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Immigration is top of mind for many voters — and candidates — this election cycle. But, especially here in Arizona, it’s hard to get past the divisive rhetoric.
Nov. 2, 2022
Tens of thousands of Afghans were evacuated from their country after U.S. troops withdrew and Taliban forces took control last year, including members of an all-women tactical unit of the Afghan military. Some are safe in Tempe now, safe, but also stuck in limbo.
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Oct. 31, 2022
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U.S. lawmakers introduced the Afghan Adjustment Act to provide a pathway to permanent status for some 80,000 Afghans evacuated from their country last fall.
Oct. 31, 2022
Temporary Protected Status application
Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is a temporary immigration status currently given to more than a dozen nationalities from countries deemed unsafe to return to because of conflict, natural disaster or other violence.
Oct. 28, 2022
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A growing number of Republican leaders are throwing their support behind a ballot proposition that would open in-state tuition to undocumented students in Arizona.
A guide to propositions on the 2022 Arizona midterm ballot
Oct. 28, 2022
Would-be Venezuelan asylum seekers eat dinner after a day assembling a concert venue in Hermosillo. This shelter is a few blocks from Vida Plena, Corazon Contento.
Earlier this month, the United States began sending Venezuelan asylum seekers back to Mexico, instead of releasing them into the country. They’ve ended up all over, including the Sonoran capital Hermosillo, a city few had every heard of before.
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Oct. 27, 2022
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
The state of Arizona has sued the federal government to be able to keep more than 100 double-stacked shipping containers that Republican Gov. Doug Ducey had placed to fill in gaps along the U.S.-Mexico border near the southwestern desert community of Yuma.
Oct. 27, 2022
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Mexico has announced that the so-called “Remain in Mexico” program is coming to an end. The immigration policy implemented under the Trump administration allowed the U.S. to send tens of thousands of asylum seekers back to Mexico to await U.S. court proceedings.
Oct. 26, 2022
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
Gov. Doug Ducey’s office is creating another makeshift border wall out of shipping containers. This time along a stretch of federal land in Cochise County that has conservationists concerned.
Oct. 25, 2022
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Legal aid groups have filed suit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, over alleged violations of their clients rights behind bars.
Oct. 25, 2022
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It’s been more than a week since the Biden administration announced Venezuelans arriving at the border would be sent back to Mexico under the pandemic-era border restriction Title 42. Now a group in Congress is asking the administration to reconsider.
Oct. 24, 2022
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The active summer monsoon was good for Arizona’s streams and other water sources. But the end of the rainy season could present problems for wildlife in the southern part of the state.
Oct. 24, 2022
Venezuelan asylum seekers
One Venezuelan man told KJZZ News that he had been given just seven days by Mexican immigration authorities to leave the country at its southern border by his own means after being dropped off in Hermosillo.
Oct. 21, 2022
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The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications from Venezuelans hoping to come to the U.S. on humanitarian parole.
Oct. 19, 2022
Shipping containers on the Arizona-Mexico border
Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to fill gaps in the border wall near Yuma has met with resistance from the Bureau of Reclamation and the Cocopah Tribe. But the state may be planning to put shipping containers on a different stretch.
Oct. 19, 2022
Yuma border wall gaps filled with shipping containers
Representatives with the Cocopah Indian Tribe say they support a recent move by the federal government directing Arizona to dismantle a wall of shipping containers in Yuma.
Oct. 19, 2022
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 was enacted in the spring of 2020, ostensibly to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. But findings from Congress’ Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis tell a different story.
Oct. 18, 2022
Crews using a shipping container  to close a gap in the border wall
Federal officials want Gov. Doug Ducey to remove shipping containers he ordered placed along the border near Yuma and abandon his plans to put more there. Jacklynn Gould, regional director of the Bureau of Reclamation, said the state's "unauthorized placement" is a violation of federal law.
Oct. 14, 2022
Supporters of Proposition 308 speak at a rally and canvassing event i
Proposition 308 would give all students who graduate from an Arizona high school and live in the state for at least two years access to in-state tuition, regardless of immigration status.
Oct. 13, 2022
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
The Biden administration has a new program that will allow some Venezuelan migrants with U.S. ties to enter on a temporary basis.
Oct. 12, 2022


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