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The trial of an Arizona border rancher charged with killing a migrant has reached the halfway point

The judge denied a request by news media to accompany jurors on the visit to 75-year-old George Alan Kelly's ranch.

Pima County expects upcoming migrant funding to last through August

Pima County expects to receive at least 12 million dollars in federal funding from the recent Homeland Security appropriations bill to continue services to asylum seekers through August, after coming dangerously close to having to turn people away.

Senators told of ‘alarming’ level of drone incursions at southern border

Cartels are sending as many as 1,000 unmanned drones across the border every month.

Officials warn of dangers of crossing the border in anticipation of summer heat

Officials from both sides of the border warn migrants of the dangers of crossing the border in potentially deadly heat.

Number of families and children in Border Patrol's Tucson Sector grows

New federal data shows that the number of migrants apprehended by Border Patrol last month grew, including the number of families and children.

Pima County to continue migrant services

County will avoid street releases at the end of the week, anticipating federal funding from the $650 million, in the border security funding bill, for shelter and services to asylum seekers.

Judge allows Mexico’s case against Arizona gun dealers to proceed

A federal judge in Tucson ruled Monday that Mexico’s case against five Arizona gun dealers is allowed to proceed. The gun dealers sought to have the entire case thrown out.

Attorneys make opening statements in case of rancher accused of killing migrant

Friday was opening arguments in the trial of George Alan Kelly, the 75-year-old rancher being charged in the shooting death of a Mexican citizen, who prosecutors say was on Kelly’s property while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border undocumented.

"Víctimas del Pecado" makes a powerful return to the silver screen.

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Federal dollars for asylum seekers in Tucson on verge of running out as Congress releases spending deal

Congressional leaders unveiled a spending package with $650 million for short-term asylum services like Casa Alitas in Tucson. However, approval and allocation may come too late to avoid street releases.

Archive seeks to reclaim border narrative

The Reclaiming the Border Narrative digital archive is a collaboration meant to tell the story of the border through the eyes of people who live there.

County discontinues contracts to migrant services

Pima County is discontinuing contracts for services to the more than 2,500 asylum seekers a day, who have been released by Border Patrol. Federal dollars are running out as Congress has yet to agree on more funding for border communities.

Hobbs vetoes immigration bill

The bill is similar to a Texas law put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court.

More than $2 billion paid to bond people out of immigration detention; highest amount in Eloy

People seeking the release of migrants detained for crossing the border have paid more than 2 billion dollars in bonds since 2017. A recent report shows that collectively the highest amount paid was in Eloy, Arizona.

The Buzz: What can states do at the US-Mexico border?

Federal law rules the land when it comes to border enforcement, but local governments can help.

Diocese of Tucson seeks donations to continue migrant services in wake of funding cliff

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson and Casa Alitas are asking community members to consider donating to help asylum seekers in Tucson as federal dollars run out and street releases are set to begin on April 1.

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