Immigration

A Supreme Court Ruling will allow the Biden administration to scrap the Trump-era policy commonly referred to as “Remain in Mexico.”
Jun. 30, 2022
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The death toll after a semitruck was found abandoned in the outskirts of San Antonio has risen to 53 people. Officials say it’s likely the deadliest smuggling incident in modern U.S. history. Activists and some lawmakers say it’s also a symptom of U.S. border policies.
Jun. 30, 2022
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Results from a recent survey buck the conventional wisdom about election-year politicking and strategies that appeal to each party’s political base in Arizona.
More Arizona politics news
Jun. 29, 2022
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A recent report by Reveal found more than 500 migrant children had contemplated or attempted suicide, with 141 occurring when they were in the Office of Refugee Resettlement custody in the U.S.
Jun. 29, 2022
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According to a recent survey of likely voters, Arizonans take a much more nuanced approach to border issues than campaign talking points would suggest.
Jun. 28, 2022
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It’s been months since U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan and evacuated tens of thousands of Afghans from Taliban rule. But many are still in limbo. But a set of new guidelines introduced by the Departments of Homeland Security and State this week could help.
Jun. 16, 2022
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It’s been 10 years since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, was enacted. It gave more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children temporary protection from deportation and a work permit.
Jun. 15, 2022
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The U.S. Supreme Court will not allow Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and other Republicans to defend a Trump-era immigration rule.
Jun. 15, 2022
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that immigrants cannot band together to challenge immigration policy in any lower federal court. But analysts say it could also change the lawsuits from states move through the courts.
Jun. 14, 2022
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff
Ahead of World Refugee Day next week, leaders from universities and colleges around the country are laying out ways the government should help refugees.
Jun. 14, 2022
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A Supreme Court ruling declared immigrants who fear persecution if sent back to their countries of origin have no right to a bond hearing after six months of detention.
Jun. 14, 2022
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Some Border Patrol agents in Arizona will be equipped with heat stress kits this summer — with tools to respond to migrants suffering from heat-related illnesses amid triple-digit temperatures.
Jun. 13, 2022
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Last week, a federal court in Texas ruled the Biden administration could not move forward with enforcement priorities it outlined last fall for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jun. 13, 2022
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it will avoid deporting immigrants who are active-duty military or veterans under a directive released by the agency last week.
Jun. 8, 2022
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A group of would-be DACA recipients are asking a federal court in New York to allow them to obtain a work permit and temporary protection from deportation as a separate court case decides the future of DACA.
Jun. 8, 2022
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There's plenty of news about immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. And according to migration expert Amali Tower, much of immigration can be traced back to climate change.
Jun. 6, 2022
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The number of people asking for asylum in Mexico continues to rise, with nearly 50,000 applications in just the first five months of this year. But an overburdened system has meant asylum seekers often face significant obstacles and abuses in the process.
Jun. 3, 2022
Packages containing 40 pounds of fentanyl
Elected officials in Arizona and around the country have said migrants crossing the border are to blame for the rise in fentanyl — and insist lifting pandemic-era restrictions on asylum will make it worse. But data tells a much different story.
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Jun. 1, 2022
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DACA has provided hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children with temporary protection from deportation and a work permit. But it only applies to those who were in the country on or before June 15, 2007.
May. 31, 2022
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The U.S. will begin having asylum officers from Citizenship and Immigration Services interview migrants who are trying to apply for protection in the U.S., part of a rule change proposed by the Biden administration in April.
May. 27, 2022

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