Southwest Border

A Supreme Court Ruling will allow the Biden administration to scrap the Trump-era policy commonly referred to as “Remain in Mexico.”
Jun. 30, 2022
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Mexico’s president says the tragic deaths of at least 50 migrants in Texas will be on the agenda during his upcoming meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden.
Jun. 28, 2022
Border wall
According to a recent survey of likely voters, Arizonans take a much more nuanced approach to border issues than campaign talking points would suggest.
Jun. 28, 2022
border patrol patch
Some Border Patrol agents in Arizona will be equipped with heat stress kits this summer — with tools to respond to migrants suffering from heat-related illnesses amid triple-digit temperatures.
Jun. 13, 2022
Former Vice President Mike Pence
Former Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech in Phoenix designed to bolster Republicans candidates ahead of the midterm elections, and tease his own potential candidacy for president in 2024.
Jun. 13, 2022
ICE agent badge
Last week, a federal court in Texas ruled the Biden administration could not move forward with enforcement priorities it outlined last fall for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jun. 13, 2022
Vice President Mike Pence
Former Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Arizona on Monday to deliver an address on border issues.
Jun. 10, 2022
asylum seekers hold up signs at the border wall in Nogales, Sonora
The number of people asking for asylum in Mexico continues to rise, with nearly 50,000 applications in just the first five months of this year. But an overburdened system has meant asylum seekers often face significant obstacles and abuses in the process.
Jun. 3, 2022
Downtown Nogales
More than six months have passed since restrictions were lifted along the U.S.-Mexico border, and cities like Nogales, Arizona, are still feeling the ongoing consequences of Mexican shoppers being shut out for nearly two years. But some relief has come, and new opportunities have opened up.
Jun. 2, 2022
Unaccompanied children in the custody of the U.S. Border Patro
A new report from the United Nations refugee agency finds a record 100 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes around the world.
Jun. 1, 2022
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The U.S. will begin having asylum officers from Citizenship and Immigration Services interview migrants who are trying to apply for protection in the U.S., part of a rule change proposed by the Biden administration in April.
May. 27, 2022
When the CDC announced Title 42 would end May 23, it was the change they'd been hoping for. Then, in a highly-anticipated decision that came down just days before, a court in Louisiana ruled the health statute would have to stay in place. For migrants waiting to ask for asylum in Nogales, it brings a new wait with no clear end in sight.
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May. 26, 2022
People came and went through the Nogales border crossing Monday, and about a dozen migrants who’d been freshly expelled under Title 42 carried their belongings in plastic bags.
May. 23, 2022
Douglas Nicholls
A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, which was scheduled to end May 23.
May. 23, 2022
Durazo with other leaders
The governor of Sonora met with the leaders of U.S. and Mexican railway companies this week to push for railroad tracks that run through the downtowns of both Nogales, Arizona, and Sonora to be moved.
May. 19, 2022
border patrol sign
New data from Customs and Border Protection shows border officers encountered migrants more than 234,000 times in April. Data shows made less arrests between ports, more encounters overall and a similarly high instance of repeat crossings.
May. 18, 2022
gavel in a courtroom
Mo Goldman has been practicing immigration law in Tucson for more than a decade, and right now, he says attorneys like him are overwhelmed.
May. 17, 2022
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
A federal judge says an asylum-seeking family being blocked from entering the California-Mexico border cannot intervene in the Arizona-led suit trying to keep Title 42 in place.
May. 16, 2022
 Kino Border Initiative
This week, a federal judge in Louisiana is expected to rule on whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can terminate Title 42 on May 23 as planned. It’s the latest in a simmering political battle over the future of the pandemic-era protocol that restricts asylum at the border.
May. 16, 2022
us capitol building
After the Texas governor sent migrants from the Lone Star state to Washington, D.C., in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to end Title 42, Arizona has chosen to follow suit.
May. 12, 2022


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