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The Lukeville Port of Entry between Lukeville, Arizona, and Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico
The closure of the Lukeville Port of Entry has had ramifications for all kinds of businesses in or near Rocky Point, including a local dog shelter.
Dec. 16, 2023
Hobbs abortion signatures
Gov. Katie Hobbs announced today that she’s sending National Guard troops to Arizona’s southern border roughly two weeks after the federal government shuttered the Lukeville Port of Entry.
Democrats accuse GOP of stalling Hobbs' border plan
Dec. 15, 2023
Canvas tents are set up to process migrants presenting to Border Patrol
Democratic state lawmakers say Republicans are stalling a request by Gov. Katie Hobbs to send more resources to Arizona’s border with Mexico.
Dec. 15, 2023
Jacob Warner supreme court
Paul Bentz of HighGround and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy joined The Show to talk about the Arizona Supreme Court hearing on abortion laws in the state and more news of the week.
Dec. 14, 2023
Unaccompanied children in the custody of the U.S. Border Patro
A new report shows thousands of children have been ordered deported in immigration proceedings under the Biden administration — including some under 5 years old, and others here alone — despite the administration’s promises to step away from Trump-era hardline immigration policies.
Dec. 13, 2023
The Lukeville Port of Entry between Lukeville, Arizona, and Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico
In recent weeks, dozens and sometimes hundreds of migrants have gathered along a gap in the border wall about 15 miles from the Sasabe Port of Entry.
Dec. 12, 2023
Casa Alitas, the organization housing the surge of migrants in Tucson once they’re released from Border Patrol custody, is seeking volunteers to help with interpretation for migrants who speak French, Punjabi and other languages.
Dec. 12, 2023
gavel in a courtroom
The program lets vetted migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba come to the U.S. for two years on what’s called humanitarian parole, they can also apply for a work permit.
Dec. 12, 2023
The closure of the small but vital Lukeville Port of Entry on Arizona's southern border continues to have ripple effects today. Over the weekend, Gov. Katie Hobbs went down to Lukeville and called on the federal government to do more to secure the border.
Dec. 12, 2023
Nogales, Sonora, seen through the border fence
Pima County is sounding the alarm after a four-month surge in crossings at the southern border.
Dec. 11, 2023
The Texas Capitol building
As the border remains steeped in chaos, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is poised to sign a law that would make it a crime for a person from a foreign country to illegally enter Texas, among other hardline measures for migrants who come to the state.
Dec. 11, 2023
Lawmakers are continuing to call on the Biden administration to respond to a situation unfolding outside the border community of Lukeville, Arizona — where hundreds of migrants are awaiting processing by the Border Patrol.
Dec. 11, 2023
Hobbs abortion signatures
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs made a stop to the Lukeville Port of Entry this weekend following its recent closure by the federal government.
Dec. 10, 2023
The Lukeville Port of Entry between Lukeville, Arizona, and Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico
Gov. Katie Hobbs plans to send National Guard troops to the Arizona-Mexico border if the Biden Administration does not reopen the Lukeville Port of Entry soon.
Dec. 8, 2023
Asylum seekers
Lawmakers in Congress are still mulling over a deal that could tie President Joe Biden's foreign military aid package requests to a bill that would restrict asylum processing at the border.
Dec. 5, 2023
macro view of an old US visa
There’s a growing backlog of young immigrants on a special protective status who are trying to get residency in the U.S. That backlog is detailed in a new report by the legal aid group National Immigration Project.
Dec. 5, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs said she doesn’t plan to send National Guard troops to Arizona’s southern border after Customs and Border Protection closed the port of entry in Lukeville in response to a migrant surge.
More Arizona politics news
Dec. 4, 2023
Greg Stanton
With an increase of migrants hoping to gain entry to the United States at the border with Mexico, lawmakers who represent Arizona at the federal level are looking for ways to handle the situation.
Dec. 3, 2023
Gary M. Restaino
Public reports on immigration enforcement have been issued by the last two top federal prosecutors in Arizona. U.S. Attorney Gary Restaino resumed the practice last year after a pause to change the office’s messaging after the Trump administration.
Dec. 1, 2023
An Arizona conservation group called the Sky Island Alliance wanted to see how the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border affects animal migration. So it set up wildlife cameras to track animals as they moved from one side to the other.
Nov. 30, 2023

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