Pima County is scaling back operations amid a federal funding shortfall for migrant and asylum-seeker care. This means Casa Alitas in Tucson is laying off more than two dozen staff members.
Feb. 21, 2024
Ariel Koren and Respond Crisis Translation team
The Show spoke with Ariel Koren, founder and executive director of Respond Crisis Translation, about a new rule change that requires asylum seekers who don't speak English to provide their own interpreters for interviews.
Feb. 21, 2024
People are processed by CBP officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
A Pima County-run program that offers transportation, food, medical care and temporary shelter to asylum seekers released into the United States may end by April. That, as the federal funding that’s been sustaining it has run out.
Feb. 20, 2024
A sign near the Nogales Arizona Port of Entry
The Show spoke with Emily Bregel of the Arizona Daily Star about street releases of migrants in Tucson.
Feb. 20, 2024
Man speaks at podium with group behind him
On a party-line vote, the House Appropriations Committee tightened up existing statutes that already require employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the immigration status of those they hire. Violations could mean $10,000 fines and possible prison terms.
Feb. 19, 2024
Joe Biden
The administration is using what's called Deferred Enforced Departure, a status given to non-US citizens whose countries have been deemed unsafe for return, because of conflict, natural disasters or other issues.
Feb. 15, 2024
Saguaro cactuses typically endure in the Sonoran Desert for 150 to 200 years — unless their lifespan is cut short. A recent government report found that in the rush to put up a border wall, that’s exactly what happened.
More Arizona politics news
Feb. 14, 2024
Lawmakers in Washington have re-introduced a measure that could finally provide a pathway to citizenship for Afghans who worked alongside Americans there and were evacuated from their home country in 2021.
Feb. 14, 2024
President Joe Biden
Most undocumented people living in the U.S. lack a legal pathway to citizenship. Under current U.S. law, those who leave to apply for visa in their home countries could get a multi-year or permanent ban from returning.
Feb. 14, 2024
Kyrsten Sinema Arizona Chamber of Commerce keynote
The Show spoke with Chuck Coughlin, CEO of Highground and longtime GOP consultant in Arizona, about the history of immigration reform attempts in Arizona politics and why late Sen. John McCain had pushed for reform nearly two decades ago.
Feb. 14, 2024
The United States Capitol building in Washington. D.C., seen at sunset
The Show spoke with Elvia Díaz, editorial page editor of the Arizona Republic, and columnist Jon Gabriel, about a bipartisan immigration deal that fell apart in Washington last week that would have made some major changes to our asylum process.
Feb. 12, 2024
Participants in the "Take Our Border Back" convoy
As the election year gets underway, a conspiratorial narrative typically circulated by fringe movements has come to dominate mainstream Republican discourse on immigration, extremism researchers warn.
Feb. 9, 2024
Kyrsten Sinema border bill
Paul Bentz of HighGround and Mike Haener of Lumen Strategies joined The Show to talk about the failure of a border security bill to even make it to debate in the U.S. Senate, a compromise on election issues in the state Legislature and more.
Feb. 9, 2024
he bill released Sunday proposed big changes to border and immigration functions — including a new mechanism to allow border officers to turn away migrants and asylum seekers if the number of arrivals gets too high.
Feb. 7, 2024
Ruben Gallego at the 2022 Arizona Democrats election party
Senators in Washington are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a major bipartisan border and national security bill that Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was key in shaping. Rep. Ruben Gallego says he’s a yes vote — if he gets to vote on it in the House.
Feb. 7, 2024
Woman in red top speaks into microphone
Republican Kari Lake is running against Rep. Ruben Gallego for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s seat. If Lake was in the Senate right now, she’d be among the senators opposed to this bipartisan border deal.
Feb. 7, 2024
A woman handing documents including a passport to an official
The union says the additional resources proposed in the bill are a welcome change, but curtails on asylum could conflict with international refugee law.
Feb. 6, 2024
 Kris Mayes
Attorney General Kris Mayes is among a group of attorneys general who filed an amicus brief in support of DACA recipients and "Dreamers." The document was filed with the appeals court getting ready to hear the latest case against the Obama-era program.
Feb. 5, 2024
Asylum seekers
U.S. senators, including Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema, have released a long-awaited bill that could transform border and immigration functions.
Sinema calls for 'swift justice' for asylum seekers entering the U.S.
Feb. 5, 2024
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is part of a coalition of lawmakers working on an immigration bill that will change how asylum seekers enter the country. It would end the policy of catching and releasing migrants and establish a new standard for lawful entry.
Feb. 4, 2024


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