Immigration

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
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Federal prosecutors say 22 people have been indicted for conspiracy to smuggle undocumented immigrants for profit.
Aug. 22, 2023
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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
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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
Syrian refugees learn English
Phoenix is using $8.3 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to support local nonprofits that serve refugees. And a state committee created this year will evaluate policies, address labor shortages and examine existing programs.
Aug. 10, 2023
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A California man was found dead on a trail in Tucson this week. Forty-six-year-old Kyle Chance was found on a desert trail in the Tucson Mountains. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says there was no sign of foul play and that his death was likely due to heat exposure.
Aug. 9, 2023
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It’s been almost two years to the day since the U.S. evacuated more than 70.000 Afghans from their country after the American troops withdrew and the Taliban took control. Now many of those evacuees are still in limbo and the clock is ticking.
Aug. 9, 2023
Cochise County residents attend a congressional meeting.
U.S. House Republicans were back in southern Arizona this week for a remote congressional hearing about what they call a crisis at the border created by the Biden administration.
Aug. 9, 2023
U.S. Border Patrol agents with migrants
A new report by a pair of human rights groups details a years-long tally of human rights abuses by Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents against migrants.
Aug. 8, 2023
White House
The Biden administration’s asylum rule at the border is here to stay for now after an appeals court ruled in favor of the government’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold.
Aug. 7, 2023
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The American Immigration Council crunched recent U.S. census data and found the percent of undocumented students in college in Arizona was slightly higher than the national share.
Aug. 4, 2023
Raúl Grijalva
Arizona's Raúl Grijalva and other Democratic lawmakers in Washington say the Biden administration is failing to provide access to legal counsel for asylum seekers held in Customs and Border Protection custody.
Aug. 1, 2023
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A new suit alleges Customs and Border Protection is illegally turning away asylum seekers who don’t have an appointment through the agency's smartphone app, CBP One. The app is now the main avenue for migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border hoping to seek protection in the U.S.
Aug. 1, 2023
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a field office in Phoenix, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection is assigned to southern Arizona. Congress’ watchdog wants the Homeland Security secretary to create ways for submitting and analyzing data on when agents working for those agencies use violence against people.
Jul. 26, 2023
Joe Biden
A federal judge in California has ruled to vacate a new asylum rule enacted by the Biden administration in May, when the pandemic-era restriction Title 42 came to an end.
Jul. 25, 2023
The Intercept has published images taken by one of its staff photographers. They show migrants being detained in chain-link pens with little or no shade at the Ajo Border Patrol Station in southern Arizona.
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Jul. 25, 2023

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