Asylum seekers belongings in a dumpster by the border wall in Yuma
Migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border bring backpacks, clothes, supplies, toys, money, religious items and important documents. Last year, Border Patrol agents in the Yuma sector began forcing migrants to throw their belongings in the trash.
Sep. 15, 2022
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A group in Congress is renewing calls to review and end 287(g) — a Department of Homeland Security program that has local law enforcement agencies partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Sep. 14, 2022
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A government watchdog report out this month finds that Information Technology systems run by the Department of Homeland Security failed to keep track of migrants during processing at the border in 2021.
Sep. 14, 2022
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A new podcast from the Arizona Republic investigates the life and death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed through the southern border wall in 2012.
Sep. 13, 2022
The newly-built border wall
The federal government announced it would be doing remediation construction along several parts of the Arizona borderland earlier this year — things like addressing road erosion, fixing storm gates and filling gaps in the existing wall.
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Sep. 12, 2022
Rio Grande river
When President Joe Biden took office, he called for a 60-day pause on border-wall construction. But the Center for Biological Diversity says the Army Corps of Engineers resumed border wall construction along the Rio Grande River just 10 days into the pause.
Sep. 12, 2022
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In a continued effort to shore up the southern border, Gov. Ducey is stockpiling shipping containers in Nogales for a potential makeshift wall. But not all in the border town are pleased with the move.
Sep. 9, 2022
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Arizona and Texas have been bussing migrants east for several months to New York City and Washington, D.C. But is it doing anything to advance the conversation about potential solutions to the problems at the border?
Sep. 8, 2022
Senate Bill 1070 opposition protest
In 2010, Arizona's controversial SB 1070 was signed into law. Over a decade later, immigration rhetoric is still rife in Arizona, but the conversation has shifted.
Sep. 7, 2022
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The Cocopah Indian Tribe said Friday that the state of Arizona acted against its wishes by stacking shipping containers on its land to prevent illegal border crossings.
Sep. 2, 2022
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A new documentary follows the lives of "return migrants —" people who were deported to Mexico after failing to qualify for DACA.
Sep. 1, 2022
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Arizona and Texas are sending chartered buses of asylum seekers to the Washington D.C. area. They are two controversial programs that some, including the Biden administration, have billed as political theater at a costly taxpayer expense. But an aid group part of the effort tells a different story.
Aug. 31, 2022
Border wall Douglas Arizona
A Customs and Border Protection initiative targeting drug and people smuggling operations is coming to Arizona.
Aug. 31, 2022
Ur Jaddou
Students and other audience members staged a walkout protest during a speaking event presented by UCLA's School of Law Center for Immigration Law and Policy this week that featured U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ur Jaddou.
Aug. 30, 2022
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The watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning this week, urging members of the public to be on the lookout for scam calls from fake immigration officers.
Aug. 30, 2022
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A letter sent to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus this week expresses greater urgency over alleged treatment of migrants at the border. Border Patrol agents in Arizona are accused of confiscating religious materials and other belongings.
Aug. 25, 2022
DACA application
The Biden administration proposed this rule change last September to fortify DACA protections. Almost a year later, those challenges have only deepened. not much has changed. First-time applicants have been barred from applying since February thanks to a federal court ruling in Texas.
Aug. 24, 2022
James Holeman maps out the day's trek with Jasdeep Singh
The United Nations logged more than 700 deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border last year — the highest annual number since the agency began recording in 2014. The agency says year is on pace to meet that record or exceed it. This is a look into one migrant’s tragic death in Arizona — and the effort to find him.
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Aug. 24, 2022
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Customs and Border Protection says internal Border Patrol units that have been part of investigations into agent conduct after a use-of-force incident, like a shooting.
Aug. 17, 2022
New border fence
An anti-immigration group has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. southern border wall and sought to undo other immigration policies by former President Donald Trump.
Aug. 17, 2022


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