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Some Of Accused Border Agents Texts Wont Be Shown To Jury
A federal judge has ruled that only some text messages a Border Patrol agent sent after allegedly ramming a Guatemalan immigrant who was running away near the Arizona border can be shown to the jury during his trial.
Jul. 18, 2019
Motel 6, MALDEF Due In Federal Court Friday
The sides in a lawsuit over alleged sharing of motel-guest information with immigration authorities are due in federal court Friday, and they’ve asked a judge to give initial approval to a revamped multimillion-dollar settlement.
Jul. 18, 2019
Mexico, US Dispute Joaquín El Chapo Guzmáns Assets
The life sentence given on Tuesday in the United States to Mexico’s most notorious drug trafficker is sparking a debate on which country should keep his 12-billion-dollar fortune.
Jul. 18, 2019
Sonorans Protest Against Mining Company After Sulfuric Acid Spill
Mexico’s largest mining company has come under fire for causing environmental damage after it spilled sulfuric acid into the Sea of Cortez last week. Now protesters are calling on the Mexican government to oust the mining company.
Jul. 18, 2019
Union Again Threatens To Take Over Cananea Mine
Unless the Mexican government takes dramatic actions, members of a miner’s union are again threatening to take over one of the country’s largest mines. In recent months, Section 65 had called off similar threats as negotiations with government officials proceeded.
Jul. 17, 2019
House Committee Pass Bills To Prevent Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon
A House Committee passed two bills Wednesday that would prevent companies from mining for uranium near the Grand Canyon.
Jul. 17, 2019
Mexico May Leave WTO, Stressing Tensions With U.S.
The departure of Mexico’s ambassador from the World Trade Organization (WTO) could complicate trade disputes between the United State and Mexico — Arizona’s largest trading partner.
Jul. 17, 2019
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

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