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Phoenix Church Steps In To Help Released Immigrants
Activists and faith leaders across Arizona are taking in large numbers of undocumented immigrant families who’ve been released by federal authorities, and a Phoenix church known for giving people sanctuary is among them.
Oct. 9, 2018
Abuse Allegations Led To Shelter Closure
A federal official says a shelter for undocumented immigrant children run by Southwest Key Programs was recently closed because of allegations that workers physically abused kids.
Oct. 9, 2018
Families Seek Asylum As New ICE Policy Takes Effect
As churches throughout Southern Arizona continue helping immigrants recently released from custody by the Trump Administration, asylum seekers continue to arrive at the Mexican border.
Oct. 9, 2018
Grant Could Support U.S.-Mexico Higher Ed Collaboration
The U.S. State Department launched a new grant competition Tuesday to help build partnerships between U.S. and Mexican universities.
Oct. 9, 2018
Group Protests No Access To Shelter Conference
About 20 people voiced their objection to not being allowed to attend an informal settlement conference Tuesday between state officials and Southwest Key Programs, which operates shelters for undocumented immigrant children in Arizona.
Oct. 9, 2018
ICE Releasing Immigrant Families To Arizona Churches
The federal government quietly started releasing hundreds of undocumented immigrant families into the United States this past weekend, and social workers across Arizona described a chaotic process that started on Saturday.
Oct. 8, 2018
GAO: Tribes Digital Divide Larger Than FCC Estimated
A recent Government Accountability Office report found tribes have lower levels of broadband access than the rest of the country.
Oct. 8, 2018
More Auctions Of Sacred Tribal Items Planned
At least three auctions — two in France, one in New Jersey — in coming weeks list Native American ceremonial artifacts that tribes say are not for sale.
Oct. 8, 2018
Pence To Attend Mexico’s Presidential Inauguration
Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of Mexico’s new president in December, an early signal of how the two administrations will get along, according to some experts.
Oct. 8, 2018
Five Police Killed In Guaymas
In what is being called a purposeful and premeditated attack, five police officers were killed in the coastal city of Guaymas, Sonora, on Thursday afternoon.
Oct. 5, 2018
Natural Gas Exports To Expand Through South AZ Pipeline
Federal regulators gave approval Monday for a pipeline in southern Arizona to start carrying more natural gas to Mexico.
Oct. 5, 2018
One Arizona Makes Push Ahead Of Voter Reg. Deadline
Midnight Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in the November elections, and a coalition of activist groups called One Arizona is making a final push to get as many people as possible signed up to cast ballots.
Oct. 5, 2018
Feds Close Southwest Key Programs Shelter
Federal officials have closed a West Valley shelter for immigrant kids, according to the facility's operator. The shelter is run by Southwest Key Programs, which already faces a legal effort by the state to take away it's licenses.
Southwest Key Worker Convicted As Federal Investigation Continues
Oct. 5, 2018
Flagstaff Grapples With Growing Pains
Once a quiet college town in the mountains, Flagstaff has become a bustling city that has no place to grow. The Arizona Board of Regents set a goal for NAU to increase enrollment to almost 34,900 students by 2025. The school's currently on track to meet that goal. But many Flagstaff locals are feeling the growing pains.
Flagstaff Program Keeps Homeless Housed
Oct. 5, 2018
Rocky Point Recovers From Hurricane Rosa Flooding
Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Rosa left the popular Mexican beach destination Rocky Point flooded earlier this week. But cleanup efforts are underway.
Oct. 4, 2018
Hundreds Of Undocumented Immigrants Arrested
Early Tuesday morning, Border Patrol agents found a group of 61 immigrants they’d searched for since Monday night in the Lukeville, Arizona, area. A member of the group had called Mexican police for help who in turn called the Border Patrol.
Oct. 4, 2018
Dangers Of Road Haven’t Deterred Pilgrimage
Every year, thousands of Catholics make their way to a small town in Sonora, Mexico, to honor a revered saint. Many come on foot as part of their sacrifice to the saint. But ongoing highway construction between Nogales and Magdalena has made the journey more dangerous for some this year.
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Oct. 4, 2018
Mexico’s Lopez Obrador And Trump Talk Immigration
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and U.S. President Donald Trump over the phone about investing in economic opportunities in Central America to stem migration.
Oct. 3, 2018
New Trade Agreement
The executive branches of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. reached a new trade agreement earlier this week. But to put it into action, the congresses from the three countries still have to have to pass it — and in the U.S., the Democratic Party will play an important role.
Oct. 3, 2018
Officials Monitoring Border Dam For Possible Breach
Authorities in Southern Arizona are waiting to see whether a dam near the U-S Mexico border will be breached following Tropical Storm Rosa.
Oct. 3, 2018

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