The United Nations UNESCO committee is calling on the Biden administration to work with Mexico to repair damage done to the Sonoran Desert where that country’s border meets with protected Arizona land.
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico, reported 400 new coronavirus cases Thursday, the highest daily count in more than six months. Authorities are calling for increased caution, especially among the unvaccinated.
Along with all the other impacts of the global pandemic, Arizona border communities are dealing with ongoing crossing restrictions, renewed again just this week. While some of the consequences have not been as dramatic as feared, those restrictions have spelled profound changes for businesses and border residents.
Mexico has unveiled a new security strategy to address violence in cities with the highest number of murders — including several in neighboring Sonora. That strategy continues to rely heavily on the National Guard.
How different would it be if we didn’t have borders between nations and walls were uncommon, rather than on the rise? Todd Miller explores those concepts and others in his book "Build Bridges Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders."
In the 1800s, the government authorized officials to remove Indigenous children from their families and tribes to be “civilized” — assimilated into American culture by stripping them of their tribal identities.
The Phoenix Indian School was one of these institutions.
All told, the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales is about 600 meters long. On a slow day, it might take a U.S. citizen half an hour to cross. But for migrants part of the Title 42 exemption program, the process will last hours. And they wait weeks to finally make the trip.
Officials in Tucson have provided more details about a rampaging gun attack that happened Sunday. A gunman killed one person and wounded four others, including firefighters and paramedics, at the scene of a house fire before being shot by an officer.
Title 42 was enacted under Trump during the pandemic. It allows border officers to send migrants back into Mexico on public health grounds. The Biden administration is facing growing pressure from immigrant rights advocates to end the policy completely.
A federal judge ended an Obama-era program that protected young people brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. The ruling halts new approvals for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.