Border and Immigration

Officials Credit Southern Arizona Drug Seizures to Stonegarden Funding

Sep 17, 2018 Law enforcement officials point to the governor's Border Strike Force and Operation Stonegarden grants as factors in their success.

Understanding Challenges to the Flores Agreement

Sep 17, 2018 The 1997 court settlement dictates how long immigrant children can be detained.

Mexico Mulls Accepting US Money to Deport Immigrants

Sep 17, 2018 Some say the $20 million is symbolic, as Mexico already spends hundreds of millions deporting migrants.

Pima County to Review Permit for Border Patrol Checkpoint

Sep 14, 2018 The memo ordering the review comes on the heels of a supervisors vote to reject federal funding tied to border enforcement.

Settlement for Separated Asylum-Seeking Families Awaits Approval

Sep 13, 2018 Legal Aid says the trauma of separation prevented parents from explaining their need for asylum in one of three lawsuits.

Family Arrivals Surge at US-Mexico Border in August

Sep 13, 2018 Families accounted for more than one-third of people who were stopped at the border.

Douglas Gives CBP Land to Ease Border Traffic

Sep 13, 2018 A city parking lot will be officially turned over to CBP to use as employee parking.

Commission Keeping Tabs on Heavy Metals in Santa Cruz River

Sep 12, 2018 Heavy metals from plants in Mexico are getting into the sewer system and, eventually, parts of the river in Arizona.

'Sanctuary' Play Revisits Tucson History

Sep 11, 2018 The theater company re-enacts the story of the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980s. Tucson religious leaders risked going to jail for their beliefs and actions.

Legal Groups Call for Immigration Court to Be Independent

Sep 11, 2018 Organizations argue the court should be moved from under the Department of Justice, the government's prosecutorial agency.

Jury Convicts Former Immigrant Shelter Worker of Sex Crimes

Sep 10, 2018 Levian Pacheco was an employee at the Mesa Southwest Key facility, which shelters undocumented youth for the U.S. government.

More Asylum Seekers Arrive at Nogales Port

Sep 10, 2018 An update on CBP's policies surrounding the processing of asylum seekers.

Border Patrol: Apprehensions of Large Migrant Groups Becoming 'Trend'

Sep 7, 2018 Agents have encountered large groups in Southern Arizona's west desert several times this year.

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.

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