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Can 1,000 Empty Backpacks Save Lives?

Also: How Pima County could pay for newly opened migrant shelters; Bridging cultural divides with the Persian language; Tucson author Janni Lee Simner reads from her new book.

ICE In Yuma to Probe Documents of Migrants Claiming to be Families

HSI agents have been sent to Yuma from ICE interior offices and human smuggling units.

Napier Testifies Before House Committee

The Pima County sheriff said the border has been in "crisis" for decades.

Pima County Looking for Ways to House Migrants

The Benedictine Monastery has been used to shelter asylum seekers but will close as development plans move forward.

GOP Leaders in Immigrant-Heavy States OK with Census Citizenship Question

The divide between red and blue states is stark as both prepare for a census that could ask about citizenship for the first time in 70 years.

Arizona Ups Oversight of Groups That House Migrant Children

Most of the new law's provisions take effect immediately.

Honduran Transgender Woman Granted Asylum

Nicol Garcia asked for asylum in May, 2018. She spent almost a year in detention.

The City of Tucson Offers Hope to Migrants in Need

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Go backstage at Tucson High Magnet School to preview "Our Border Town"; Tucson poet laureate TC Tolbert receives grant from the Academy of American Poets; And, what would you do with the blessing of extra time to be alive?

Mexico Says 300K US-Bound Migrants Entered Country in First 3 Months of 2019

The interior secretary said there has been a change in the flow of migrants entering Mexico.

City of Tucson Steps In As Nonprofit Migrant Shelters Reach Capacity

The Tucson city manager's office says that for now, it will work with the nonprofit community to relieve the overflow of migrants being dropped off by Border Patrol.

Finding Common Ground with "One Small Step"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free speech debate on campus; "I Dream in Widescreen Returns"; and thoughts on kindness from the Mission Garden.

Yuma Declares Emergency Over Migrant Family Releases

Mayor Douglas Nicholls said he's looking for federal funding and a "FEMA-like response."

Study Finds More Individuals Deported From Arizona Last Year Than Any Other State

The study by Syracuse University used the Freedom of Information Act to track data from U.S. agencies.

Court Won't Immediately Stop Wait-in-Mexico Asylum Policy

The federal appeals court temporarily blocked a ruling barring the Trump administration from making asylum seekers wait in Mexico.

Drought, Mudslides Drive Central American Migrants North

Climate change impacts are exacerbating pre-existing crises that lead to out-migration, a Tucson-based journalist says.

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