Border and Immigration

Trump Administration Sued Over Shift in Asylum Policy

Feb 15, 2019 The lawsuit says the policy puts the migrants in danger and hampers their ability to prepare their cases.

DOJ Numbers Clash With Trump Claims On Asylum Hearings

Feb 14, 2019 President says only 2 percent show up for asylum hearings. The Justice Department says 80 percent do.

La Cerca goes Acoustic for a Spotlight Session

Feb 13, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Arizona 360" goes on the road to El Paso to talk border politics; the immigration story of a UA graduate from Mali and the bright future she has built.

$20M From Border Wall GoFundMe Campaign Being Returned to Donors

Feb 13, 2019 Supporters of the president's wall failed to reveal to a Green Valley audience that the original plan to privately build a wall failed.

Mothers Take First Step Toward Lawsuit Over Family Separations

Feb 12, 2019 The women, who were separated from their children at the border, are seeking millions in damages from the U.S. government.

Green Valley Residents at Odds on the Wall

Feb 11, 2019 A GoFundMe event to raise private dollars to build a wall drew immediate opposition from Green Valley Samaritans.

US Investigation Into Mexican Tomatoes Could Hurt Imports, Industry Rep Says

Feb 11, 2019 A Commerce Department decision means an investigation into tomato dumping will resume in May.

Shooting Closes Lanes at Downtown Nogales Border Crossing

Feb 8, 2019 Officials are still piecing together what happened in the shooting involving a car heading southbound into Mexico.

Nogales Officials Threaten to Sue the Government Over Border Razor Wire

Feb 7, 2019 The mayor and council passed a resolution to demand the razor wire come down.

Nogales Officials Want Border Wall's Razor Wire Removed

Feb 7, 2019 The City Council passed a resolution condemning installation of new razor wire covering the wall passing through downtown.

New Mexico Governor Pulls National Guard Troops From Border

Feb 6, 2019 The move challenges President Trump's description of a border undergoing a security crisis.

Nogales Mayor Wants Border Razor Wire Down

Feb 5, 2019 The mayor says the wire poses a danger to Arizona residents.

Border Humanitarian Aid Workers See Upside to Federal Convictions

Feb 1, 2019 Nancy Montoya reports on the trial's outcome and the origins of the group No More Deaths.

Shutdown Bumps 80,000 Immigration Cases, Judge Says

Feb 1, 2019 A discussion with the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.

US Border Agency Announces Biggest-Ever Fentanyl Bust, Worth $3.5M

Feb 1, 2019 Customs and Border Protection said agents captured more than 250 pounds of the deadly opioid.

Courts Turn Away Hundreds of Immigrants, Blame Shutdown

Feb 1, 2019 Hundreds of immigrants arrived with government-issued notices to appear in court for hearings that were never scheduled.

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