Border and Immigration

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.

Douglas, Cochise County Approve Location for New Port Of Entry

Apr 18, 2019 A new commercial port would be aimed at easing the flow of traffic and industry, as the current port serves both commercial and passenger vehicles.

Finding Common Ground with "One Small Step"

Apr 17, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free speech debate on campus; "I Dream in Widescreen Returns"; and thoughts on kindness from the Mission Garden.

Yuma Declares Emergency Over Migrant Family Releases

Apr 17, 2019 Mayor Douglas Nicholls said he's looking for federal funding and a "FEMA-like response."

UA Police Report Details Border Patrol Protest

Apr 16, 2019 Three people "shouted obscenities" at Border Patrol agents for 40 minutes, report says.

Study Finds More Individuals Deported From Arizona Last Year Than Any Other State

Apr 16, 2019 The study by Syracuse University used the Freedom of Information Act to track data from U.S. agencies.

Court Won't Immediately Stop Wait-in-Mexico Asylum Policy

Apr 15, 2019 The federal appeals court temporarily blocked a ruling barring the Trump administration from making asylum seekers wait in Mexico.

New Border Patrol Sector Chief Discusses Challenges with Surge in Families

Apr 12, 2019 Plus, hearing from the deputy commander of BORSTAR about heightened risks of crossing during the summer.

How Climate Change Factors Into Migration From Central America

Apr 12, 2019 A discussion with author Todd Miller.

Drought, Mudslides Drive Central American Migrants North

Apr 12, 2019 Climate change impacts are exacerbating pre-existing crises that lead to out-migration, a Tucson-based journalist says.

Vice President Pence, Gov Ducey Challenge Congress on Border

Apr 12, 2019 Pence said the administration isn't considering more family separations, but called for changes to the Flores Agreement.

Health Researcher: Asylum-Seeking Migrants Pose No Threat to Public Health

Apr 11, 2019 UA College of Public Health researcher says more migrants from Guatemala are immunized than people from Arizona.

Vice President Pence to Visit Nogales Thursday

Apr 10, 2019 The visit comes at a time when Homeland Security has no clear leaders at the highest positions.

Nearly $1B in Contracts Awarded for Border Fence Sections

Apr 10, 2019 The removal and replacement projects will replace vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing.

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