Border and Immigration

Employers who hire undocumented workers rarely face prosecution

May 31, 2019 A report by TRAC at Syracuse University shows no U.S. company prosecuted for hiring undocumented workers March 2017 to April 2018.

Honduran man plans return to his home country, despite risks

May 28, 2019 31-year old Yomeiny Mairena wants his children to appreciate what they have by understanding why he risked his life to get to the U.S.

House committee debates latest version of the Dream Act

May 23, 2019 The move follows a recent Trump immigration proposal that leaves out "Dreamers."

Signs of life and death along southwestern highways

May 22, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson restaurant history, becoming a goat, and looking back at Dr. Martin Luther King's visits to Tucson.

Trump's new immigration plan lacking, says Arizona Chamber of Commerce

May 20, 2019 The proposal does not address "Dreamers" or immigrants needed to work in agriculture and hospitality.

Filing: Agent who knocked over migrant called them 'savages'

May 20, 2019 The court records say texts show a Border Patrol agent's "disdain" prior to allegedly knocking down a Guatemalan man.

Human Trafficking Part of Larger Cartel Strategy

May 17, 2019 Former DEA Tucson head Tony Coulson discusses when drug cartels added human smuggling to their business model.

How Border Policies Factor Into Surge in Central American Migration

May 17, 2019 A discussion with UA Center for Latin American Studies associate professor Elizabeth Oglesby.

Challenges at Arizona's Ports of Entry

May 17, 2019 Hearing from CBP's director of field operations and the Nogales port chief.

Trump Immigration Plan: Shift From Family Reunification to Merit-Based System

May 17, 2019 This week, President Trump laid out a plan for numerous changes, but no special proposal for 800,000 undocumented people who arrived as children.

Guatemalan Child Migrant Dies in Mexican Immigration Custody

May 17, 2019 Mexico’s immigration agency has been overwhelmed as they've detained a growing number of U.S.-bound migrants.

County Commission on Border Security Grant Becomes Contentious

May 15, 2019 Personal agendas on border issues often turn meetings into shouting matches, calls for committee's dismantling.

Arizona Man Convicted In Kidnapping-for-Weed Plot Denied New Trial

May 15, 2019 The 9th Circuit said errors in the trial were not enough to warrant a do-over.

Border Wall to Go Up in National Monument, Wildlife Refuge

May 15, 2019 DHS has again waived environmental laws to build more barriers along the southern border.

Over 5,000 Asylum Seekers Returned To Mexico Under Controversial Plan

May 14, 2019 Since late January, thousands of asylum applicants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have been sent to Mexico.

Tucson Community Prepares for Monastery Shelter Closure

May 9, 2019 The Benedictine Monastery has become the largest city shelter, but will close in July.

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