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A group of nine GOP-led states is asking a federal judge in Texas to shut down DACA. The Obama-era program gives some undocumented people brought to the U.S. as kids protection from deportation and a work permit.
Feb. 1, 2023
Joe Biden
Title 42 is a public health protocol enacted at the onset of the pandemic that restricts asylum at the border. This week the administration announced the public health emergency it's tied to is set to end May 11.
Jan. 31, 2023
Joe Biden
Nearly 80 members of Congress have signed a letter criticizing the Biden administration’s plans to enact new restrictions for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jan. 30, 2023
Elvia Diaz
Gov. Katie Hobbs is continuing a controversial policy started under former Gov. Doug Ducey to bus migrants out of Arizona border communities and *to their final destinations while the immigration process plays out. In fact, she expanded it, adding plane flights for migrants who volunteer.
Jan. 30, 2023
Governor Elect Katie Hobbs
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ press secretary Josselyn Berry said a key interest is safely and humanely transporting asylum seekers to their sponsors.
Jan. 26, 2023
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Advocates hoping to secure a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Afghans who were evacuated from their country in August 2021 are hoping to engage with lawmakers again now that Congress is back in session.
Jan. 26, 2023
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
Prior to March 2020, the U.S. had never invoked Title 42, which grants federal authorities the power to deny entry into the U.S. to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Since then, officials have used it more than 2.5 million times to send away asylum seekers and migrants. Now, two legal experts say enough is enough.
Jan. 25, 2023
Joe Biden
A coalition of 20 GOP-led states have signed onto a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s new parole programs allowing a set amount of people from Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
Jan. 25, 2023
Arizona Border Crossings
In Nogales and other ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, asylum seekers hoping to bypass Title 42 restrictions can now use a Customs and Border Protection app to apply for an appointment with port officers. Activists say results so far are a mixed bag.
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Jan. 25, 2023
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A proposed plan from Gov. Katie Hobbs’ office would expand a state-funded scholarship program to include some undocumented high school graduates.
Jan. 18, 2023
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Two United Nations agencies have spoken out against reforms from the Biden administration, saying the expansion of a pandemic-era border policy puts the United States at odds with established asylum protections.
Jan. 13, 2023
Rafael Agustin
Rafael Augustin moved to the United States from Ecuador with his parents when he was 7, but it wasn’t until almost a decade later that he learned he was undocumented. As he writes in his book, "Illegally Yours," it was quite a shock to his teenage world — which he describes as "an end-of-the-world comet hitting [his] frosted-tip head."
Jan. 13, 2023
Alfonso Durazo
With news that the U.S. is expanding a policy that allows migrants to be expelled into Mexico, Sonoran officials say they are preparing for the possibility of more migrants being sent back to the state.
Jan. 11, 2023
Kyrsten Sinema Yuma border
Politicians, tribal leaders and the head of a local humanitarian group in Arizona's Yuma County called on a politically diverse delegation of senators from around the U.S. to pass immigration reform amid an increase in migrant arrivals that can overwhelm local resources.
Jan. 11, 2023
Border wall
During her first State of the State address this week, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs told members of the press she wants Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to visit the Arizona-Sonora border.
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Jan. 10, 2023
CBP
Customs and Border Protection is set to begin construction this week on a project to close gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border wall built under former President Donald Trump in Yuma.
Jan. 9, 2023
Title 42
Under a new plan, the U.S. government will be able to immediately expel migrants from Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua. It establishes a parole program for migrants from those countries that will mean some of them can get into the country legally.
Jan. 9, 2023
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
The Biden administration has announced a new immigration plan that expands the pandemic-era Title 42 policy, which sends migrants and asylum seekers who are caught crossing the border back into Mexico.
Jan. 6, 2023
President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden will visit Mexico next week for the first time as president to attend the North American Leaders’ Summit.
Jan. 6, 2023
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The Phoenix City Council approved a $300,000 contract Wednesday to provide legal services to residents of three mobile home parks being displaced for development.
Jan. 4, 2023

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