Some residents in the border town of Arivaca, Ariz., have claimed a local Border Patrol checkpoint does not make the community safer, but subjects people, especially Latinos, to unnecessary harassment.
Funding for the Department of Homeland Security, the parent agency of Customs and Border Protection, expires Feb. 27. The agency's independent watchdog says the $62 million cost of the border drone program is not justified. Drone program managers say the findings show a "fundamental lack of understanding " of the program.
A federal judge has ruled in a civil lawsuit that a former Border Patrol agent’s shooting of a Mexican man was unjustified. The judge ordered the federal government to pay the man almost half a million dollars in damages.
People who had been living in a homeless camp in downtown Tucson had to move out or face arrest on Friday. The camp is part of an ongoing debate between the city, federal courts and activists over the regulation of where and how homeless people should be able to live in the city.
Almost 28,000 young immigrants in Arizona work and live in the U.S. legally because of a federal program known as DACA. In the moments after Jeff Sessions announced DACA would end there was silence. Then there were tears.
The Trump administration has announced plans to hire 5,000 additional Customs and Border Protection agents as part of a border security push. Michel Marizco of KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk is covering the story, and he joins me.
The last time Congressional District 2 went to the voters, current Congresswoman Martha McSally won by 161 votes. It was so close that it ended in a recount and was the last House vote in the entire country. Two years before, some 2,500 votes cost McSally her bid against then-Congressman Ron Barber.