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Tim Roemer
One of the biggest border issues is the Migrant Protection Protocols — commonly known as “Remain in Mexico.” On March 2, Arizona Department of Homeland Security Director Tim Roemer testified on behalf of the program.
Mar. 3, 2022
The U.S. Capitol
During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Joe Biden urged legislation to protect immigrants like DACA recipients and those working in essential jobs. Advocates are trying to get that translated into action.
Mar. 2, 2022
Afghanistan Flag
Some 82,000 Afghans were airlifted from their country last August on emergency evacuations set up by the U.S., according to a new report from the advocacy group Association for Wartime Allies, but tens of thousands who worked with the U.S. are still stuck in Afghanistan.
Mar. 2, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
The Mexican government is demanding what it calls an “extensive and prompt” investigation into the suspected killings of two men and one boy from Mexico in Phoenix.
Mar. 2, 2022
Joe Biden
At President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address, he denounced Russia for its invasion of Ukraine while also promising to alleviate pain for Americans. Arizona lawmakers were watching, too, with mixed reactions. Both parties applauded Biden’s resolve on Ukraine, but were split on his economic message.
Mar. 2, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine
A lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security alleges medically vulnerable people who are detained do not have access to COVID-19 boosters.
Mar. 1, 2022
border patrol patch
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office says in an interview, a Border Patrol agent said the migrant he fatally shot this month near Douglas was brandishing a rock.
Feb. 28, 2022
Mark Brnovich
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich was in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking justices to allow Arizona and other states to defend a Trump-era revision to the public charge rule that the Biden administration is no longer using.
Feb. 23, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will review whether the Biden administration can stop using the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, the controversial Trump-era program that has forced tens of thousands of asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while awaiting U.S. immigration court dates.
Feb. 22, 2022
border crossing in the southwest
Many migrants seeking to cross the U.S.-Mexico border turn to smugglers in an effort to get across the hundreds of miles of desert terrain. And in the spring and summer of 2019, some of those smugglers came from an unlikely source: Camp Pendleton.
Feb. 22, 2022
Americano!" production
The cast and crew for a musical based on the patriotism of a “Dreamer” from Phoenix are headed to New York City for a 12-week run off Broadway.
Feb. 17, 2022
Border wall Douglas Arizona
Candidates for governor and U.S. Senate have been releasing ads showing their stances on immigration and border policies. And the organization America’s Voice, which emphasizes the mission of immigration reform, has been looking into how Republican candidates are talking about immigration.
Feb. 17, 2022
DACA protest U.S. Capitol
DACA was nearly canceled under the Trump administration. Then a federal court ruling in Texas last year barred first-time applicants.
Feb. 15, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
The idea for the protest began on the social media platform TikTok — where Carlos Eduardo Espina has amassed a following of more than 2.5 million creating Spanish-language content about immigration issues.
Feb. 14, 2022
Afghanistan Flag
A refugee resettlement group is asking the public to voice support for the Afghan Adjustment Act — legislation that would provide Afghan refugees a pathway to permanent legal status in the U.S.
Feb. 8, 2022
United States flag and a U.S. Department of Homeland Security flag
A new initiative from the Department of Homeland Security aims to help immigrants who are U.S. military veterans come back to the United States if they were deported.
Feb. 8, 2022
Border wall
The state brought the suit last April, arguing the Biden administration did not consider the environmental effects of various policies.
Feb. 8, 2022
Alejandro Mayorkas
Criticisms from both progressives and conservatives about the southern border have put Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in the spotlight.
Feb. 7, 2022
Border Patrol asylum seekers facility
A year ago today, the Biden administration established a task force to help reunite families separated under Trump's zero-tolerance policy. The administration says it wants legislation to help provide a permanent solution for families to stay in the U.S.
Feb. 2, 2022
Tomás Jiménez States of Belonging book
States have been active in immigration policy over the last decade. That's affected residents' sense of belonging differently in Arizona and New Mexico.
Feb. 2, 2022


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