Immigration

Douglas Nicholls
A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, which was scheduled to end May 23.
May. 23, 2022
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New data from Customs and Border Protection shows border officers encountered migrants more than 234,000 times in April. Data shows made less arrests between ports, more encounters overall and a similarly high instance of repeat crossings.
May. 18, 2022
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Mo Goldman has been practicing immigration law in Tucson for more than a decade, and right now, he says attorneys like him are overwhelmed.
May. 17, 2022
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A federal judge says an asylum-seeking family being blocked from entering the California-Mexico border cannot intervene in the Arizona-led suit trying to keep Title 42 in place.
May. 16, 2022
 Kino Border Initiative
This week, a federal judge in Louisiana is expected to rule on whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can terminate Title 42 on May 23 as planned. It’s the latest in a simmering political battle over the future of the pandemic-era protocol that restricts asylum at the border.
May. 16, 2022
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An organization that helps families search for loved ones who have gone missing while migrating says nearly four times as many migrants were reported missing last year in Mexico than in 2020. A new report finds many were locked up in detention centers without access to communication.
May. 16, 2022
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After the Texas governor sent migrants from the Lone Star state to Washington, D.C., in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to end Title 42, Arizona has chosen to follow suit.
May. 12, 2022
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A suit brought by Arizona, Texas and a host of non-border states could keep Title 42 in place for months to come. A new motion filed by an asylum-seeking family aims to end it in other border states.
May. 11, 2022
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Title 42, the pandemic protocol that allows border officers to turn away migrants and asylum seekers, continues to divide lawmakers and local leaders in Arizona. It's a public health statute regulated by the CDC, which says it’s no longer necessary and will end May 23.
May. 10, 2022
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The Cochise County Attorney’s Office says it won’t pursue charges of a Border Patrol Agent who fatally shot a Mexican migrant earlier this year.
May. 10, 2022
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The court system in the U.S. faces a backlog of immigration-related cases that is estimated to be at least 1.6 million. The backlog also isn’t helped by a shortage of immigration judges and ties to the Department of Justice.
May. 10, 2022
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The Sky Island Alliance placed dozens of game cameras in southern Arizona after the Biden administration took office. The alliance has found that animals make up the bulk of traffic along the border. Most of the human traffic is Border Patrol, construction workers or ranchers.
May. 4, 2022
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Many immigrants with expiring work permits will be able to get an extension thanks to a change announced this week by Citizenship and Immigration Services.
May. 3, 2022
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for a special parole program for Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s war. It’s a similar program to the one rolled out for Afghans, with a few important differences.
May. 3, 2022
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A new study from a group of trauma physicians at U.C. San Diego Medical Center shows a dramatic rise in the number of people dying or suffering serious injuries falling from the border wall.
May. 2, 2022
migrants detained at the border
The Biden administration wants to end its use of Title 42 at the country’s southern border later this month, and some elected officials on both sides of the aisle are worried about that leading to a surge in migration.
May. 2, 2022
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San Diego County is launching a legal defense program that will provide free representation to immigrants going through deportation proceedings. It’s an initiative immigration advocates have also been hoping to implement in Pima County.
Apr. 29, 2022
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A new report looks at the way Haitian asylum seekers have been treated in Mexico as the result of both U.S. and Mexican policies that fail to recognize them as refugees.
Apr. 28, 2022
Regina Romero
This week, a federal judge in Louisiana announced he intended to grant a motion that could push back the Biden administration’s plan to end Title 42 on May 23.
Apr. 26, 2022
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One of Tucson artist Maxie Adler's most eye-catching works doesn't hang in a gallery or in someone's home — it decorates a 30-foot steel post of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Apr. 25, 2022

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