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Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Carlos Victor Passapera Pinott was arrested in August 2020 on drug smuggling and bribery charges. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Tucson granted a request by his lawyer to delay his trial until April of next year.
Aug. 9, 2022
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
A federal court has officially vacated its earlier ruling that required the Biden administration to restart the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, the Trump-era program that forced tens of thousands of asylum seekers to await hearings in Mexico.
Aug. 8, 2022
Migrant Trail San Luis Rio Colorado
U.S. immigration authorities are planning on issuing photo ID cards to immigrants in deportation proceedings.
Aug. 5, 2022
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A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that the Biden administration must work to undo the harms caused by the Trump administration’s so-called Muslim Ban. It's the latest in a court case filed in 2018 on behalf of people whose U.S. visas had been affected under the ban.
Aug. 3, 2022
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In a letter sent to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus this week, the ACLU of Arizona says Border Patrol agents in Yuma are confiscating and throwing away religious turbans worn by Sikh asylum seekers.
Aug. 2, 2022
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Senate Democrats are preparing a more than $700 million health care, climate and tax bill for a floor vote this week. Immigration policy isn’t part of the legislation in its current form. But rights advocates worry that might change during negotiations.
Aug. 2, 2022
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A new report from the Office of Inspector General has found staffing problems and inefficiencies within the Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Allies Welcome — the program launched almost a year ago to evacuate and resettle Afghans after U.S. troops withdrew and the Taliban seized power.
Aug. 1, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court building
Texas led a lawsuit to keep MPP in place after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memo ending the policy last fall. The case made its way to the Supreme Court after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the states and the high court ruled the government had the authority to roll back the program as it planned to do last fall.
Aug. 1, 2022
Border wall Douglas Arizona
Title 42 was meant to be a stopgap measure to protect public health at the border when the pandemic hit. But immigration advocates are now challenging a judge’s order to keep it in place.
Aug. 1, 2022
 Morelos Dam
Federal officials are closing four gaps of an incomplete border wall near the Morelos Dam in Yuma. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that the gaps pose a risk of falling and drowning to migrants and its own agents.
Jul. 28, 2022
DACA application
Victor Vazquez is one of the thousands of 'Dreamers' whose application for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program sits waiting with Homeland Security as the policy's fate is uncertain.
Jul. 28, 2022
Reece Jones Nobody is Protected
The U.S. Border Patrol falls under the auspices of Customs and Border Protection, which lists as its mission statement "protect the American people, safeguard our borders and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity." But there are increasing concerns that the Border Patrol has reached too far into the nation’s interior.
Jul. 28, 2022
Phoenix City Hall
A small aid group in Phoenix will receive more than a million dollars in federal funding to start a welcome center for fellow Haitians and other asylum seekers arriving at the border.
Jul. 27, 2022
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
A legal group in California is challenging a federal ruling keeping Title 42 in place. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order restricts asylum at the border in the name of protecting public health during the pandemic.
Jul. 27, 2022
Karina Ruiz
Karina Ruiz is one of the "Dreamers" awaiting the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. And the policy has dictated much of her life.
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Jul. 27, 2022
Border wall Douglas Arizona
Thousands of children were separated from their parents under zero tolerance, including families who approached a port of entry to ask for asylum. Many took months or years to be reunited.
Jul. 26, 2022
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An Afghan man living in Tucson has been reunited with his wife and daughter after almost two years. They’re one of thousands of Afghan families still trying to get asylum in the U.S.
Jul. 26, 2022
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A new program from Citizenship and Immigration Services — or USCIS — will partner with a group of volunteers from around the country to encourage lawful permanent residents eligible for U.S. citizenship to apply.
Jul. 13, 2022
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Mexico’s president visited the White House this week to meet with President Joe Biden. During the visit, Mexico committed to a major investment in border infrastructure.
Jul. 13, 2022
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The report includes more than two dozen interviews with Border Patrol and other law enforcement personnel, but no Haitian migrants.
Jul. 13, 2022

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