Border and Immigration

US to fill border wall gaps at open area near Yuma

Jul 28, 2022 Biden had pledged during the campaign to stop all border wall construction

Where's the new money in the state budget going?

Jul 8, 2022 We look at a handful of areas that will see a notable increase in funds this fiscal year

Ducey signs bill directing $335M to build border fence

Jun 30, 2022 The fencing legislation does not say where, when or how the barriers and technology will be installed and no planning document was available.

Providing a future for sea turtles in Kino Bay.

Jun 29, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A roundtable with Young Muslims about maintaining their faith in a secular culture; and the difficult reality of living with aphasia.

Justices dismiss Trump-era immigration case

Jun 15, 2022 Ruling is a loss for Arizona's Attorney General.

Supreme Court ruling could transform how immigration policy is challenged

Jun 15, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that immigrants cannot band together to challenge immigration policy in any lower federal court.

Pence touts Trump-era border policies in Arizona speech

Jun 13, 2022 Pence visited the border in Cochise County before speaking in Phoenix.

For border communities, fallout of crossing restrictions lingers but opportunity remains

Jun 4, 2022 Cities like Nogales, Arizona, are still feeling the ongoing consequences of Mexican shoppers being shut out for nearly two years.

A record 100 million people have been displaced from their homes worldwide

Jun 2, 2022 The UN refugee agency said the humanitarian response to the war in Ukraine has been overwhelming, but the same energy and attention must be given to crises around the world.

"I Dream in Widescreen 2022" is a feast for the mind's eye.

May 24, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a lone graduate student provides top-notch COVID date from Sonora; Live Theatre Workshop's "Body Awareness" initiates some challenging conversations; and Wiley Ray and his Big O Band spread the legacy of Roy Orbison.

Judge rules that pandemic border restrictions must continue

May 20, 2022 A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from lifting the pandemic border restrictions known as Title 42 next week.

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.

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