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Immigration Lawyers: New PPE Rules Endangering Detainees
Lawyers for immigrants detained in Arizona are joining a complaint across the country that the Trump administration is making them provide their own gear to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.
Mar. 23, 2020
Mexicali Residents Vote To Reject U.S. Brewery Over Water Use
Over the weekend, residents in a Mexican border city voted to halt the completion of a U.S.-owned brewery because of concerns over the company’s intensive water use in the already drought-ridden area. Some are hailing the vote as a win for local farmers and activists, while others fear it could stifle foreign investment in Mexico.
Mar. 23, 2020
As Coronavirus Cases Increase In Sonora, Authorities Rely On Travelers To Self-Isolate
The fourth case of coronavirus was confirmed in neighboring Sonora, Mexico on Sunday. The patient is a 22-year-old student who recently returned from Spain, health officials said Sunday. Sonoran authorities are relying on travelers to self-isolate to prevent the spread of the disease.
Mar. 23, 2020
Sonora Maquila Industry Hopes Strong COVID-19 Measures Ward Off Closures
The industry says closure would bring dramatic economic consequences, and also affect the manufacture of critical medical equipment in Nogales, Sonora.
Mar. 23, 2020
The Current State Of The Remain In Mexico Program
The Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, or so-called “Remain in Mexico” program, has been controversial since its start. To explain it all, The Show talked with Angela Banks, a professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU who specializes in immigration law.
Mar. 23, 2020
ICE: Lawyers Must Bring Their Own Protective Gear To Detention Centers
Attorneys wanting to visit clients inside immigration detention centers now have to bring their own gear to protect against the coronavirus.The American Immigration Lawyers Association says the rule will cut people off from their legal counsel.
Mar. 22, 2020
Nogales Migrant Aid Group Changes Protocol To Avoid Spread Of Coronavirus
Kino Border Initiative, a migrant aid group that has been working in Nogales, Sonora, for more than a decade, is adjusting its operations to protect migrants, staff and volunteers from the spread of the coronavirus.
Mar. 20, 2020
Feminists In Sonora Denounce Alleged Attacks On Participants Of Women’s Marches
This week, feminist groups in Sonora released a public statement denouncing attacks, threats and intimidation against participants during and after two women’s marches in Hermosillo this year.
Mar. 20, 2020
Financial Impact To AZ From Border Closure Will Be Severe
The U.S. and Mexico announced the closing of the shared border to shoppers and tourists alike in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The response is intended not to shatter cross-border economies, but experts say the economic impact in Arizona is inescapable.
Mar. 20, 2020
COVID-19 Precautions Clear Protesters From Sonoran Toll Booths
Sonoran toll booths have been indefinitely shut down by protesters for nearly two years now. But travelers should expect to start paying tolls again as protesters leave to adhere to coronavirus distancing measures.
Mar. 20, 2020
Hermosillo Ford Plant To Shutter 10 Days For Cleaning
The Ford Motor factory in Hermosillo, Sonora, is shutting down temporarily for a deep cleaning to protect workers from the coronavirus. After reopening, the number of shifts will halve to one.
Mar. 20, 2020
U.S. And Mexico To Shutter Border
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and his Mexico counterpart Marcelo Ebrard had been working on a series of travel restrictions that would bar non-essential travel but allow trade between both countries to continue.
Mar. 20, 2020
First Coronavirus-Related Death In Mexico Raises More Concerns
Just like in the United States, many in Mexico are concerned with their government’s strategy to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Mexico’s health authorities confirmed the country’s first coronavirus-related death. And the fatality is raising more concerns about the Mexican government’s preparation — and the transparency of its efforts.
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Mar. 19, 2020
Trump Administration Wants To Build Migrant Quarantine Facilities On Border
The Trump administration is asking Congress for several hundred million dollars to fund coronavirus quarantine facilities for immigrants in custody at the border.
Mar. 19, 2020
Pima County Shutters Businesses, Bans Dine-In To Slow Coronavirus Spread
Pima County has joined a growing number of local governments that are shuttering businesses to try and stem the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar. 19, 2020
Sonora Takes Hard COVID-19 Line, But Uncertainty Remains
After confirming the first case of COVID-19 in Sonora, officials announced aggressive measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus. That includes closing bars, casinos and other non-essential businesses — as well as the state’s famous beaches. Some uncertainty surrounds those measures, but they’re already having an impact, including on Sonora’s sizable expatriate community.
Mar. 18, 2020
Coronavirus Forces ICE To Shift How It Does Enforcement
The coronavirus pandemic has forced Immigration and Customs Enforcement to change who it targets for arrest, according to a prepared statement released by the agency.
Mar. 18, 2020
Mexico City Prepares For Quarantine Despite Mayors Instructions
Mexico City has about 9 million inhabitants and, so far, only 21 registered cases of people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The mayor says it’s still time to stay calm, but many are already preparing to deal with the pandemic’s outbreak.
Mar. 18, 2020
Groups Urge ICE To Release Detainees Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project and Puente Human Rights Movement have called on ICE to release people held in Arizona and protect them from the coronavirus. Now activists has compiled a toolkit for pressuring local, state and federal officials.
Mar. 18, 2020
The Voices Of First-Time Arizona Voters
First-time voters who haven’t mailed in their ballots will hit the polls in Arizona this week, shoring up the state as a battleground stage for November’s general election. KJZZ has been tracking some of these young voters as the election cycle circles around them.
Mar. 18, 2020

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