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The U.S. Capitol
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are asking the Biden administration how it will handle the border after Title 42. The pandemic-era restriction on asylum at the border is slated to end next month following a federal court order out of Washington, D.C., this month.
Nov. 23, 2022
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
This month a federal judge ruled to vacate Title 42, the pandemic-era policy that allows border officers to turn away most migrants and asylum seekers on public health grounds. Arizona is one of 15 GOP-led states that are trying to intervene in the case to keep it in place.
Nov. 22, 2022
DACA application
The survey's findings come as Congress mulls a bill to provide permanent protection for DACA recipients.
Nov. 21, 2022
gavel in a courtroom
A federal judge has ended Title 42, giving the Biden administration five weeks to do so. To learn what this means for asylum seekers, The Show spoke with Joanna Williams of the Kino Border Initiative.
Nov. 21, 2022
Venezuelan asylum seekers sit outside of a shelter in Hermosillo, Sonora
A recent federal court decision to end a policy of returning would-be asylum seekers to Mexico has been welcome news among Venezuelans stranded in Mexico.
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Nov. 18, 2022
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A federal judge in Washington D.C. has ruled to vacate Title 42 — the pandemic-era protocol that allows U.S. border officers to quickly turn away migrants and asylum seekers and send them back across the border.
Nov. 15, 2022
Supporters of Proposition 308 speak at a rally and canvassing event i
Proposition 308, the measure that would open in-state tuition to undocumented high school graduates in Arizona, continues to gain support as more ballots are counted. As of Monday morning, "yes" was outpacing "no" by about 60,000 votes.
Nov. 14, 2022
Chris Magnus
The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection has resigned from his job leading the nation’s largest law enforcement agency as agents encounter record numbers of migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico.
Nov. 14, 2022
yes and no bubbles on a ballot
Yes votes for Proposition 308 were outpacing no’s by about 10 points late Tuesday night, but that lead has since narrowed with about 70% of ballots counted so far.
Nov. 10, 2022
cardboard boxes
The number of U.S. citizens living in Mexico has soared — with more than 8,000 receiving temporary residency in just the first nine months of this year.
Nov. 8, 2022
DACA application
The federal government is now implementing updated guidance from the Biden administration on how to handle applications for DACA. The new rule was meant to fortify the program, but ongoing litigation still keeps first-time applicants out.
Nov. 7, 2022
Border wall Douglas Arizona
Immigration is top of mind for many voters — and candidates — this election cycle. But, especially here in Arizona, it’s hard to get past the divisive rhetoric.
Nov. 2, 2022
Tens of thousands of Afghans were evacuated from their country after U.S. troops withdrew and Taliban forces took control last year, including members of an all-women tactical unit of the Afghan military. Some are safe in Tempe now, safe, but also stuck in limbo.
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Oct. 31, 2022
Afghanistan Flag
U.S. lawmakers introduced the Afghan Adjustment Act to provide a pathway to permanent status for some 80,000 Afghans evacuated from their country last fall.
Oct. 31, 2022
Temporary Protected Status application
Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is a temporary immigration status currently given to more than a dozen nationalities from countries deemed unsafe to return to because of conflict, natural disaster or other violence.
Oct. 28, 2022
Supporters of Proposition 308 speak at a rally and canvassing event i
A growing number of Republican leaders are throwing their support behind a ballot proposition that would open in-state tuition to undocumented students in Arizona.
A guide to propositions on the 2022 Arizona midterm ballot
Oct. 28, 2022
Would-be Venezuelan asylum seekers eat dinner after a day assembling a concert venue in Hermosillo. This shelter is a few blocks from Vida Plena, Corazon Contento.
Earlier this month, the United States began sending Venezuelan asylum seekers back to Mexico, instead of releasing them into the country. They’ve ended up all over, including the Sonoran capital Hermosillo, a city few had every heard of before.
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Oct. 27, 2022
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
The state of Arizona has sued the federal government to be able to keep more than 100 double-stacked shipping containers that Republican Gov. Doug Ducey had placed to fill in gaps along the U.S.-Mexico border near the southwestern desert community of Yuma.
Oct. 27, 2022
Migrant Trail San Luis Rio Colorado
Mexico has announced that the so-called “Remain in Mexico” program is coming to an end. The immigration policy implemented under the Trump administration allowed the U.S. to send tens of thousands of asylum seekers back to Mexico to await U.S. court proceedings.
Oct. 26, 2022
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
Gov. Doug Ducey’s office is creating another makeshift border wall out of shipping containers. This time along a stretch of federal land in Cochise County that has conservationists concerned.
Oct. 25, 2022

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