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Border-wide, the agency says it made more than 78,000 people apprehended in December were sent back across the border under Title 42.
Jan. 25, 2022
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In a letter sent to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus this week, the heads of Congress’ Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Homeland Security say they’ll investigate the Border Patrol’s so-called Critical Incident Teams.
Jan. 25, 2022
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Former President Donald Trump's list of priorities when he took office had immigration and border enforcement at or near the top. But the actual number of executive actions or orders related to immigration by Trump pales in comparison to what President Joe Biden did in his first year in office.
Jan. 25, 2022
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Asylum seekers in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas will now be subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP. That’s the controversial Trump-era program that forces asylum seekers to await U.S. court dates in Mexico.
Jan. 24, 2022
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The United States resettled just over 1,200 refugees in December, down from over 1,600 in November. At the same time, the number of Special Immigrant Visas, or SIVs, is also down.
Jan. 12, 2022
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More than 220 sets of remains were recovered in counties around the state last year, according to a count by the Arizona advocacy group Humane Borders.
Jan. 12, 2022
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday for a pair of cases that asked whether the government should be allowed to detain non-citizens indefinitely.
Jan. 11, 2022
Border wall
This month, CBP released an interactive document showing how rugged border wilderness in the counties, most of which is public land, has been impacted by the Trump administration’s 30-foot steel border wall.
Jan. 11, 2022
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement will discontinue the majority of its contract with Endeavors, a faith-based aid group that was providing temporary shelter and processing assistance to migrants and asylum seekers.
Jan. 5, 2022
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The number of people applying for refuge in Mexico last year reached a historic high. But the country admits its refugee agency is struggling to keep up with the increasing number of asylum applications.
Jan. 5, 2022
The Arizona Trail runs from the U.S.-Mexico border into Utah. But its southernmost point has been closed thanks to the Trump administration’s border wall construction. After more than a year of closures, it’s opened to hikers again on Dec. 31, 2021.
Jan. 4, 2022
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State Sen. Wendy Rogers wants to appropriate $700 million in state funds to pay for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. She didn’t respond to questions about where construction would take place or how the cost could be justified.
More Arizona politics news
Jan. 3, 2022
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As hundreds of asylum seekers from Haiti continue to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, aid groups say they're running out of resources to help.
Dec. 30, 2021
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The Biden administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for permission to end the Migrant Protection Protocols, known as MPP, the Trump-era policy that forces asylum seekers to await U.S. immigration hearings in Mexico.
Dec. 30, 2021
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The first phase of the program will roll out in a handful of U.S. cities and have officers with the agency’s Homeland Security Investigations wear cameras during pre-planned operations.
Dec. 21, 2021
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The Biden administration abruptly pulled out of settlement talks with the ACLU and other legal groups supporting separated families last week.
Dec. 21, 2021
This week, the parliamentarian for the U.S. Senate shot down yet another immigration reform measure Congressional Democrats hoped to pass through the budget reconciliation process.
Dec. 17, 2021
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Lawyers representing some of those who have been reunited have been in talks for months with the administration.
Dec. 17, 2021
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The request comes as a task force set up by the Biden administration continues its search for migrant families separated at the border under former President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy.
Dec. 14, 2021
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The 5th U.S. Circuit Court ruled to uphold a lower court decision mandating the use of the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, which forces asylum seekers to await U.S. immigration court hearings in Mexico.
Dec. 14, 2021

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