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Cost Of Immigration Bonds Skyrockets In Arizona
The median cost of an immigration bond in Arizona today is $12,000. That marks an astronomical increase since 2006, when the median bond was set at just $60. It's more than most asylum seeker can afford.
Aug. 1, 2019
Despite 2015 High Court Ruling, Mexican Gay Marriage Varies
In the summer of 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court issued a clear ruling: any state law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. Nevertheless, the situation for same-sex couples wanting to marry in Mexico four years later remains complex. Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is one of a number of Mexican states where such couples still face additional barriers to wed.
Jul. 31, 2019
Meet Thalía: The Mexican Electric Car That Aims To Disrupt The Market
Mexico might soon have its own electric car, made entirely with Mexican talent and components. There’s hope that this is the start of a new auto industry in Mexico, less dependent on foreign trade and a chance for the country’s business — and natural — environment.
Jul. 31, 2019
Puebla, Mexico, Prepares A ‘Flavorful’ Partnership With Tucson
In South Central Mexico lies an old city renowned by its history and food. And this place is preparing a very special partnership with Tucson, one that promises creativity and complex flavors.
Jul. 30, 2019
Head Of CBP Defends Agencys Response To Migration Crisis
The acting head of Customs and Border Protection is pushing back against criticism of how federal immigration agents treat asylum seekers at the border.
Jul. 30, 2019
Guaymas Mayor Responds To Threats: ‘What Do You Want? My Life?’
The mayor of a major Sonoran port city near the popular resort town of San Carlos is asking for federal backing after threats were made against her. Guaymas Mayor Sara Valle responded Monday to so-called narcomantas hung up in her city recently.
Jul. 30, 2019
Somali Refugees In Tucson Arrested On Terror Conspiracy Charges
Two Somali refugees living in Tucson were arrested by the FBI on charges of trying to join ISIS then possibly launch a terror attack on the U.S.
Jul. 30, 2019
Selling Drug Traffickers’ Spoils, Mexico Tries To Do Good With Bad
The Mexican government seized more than 2,000 pieces of jewelry and this weekend put them up for auction in what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hopes will be an effort to show transparency and a commitment to the country’s most resource-strapped communities.
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Jul. 29, 2019
U.S. AG Issues Opinion On Families In Asylum Cases
The U.S. attorney general has extraordinary power over the immigration courts, and William Barr has issued an opinion saying most people who fear persecution because of family ties will no longer be eligible for asylum.
Jul. 29, 2019
Flagstaff Preparing For Floods Due To Museum Fire
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff is calling for a 50% chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday, which could cause serious flooding in the eastern portion of Flagstaff due to the Museum Fire.
Jul. 28, 2019
Feds Got Court Order To Force Feed A Russian Migrant, But Would A Doctor Do It?
Federal immigration authorities have a judge’s permission to force feed a Russian migrant who went on hunger strike in the Eloy Detention Center, but doctors can cite ethics if they decline to do the procedure.
Jul. 26, 2019
Supreme Court Allows Use Of Pentagon Funds For Border Wall
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.
Jul. 26, 2019
Tucson Republicans Fight Sanctuary City Ballot Initiative
Supporters of a ballot initiative to determine if Tucson officially becomes a “sanctuary city” turned in more than 12,000 valid signatures earlier this month — far surpassing the required number of nearly 9,200.
Jul. 26, 2019
Sinema Backs Plan To Address Asylum Backlog
As the Trump administration rolls out a new rule to deport some undocumented immigrants more quickly, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and eight of her senate colleagues are proposing a plan they believe will clear a backlog of asylum claims through a faster screening process.
Jul. 26, 2019
Museum Fire: Isolated Storms Bring Wind, Flood Threats
About 700 firefighters are still battling the Museum Fire, which has burned more than three square miles of rugged terrain north of Flagstaff. The fire is 12 percent contained. The community is concerned about thunderstorms in Friday’s forecast.
Jul. 26, 2019
Migrant Activist Clears Charges In Mexico Again
It’s the second time that a migrant rights activist who has worked at the Arizona-Mexico border and with migrant caravans cleared charges in Mexico for human smuggling. But the Trump administration is still accusing him of harboring immigrants.
Jul. 25, 2019
Vaquita Documentary Now Playing In Scottsdale
The world’s most endangered marine mammal is a small porpoise that lives just south of the Arizona border in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Now, a new documentary about the animal’s plight from executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio is playing in Arizona.
Jul. 25, 2019
Sonora Murder Total Rises Sharply Over Last Year
Through June, almost 600 people were murdered in Sonora, a nearly 70% jump from the same six months the year before. Countrywide, the number rose just 5%, according to recently released federal data.
Jul. 25, 2019
Archaeologists: Wealth Disparity Low Between Commoners, Elites In Teotihuacán
Archeologists haven’t arrived at a consensus of how to measure wealth in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, but they’ve figured out some things about how the wealth was distributed.
Jul. 25, 2019
Trans Women Pen Letter From Inside An ICE Detention Facility
Transgender people face a unique set of challenges when they are held in federal detention, and those issues are in the spotlight as the migrant crisis continues along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul. 25, 2019