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Apprehensions and rescues increase in Border Patrol Tucson Sector

Migrant apprehensions and rescues have reached record highs in Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, making it the busiest sector in the nation, with nearly half of the migrants being families.

The University of Arizona launches website showcasing U.S.-Mexico borderlands stories to reclaim border narrative

The Confluencenter is collaborating with borderlands artists, advocates, journalists, and others to showcase stories, art and other projects from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, aiming to present a comprehensive and diverse history of the region.

Border Patrol rescues in the Arizona borderlands climb as extreme heat continues

Amidst ongoing extreme heat, Border Patrol rescues surge in the Arizona borderlands, and officials continue to find human remains.

Mexican citizen dies after falling from border wall near San Luis, Arizona

A man died near San Luis, Arizona, after climbing the border wall and falling on the U.S. side. Another individual who fell was injured but is in stable condition.

Arizona's defunct border wall project could help with Tucson's affordable housing efforts

Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik advocates for converting shipping containers that were part of former Gov. Doug Ducey's defunct $200 million border wall project into tiny homes to accommodate the city's affordable housing needs.

The "Barbenheimer" Experience Arrives in Tucson

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“To Erasures, Erasures" by Susan Briante

Poet Susan Briante shares an original poem that addresses immigration and the US-Mexico border.

New report offers ideas to fix asylum backlog

The Migration Policy Institute says fixing both the court system and immigration reform are needed to solve irregular migration. But in the absence of legislative reform, their new report offers ways to streamline the asylum process.

Court settlement includes meaningful border wall changes for wildlife

A settlement between the Biden administration and environmental groups stipulates changes to the border wall that are a win for Southern Arizona wildlife, including larger connectivity passages and environmental impact studies.

DHS agrees to stop border wall construction, fund environmental remediation projects

A settlement agreement estimates $1.62 billion in funding and nearly $430 million returned to DOD projects.

Migrant encounters drop during first month since end of Title 42

Despite concerns that the end of Title 42 would bring an influx of migrants, the number of apprehensions continue to drop, in Arizona and across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Environmental groups seek court order to stop two exploratory mining projects

The groups filed a lawsuit against the USFS in June.

Biden administration guaranteed attorney access for all migrant screenings. Most don’t have it

Nearly three months and thousands of screenings later, the promise of attorney access appears largely unfulfilled.

Federal official visits Arizona border to talk about advances in fentanyl interdiction

White House official visits U.S.-Mexico border to emphasize enhanced technology and strategies to curb fentanyl smuggling as part of strategy to tackle opioid overdose crisis.

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