two people walking down a nursing home hallway
A new report found there’s a pressing need to recruit and retain tens of thousands of direct-care workers over the coming years. These are people who care for seniors and people with disabilities. In Arizona, about a quarter of the direct-care workforce are immigrants.
Sep. 18, 2023
lettuce workers
Federal labor officials are pitching new protections for guest farmworkers authorized to work in the United States with H2A visas. Arizona is on track to host more than 10,000 of those laborers in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
Sep. 14, 2023
Person holds up a Defend DACA sign
The ambitious executive immigration plan known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is now likely heading back to the Supreme Court. The Obama administration enacted the program in 2012, allowing hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the U.S. as kids protection from deportation.
Sep. 14, 2023
U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel process and screen migrants using facial comparison software for possible entry into the U.S.
New York City has become the center of the immigration debate, taking federal funding with it. Curt Prendergast from the Tucson Agenda spoke more about the issue with The Show.
Sep. 14, 2023
"DACA is not enough" sign
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen agreed with Texas and eight other states suing to stop the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. The judge’s ruling was ultimately expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sep. 13, 2023
Immigration Visa application
Congressional Democrats including Arizona's Raúl Grijalva and Ruben Gallego are renewing calls on the Biden administration to make it easier and faster for asylum seekers to get work permits in the U.S.
Sep. 12, 2023
Asylum seekers
Starting today, applicants again have to bring their own interpreter to the crucial asylum interviews with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Sep. 12, 2023
Afghanistan Flag
A federal judge in California greenlit a settlement between the U.S. government and a group of Afghan evacuees stuck in legal limbo. Under the agreement, thousands of evacuees will have their asylum process expedited.
Sep. 11, 2023
President Donald J. Trump meets U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scot
The Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, found that the border wall projects under former President Donald Trump caused significant damage in Arizona and along the border with Mexico.
Sep. 7, 2023
raul castro
On this Season 10 opener, it’s all about anecdotes. We feature conversations about minor league baseball; the only Latino governor of Arizona, Raúl Héctor Castro, affectionately known as Raúlito; plus tales of the legendary troubadour Bob Dylan.
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Sep. 5, 2023
The newly-built border wall
Just like other parts of the state, southern Arizona saw a spate of scorching summer temperatures in July. Rights advocates monitoring the border say that the brutal heat wave had deadly consequences for migrants and asylum seekers crossing the desert.
Sep. 2, 2023
Immigration visa form with pencil
A group of 19 attorneys general around the country are asking the Biden administration to fast-track work authorization for newly-arrived immigrants in their states.
Aug. 31, 2023
U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel process and screen migrants
A group of GOP states are suing to stop a Biden administration program that allows Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans to apply to come to the U.S. with a sponsor. The case went to trial this month in Victoria, Texas.
Aug. 29, 2023
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
While the state has taken down the containers already, it will still pay more to resolve a lawsuit to fully remediate damage done to the area.
Aug. 29, 2023
gavel in front of a statue of the scales of justice
Federal prosecutors say 22 people have been indicted for conspiracy to smuggle undocumented immigrants for profit.
Aug. 22, 2023
Flag of Ukraine
An official also said the agency was redesigning the TPS status for Ukraine as a whole — meaning Ukrainians who are in the U.S. but don’t yet have the status can apply to get it.
Aug. 22, 2023
The Biden administration evacuated more than 70,000 Afghans from their country on Aug. 15, 2021. Two years on, many are still in legal limbo, caught in a growing asylum backlog.
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Aug. 21, 2023
Judge's gavel
A Biden administration program that allows people from Nicaragua, Haiti, Venezuela and Cuba to apply to come to the U.S. with the help of a sponsor is going to trial this month. That’s after a coalition of Republican states sued to stop it earlier this year.
Aug. 21, 2023
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, is updating a program that allows some U.S. citizens and permanent residents to apply to bring their family here from Haiti.
Aug. 15, 2023
Syrian refugees learn English
Data from the State Department show the number of refugees starting new lives in the United States roughly doubled in March and has stayed consistent. Arizona is on track this year to welcome its second highest total since 1981.
Aug. 10, 2023


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