Months after President Donald Trump declared an emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border, the mayor of Yuma has officially joined in. Douglas Nicholls, a Republican, sounded the alarm this week when the area’s only shelter was already packed with migrants and Border Patrol planned to drop more off. The mayor says he took action to prevent a large homeless population in the city and to protect its residents.
Apr. 19, 2019
The U.S. Border Patrol said on Wednesday the Yuma sector was holding more than double the number of migrants than the area has room for, and the cost of supplies for migrants has jumped significantly.
Apr. 17, 2019
Electric shared scooters arrived in Mexico City with disruptive technologies and concerns. While some see in them innovation and an opportunity, others think that these vehicles need to be regulated — or even eradicated.
Apr. 18, 2019
Tucson Takes In Asylum Seekers
For months, federal immigration agents have dropped off asylum seekers at churches and shelters in cities along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. Some of those are now full and the burden is being picked up by taxpayers in border region cities.
Apr. 19, 2019
Migrant Day Shelter Expects Busy Holiday Weekend
A Phoenix-area day shelter for migrant families released by federal authorities is expected to be almost completely full for all of Easter weekend. It’s a change from the past 10 days or so, when the shelter has, for the most part, had plenty of room.
Apr. 19, 2019
$220 Million Available To Cleanup Navajo Uranium Mines
The federal government seeks proposals from businesses to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. But some say Navajo-owned businesses aren’t big enough to handle the project. The EPA plans to parse out $220 million to multiple "small businesses."
Apr. 19, 2019
Report: New NAFTA Would Bring Growth, Employment Gains
If enacted, the renegotiated NAFTA deal could grow the U.S. economy and bring modest jumps in employment, according to a new report from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Apr. 19, 2019
City, County Approve Location For New Douglas Port Of Entry
The Douglas City Council and the Cochise County Board of Supervisors have voted to support a proposed location for a new commercial port of entry in Southeastern Arizona.
Apr. 17, 2019