Southwest Border

A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday over whether Gov. Katie Hobbs was allowed to essentially go around the state Senate to appoint leaders of state agencies. With The Show is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
May. 20, 2024
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Federal law enforcement on the border are announcing a new effort to combat drug trafficking of fentanyl. Tucson-based journalist John Washington, who’s covering the story for Arizona Luminaria, talked with The Show about what critics are saying.
May. 20, 2024
Border Patrol agents fatally shot Raymond Mattia outside his home in the Tohono O’odham community of Menagers Dam the night of May 18, 2023.
May. 17, 2024
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Most Arizonans, regardless of party affiliation, agree that there should be a path to citizenship for immigrants, according to the bipartisan nonprofit group Center for the Future of Arizona.
May. 17, 2024
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To talk about a border security ballot measure stalling — for now — in the Legislature, another ballot measure on elections moving forward and more, The Show sat down with Lorna Romero Ferguson with Elevate Strategies and former state lawmaker Aaron Lieberman.
May. 17, 2024
Ieva Jusionyte, an anthropologist and associate professor of international security and anthropology at Brown University, talks about guns flowing from the U.S. to Mexico in her newest book, "Exit Wounds."
May. 16, 2024
San Diego became the busiest of the Border Patrol's nine sectors along the Mexican border in April for the first time since the 1990s, replacing Tucson. Overall, arrests fell more than 6% in April.
May. 15, 2024
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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs said the state can’t afford to implement controversial border and immigration legislation backed by Republican lawmakers, citing estimates that it could cost the state’s prison system hundreds of millions of dollars.
May. 14, 2024
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The state Senate intends to pass a border security measure next week, but that will require all the chamber’s Republican votes, and one GOP Senator says he wants changes before he can get on board.
Hobbs says Republican border bill will 'bust' state budget
May. 14, 2024
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and other lawmakers in Washington say a federal program that funds asylum seeker and migrant care in Arizona and elsewhere is still vastly underfunded.
May. 14, 2024
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A new rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security would have asylum officers do more advanced screening while conducting initial interviews for asylum seekers at the border.
May. 13, 2024
Arizona Capitol
Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services breaks down what's in store at the Legislature this week, including housing bills and the Secure the Border Act, with The Show.
May. 13, 2024
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Republicans in the state Legislature say a strict immigration enforcement measure is necessary because of what they say has been the federal government’s failure to secure the border. But Elvia Díaz says it will result in racial profiling.
May. 13, 2024
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Arizona Congressman Juan Ciscomani gave a wide-ranging interview about Biden's border policies, his own beliefs about immigration, and why he stands with the Republican policies for fixing the crisis at the border.
May. 10, 2024
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Senate Republicans amended border security legislation with language that could harm some immigrants if the federal government or judge ever ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
May. 10, 2024
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To analyze the new border security measure GOP lawmakers are looking to send to November’s ballot, a new poll on Arizona’s presidential and U.S. Senate races and more, The Show sat down with Matthew Benson of Veridus and Democratic strategist Tony Cani.
May. 10, 2024
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NPR's Steve Inskeep knocked on doors in two swing-state cities: Tucson and Philadelphia. He found politicians have very simple narratives, very emotional narratives on this issue. But people talk about this issue differently.
May. 9, 2024
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On Wednesday, Republican lawmakers in the Arizona Senate advanced legislation that would give state and local law enforcement the power to enforce immigration laws over objections it will lead to racial profiling by law enforcement.
May. 8, 2024
A new Human Rights First report documented over 2,500 cases of kidnappings and other violent attacks on asylum seekers and migrants who are stuck in Mexico.
May. 8, 2024
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Republican lawmakers in the Arizona Senate revealed the details of their plans to send a border security bill vetoed by Gov. Katie Hobbs to voters.
May. 7, 2024

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