Border and Immigration

Trade between Arizona, Mexico well above pre-pandemic levels

Jun 20, 2023 A new University of Arizona reports shows many economic indicators between Arizona and Mexico are up, including exports, imports and and northbound border crossings.

Border officials seize 14 assault rifles headed to Mexico

Jun 14, 2023 Customs officers in Nogales made record-level weapons seizures during the second week in June, highlighting the fact that Arizona continues to be a hotspot for weapons smuggling.

Officials looking into turning on border lights

Jun 9, 2023 Customs and Border Protection says it’s looking at turning on lights on the border wall and installing more, just days after an environmental group releases a study and urges officials to remove the lights due to the effects they could have on wildlife.

DeSantis brings border plan to Sierra Vista

Jun 7, 2023 The Florida Governor held a rountable discussion with eight county sheriffs from across the country.

New report counts 1,800 stadium lights near threatened species' habitat

Jun 6, 2023 The Center for Biological Diversity counted lights across 60 miles of protected lands on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. While currently not operational, if turned on, they could affect more than a dozen endangered and threatened species in the region.

Participants continue to walk, 20 years later, to end migrant death in the Arizona borderlands

Jun 6, 2023 During the 20th annual Migrant Trail Walk, participants walked 75 miles, from Sásabe, Sonora, to Tucson to call for changes in immigration policy that would end migrant deaths on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Federal grant pushes UA to create new program to support first gen Latino students

May 30, 2023 The $3 million grant is expected to support the project for the next five years.

Post Title 42, some migrants have hope of gaining asylum

May 30, 2023 With improvements to the federal CBP One app, some migrants who wait along the U.S.-Mexico border in Sonora have hope they’ll get an appointment to seek asylum while others still wait with little change in sight.

Family of man killed by border patrol want justice for their loved one

May 26, 2023 The family of Tohono O’odham member Raymond Mattia say they regularly called Border Patrol when they needed assistance. They say Mattia was a peaceful man and community leader and don’t understand why agents shot him dead outside his home on May 18.

Cochise Supervisors Discuss impact of Title 42 removal

May 26, 2023 The numbers were not so large as predicted.

Children of the Holocaust: The story of Andrew Schot

May 25, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A look into the bird and plant species in Navopatia.

Title 42 surge in Tucson seems to be over

May 23, 2023 Despite much speculation of a huge increase of migrants at the southern border following the end of Title 42, the number of migrants coming crossing the border in Pima County is slowing to normal and below-normal levels.

US Border Patrol says agents who killed man in Arizona were answering report of gunfire

May 23, 2023 The FBI and Tohono O’odham Nation are investigating Thursday night's fatal shooting of Raymond Mattia.

FBI, tribe's police investigating fatal shooting of tribal member by US Border Patrol agents

May 21, 2023 Customs and Border Protection officials say agents from the Ajo Border Patrol Station were involved in a fatal shooting on the Tohono O’odham reservation.

Pima County migrant shelter capacity stretched

May 20, 2023 The system was close to breaking in the days following the end of Title 42.

Migrants line up at Nogales port of entry, hoping to seek asylum

May 19, 2023 Following the end of Title 42, migrants in Nogales, Sonora, wait day and night by the port of entry in hopes they can ask for asylum in the U.S.

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