Southwest Border

The Lukeville Port of Entry between Lukeville, Arizona, and Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico
Gov. Katie Hobbs plans to send National Guard troops to the Arizona-Mexico border if the Biden Administration does not reopen the Lukeville Port of Entry soon.
Dec. 8, 2023
Arizona Border Crossings
The Show spoke with Daisy Zavala Magaña with the Nogales International about the Lukeville Port of Entry closure.
Dec. 7, 2023
Rocky Point
The Show spoke with Hector Vazquez, the general manager of Las Palomas Resort in Rocky Point, about how the closure of the Lukeville Port of Entry and how it is affecting his business.
Dec. 6, 2023
Asylum seekers
Lawmakers in Congress are still mulling over a deal that could tie President Joe Biden's foreign military aid package requests to a bill that would restrict asylum processing at the border.
Dec. 5, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs said she doesn’t plan to send National Guard troops to Arizona’s southern border after Customs and Border Protection closed the port of entry in Lukeville in response to a migrant surge.
More Arizona politics news
Dec. 4, 2023
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that the temporary closure of the Lukeville, Arizona, crossing will start Monday as officials grapple with changing migration routes that have overwhelmed Border Patrol agents stationed there.
Dec. 1, 2023
An Arizona conservation group called the Sky Island Alliance wanted to see how the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border affects animal migration. So it set up wildlife cameras to track animals as they moved from one side to the other.
Nov. 30, 2023
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is in Texas this week for a meeting with border officers in Uvalde as that city and others along the U.S.-Mexico border are seeing a sharp rise in the number of migrants apprehended.
Nov. 30, 2023
The Show spoke with José Ignacio Castañeda of the Arizona Republic about cartel violence in Sasabe, Sonora.
Nov. 29, 2023
CBP data shows the Tucson Sector has had the highest number of apprehensions border-wide for the last several months. Some 750 people were waiting for processing on Tuesday morning along the border in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Nov. 28, 2023
The number of people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reached its highest since 2020 this month. That’s according to a new report from the data analysis group TRAC.
Nov. 28, 2023
Border wall Douglas Arizona
Traffic at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Lukeville was limited Monday to shift more resources to illegal entries, U.S. authorities said in the latest sign of how fast-changing migration routes are challenging the government to keep up.
Nov. 27, 2023
The restrictions are part of a larger effort by the U.S. government to tamp down migration through Latin American countries.
Nov. 27, 2023
migrants detained at the border
As Congress returns to session this week, lawmakers will be trying to forge an agreement on sending a new round of wartime assistance to Ukraine. But to succeed, they will have to find agreement on an issue that has confounded them for decades.
Nov. 27, 2023
U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo
Federal prosecutors in Arizona say they’re working with the U.S. Border Patrol on an enforcement surge in the Tucson Sector of the Mexico border. The number of migrants charged with illegal entry rose roughly 46 percent in a single week.
Nov. 23, 2023
U.S. unauthorized immigrant population by state
The population of undocumented immigrants is becoming more diverse and less Mexican. Immigrants from El Salvador, India and Guatemala are on the rise, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
Nov. 21, 2023
Construction crews work to erect levee wall system in a remote area south of Weslaco
The Texas legislature has passed a controversial immigration measure that many are equating to Arizona’s SB1070. The backlash has been swift, and now Mexico’s government says it “categorically rejects” the new Texas law.
Nov. 20, 2023
A view of the border wall near Yuma
Over 100 teenagers have been arrested in Cochise County over the last 18 months for attempting to smuggle immigrants across the border.
Nov. 19, 2023
People speak and hold signs at a press event
Tohono O’odham tribal member Raymond Mattia was shot nine times outside his home in the tribal community of Menagers Dam, about a mile from the border, in May.
Nov. 18, 2023
CBP data shows some 240,000 people were encountered along the border in October. That’s down from almost 270,000 in September, and a month-by-month increase since July.
Nov. 15, 2023


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