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Migrants processed near Ajo, Arizona, in May 2023
Tucson councilmembers discussed several options for what could come next — including asking the Border Patrol to drop off migrants at a federal facility, like the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and getting more assistance from the state.
Feb. 27, 2024
Immigration visa form with pencil
The event is organized by Chicanos Por La Causa, the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales and the community group Centro Comunitario Los Nogales.
Feb. 26, 2024
migrants detained at the border
President Joe Biden is reportedly poised to sign an executive order that would prevent people crossing the border illegally from seeking asylum. Arizona Republic editor Elvia Díaz says the move will not be a magic wand.
Feb. 26, 2024
The Arizona State Senate building
Republican lawmakers at the Arizona Legislature advanced multiple immigration bills Wednesday that drew comparisons to the controversial SB 1070 immigration law that passed over a decade ago.
Feb. 21, 2024
Handgun
The civil suit was filed October of 2022 against five Arizona gun shops the Mexican government says has routinely supplied guns to criminal groups in Mexico — including three in Tucson, one in Phoenix and one in Yuma.
Feb. 21, 2024
Pima County is scaling back operations amid a federal funding shortfall for migrant and asylum-seeker care. This means Casa Alitas in Tucson is laying off more than two dozen staff members.
Feb. 21, 2024
People are processed by CBP officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
A Pima County-run program that offers transportation, food, medical care and temporary shelter to asylum seekers released into the United States may end by April. That, as the federal funding that’s been sustaining it has run out.
Feb. 20, 2024
A sign near the Nogales Arizona Port of Entry
The Show spoke with Emily Bregel of the Arizona Daily Star about street releases of migrants in Tucson.
Feb. 20, 2024
Saguaro cactuses typically endure in the Sonoran Desert for 150 to 200 years — unless their lifespan is cut short. A recent government report found that in the rush to put up a border wall, that’s exactly what happened.
More Arizona politics news
Feb. 14, 2024
The United States Capitol building in Washington. D.C., seen at sunset
The Show spoke with Elvia Díaz, editorial page editor of the Arizona Republic, and columnist Jon Gabriel, about a bipartisan immigration deal that fell apart in Washington last week that would have made some major changes to our asylum process.
Feb. 12, 2024
Participants in the "Take Our Border Back" convoy
As the election year gets underway, a conspiratorial narrative typically circulated by fringe movements has come to dominate mainstream Republican discourse on immigration, extremism researchers warn.
Feb. 9, 2024
Kyrsten Sinema border bill
Paul Bentz of HighGround and Mike Haener of Lumen Strategies joined The Show to talk about the failure of a border security bill to even make it to debate in the U.S. Senate, a compromise on election issues in the state Legislature and more.
Feb. 9, 2024
The new, 30-foot steel bollard border wall runs east of the the Sasabe Port of Entry
Aid groups helping migrants along the border say they’re dealing with an uptick in harassment from vigilante groups and far-right activists there.
Feb. 7, 2024
he bill released Sunday proposed big changes to border and immigration functions — including a new mechanism to allow border officers to turn away migrants and asylum seekers if the number of arrivals gets too high.
Feb. 7, 2024
Ruben Gallego at the 2022 Arizona Democrats election party
Senators in Washington are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a major bipartisan border and national security bill that Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was key in shaping. Rep. Ruben Gallego says he’s a yes vote — if he gets to vote on it in the House.
Feb. 7, 2024
Woman in red top speaks into microphone
Republican Kari Lake is running against Rep. Ruben Gallego for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s seat. If Lake was in the Senate right now, she’d be among the senators opposed to this bipartisan border deal.
Feb. 7, 2024
Asylum seekers
U.S. senators, including Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema, have released a long-awaited bill that could transform border and immigration functions.
Sinema calls for 'swift justice' for asylum seekers entering the U.S.
Feb. 5, 2024
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is part of a coalition of lawmakers working on an immigration bill that will change how asylum seekers enter the country. It would end the policy of catching and releasing migrants and establish a new standard for lawful entry.
Feb. 4, 2024
Arizona lawmakers approved $8 million this week to allow the Department of Military and Emergency Affairs to keep busing migrants away from border towns.
Feb. 1, 2024
Juan Ciscomani
A bill introduced by Arizona Congressman Juan Ciscomani that aims to increase legal penalties for people caught smuggling migrants in their vehicles is moving forward in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 31, 2024

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