Border and Immigration

Study finds Biden most active presidency on immigration

Jan 22, 2024 A new study from a nonpartisan think tank says the Biden administration is the most active presidency on immigration — despite record number of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Drop in migrant apprehensions likely related to Mexico enforcement measures

Jan 18, 2024 The number of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped in recent weeks. Experts say that has to do with Mexico increasing its enforcement measures, though the drop may be temporary.

Report finds Mexican cartels move migrants through Tucson Sector due to limited resources

Jan 11, 2024 A new report found that smuggling networks in Mexico take advantage of Border Patrol’s limited capacity in Arizona, which contributed to the increase in migrants.

New jaguar spotted on trail camera in southeastern Arizona

Jan 8, 2024 The Center for Biological Diversity confirms it is the eighth jaguar documented in Arizona.

Even with drop in asylum seekers, Pima County anxious for more federal funding

Jan 5, 2024 Pima County continues to warn of pending street releases if Congress doesn’t allot more money for migrant services, even as officials opened the Lukeville port of entry yesterday due to a drop in unauthorized border crossings outside of ports.

Border crossings with Mexico reopen amidst economic concerns for Arizona border towns

Jan 5, 2024 Four border crossings with Mexico reopened, after the government closed them in November and December, including the Lukeville port, which was closed for 30 days. That was in response to as many as ten thousand people a day crossing the border.

Biden Administration officials discuss the reopening of Lukeville

Jan 3, 2024 Border officials are reopening the Lukeville port of entry tomorrow morning after a month of closure due to a decline in migrants crossing the border over the last two weeks.

Arizona border crossing with Mexico to reopen a month after migrant influx forced closure

Jan 3, 2024 The moves reflect a drop in illegal crossings from December highs, authorities said.

More than 25 years of cross-border advocacy and solidarity on the Douglas-Agua Prieta border

Dec 27, 2023 AZPM sat down with a couple who migrated to Douglas/Agua Prieta in the late 90s. In the decades working with migrants on the border, they’ve seen changes. What hasn’t changed is the community’s ability to open doors and hearts to migrants passing through.

Few details released on National Guard mission to the border

Dec 21, 2023 There are still few details on how the National Guard would help with border security issues, per Governor Katie Hobbs recent executive order. But Congressman Raúl Grijalva says sending the National Guard to the border is not the answer.

Three U.S. residents shot at on Sonoran highway

Dec 19, 2023 Three US residents traveling in Mexico on one of the alternate routes to Rocky Point were shot on Saturday, and one was killed. The shooting happened on Highway 2 in Sonora.

It's not clear what National Guard will do on the border

Dec 19, 2023 Following Governor Katie Hobbs' executive order to deploy National Guard members to the border, Arizona officials are still hashing out what that will look like.

Dozens of pets left in border town wracked with cartel violence

Dec 16, 2023 When the majority of Sasabe, Sonora, fled due to cartel violence, people had no choice but to leave their pets behind. Volunteers work to get food to the animals and the few families left behind.

Hobbs sends National Guard to the border

Dec 16, 2023 Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed an executive order Friday to send up to 243 service members to help with border enforcement measures.

Ongoing surge of migrants renews concerns of overnight street releases

Dec 11, 2023 Pima County’s Casa Alitas assisted a record number of migrants in November — nearly 34,000. The surge is depleting resources faster than expected — sustaining fears of migrants being unsheltered in cities overnight.

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