Border and Immigration

Trump's new immigration plan lacking, says Arizona Chamber of Commerce

May 20, 2019 The proposal does not address "Dreamers" or immigrants needed to work in agriculture and hospitality.

Filing: Agent who knocked over migrant called them 'savages'

May 20, 2019 The court records say texts show a Border Patrol agent's "disdain" prior to allegedly knocking down a Guatemalan man.

Human Trafficking Part of Larger Cartel Strategy

May 17, 2019 Former DEA Tucson head Tony Coulson discusses when drug cartels added human smuggling to their business model.

How Border Policies Factor Into Surge in Central American Migration

May 17, 2019 A discussion with UA Center for Latin American Studies associate professor Elizabeth Oglesby.

Challenges at Arizona's Ports of Entry

May 17, 2019 Hearing from CBP's director of field operations and the Nogales port chief.

Trump Immigration Plan: Shift From Family Reunification to Merit-Based System

May 17, 2019 This week, President Trump laid out a plan for numerous changes, but no special proposal for 800,000 undocumented people who arrived as children.

Guatemalan Child Migrant Dies in Mexican Immigration Custody

May 17, 2019 Mexico’s immigration agency has been overwhelmed as they've detained a growing number of U.S.-bound migrants.

County Commission on Border Security Grant Becomes Contentious

May 15, 2019 Personal agendas on border issues often turn meetings into shouting matches, calls for committee's dismantling.

Arizona Man Convicted In Kidnapping-for-Weed Plot Denied New Trial

May 15, 2019 The 9th Circuit said errors in the trial were not enough to warrant a do-over.

Border Wall to Go Up in National Monument, Wildlife Refuge

May 15, 2019 DHS has again waived environmental laws to build more barriers along the southern border.

Over 5,000 Asylum Seekers Returned To Mexico Under Controversial Plan

May 14, 2019 Since late January, thousands of asylum applicants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have been sent to Mexico.

Tucson Community Prepares for Monastery Shelter Closure

May 9, 2019 The Benedictine Monastery has become the largest city shelter, but will close in July.

Tucson Student Facing Deportation Released by Border Patrol

May 9, 2019 Friends have been raising funds for the legal defense of an 18-year-old Desert View High School senior who was arrested during a traffic stop.

Migrants at Southern Border Top 100K for 2nd Month in a Row

May 8, 2019 The numbers of migrants encountered in April was the highest since 2007, according to Homeland Security.

Trump Administration Seeks to Build Border Wall Across Protected Lands

May 8, 2019 Environmental groups say a new wall would further endanger wildlife and habitat along the border.

Crossing Mexico: The New Barrier for US-Bound Migrants

May 8, 2019 With thousands arriving to Mexico's border with Central America on their journey to the U.S. by land, has southern Mexico become the de facto border wall?

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