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Feds Want To Expand E-Filing For Immigration Court Records
An arm of the Justice Department wants to expand a pilot program and have lawyers file case documents electronically to all immigration courts.
Dec. 3, 2020
Former Mexico President´s Chief Of Staff Resigns
The chief of staff for Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has resigned after two years in office. His departure is raising concerns, and prompting some changes.
Dec. 3, 2020
Mexico Prepares COVID-19 Vaccines, Thanks Trump
Mexico is planning to follow the United Kingdom and become one of the first countries to administer COVID-19 vaccine to its population. And according to its president, this will be possible thanks to the current U.S. administration.
Dec. 3, 2020
AMLO Says He Will ‘Rescue’ Toll Booths From Protesters In Sonora
After Mexico’s National Guard successfully removed protesters from toll booths in other states, the president says they’re coming for Sonoran protesters next.
Dec. 3, 2020
Restrictions Tighten Somewhat In Sonora As COVID-19 Cases Soar
Authorities in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are tightening restrictions on some businesses as coronavirus cases rise steeply.
Dec. 3, 2020
Navajo Nation Declares Major Disaster Amid Outbreak
Navajo President Jonathan Nez is requesting the White House approve a major disaster declaration for the tribe. He is extending the current lockdown order and weekend curfews on the reservation.
Dec. 3, 2020
Law Enforcement Coalition Warns Of AZ Money Mules Scams
At least 15 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies recently spoke to more than 70 Arizonans with financial records showing they had moved money for criminal groups. Authorities focused this Money Mule Initiative on the elderly, who can be targeted through romance and grandparent scams.
Dec. 3, 2020
Travel Restrictions Hinder Economic Recovery In Mexicos Tourist Towns
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its highest level advisory against travel to Mexico, warning that all travel to the country should be avoided because of the high risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus.
Dec. 3, 2020
DACA Musical From AZ Makes Pitch To Biden White House
A letter sent Wednesday to President-elect Joe Biden offers to perform part of a musical based on the life of a “Dreamer” from Arizona at the White House.
Dec. 2, 2020
Federal Authorities Anticipate Spike In Fake Vaccines
The investigative arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement says a spike in fake COVID-19 vaccines is on the horizon, and it aims to stop criminal groups trying to cash-in on the pandemic.
Dec. 2, 2020
Migrants Urge Biden To Restore The Right To Asylum
Migrants and asylum seekers held a protest at the border wall in Nogales, Sonora Wednesday urging the incoming Biden administration to immediately resume asylum proceedings upon taking office.
Dec. 2, 2020
Navajo President Urges Residents To Get Vaccine Once Its Available
As of Tuesday, the Navajo Nation has reported more than 16,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 650 deaths. But now with vaccine availability on the horizon, Tribal President Jonathan Nez is pushing residents to get the optional vaccine.
Dec. 2, 2020
Tucsons 10 p.m. Curfew To Start Friday
Arizona’s second largest city voted Tuesday night to install a mandatory curfew beginning this Friday through most of December. The Tucson City Council heard from hospital leaders in the community who warned their institutions are beginning to get overwhelmed.
Dec. 1, 2020
Alleged ‘Intellectual Author’ Of 2019 Massacre Faces Murder Charges
Mexican authorities say they have arrested a key player in a grisly November 2019 massacre in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south. After a weekend hearing, the man — identified only as Roberto by the Attorney General’s Office — is facing murder charges.
Dec. 1, 2020
Sonora’s Governor Pleads For Help Resolving Highway Blockades
In a letter to federal authorities, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich says the blockades, in which members of Yaqui indigenous communities obstruct motorists and request payment for passage, are a risk to drivers.
Dec. 1, 2020
Petersen Gets 6-Year Sentence In Adoption Scheme
A former Arizona politician who admitted running an illegal adoption scheme in three states involving women from the Marshall Islands was sentenced in Arkansas to six years in federal prison. It was the first of three punishments he’ll face for arranging adoptions prohibited by an international compact.
Dec. 1, 2020
Navajo Nation Considers Extending Junk Food Tax
Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation are considering a bill to extend a 2% sales tax on unhealthy food and beverages sold on the reservation.
Dec. 1, 2020
Tucson City Council To Vote On Mandatory Curfew
Tucson’s mayor has asked the City Council to consider a three-week curfew starting Tuesday night at 8 p.m.
Nov. 30, 2020
Petersen Scheduled To Be Sentenced In Arkansas Tuesday
Paul Petersen is to be sentenced Tuesday in Arkansas federal court where he pleaded guilty to conspiring to smuggle illegal immigrants for profit.
Nov. 30, 2020
Navajo Health Director Tapped For Biden COVID-19 Advisory Board
President-elect Joe Biden has named Navajo Nation Public Health Director Dr. Jill Jim to his administration’s coronavirus advisory board.
Nov. 29, 2020

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