Republican Supervisor Steve Christy said the decision was “kicking the can down the road,” but the four remaining Democrats say the county needs more information on potential alternatives to incarceration.
The number of Mexican families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border grew nationwide in 2023, but nowhere is that more true than in Arizona’s Tucson Sector where the number of Mexican people in a family grew from 8,500 in 2022 to more than 120-thousand.
New data shows that December was a record for the number of times Border Patrol apprehended migrants entering the US unauthorized, with the highest number being in the Tucson Sector at more than 80,000 apprehensions.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says details on border-foreign aid package likely out next week and will include funding for migrant services such as Tucson’s Casa Alitas, a quicker process for asylum claims and changes to manage large groups arriving at the border.
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