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Report finds Mexican cartels move migrants through Tucson Sector due to limited resources

A new report found that smuggling networks in Mexico take advantage of Border Patrol’s limited capacity in Arizona, which contributed to the increase in migrants.

New jaguar spotted on trail camera in southeastern Arizona

The Center for Biological Diversity confirms it is the eighth jaguar documented in Arizona.

Border crossings with Mexico reopen amidst economic concerns for Arizona border towns

Four border crossings with Mexico reopened, after the government closed them in November and December, including the Lukeville port, which was closed for 30 days. That was in response to as many as ten thousand people a day crossing the border.

Even with drop in asylum seekers, Pima County anxious for more federal funding

Pima County continues to warn of pending street releases if Congress doesn’t allot more money for migrant services, even as officials opened the Lukeville port of entry yesterday due to a drop in unauthorized border crossings outside of ports.

Biden Administration officials discuss the reopening of Lukeville

Border officials are reopening the Lukeville port of entry tomorrow morning after a month of closure due to a decline in migrants crossing the border over the last two weeks.

Arizona border crossing with Mexico to reopen a month after migrant influx forced closure

The moves reflect a drop in illegal crossings from December highs, authorities said.

More than 25 years of cross-border advocacy and solidarity on the Douglas-Agua Prieta border

AZPM sat down with a couple who migrated to Douglas/Agua Prieta in the late 90s. In the decades working with migrants on the border, they’ve seen changes. What hasn’t changed is the community’s ability to open doors and hearts to migrants passing through.

Few details released on National Guard mission to the border

There are still few details on how the National Guard would help with border security issues, per Governor Katie Hobbs recent executive order. But Congressman Raúl Grijalva says sending the National Guard to the border is not the answer.

Three U.S. residents shot at on Sonoran highway

Three US residents traveling in Mexico on one of the alternate routes to Rocky Point were shot on Saturday, and one was killed. The shooting happened on Highway 2 in Sonora.

It's not clear what National Guard will do on the border

Following Governor Katie Hobbs' executive order to deploy National Guard members to the border, Arizona officials are still hashing out what that will look like.

Hobbs sends National Guard to the border

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed an executive order Friday to send up to 243 service members to help with border enforcement measures.

Dozens of pets left in border town wracked with cartel violence

When the majority of Sasabe, Sonora, fled due to cartel violence, people had no choice but to leave their pets behind. Volunteers work to get food to the animals and the few families left behind.

Ongoing surge of migrants renews concerns of overnight street releases

Pima County’s Casa Alitas assisted a record number of migrants in November — nearly 34,000. The surge is depleting resources faster than expected — sustaining fears of migrants being unsheltered in cities overnight.

Rocky Point residents say it’s a ghost town after port closure

The closure of the Lukeville port of entry has turned Rocky Point into a ghost town, causing businesses to shutter, locals to lose their jobs, and uncertainty to loom over the community's economic future.

Hobbs to launch office to coordinate border security, asks feds for $500 million reimbursement

Gov. Katie Hobbs urges the Biden administration to deploy National Guard to reopen Lukeville port of entry, establishes an office for coordinated border efforts and seeks reimbursement for border operation expenses.

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