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A case against an Arizona rancher accused of fatally shooting a Mexican migrant last year near Nogales has gone to the jury for deliberation.
Apr. 18, 2024
gavel in a courtroom
The trial of an Arizona rancher accused of fatally shooting an unarmed Mexican migrant last year has entered its fourth week.
Apr. 15, 2024
George Alan Kelly
Court officials on Thursday took jurors in a van to view various locations at George Alan Kelly’s ranch, as well as a section of the border. Superior Court Judge Thomas Fink denied news media requests to tag along.
Apr. 12, 2024
Border wall with road next to it and mountain in distance
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded nearly $55 million dollars in additional border-related funds to two Arizona counties and two organizations.
Apr. 12, 2024
George Alan Kelly
The Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge has said the visit, which is relatively uncommon, would help jurors in the “fair determination of the allegations in this case,"
Apr. 8, 2024
Texas border
SB4 would allow state law enforcement to turn migrants back across the border to Mexico — even if they’re not actually from Mexico. Mexican government officials have already said their country would not accept those returns.
Apr. 3, 2024
Border wall with road next to it and mountain in distance
As the election approaches, the reality at the Arizona-Mexico border isn't reflected in political campaigns.
Apr. 3, 2024
Ben Toma
Twenty-five of the 31 Republicans in the Arizona House signed a letter urging legislative leaders to call a special hearing to pass “Texas-style border security legislation.” Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed similar legislation earlier this year.
Apr. 1, 2024
Border wall with road next to it and mountain in distance
If there’s one thing all of Arizona’s four border counties can all agree on, it’s that managing the border is a federal responsibility that needs federal money. But not everyone agrees on exactly what that means.
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Mar. 28, 2024
Gethsemani Baptist Church collects food from multiple states
For the past 23 years, Gethsemani Baptist Church in San Luis, Arizona, made it its mission to offer food to anyone who wanted it. Through free meals and food drives, the church fed its local community, as well as hungry families in the greater region, like California and Mexico.
Mar. 28, 2024
Katie Hobbs
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is pleased by the federal government’s infusion of border funds, which will prevent street releases for the time being, although the department would have preferred some border security legislation to go along with it.
Mar. 27, 2024
Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.
In a letter to President Joe Biden, more than two dozen Democratic lawmakers say the administration should take all available actions to open up legalization pathways for undocumented immigrants like DACA recipients and spouses of US citizens.
Mar. 27, 2024
Southern Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva and other House Democrats are asking the Biden administration to make reforms to CBP One — the government-run app for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mar. 26, 2024
George Alan Kelly
George Alan Kelly is a 75-year-old rancher who's accused of second degree murder in the death of a Mexican national whose body was found on Kelly's property, just a mile north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Kelly led officials to the body.
Mar. 26, 2024
border patrol patch
President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion spending bill into law over the weekend. It includes more than $490 million to fund 22,000 Border Patrol agents, and also directs some $650 million to FEMA’s Shelter and Services Program.
Mar. 25, 2024
People hold banners
Democratic lawmakers walked out of a vote at the state Capitol Wednesday to protest the latest immigration bills moving through the Arizona Senate.
Mar. 21, 2024
Kyrsten Sinema
The bill Thursday by six Democrats and allied independents reflects a willingness by Democrats to focus on immigration enforcement policy during an election year in which immigration is expected to be a leading issue.
Mar. 21, 2024
A vehicle attempting to smuggle 27 protected Amazon parrots into Arizona was intercepted this week by Border Patrol agents at the Nogales Port of Entry.
Mar. 19, 2024
Congress is facing a deadline at the end of this week to decide on a budget for the Department of Homeland Security. The deadline comes as lawmaker negotiations continue to stalemate.
Mar. 19, 2024
Santa Cruz County Sheriff David Hathaway
Lawmakers and local officials were in Nogales Monday morning — where they say Congress is fueling a crisis by failing to pass border and immigration reform.
Mar. 18, 2024

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