Border and Immigration

Sigh of relief for border businesses after Mexico tariff threat

Jun 10, 2019 Last year, $14.5 billion in imports from Mexico passed through the Nogales commercial port alone.

Jury begins deliberations in border humanitarian aid worker trial

Jun 7, 2019 Federal prosecutors sought to make the case about the entire group, No More Deaths.

In Mexico, exporters already adjusting to threats of US tariffs

Jun 7, 2019 Trump’s threats have changed the political agenda the country, where at least 85% of exports go to the U.S.

US citizen, activist with migrant caravans, arrested in Mexico

Jun 7, 2019 Supporters say he is a humanitarian worker, not a human trafficker, and want him released.

Nonprofit partners with schools to help pay college tuition for Arizona 'Dreamers'

Jun 6, 2019 The groups hope to raise close to $10 million each year to help current DACA students finish their degrees.

In Mexico, deportations triple as new caravan arrives

Jun 6, 2019 The number of migrants taken to a migratory station in Mexico has also tripled.

Feds cut services to unaccompanied migrant kids in shelters

Jun 6, 2019 The agency overseeing shelters is slashing education, legal aid and recreation for migrant kids.

Drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford and the final tour of Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Jun 5, 2019 Also: The latest on the trial of Scott Warren, and what it means for humanitarian aid on the U.S. / Mexico border; and two Hollywood versions of the story of Judge Roy Bean.

Poor Americans likely to be hit hardest by new US tariffs

Jun 5, 2019 Tariffs on Mexico would be especially tough on Arizona, an expected battleground state in 2020.

Arizona churches sue Patriot Movement AZ, AZ Patriots

Jun 5, 2019 The suit says the far-right groups conspired to violate people's civil rights, invasion of privacy and defamation.

Sonoran flea markets give new life to used Arizona goods

Jun 4, 2019 In Arizona, it's common to see southbound pickups loaded to capacity with household goods. Many are headed to Mexico's tianguis.

Cool spring means rush of Mexican grapes before threatened tariffs

Jun 4, 2019 Almost all grapes imported from Mexico passed through Nogales ports last year, data show.

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.

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