Border and Immigration

Human smugglers primarily control migration across the U.S.-Mexico border, and are likely making billions

Sep 5, 2023 While many migrants are forced to wait in Mexico for a chance to seek asylum in the U.S., they become even more vulnerable to the criminal organization making staggering profits controlling who crosses the border and where.

Single adult migrants in Tucson border sector put in detention as deterrent measure

Aug 25, 2023 The Tucson Sector gains additional personnel from Homeland Security as it grapples with a continuing surge of migrants at the border, mostly families and children.

Grijalva and Ciscomani sitdown together

Aug 23, 2023 The talk was an opportunity to hear about differences and common ground.

Rancher's murder trial to proceed

Aug 22, 2023 George Alan Kelly’s second-degree murder trial is set to proceed after a reluctant eye-witness agrees to testify in border shooting.

Freeze on DACA approvals leaves thousands of Arizona migrants in limbo

Aug 20, 2023 While the Department of Homeland Security stopped processing first-time DACA applications in October 2022, those who have coverage are still able to apply for renewal.

Tucson Sector sets 15-year high with July border apprehensions

Aug 18, 2023 As unauthorized migration in the Tucson Sector surpasses Texas to become the busiest in the nation, DHS sends dozens of additional staff to help with surge.

Kelly and Sinema criticize federal funding “failure” for migrant aid programs

Aug 18, 2023 Pima County warns migrant services may stop if funding is not increased.

Vana Dee Lewis wants you to know you are "#WORTHY."

Aug 16, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: From Odyssey Storytelling, Ana Montanez shares a story about discovering inner strength, and Gabriel Dozal on his book "The Border Simulator."

Border is an “Existential Crisis” to House Republicans

Aug 9, 2023 Five Congressional Republicans condemned President Biden’s border policy at a subcommittee hearing Tuesday afternoon in Cochise County.

It's "Reservation Dogs" final season, cast member Jon Proudstar shares how it began.

Aug 9, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet Robaba, a refugee from Afghanistan with a passion for knowledge and a story to tell; members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness share "Moments to Cope"; and remembering filmmaker William Friedkin.

Woman dies after calling 911 from remote part of Arizona desert

Aug 4, 2023 A migrant died in Border Patrol custody after agents found her with symptoms of severe heat stroke.

Apprehensions and rescues increase in Border Patrol Tucson Sector

Aug 2, 2023 Migrant apprehensions and rescues have reached record highs in Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, making it the busiest sector in the nation, with nearly half of the migrants being families.

The University of Arizona launches website showcasing U.S.-Mexico borderlands stories to reclaim border narrative

Aug 1, 2023 The Confluencenter is collaborating with borderlands artists, advocates, journalists, and others to showcase stories, art and other projects from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, aiming to present a comprehensive and diverse history of the region.

Border Patrol rescues in the Arizona borderlands climb as extreme heat continues

Jul 26, 2023 Amidst ongoing extreme heat, Border Patrol rescues surge in the Arizona borderlands, and officials continue to find human remains.

Mexican citizen dies after falling from border wall near San Luis, Arizona

Jul 25, 2023 A man died near San Luis, Arizona, after climbing the border wall and falling on the U.S. side. Another individual who fell was injured but is in stable condition.

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