Immigration

Pima County Courthouse
Pima County received $5.2 million to continue its work to help asylum seekers. The funding came from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board.
Jan. 13, 2024
Crowd for a speech
The Show spoke with Wayne Schutsky from KJZZ’s Politics Desk about Gov. Katie Hobbs' second State of the State address.
Jan. 9, 2024
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
The Lukeville Port of Entry re-opened this month after a high number of migrant arrivals prompted border officers to close it in December. Now, local leaders warn another deadline is still looming.
Jan. 9, 2024
As CBS reports, the Biden administration is again considering whether to make GOP-requested changes to immigration in order to push military aid forward — those could include overhauls to asylum interviews for migrants and the ability to turn away asylum seekers when border officers are overwhelmed.
Jan. 9, 2024
Andy Biggs
Arizona Republican Congressman Andy Biggs said late last week that fellow members of the GOP had not accomplished much in one year while holding a House majority. He also said it was “embarrassing” for members of his party to have nothing to campaign on.
Jan. 7, 2024
A Phoenix pastor is preparing to welcome what could be an influx of migrants crossing the border this week. He’s provided a pitstop with water, food, clothing and showers for migrants legally entering the U.S. from Mexico since 2019.
Jan. 6, 2024
The Lukeville Port of Entry between Lukeville, Arizona, and Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico
The federal government reopened the Lukeville Port of Entry last week, but officials in Phoenix and at the border said the underlying issues that prompted the closure remain.
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Jan. 5, 2024
Border crossing buildings
The Lukeville Port of Entry is open after a monthlong closure due to a higher number of border crossings nearby.
Jan. 5, 2024
Border crossing buildings
The Lukeville Port of Entry opened early this morning in southern Arizona. It’s a busy thoroughfare for travelers coming both north and south that was closed early last month amid an increase in migrants and asylum seekers arriving nearby.
Jan. 4, 2024
Juan Ciscomani
As the Biden administration plans to reopen several ports of entry on the southern border Thursday – including a crossing in Lukeville – Republican congressmen called on the president to reinstate immigration policies from former President Donald Trump’s era.
Jan. 3, 2024
The Lukeville Port of Entry is re-opening Thursday after being closed in early December. Arizona politicians called for more federal government support, and aids groups say they continue to be overwhelmed with the number of asylum seekers.
Jan. 3, 2024
Arizona’s port of entry in Lukeville is reopening at 6 a.m. on Thursday, following a month of bipartisan criticism of the federal government for shutting it down.
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Jan. 2, 2024
New Arizona voters like Nilesh Patel are registering in a state that next year has key congressional races and could play a crucial role in the presidential election. And many new voters see their eligibility to participate in elections as an impactful and exciting responsibility.
More Arizona election news
Jan. 2, 2024
employment application
The Pima County Health Department is looking for temporary employees to bulk up a program focused on border health issues, as border officials and aid workers in Arizona respond to a sharp rise in asylum seekers and migrants.
Jan. 1, 2024
Venezuela flag
Venezuelan migrants will be flown back to their country from Mexico under a new deal between the two countries. It’s the latest effort to stem migration to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jan. 1, 2024
Border crossing buildings
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Biden Administration and Congress to find a way to reopen the Lukeville Port of Entry.
Dec. 27, 2023
Kyrsten Sinema
Negotiators will continue working throughout the holiday break to reach a deal, which Independent Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said is “front of mind.”
Dec. 23, 2023
Traphagen
The Show spoke to Keegan Hamilton with the Los Angeles Times about citizen militia groups on the border.
Dec. 21, 2023
Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema
Sites along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona has seen a sharp rise in the number of asylum seekers presenting themselves to border officers in recent weeks.
Dec. 19, 2023
Capitol dome in Washington, D.C.
Congressional lawmakers have spent the last few weeks trying to negotiate a year-end spending bill that would pair military aid with massive overhauls to border and immigration policy.
Dec. 18, 2023

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