used for border wall construction and requires a study to assess environmental damage.

CDC will review the use of Title 42 on Wednesday

Mar 29, 2022 The pandemic-era policy enacted in March of 2020 that allows border officers to swiftly turn away migrants on public health grounds.

Pressure is building on Biden administration to repeal Title 42

Mar 20, 2022 The policy came into sharp focus last week when a Ukrainian family was turned away because of it at the border in San Diego.

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