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Joe Biden
A coalition of 20 GOP-led states have signed onto a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s new parole programs allowing a set amount of people from Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
Jan. 25, 2023
Arizona Border Crossings
In Nogales and other ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, asylum seekers hoping to bypass Title 42 restrictions can now use a Customs and Border Protection app to apply for an appointment with port officers. Activists say results so far are a mixed bag.
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Jan. 25, 2023
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
Two United Nations agencies have spoken out against reforms from the Biden administration, saying the expansion of a pandemic-era border policy puts the United States at odds with established asylum protections.
Jan. 13, 2023
Sunset in Rocky Point
Mexico’s environmental ministry has approved a transmission line project from a major solar plant in Sonora to Baja California. It is part of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy plan.
Jan. 13, 2023
Alfonso Durazo
With news that the U.S. is expanding a policy that allows migrants to be expelled into Mexico, Sonoran officials say they are preparing for the possibility of more migrants being sent back to the state.
Jan. 11, 2023
Kyrsten Sinema Yuma border
Politicians, tribal leaders and the head of a local humanitarian group in Arizona's Yuma County called on a politically diverse delegation of senators from around the U.S. to pass immigration reform amid an increase in migrant arrivals that can overwhelm local resources.
Jan. 11, 2023
Border wall
During her first State of the State address this week, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs told members of the press she wants Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to visit the Arizona-Sonora border.
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Jan. 10, 2023
CBP
Customs and Border Protection is set to begin construction this week on a project to close gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border wall built under former President Donald Trump in Yuma.
Jan. 9, 2023
Title 42
Under a new plan, the U.S. government will be able to immediately expel migrants from Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua. It establishes a parole program for migrants from those countries that will mean some of them can get into the country legally.
Jan. 9, 2023
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
The Biden administration has announced a new immigration plan that expands the pandemic-era Title 42 policy, which sends migrants and asylum seekers who are caught crossing the border back into Mexico.
Jan. 6, 2023
President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden will visit Mexico next week for the first time as president to attend the North American Leaders’ Summit.
Jan. 6, 2023
Arizona Border Crossings
Most of the conversation around the border in the news is about walls and policies, asylum seekers coming from distant lands, and cartels sneaking drugs north. But there's another group of border crossers: the ones who do it everyday.
Jan. 6, 2023
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A cartel leader who escaped prison in northern Mexico on Sunday was killed by Mexican security forces Thursday.
Jan. 5, 2023
shipping containers
Contractors hired by the state of Arizona have started dismantling a makeshift border wall made of out shipping containers in Yuma and Cochise counties. Protesters who stopped work in Cochise County say they want to partner with the U.S. Forest Service to ensure the construction doesn't cause more harm.
Jan. 3, 2023
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
After months of scrutiny from environmentalists, immigration advocates and the U.S. government, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is taking down the shipping containers he had seemingly illegally put up.
Dec. 30, 2022
border patrol patch
A former Border Patrol agent was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on various corruption and weapons charges. Ramon Monreal-Rodriguez, a former Tucson-area agent, was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison and ordered to pay $151,000 in restitution to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Dec. 29, 2022
Mexico is extending the timeline for owners of illegally imported foreign cars to bring those vehicles into compliance.
Dec. 29, 2022
Sonoran pronghorn
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has relocated six endangered Sonoran pronghorn antelope from Arizona to Sonora as part of a collaborative breeding program meant to rebuild a healthy population of the species.
Dec. 29, 2022
Christmas Bird Count
Hundreds of bird species live in or migrate to Sonora, Mexico. But while it attracts birders from abroad, few Sonorans have taken up the hobby. But some hope an annual bird counting event will help change that.
Dec. 25, 2022
Lopez Obrador
Mexico’s transition to renewable energy is focused on Sonora - where major lithium and solar plants are planned. And leaders now say they have secured funding for those projects.
Dec. 22, 2022

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