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The Lukeville Port of Entry between Lukeville, Arizona, and Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico
Gov. Katie Hobbs plans to send National Guard troops to the Arizona-Mexico border if the Biden Administration does not reopen the Lukeville Port of Entry soon.
Dec. 8, 2023
Asylum seekers
Lawmakers in Congress are still mulling over a deal that could tie President Joe Biden's foreign military aid package requests to a bill that would restrict asylum processing at the border.
Dec. 5, 2023
macro view of an old US visa
There’s a growing backlog of young immigrants on a special protective status who are trying to get residency in the U.S. That backlog is detailed in a new report by the legal aid group National Immigration Project.
Dec. 5, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs said she doesn’t plan to send National Guard troops to Arizona’s southern border after Customs and Border Protection closed the port of entry in Lukeville in response to a migrant surge.
More Arizona politics news
Dec. 4, 2023
Greg Stanton
With an increase of migrants hoping to gain entry to the United States at the border with Mexico, lawmakers who represent Arizona at the federal level are looking for ways to handle the situation.
Dec. 3, 2023
Gary M. Restaino
Public reports on immigration enforcement have been issued by the last two top federal prosecutors in Arizona. U.S. Attorney Gary Restaino resumed the practice last year after a pause to change the office’s messaging after the Trump administration.
Dec. 1, 2023
An Arizona conservation group called the Sky Island Alliance wanted to see how the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border affects animal migration. So it set up wildlife cameras to track animals as they moved from one side to the other.
Nov. 30, 2023
macro view of an old US visa
The U.S. State Department will begin a pilot program that will allow some special visa holders to apply for renewals in the United States.
Nov. 30, 2023
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is in Texas this week for a meeting with border officers in Uvalde as that city and others along the U.S.-Mexico border are seeing a sharp rise in the number of migrants apprehended.
Nov. 30, 2023
CBP data shows the Tucson Sector has had the highest number of apprehensions border-wide for the last several months. Some 750 people were waiting for processing on Tuesday morning along the border in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Nov. 28, 2023
The number of people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reached its highest since 2020 this month. That’s according to a new report from the data analysis group TRAC.
Nov. 28, 2023
The restrictions are part of a larger effort by the U.S. government to tamp down migration through Latin American countries.
Nov. 27, 2023
U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo
Federal prosecutors in Arizona say they’re working with the U.S. Border Patrol on an enforcement surge in the Tucson Sector of the Mexico border. The number of migrants charged with illegal entry rose roughly 46 percent in a single week.
Nov. 23, 2023
U.S. unauthorized immigrant population by state
The population of undocumented immigrants is becoming more diverse and less Mexican. Immigrants from El Salvador, India and Guatemala are on the rise, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
Nov. 21, 2023
Construction crews work to erect levee wall system in a remote area south of Weslaco
The Texas legislature has passed a controversial immigration measure that many are equating to Arizona’s SB1070. The backlash has been swift, and now Mexico’s government says it “categorically rejects” the new Texas law.
Nov. 20, 2023
A view of the border wall near Yuma
Over 100 teenagers have been arrested in Cochise County over the last 18 months for attempting to smuggle immigrants across the border.
Nov. 19, 2023
CBP data shows some 240,000 people were encountered along the border in October. That’s down from almost 270,000 in September, and a month-by-month increase since July.
Nov. 15, 2023
Border wall water bottle
A new report from the border advocacy group No More Deaths alleges 911 dispatchers in Pima County are failing to help lost migrants in Arizona's vast desert borderland.
Nov. 14, 2023
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


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