Border and Immigration

Jury starts deliberation in border rancher murder trial

Apr 18, 2024 George Alan Kelly has pled not guilty in the murder of a Mexican citizen.

New data shows families continue crossing the border in large numbers in the Tucson Sector

Apr 15, 2024 Tucson Sector continues to have the highest number of migrants crossing, and by far the highest number of families and children, even as the total number of migrant apprehensions at the southern border dropped slightly from the previous month.

Pima County receives nearly $22 million for asylum seekers

Apr 12, 2024 Pima County is receiving nearly $22 million in federal funding to continue services to asylum seekers, who come to Tucson and smaller border communities after being released by Border Patrol.

Jury visits a ranch near US-Mexico border where an Arizona man is charged with killing a migrant

Apr 12, 2024 The case in Nogales, Arizona, has attracted national attention as border security becomes an increasingly important issue in this year’s presidential contest.

Coronado National Forest launches Cochran Fellowship Program

Apr 9, 2024 Cross-border collaborative training in southeastern Arizona

The trial of an Arizona border rancher charged with killing a migrant has reached the halfway point

Apr 8, 2024 The judge denied a request by news media to accompany jurors on the visit to 75-year-old George Alan Kelly's ranch.

Pima County expects upcoming migrant funding to last through August

Apr 3, 2024 Pima County expects to receive at least 12 million dollars in federal funding from the recent Homeland Security appropriations bill to continue services to asylum seekers through August, after coming dangerously close to having to turn people away.

Senators told of ‘alarming’ level of drone incursions at southern border

Mar 31, 2024 Cartels are sending as many as 1,000 unmanned drones across the border every month.

Officials warn of dangers of crossing the border in anticipation of summer heat

Mar 28, 2024 Officials from both sides of the border warn migrants of the dangers of crossing the border in potentially deadly heat.

Number of families and children in Border Patrol's Tucson Sector grows

Mar 27, 2024 New federal data shows that the number of migrants apprehended by Border Patrol last month grew, including the number of families and children.

Pima County to continue migrant services

Mar 26, 2024 County will avoid street releases at the end of the week, anticipating federal funding from the $650 million, in the border security funding bill, for shelter and services to asylum seekers.

Judge allows Mexico’s case against Arizona gun dealers to proceed

Mar 25, 2024 A federal judge in Tucson ruled Monday that Mexico’s case against five Arizona gun dealers is allowed to proceed. The gun dealers sought to have the entire case thrown out.

Attorneys make opening statements in case of rancher accused of killing migrant

Mar 22, 2024 Friday was opening arguments in the trial of George Alan Kelly, the 75-year-old rancher being charged in the shooting death of a Mexican citizen, who prosecutors say was on Kelly’s property while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border undocumented.

Tucson officially honors 23 new citizens at a TUSD middle school

Mar 22, 2024 The naturalization of an all female group of immigrants was in celebration of Women’s History Month.

"Víctimas del Pecado" makes a powerful return to the silver screen.

Mar 21, 2024 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Stories Change Lives - Social Venture Partners "Fast Pitch" offers opportunities for local non-profits; and Mel Blumenthal shares a story about being sneaky on a German train.

Federal dollars for asylum seekers in Tucson on verge of running out as Congress releases spending deal

Mar 21, 2024 Congressional leaders unveiled a spending package with $650 million for short-term asylum services like Casa Alitas in Tucson. However, approval and allocation may come too late to avoid street releases.

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