Border and Immigration

US Plans to Sidestep Limits on Detaining Immigrant Children

Sep 6, 2018 At issue is the so-called Flores agreement, which lays out requirements regarding detention length and setting.

Immigrant Spending Power Adds Billions of Dollars to Pima County Economy

Sep 4, 2018 Entrepreneurs not born in the U.S. outpace U.S.-born residents starting businesses by a 2-to-1 margin.

Supervisors Vote Against Stonegarden Funding at Rowdy Meeting

Sep 4, 2018 The board decided not to accept federal money based on local law enforcement cooperating with federal immigration efforts.

Border Grants on Pima Supervisors Agenda Yet Again

Sep 3, 2018 Board has delayed finalizing acceptance of the federal grants for more than six months.

Listening Beyond the Wall

Aug 30, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Cleopatra - No Submissive Woman"; bobcats in the backyard; and how Film Tucson is bringing Hollywood back to The Old Pueblo.

Shelter Employee Standing Trial Tuesday for Alleged Sexual Abuse of Migrant Boys

Aug 27, 2018 Levian Pacheco is at least the third Southwest Key employee to be accused of sec crimes in Arizona since 2015.

Mexican Mother Granted Special Visa to Visit Ailing Husband in Tucson

Aug 24, 2018 Woman was previously denied entry; children petitioned for reversal.

Border Agent's Lawyers Want Manslaughter Trial Moved From Tucson

Aug 23, 2018 Lawyers for Lonnie Swartz, who killed a Mexican teen through the border fence, say the jury pool is "poisoned" by influence makers.

State Seeking Fines Against Operator of Shelters for Migrant Kids

Aug 23, 2018 Inspections of Southwest Key facilities revealed issues with employee background checks.

Report: Nearly 1/2 of Underage Migrants in Mexico Last Year Were Unaccompanied

Aug 23, 2018 The association behind the report says most were fleeing violence or seeking to reunite with family.

Tunnel Found in San Luis Brought 'Hard Narcotics' to US

Aug 22, 2018 The tunnel was located following a routine traffic stop by local police.

ADOT Conducts First Industry-Requested Training for Mexican Truckers

Aug 22, 2018 The trainings have dramatically reduced how often trucks are taken out of service at the border, ADOT says.

128 Migrants 'Abandoned' Along US-Mexico Border

Aug 21, 2018 All facing deportation after being found Friday.

US Judge Extends Halt on Deportations of Separated Families

Aug 17, 2018 The order affects many of the more than 2,500 children separated from their families.

Former DEA Agent Pleads Guilty in Firearms Case

Aug 15, 2018 Joseph Michael Gill sold two rifles to people police believe were going to use them illegally.

US Appeals Court Revives Suit Over Border-Crossing Photos

Aug 14, 2018 At issue is whether restrictions on photography at the border are justified by security concerns.

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