Border and Immigration

Becoming a Goat?

Jan 16, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Trials begin for "No More Deaths" volunteers; How photographing Bears Ears National Monument became a passion for a retired astronomer; and remembering when Martin Luther King, Jr. visited Tucson.

Tohono O'odham Officials Argue Against Border Wall

Jan 16, 2019 Tribal leaders traveled to Washington, D.C. to make their case before a committee.

Trial of Border Humanitarian Aid Workers Begins in Tucson

Jan 16, 2019 Misdemeanor charges against No More Deaths volunteers could set a precedent for migrant humanitarian work in the Arizona desert.

Border Patrol Tucson Chief Heading to Texas

Jan 15, 2019 Rodolfo "Rudy" Karisch has overseen Tucson operations since 2017.

How Cartel Crime Affects Tucson

Jan 11, 2019 TPD Chief Chris Magnus says trafficked drugs pose the biggest threat.

Government Shutdown Adds to Immigration Court Backlog

Jan 11, 2019 A discussion with Arizona Republic reporter Daniel González.

How Gov't Shutdown Over Border Security Impacts Arizona

Jan 11, 2019 Approximately 10,000 federal employees in Arizona are either furloughed or working without pay.

Yuma Sector Sees Influx in Families Crossing Illegally

Jan 11, 2019 We also hear from asylum seekers camped outside the port of entry in San Luis, Mexico.

Nogales Resident Says Politicians Don't Know What Border Life is Like

Jan 10, 2019 Salvador Martinez has lived in Nogales, Arizona, for 60 years and says he feels safe.

Exploring "Zero Hour", and the Rebellion of Zero Mostel

Jan 9, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A family separated for 6 years by the U.S. / Mexico border; Gary Paul Nabhan on "Food from the Radical Center"; and the Zoppè Family Circus legacy.

Tucson Developer Offers Migrants Temporary Housing in Tucson

Jan 9, 2019 The Benedictine Monastery will soon house Central American asylum-seekers waiting for claims to be processed.

Border Groups Fear Nogales Parking Lot Sale Means Continued Militarization

Jan 7, 2019 The federal government has purchased one of the largest public parking lots at the Nogales border.

Community Lends a Hand to Migrants Stranded Before Christmas

Jan 4, 2019 Local volunteers helped 300 asylum seekers stay off the streets by securing housing at a motel.

Shutdown Means No E-Verify for Arizona Hospitality Industry

Jan 4, 2019 The break in the system to verify someone can legally work in the U.S. comes at the start of the peak season.

Coast Guard Medical Teams to Assist Border Patrol

Jan 3, 2019 The Border Patrol in Yuma and Tucson doesn't have the manpower to conduct medical screenings of migrant children.

US-Bound Migrants Opt Instead for Mexican Coding School

Jan 2, 2019 The software engineering school originally catered to returning Mexican migrants.

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