Border and Immigration

Douglas Gives CBP Land to Ease Border Traffic

Sep 13, 2018 A city parking lot will be officially turned over to CBP to use as employee parking.

Commission Keeping Tabs on Heavy Metals in Santa Cruz River

Sep 12, 2018 Heavy metals from plants in Mexico are getting into the sewer system and, eventually, parts of the river in Arizona.

'Sanctuary' Play Revisits Tucson History

Sep 11, 2018 The theater company re-enacts the story of the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980s. Tucson religious leaders risked going to jail for their beliefs and actions.

Legal Groups Call for Immigration Court to Be Independent

Sep 11, 2018 Organizations argue the court should be moved from under the Department of Justice, the government's prosecutorial agency.

Jury Convicts Former Immigrant Shelter Worker of Sex Crimes

Sep 10, 2018 Levian Pacheco was an employee at the Mesa Southwest Key facility, which shelters undocumented youth for the U.S. government.

More Asylum Seekers Arrive at Nogales Port

Sep 10, 2018 An update on CBP's policies surrounding the processing of asylum seekers.

Border Patrol: Apprehensions of Large Migrant Groups Becoming 'Trend'

Sep 7, 2018 Agents have encountered large groups in Southern Arizona's west desert several times this year.

US Plans to Sidestep Limits on Detaining Immigrant Children

Sep 6, 2018 At issue is the so-called Flores agreement, which lays out requirements regarding detention length and setting.

Immigrant Spending Power Adds Billions of Dollars to Pima County Economy

Sep 4, 2018 Entrepreneurs not born in the U.S. outpace U.S.-born residents starting businesses by a 2-to-1 margin.

Supervisors Vote Against Stonegarden Funding at Rowdy Meeting

Sep 4, 2018 The board decided not to accept federal money based on local law enforcement cooperating with federal immigration efforts.

Border Grants on Pima Supervisors Agenda Yet Again

Sep 3, 2018 Board has delayed finalizing acceptance of the federal grants for more than six months.

Listening Beyond the Wall

Aug 30, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Cleopatra - No Submissive Woman"; bobcats in the backyard; and how Film Tucson is bringing Hollywood back to The Old Pueblo.

Shelter Employee Standing Trial Tuesday for Alleged Sexual Abuse of Migrant Boys

Aug 27, 2018 Levian Pacheco is at least the third Southwest Key employee to be accused of sec crimes in Arizona since 2015.

Mexican Mother Granted Special Visa to Visit Ailing Husband in Tucson

Aug 24, 2018 Woman was previously denied entry; children petitioned for reversal.

Border Agent's Lawyers Want Manslaughter Trial Moved From Tucson

Aug 23, 2018 Lawyers for Lonnie Swartz, who killed a Mexican teen through the border fence, say the jury pool is "poisoned" by influence makers.

State Seeking Fines Against Operator of Shelters for Migrant Kids

Aug 23, 2018 Inspections of Southwest Key facilities revealed issues with employee background checks.

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