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Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego's new bill would offer a pathway to citizenship to DACA recipients who serve in the military. It comes at a looming decision in the 5th U.S. Circuit could end the program.
Sep. 30, 2022
Doug Ducey
An immigrant rights coalition is calling for an investigation into Gov. Doug Ducey for busing undocumented asylum seekers outside of the state.
Sep. 30, 2022
javier zamora
When Javier Zamora was 9 years old, he journeyed from El Salvador to the U.S. He recounts that trip in his memoir, "Solito," which he writes from the perspective of his 9-year-old self.
Sep. 29, 2022
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A new government watchdog report says migrant children being housed on an Army base in Texas suffered distress and other trauma because officials lacked the resources and training to care for them.
Sep. 27, 2022
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The future of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients rests in the hands of a federal appeals court that is expected to rule soon, potentially ending the program all together.
Sep. 27, 2022
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The Department of Homeland Security is extending Temporary Protected Status for Myanmar — the country formerly known as Burma.
Sep. 26, 2022
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Sunday marked World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The day highlights people around the globe who have left their homes for safety or more opportunity. Migrants at the Arizona border marked the day with an event was organized by the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Sonora.
Sep. 26, 2022
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
It’s been a little over four months since a federal judge in Louisiana ruled to keep Title 42 in place. That’s the pandemic-era protocol that restricts asylum at the border. Lawyers in California are still moving forward on a legal challenge to that decision.
Sep. 23, 2022
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A new report from the advocacy group Amnesty International alleges Haitians faced discrimination and abuse while in the U.S. seeking asylum.
Sep. 23, 2022
Gov. Ron DeSantis
A Texas sheriff has opened a criminal investigation into the transport of migrants to Martha's Vineyard. And a group of migrants who were put on the flights are filing a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Sep. 22, 2022
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Kari Lake has a new ally from the East Coast: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin. He will join Lake to stump for votes in her campaign against Democratic nominee Katie Hobbs.
Sep. 21, 2022
A complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General alleges medical neglect and unsafe conditions at an immigrant detention center in Florence.
Sep. 20, 2022
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Activists held a demonstration outside the White House this week calling for an end to pandemic-era restrictions at the border. The event marked a year since images of Border Patrol agents chasing, grabbing and yelling at Haitian migrants emerged from Del Rio, Texas.
Sep. 20, 2022
tucson's skyline from the Tucson Mountain Park
City leaders in Tucson are asking for donations from the community as a higher than usual number of asylum seekers arrive in need of assistance.
Sep. 19, 2022
Mark Brnovich
In a new legal filing, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich claims to have new evidence that may challenge certain Biden administration immigration policy decisions.
Sep. 19, 2022
Asylum seekers belongings in a dumpster by the border wall in Yuma
Migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border bring backpacks, clothes, supplies, toys, money, religious items and important documents. Last year, Border Patrol agents in the Yuma sector began forcing migrants to throw their belongings in the trash.
Sep. 15, 2022
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A group in Congress is renewing calls to review and end 287(g) — a Department of Homeland Security program that has local law enforcement agencies partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Sep. 14, 2022
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A government watchdog report out this month finds that Information Technology systems run by the Department of Homeland Security failed to keep track of migrants during processing at the border in 2021.
Sep. 14, 2022
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A new podcast from the Arizona Republic investigates the life and death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed through the southern border wall in 2012.
Sep. 13, 2022
The newly-built border wall
The federal government announced it would be doing remediation construction along several parts of the Arizona borderland earlier this year — things like addressing road erosion, fixing storm gates and filling gaps in the existing wall.
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Sep. 12, 2022

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