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Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic
Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.
Officials take temperatures of southbound border crossers in Nogales, Sonora
The U.S. has closed the border with Mexico to all "non-essential" travel, but Mexico has not yet broadly implemented similar restrictions.
Immigration attorneys, turned away without protective gear, call for detention center closures
Arizona attorneys say they can't find protective equipment required to visit clients, putting their cases in danger.
Financial impact to Arizona from border closure will be severe
The administration has said both countries will review whether or not to continue the closure in 30 days.
Border residents brace for change with approach of closure to nonessential travel
Both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in Douglas were left wondering what comes next as the Friday night restriction neared.
Environmental advocates say planned border construction threatens jaguar corridors
CBP announced plans to build more than 90 miles of border wall in an area advocates say is predominantly remote wilderness.
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.
Borderlands symposium explores web of people, wildlife in Sonoran Desert
The Ajo conference last week brought together scientists, tribal leaders and community members.
Judges ask DOJ to reconsider hearings in high-traffic immigration courts amid coronavirus outbreak
Judges and attorneys working in immigration courts say they need federal support to protect their clients and the public.
Indigenous group reaffirms importance of Quitobaquito Springs amid border wall construction
The group discussed how construction and pumping local groundwater is affecting the sacred site.
U.S. tries again to convince courts for military funds for border fences
At issue is $3.6 billion the Trump administration wants to divert from military construction projects to fund a border fence.
Groups offer support for conservationists challenging border wall construction
Local governments, archaeologists and others have filed briefs supporting a challenge to the waiver of laws for border wall construction.
Supreme Court vacates ruling in Nogales cross-border shooting
The high court’s order followed its 5-4 ruling last week in a nearly identical case from Texas.
Tohono O’odham chair decries ongoing controlled blasts for border wall project
Chairman Ned Norris, Jr. testified during a U.S. House subcommittee hearing.
Final charge dismissed against humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren
Prosecutors declined to say why they dropped the case against Warren.
Hearing looks at border wall construction's impact on Native American sites
The chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation compared it to building a wall at Arlington National Cemetery.
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