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Border wall east of Douglas, Arizona
A new report from the advocacy group Human Rights Watch says policies in the U.S. and other countries have led to a sharp rise in activity along a dangerous border crossing between South and Central America.
Nov. 14, 2023
U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel process and screen migrants using facial comparison software for possible entry into the U.S.
Officials from the Tohono O’odham Nation say federal resources are needed to help respond to an increase in asylum seekers on tribal land along the border with Mexico.
Nov. 8, 2023
President Joe Biden waves on stage
The Biden administration was back in court this week to defend an asylum rule that makes it harder for migrants to get protection in the U.S. without trying to do so in another country first.
Nov. 8, 2023
Nogales, Sonora, seen through the border fence
The Show spoke with Angela Gervasi of the Nogales International about what she found when looking into clogged up border crossing.
Nov. 7, 2023
Vote sign
What the generation gap in Arizona's voters means on the hot-button issue of border security.
Nov. 6, 2023
Yuma border wall gaps filled with shipping containers
Former Gov. Doug Ducey's administration spent some $200 million in state funds putting up and taking down container walls — after a court ruled their placement was illegal and protesters shut down construction.
Nov. 3, 2023
Kyrsten Sinema
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is testifying this week before a Congressional Senate committee on homeland security and government affairs.
Nov. 1, 2023
The newly-built border wall
An aid shelter across from a small border crossing in southeastern Arizona is closed amid a spike in violence from organized crime in the Sonoran city where it’s based.
Nov. 1, 2023
The U.S. Capitol
Now that House Republicans have chosen a speaker, Congress is getting back to deciding on legislation and government funding. That includes a multibillion-dollar request from President Joe Biden to fund various border security efforts.
Oct. 30, 2023
Construction on the Rio Grande Valley Levee Border Wall System 8 Mile Project in January 2020
The Texas House passed sweeping immigration-enforcement legislation late last week that echoes Arizona’s own controversial immigration measure of more than a decade ago, SB 1070.
Oct. 30, 2023
Cochise County
Sheriff’s deputies from counties across Arizona are being sent to Cochise County to crack down on drug and human trafficking at the U.S.-Mexico border. The participating sheriffs said they want to stop crime before it can reach their counties.
Oct. 27, 2023
U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel process and screen migrants using facial comparison software for possible entry into the U.S.
A lawsuit brought by a group of asylum seekers includes six fathers and six children separated at the Arizona border under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy is headed to trial.
Oct. 25, 2023
Construction crews work to erect levee wall system in a remote area south of Weslaco
The Show spoke with GOP political consultant Mike Madrid about a significant shift to the right for Latino voters in recent years. But not necessarily to the Republican party.
Oct. 24, 2023
A report out this month from the advocacy group Human Rights First looks at how policy enacted after the end of the pandemic-era border restrictions last May has affected asylum seekers.
Oct. 18, 2023
Border wall east of Douglas, Arizona
The UN panel is made up of independent rights experts focused on whether countries are honoring the International Covenant ON Civil and Political Rights — a rights treaty signed by the U.S. and other countries.
Oct. 18, 2023
border patrol patch
Body-camera footage shows agents and a tribal police officer surrounding Raymond Mattia moments after he surrenders a sheathed knife outside his home in the Tohono O’odham Nation. A flurry of gunshots ring out moments later. He was unarmed.
Oct. 16, 2023
migrants detained at the border
The Trump administration enacted the policy in the spring on 2018, giving border officers the ability to refer adults for criminal prosecution and send their children to separate holding facilities.
Oct. 16, 2023
Construction crews work to erect levee wall system in a remote area south of Weslaco
More than 100 groups have signed a petition asking the government to follow environmental laws on the border.
Oct. 16, 2023
A view of the border wall near Yuma
A group of Arizona sheriffs say they need more funding from the state to assist with border-related crimes like drug smuggling.
Oct. 13, 2023
Border wall Douglas Arizona
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the deaths of two migrants this week more than two months after agents found them having medical emergencies. The agency does not consider either to have occurred while the migrants were in custody.
Oct. 13, 2023


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