Border and Immigration

City Spends $20K to Shelter Migrants

May 3, 2019 So far neither the state nor the federal government has offered to help offset those costs.

Construction Underway on Arizona Cross-Border Pipeline Expansion

May 3, 2019 Once completed, a new facility will more than double the pipeline's capacity.

US Government to Give DNA Tests at Border to Check for Fraud

May 2, 2019 The voluntary testing comes amid an increase in families crossing the border and growing concern about child trafficking.

Arizona-Sonora Nonprofit to Receive Migrant Aid From Catholic Church

May 2, 2019 The Kino Border Initiative is set to receive about $21,000 for humanitarian aid services, the nonprofit said.

Can 1,000 Empty Backpacks Save Lives?

May 1, 2019 Also: How Pima County could pay for newly opened migrant shelters; Bridging cultural divides with the Persian language; Tucson author Janni Lee Simner reads from her new book.

ICE In Yuma to Probe Documents of Migrants Claiming to be Families

May 1, 2019 HSI agents have been sent to Yuma from ICE interior offices and human smuggling units.

Napier Testifies Before House Committee

May 1, 2019 The Pima County sheriff said the border has been in "crisis" for decades.

Pima County Looking for Ways to House Migrants

Apr 29, 2019 The Benedictine Monastery has been used to shelter asylum seekers but will close as development plans move forward.

GOP Leaders in Immigrant-Heavy States OK with Census Citizenship Question

Apr 29, 2019 The divide between red and blue states is stark as both prepare for a census that could ask about citizenship for the first time in 70 years.

Honduran Transgender Woman Granted Asylum

Apr 25, 2019 Nicol Garcia asked for asylum in May, 2018. She spent almost a year in detention.

Arizona Ups Oversight of Groups That House Migrant Children

Apr 25, 2019 Most of the new law's provisions take effect immediately.

The City of Tucson Offers Hope to Migrants in Need

Apr 24, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Go backstage at Tucson High Magnet School to preview "Our Border Town"; Tucson poet laureate TC Tolbert receives grant from the Academy of American Poets; And, what would you do with the blessing of extra time to be alive?

Mexico Says 300K US-Bound Migrants Entered Country in First 3 Months of 2019

Apr 24, 2019 The interior secretary said there has been a change in the flow of migrants entering Mexico.

Campus Conversation Looks at Free Speech, Border Patrol Presence

Apr 23, 2019 A March incident brought protests and calls for resignations on the UA campus.

Charges Dropped Against UA Students Who Protested Border Patrol on Campus

Apr 22, 2019 Pima County declined to prosecute; the UA code of conduct investigation continues.

City of Tucson Steps In As Nonprofit Migrant Shelters Reach Capacity

Apr 19, 2019 The Tucson city manager's office says that for now, it will work with the nonprofit community to relieve the overflow of migrants being dropped off by Border Patrol.

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