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A federal court in California has approved a settlement that bars Immigration and Customs Enforcement and immigration judges from setting bonds without considering a detainee’s ability to pay.
Mar. 31, 2022
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Arizona’s GOP delegation to Congress is among dozens of lawmakers asking the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to answer questions about homemade silencers before April 2.
Mar. 24, 2022
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This week, a federal judge in Ohio blocked some of the new immigration enforcement priorities outlined by the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security. The lawsuit was brought by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and his counterparts from Montana and Ohio.
Mar. 23, 2022
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The Department of Homeland Security says it will allow Ukrainians to be exempt from a pandemic-era policy that allows border officers to turn migrants and asylum seekers away on public health grounds.
Mar. 22, 2022
Sunday marked the second anniversary of Title 42, the pandemic-era policy enacted by the Trump administration that allows border officers to turn almost everyone back to Mexico or to their home countries on public health grounds.
Mar. 21, 2022
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The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill that requires people filming police encounters to keep an 8-foot distance from officers.
Mar. 17, 2022
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An Oregon senator says the Department of Homeland Security obtained millions of financial records of people who sent and received money transfers in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico.
Mar. 9, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a Border Patrol vehicle chase that ended in a fatal crash outside Tucson.
Mar. 9, 2022
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The Phoenix Police Department is adjusting the way it recruits and handles officer applicants and expects changes will boost hiring numbers this year.
Mar. 9, 2022
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Arizona lawmakers are considering a proposal that would ban people from recording a law enforcement activity from within 8 feet.
Mar. 4, 2022
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Government leaders in Hermosillo, the capital of neighboring Sonora, say they want to tackle the causes and effects of climate change in the extremely hot city. One of those efforts is replacing police patrols cars with electric vehicles.
Mar. 3, 2022
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Violence broke out again in a city in northwest Sonora early Thursday. A conflict between armed suspects and security officials left three people dead and several others wounded.
Mar. 3, 2022
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Phoenix is looking to hire more than 30 people to help the understaffed police department.
Mar. 3, 2022
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The Mexican government is demanding what it calls an “extensive and prompt” investigation into the suspected killings of two men and one boy from Mexico in Phoenix.
Mar. 2, 2022
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A lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security alleges medically vulnerable people who are detained do not have access to COVID-19 boosters.
Mar. 1, 2022
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Pima County is establishing an interagency team to investigate serious use-of-force incidents among law enforcement county-wide.
Mar. 1, 2022
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The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office says in an interview, a Border Patrol agent said the migrant he fatally shot this month near Douglas was brandishing a rock.
Feb. 28, 2022
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The Mexican gray wolf is a protected species, but a pair of recent shooting attacks in the Southwest highlights just how frail the wolf’s numbers are. Federal officials are investigating the shootings of two high-profile Mexican gray wolves just weeks apart in northern Arizona and New Mexico.
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Feb. 28, 2022
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The Phoenix Police Department said on Thursday that it will shuffle duty assignments to have enough people patrol the city.
Feb. 24, 2022
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The Arizona House voted Wednesday to make it illegal to take photos or video recordings of police officers in some circumstances after the Republican sponsor changed his proposal to address concerns it would be unconstitutional.
Feb. 24, 2022


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