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A suit brought by Arizona, Texas and a host of non-border states could keep Title 42 in place for months to come. A new motion filed by an asylum-seeking family aims to end it in other border states.
May. 11, 2022
Border wall
Title 42, the pandemic protocol that allows border officers to turn away migrants and asylum seekers, continues to divide lawmakers and local leaders in Arizona. It's a public health statute regulated by the CDC, which says it’s no longer necessary and will end May 23.
May. 10, 2022
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The Cochise County Attorney’s Office says it won’t pursue charges of a Border Patrol Agent who fatally shot a Mexican migrant earlier this year.
May. 10, 2022
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The court system in the U.S. faces a backlog of immigration-related cases that is estimated to be at least 1.6 million. The backlog also isn’t helped by a shortage of immigration judges and ties to the Department of Justice.
May. 10, 2022
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The Sky Island Alliance placed dozens of game cameras in southern Arizona after the Biden administration took office. The alliance has found that animals make up the bulk of traffic along the border. Most of the human traffic is Border Patrol, construction workers or ranchers.
May. 4, 2022
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Many immigrants with expiring work permits will be able to get an extension thanks to a change announced this week by Citizenship and Immigration Services.
May. 3, 2022
Flag of Ukraine
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for a special parole program for Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s war. It’s a similar program to the one rolled out for Afghans, with a few important differences.
May. 3, 2022
Border wall
A new study from a group of trauma physicians at U.C. San Diego Medical Center shows a dramatic rise in the number of people dying or suffering serious injuries falling from the border wall.
May. 2, 2022
migrants detained at the border
The Biden administration wants to end its use of Title 42 at the country’s southern border later this month, and some elected officials on both sides of the aisle are worried about that leading to a surge in migration.
May. 2, 2022
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San Diego County is launching a legal defense program that will provide free representation to immigrants going through deportation proceedings. It’s an initiative immigration advocates have also been hoping to implement in Pima County.
Apr. 29, 2022
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A new report looks at the way Haitian asylum seekers have been treated in Mexico as the result of both U.S. and Mexican policies that fail to recognize them as refugees.
Apr. 28, 2022
Regina Romero
This week, a federal judge in Louisiana announced he intended to grant a motion that could push back the Biden administration’s plan to end Title 42 on May 23.
Apr. 26, 2022
weaving on the southern border wall
One of Tucson artist Maxie Adler's most eye-catching works doesn't hang in a gallery or in someone's home — it decorates a 30-foot steel post of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Apr. 25, 2022
Immigrants at a facility in Donna, Texas
A new report from the advocacy group Human Rights First documents the harm asylum seekers face in U.S. detention facilities. The group is calling for the Biden administration to stop detaining people seeking refuge in the United States.
Apr. 21, 2022
Raúl Grijalva
Southern Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva hosted a community event in Tucson on Wednesday to give details about a bill he’s part of that would make access to clean air and water a right protected by law.
Apr. 21, 2022
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The report, out from the advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights, reviewed case files of 13 parents who came to the U.S. seeking asylum and were separated from their children at the border.
Apr. 21, 2022
Alejandro Mayorkas
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is slated to testify to the House Judiciary Committee next week about border and immigration issues. In a letter, ranking Republican member Jim Jordan of Ohio says the committee will ask about the administration’s use of policies like the Trump-era Title 42.
Apr. 19, 2022
A view of the border wall near Yuma
The March data on apprehensions includes some 27,000 in the Tucson Sector and almost 30,000 in the Yuma Sector. As with other months during the pandemic-era protocol Title 42, the number of repeat crossings was also high.
Apr. 19, 2022
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TPS is a temporary status offered to people from a handful of countries where war, natural disaster and other crises have made it unsafe to return. It doesn't offer a pathway to citizenship, and recipients need to be in the U.S. at a certain date to be eligible.
Apr. 18, 2022
migrants detained at the border
A group of U.S. senators — including both of Arizona’s — have introduced legislation that would force the Biden administration to keep Title 42 in place. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema argue we can’t lift the rule without a plan in place, and Sinema has said she has no faith the administration will be able to do what’s necessary in time.
Apr. 14, 2022


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