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Immigration advocates: Exposure to COVID-19 higher than reported in ICE detention

Tucson legal aid group says a third of their clients tested positive for the virus once released.

As Supreme Court nears decision, thousands of DACA recipients are on the COVID-19 front lines

The court could rule on the future of the Obama-era policy and some 650,000 current recipients in the coming weeks.

Border residents: Border Patrol agents not wearing protective gear at checkpoints

The agency says front-line agents are provided with masks, but federal guidelines don't require them.

Former ICE detainee says little coronavirus information given in custody

Alejandra Alor Reyes spent almost 10 months in detention after claiming asylum at the border last June.

Advocates plead with Arizona to release vulnerable inmates amid COVID-19

A new predictive model shows nearly all of the almost 42,000 incarcerated people in Arizona will contract the virus.

Lawmakers and advocates push back on wall construction during pandemic

Groups say project funding should be used on COVID-19 supplies and relief.

Eloy car rally calls for ICE detainee releases during COVID-19 pandemic

At least five detainees in custody in Arizona have tested positive for the virus.

More demands to close immigration courts as judge tests positive for COVID-19

Immigration lawyers, judges and prosecutors sent a joint message to the Department of Justice to close the courts.

Diversity and desegregation in TUSD

After decades of legal battles and diversification efforts, the Tucson Unified School District wants to be released from court supervision.

Divided House votes to reset deadline to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

Arizona is one of 12 states that have never approved the ERA, despite regular attempts by state Democrats to do so.

Penetrating the darkness of "The Long Shadow".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson considers the many special kinds of "Black Love"; and episode 4 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders: "The Ambiguity Train".

Accusations against former Amazon CEO in Mexico ignite feminist debates

The recent murder of the wife of the former CEO have fueled the push for changes to laws.

A beacon of hope in a war-torn country

The story of an American who traveled to Syria to fight the Islamic State.

Border humanitarian aid work on trial

A look at how federal immigration policy and religious freedom played out in the trials of a No More Deaths volunteer.

Archive Tucson: Jazz on Meyer Avenue

Cass Preston talks segregation, music on Meyer Avenue and growing up in the '30s and '40s.

Archive Tucson: Moving into a white neighborhood

Joel Turner describes the interactions he experienced moving into a white neighborhood in midtown Tucson in the 1960s.

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