Border and Immigration

Nogales pedestrian tunnel at the border now open around the clock

Jul 10, 2019 The tunnel keeps pedestrians safe from oncoming commercial vehicle traffic.

Mexico extends $100M reforesting program to Honduras to stem migration

Jul 8, 2019 The country had already announced $30 million for a tree-planting program in El Salvador.

Remittances to Mexico break monthly record In May

Jul 8, 2019 Mexicans abroad sent $3.2 million to their home country, 1.5% more than the previous year.

Grijalva: Going to Mexico could give Trump an 'epiphany'

Jul 5, 2019 The congressman from Tucson wants to see the President visit Mexico's border with Arizona.

Border Patrol agent with long list of complaints heads to trial in Arizona

Jul 5, 2019 Prosecutors said they would introduce evidence Matthew Bowen had injured immigrants in custody on at least four different occasions.

Organizers submit petitions for Tucson 'sanctuary city' initiative

Jul 3, 2019 The group says it has more than twice the number of signatures needed to get initiative on city ballot.

Some Central American asylum applicants, forced to wait In Mexico, choose to return home

Jul 3, 2019 It's the beginning of a “voluntary return” program for migrants who wish to return home, Mexican immigration officials said.

US to retry Arizona No More Deaths border activist Scott Warren

Jul 2, 2019 This is the government’s second attempt after the case last month ended in a mistrial.

EPA: Air quality improves at Nogales port

Jul 2, 2019 The report credits reduced wait times and other factors for the reduction in emissions at the Mariposa Port of Entry.

Out of room on Arizona's border

Jul 2, 2019 Arizona’s border with Mexico is becoming an epicenter for asylum seekers from Central America.

In Their Own Words: The meaning of citizenship

Jul 1, 2019 Newly sworn in U.S. citizens share their experiences.

Mexican president marks 1 year since election amid concerns over administration

Jul 1, 2019 Critics say measures of crime and the economy suggest there is little to celebrate.

Reducing number of migrants a tough assignment for Mexico, report says

Jun 28, 2019 A Mexican think tank says the country is unlikely to stem the flow of migrants within the negotiated window.

World Refugee Day in Tucson

Jun 26, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The youth photography program "Parks in Focus" in action, and The Southwest Fair Housing Council observes the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

Jun 26, 2019 The departure of John Sanders comes as Congress considers emergency border funding.

Southwest members of Congress decry produce protection measures

Jun 26, 2019 Critics say provisions could mean higher prices for consumers and endanger approval of the renegotiated NAFTA.

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