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Some Border Patrol agents in Arizona will be equipped with heat stress kits this summer — with tools to respond to migrants suffering from heat-related illnesses amid triple-digit temperatures.
Jun. 13, 2022
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Last week, a federal court in Texas ruled the Biden administration could not move forward with enforcement priorities it outlined last fall for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jun. 13, 2022
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it will avoid deporting immigrants who are active-duty military or veterans under a directive released by the agency last week.
Jun. 8, 2022
A group of would-be DACA recipients are asking a federal court in New York to allow them to obtain a work permit and temporary protection from deportation as a separate court case decides the future of DACA.
Jun. 8, 2022
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There's plenty of news about immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. And according to migration expert Amali Tower, much of immigration can be traced back to climate change.
Jun. 6, 2022
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The number of people asking for asylum in Mexico continues to rise, with nearly 50,000 applications in just the first five months of this year. But an overburdened system has meant asylum seekers often face significant obstacles and abuses in the process.
Jun. 3, 2022
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Elected officials in Arizona and around the country have said migrants crossing the border are to blame for the rise in fentanyl — and insist lifting pandemic-era restrictions on asylum will make it worse. But data tells a much different story.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Jun. 1, 2022
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DACA has provided hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children with temporary protection from deportation and a work permit. But it only applies to those who were in the country on or before June 15, 2007.
May. 31, 2022
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The U.S. will begin having asylum officers from Citizenship and Immigration Services interview migrants who are trying to apply for protection in the U.S., part of a rule change proposed by the Biden administration in April.
May. 27, 2022
When the CDC announced Title 42 would end May 23, it was the change they'd been hoping for. Then, in a highly-anticipated decision that came down just days before, a court in Louisiana ruled the health statute would have to stay in place. For migrants waiting to ask for asylum in Nogales, it brings a new wait with no clear end in sight.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
May. 26, 2022
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Earlier this year, Mexican migrant Carmelo Cruz Marcos was shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol Agent Kendrek Staheli. A couple of weeks ago, the Cochise County Attorney’s Office decided it wouldn’t bring any charges against agent Staheli.
May. 25, 2022
People came and went through the Nogales border crossing Monday, and about a dozen migrants who’d been freshly expelled under Title 42 carried their belongings in plastic bags.
May. 23, 2022
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A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, which was scheduled to end May 23.
May. 23, 2022
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New data from Customs and Border Protection shows border officers encountered migrants more than 234,000 times in April. Data shows made less arrests between ports, more encounters overall and a similarly high instance of repeat crossings.
May. 18, 2022
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Mo Goldman has been practicing immigration law in Tucson for more than a decade, and right now, he says attorneys like him are overwhelmed.
May. 17, 2022
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A federal judge says an asylum-seeking family being blocked from entering the California-Mexico border cannot intervene in the Arizona-led suit trying to keep Title 42 in place.
May. 16, 2022
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This week, a federal judge in Louisiana is expected to rule on whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can terminate Title 42 on May 23 as planned. It’s the latest in a simmering political battle over the future of the pandemic-era protocol that restricts asylum at the border.
May. 16, 2022
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An organization that helps families search for loved ones who have gone missing while migrating says nearly four times as many migrants were reported missing last year in Mexico than in 2020. A new report finds many were locked up in detention centers without access to communication.
May. 16, 2022
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After the Texas governor sent migrants from the Lone Star state to Washington, D.C., in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to end Title 42, Arizona has chosen to follow suit.
May. 12, 2022
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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


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