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New Asylum Policy Hasn’t Deterred Some Asylum Seekers
The Trump administration published a new rule in the Federal Register Tuesday. It bars most asylum seekers who failed to apply for protection in “at least one country” through which they traveled on their way to the U.S. But Central American migrants making their way through Sonora, Mexico to the U.S. border say they’re undeterred by the news.
Jul. 16, 2019
Immigrant Rights Groups Sue Over Asylum Rule
Immigrant rights groups sued President Donald Trump’s administration over a rule that restricts asylum eligibility on the same day federal officials said they’d start enforcing it.
Jul. 16, 2019
Phoenix Group Hiring Foster Parents For Migrant Kids
Federal authorities say more than 60,000 migrant children have shown up alone at the U.S.-Mexico border since Oct. 1, 2018. A local organization is hiring foster parents to help care unaccompanied kids.
Jul. 16, 2019
Voters Will Decide If Tucson Becomes A Sanctuary City
Voters in Tucson will decide in November whether the city will become Arizona’s first "sanctuary city." The term sanctuary city has long been a nuanced one. In Tucson, it will mean just how much local law enforcement can work with federal immigration agents to enforce federal law.
Jul. 16, 2019
Secretary Of State Pompeo Plans Travel To Latin America
This weekend, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will travel to four Latin American countries, including Mexico, where immigration and trade top the agenda.
Jul. 16, 2019
Lawsuit Challenges Northern Arizona Fracking Leases
Conservation groups sued the Trump administration Monday for attempting to drill for oil and gas in northern Arizona without an environmental review.
Jul. 16, 2019
Arizona Policymakers Respond To Trumps Racist Tweets
The tweets from President Donald Trump over the weekend are getting reaction from Arizona’s delegation. The posts called for four progressive women of color to go back where they came from.
Jul. 16, 2019
Chaotic Export Season Sows Uncertainty For Tomato Growers
Agriculture is an industry that in the best of circumstances deals with its fair share of uncertainty. But in Mexico, the last several months of tariff and border shutdown threats from President Donald Trump have made for a uniquely stressful season. It’s been especially so for Mexican tomato growers and exporters, who had a nearly 18% duty imposed in May.
Jul. 15, 2019
Mexico Senate Opposes Trump’s Migration Policies, But AMLO Sees Progress
Mexico's Senate is confronting the Mexican president and wants him to stand against President Donald Trump's plans to stop migration. But, instead, the Mexican federal government sees progress.
Jul. 15, 2019
Mexican Musicians Speak Loud About The Struggles Migrants Face
Pop music has been used as a vehicle of political protest for years. And in Mexico, many musicians use their tunes and fame as a trench to criticize social problems, including border tensions and the struggles that migrants face.
Loud Mexico City: Exploring The Sounds And Noise
Jul. 15, 2019
Prosecutors In Border Agent Trial Trying To Keep Some Testimony Away From Jury
A Border Patrol agent is going to trial for allegedly running over an immigrant with his agency vehicle and then lying about that to investigators. Prosecutors are trying to keep some expected testimony away from jurors.
Jul. 15, 2019
Legal Challenge Expected On New Asylum Rule
Starting Tuesday the United States government plans to label migrants ineligible for asylum if they pass through another country while on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul. 15, 2019
Advocacy Attorney Discusses Reports Of Migrant Children Abused At Detention Facility
More details about disturbing allegations involving children at a Arizona immigration detention facility. Laura Belous, advocacy attorney with the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, which represents migrant children after they have been released from Border Patrol custody, spoke to The Show.
Jul. 15, 2019
Cities Targeted By ICE Last Weekend Saw Minimal Activity
The White House said last week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, would detain 2,000 people Sunday ordered removed by immigration courts. But the 10 cities targeted — including Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City — saw minimal activity by immigration agents.
Jul. 15, 2019
Immigrant Advocates Warn Against Possible Trump Migration Deal With Guatemala
Dozens of human rights groups and migrant advocates signed a letter Friday warning a possible agreement to designate Guatemala as a safe country for U.S. asylum seekers could put thousand of migrants in danger.
Jul. 12, 2019
School District OKs  Lease For Asylum Welcome Center
The Phoenix Elementary School District governing board has given approval for a New York-based nonprofit agency to lease one of its buildings for humanitarian aid.
Jul. 12, 2019
Trump Abandons Bid To Include Citizenship Question On Census
President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases.
Jul. 11, 2019
Sulfuric Acid Leak In Mexico’s Sea Of Cortez A ‘Wake-Up Call’
Mexico’s largest mining company spilled sulfuric acid into the Sea of Cortez in Guaymas, Sonora, on Tuesday. Officials say the spill was minor, but it has caused concern because of the company’s legacy of environmental damage.
UNESCO: Vaquita Porpoise Habitat ‘In Danger’
Jul. 11, 2019
WATCH: House Committee Hearing On Migrant Conditions
After an inspector general report found "dangerous overcrowding" at Border Patrol facilities, the House oversight committee is holding a hearing about conditions for detained migrants. Watch the hearing live beginning at 7 a.m.
Jul. 11, 2019
WATCH: Trump Speaks On Census, Citizenship
President Donald Trump spoke from the White House on Thursday about his administration's push to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
Jul. 11, 2019

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