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Durazo with other leaders
The governor of Sonora met with the leaders of U.S. and Mexican railway companies this week to push for railroad tracks that run through the downtowns of both Nogales, Arizona, and Sonora to be moved.
May. 19, 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
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
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
 Kino Border Initiative
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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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
border fence between Tijuana and California
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
Border wall
Title 42, the pandemic protocol that allows border officers to turn away migrants and asylum seekers, continues to divide lawmakers and local leaders in Arizona. It's a public health statute regulated by the CDC, which says it’s no longer necessary and will end May 23.
May. 10, 2022
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The Cochise County Attorney’s Office says it won’t pursue charges of a Border Patrol Agent who fatally shot a Mexican migrant earlier this year.
May. 10, 2022
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A memo from Customs and Border Protection says it will stop using Critical Incident Teams, the internal Border Patrol units accused of interfering with outside investigations into agent conduct.
May. 9, 2022
Quitobaquito a natural water source near the U.S.-Mexico border in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. It’s a sacred site and historic homestead to a southern Arizona tribe and it houses some of the state’s most endangered species. But the site is now in peril.
May. 6, 2022
Mark J. Dannels
Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels testified on Capitol Hill last week that crime on the border is at an “all-time high” amid record numbers of apprehensions of migrants there.
May. 5, 2022
Border wall
A new study from a group of trauma physicians at U.C. San Diego Medical Center shows a dramatic rise in the number of people dying or suffering serious injuries falling from the border wall.
May. 2, 2022
Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard
Amped up commercial vehicle inspections implemented at the border by Texas Governor Greg Abbott last month were short lived. But the economic and political fallout continues.
May. 2, 2022
Flight inauguration
Officials in neighboring Sonora say the arrival of a direct commercial flight will boost tourism in one of the state’s most popular beach destinations: Rocky Point.
May. 2, 2022
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Federal prosecutors say a 61-year-old man has been convicted of trying to smuggle hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash into Mexico.
Apr. 28, 2022
Regina Romero
This week, a federal judge in Louisiana announced he intended to grant a motion that could push back the Biden administration’s plan to end Title 42 on May 23.
Apr. 26, 2022
Donald Trump border wall Yuma
Money that was donated to help build a southern Arizona border wall instead went toward luxury purchases for the men who organized the effort.
Apr. 26, 2022
Last week, members of the Phoenix Sister Cities program drove to neighboring Sonora, Mexico, to deliver medical supplies to a children’s burn unit in Hermosillo. Phoenix and Hermosillo have shared a Sister City relationship since 1976.
Apr. 24, 2022
missing poster showing images of Debanhi Escobar
The haunting story of a young woman left on the side of a highway late at night in northern Mexico ended in tragedy Friday, after her body was found in a subterranean water tank at a motel.
Apr. 21, 2022


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