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ICE buys gear to pull data from mobile devices

The $28.2 million contract is with a company that says it can unlock Apple and high-end Android devices.

The US races to build a new border

Dozens of miles of new border fence was a campaign promise four years ago. It’s happening now in Arizona.

On the border in San Luis, asylum seekers from around the world wait months

Asylum seekers face a long wait at the border, punctuated by anxieties over sudden policy shifts that can shut the door on them.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol chief on trends along southern border

Topics include a drop in apprehensions, new wall construction and Tucson's sanctuary city initiative.

Tracing the Migrant Journey

A team of reporters follows the path migrants take to reach the southern border of the U.S.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

Tucson Sector border apprehensions are up, national numbers down

Migrant apprehensions across much of Arizona are higher than they were a year ago, even while the national numbers have dropped considerably.

Fort Huachuca loses funding due to border wall redirect

The loss of money comes despite earlier assurances it was safe.

New border wall could further deplete groundwater supplies

Some scientists and conservationists worry the water needs of the new border wall could put a valuable desert oasis at risk.

Border crossings at Arizona ports of entry down from last year

Pedestrian and vehicle numbers are bad news to border businesses that depend on shoppers from Mexico.

US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs

$217 million would be moved to fund things like increasing the number of beds for detained immigrants.

‘Build the wall’ across the San Pedro River? Many say ‘no’

Disparate groups agree that walling off Arizona's last free-flowing river is a bad idea.

Technology helping curb border crime in Cochise County

Arizona 360 tours the county's new communications center for first responders.

New border fencing on hold for 45 days

The Department of Homeland Security is delaying its plans to build more miles of wall barrier along the border.

Border Patrol agent who ran down fleeing immigrant offered plea deal

Matthew Bowen faced charges over ramming a migrant with his vehicle and lying about it to investigators.

TPD chief says sanctuary initiative threatens major investigations

One of the writers of the initiative says interagency cooperation will not be affected.

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