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Biden is ending COVID-19 emergency declarations this May. What does it mean for Title 42?
Title 42 is a public health protocol enacted at the onset of the pandemic that restricts asylum at the border. This week the administration announced the public health emergency it's tied to is set to end May 11.
Jan. 31, 2023
Native Americans have higher cancer rates
Native Americans have higher rates of cancer, including lung, colorectal, liver, stomach and kidney cancer, than the rest of the population. The reasons why are vast, but Nicolette Teufel-Shone we don't have a good enough grasp of the data on Native American cancer rates to begin in earnest to address the problem.
Jan. 31, 2023
Bengal tiger seized at Sonoran port of entry
A report from the Center for Biological Diversity released late last year found that wildlife trafficking is a major issue in Mexico.
Jan. 30, 2023
Mexican military must turn over spying software docs
Contracts with the Mexico representative of Pegasus-creator NSO Group are among the documents the military is being told to find.
Jan. 30, 2023
Tucson housing waitlist gets 15K applications
The program was restarted as a way to stem a worsening affordable housing shortage in Tucson last year. Back then, city officials said they expected thousands would apply to get on the list.
Jan. 30, 2023
Lawmakers to Biden: New restrictions on asylum at border defy U.S. law
Nearly 80 members of Congress have signed a letter criticizing the Biden administration’s plans to enact new restrictions for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jan. 30, 2023
Díaz and Gabriel: Hobbs continuing to bus migrants is good policy
Gov. Katie Hobbs is continuing a controversial policy started under former Gov. Doug Ducey to bus migrants out of Arizona border communities and *to their final destinations while the immigration process plays out. In fact, she expanded it, adding plane flights for migrants who volunteer.
Jan. 30, 2023
What’s left behind as Ducey’s shipping container border wall comes down
An estimate by the Arizona Republic showed the former governor’s five-month effort to fill gaps in the border wall with shipping containers will cost Arizona taxpayers more than $200 million in the end. But there are also environmental costs that can’t be tallied so easily.
Jan. 30, 2023
Sonoran governor denies extortion in beating videos
While denying that extortion was at play, he acknowledged that serious criminal offenses take place in the videos, and said they are being investigated.
Jan. 27, 2023
After electoral body says it will fight reform, AMLO lashes out
At a recent morning press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had harsh words for the National Electoral Institute (INE) and the nation's Supreme Court.
Jan. 27, 2023
Havasu Falls set to reopen in February to visitors
The Havasupai Tribe announced that it is reopening Havasu Falls on Feb. 1. The famous waterfalls near the Grand Canyon were a major tourism draw before COVID-19 restrictions were put in place.
Jan. 27, 2023
Part of Sedona-area Cathedral Rock Trail to close
A popular trail in northern Arizona known for its views of Sedona’s red rocks is going to be closed down until the spring. The upper portion of Cathedral Rock Trail will be closed starting Wednesday and won’t reopen until about the end of March.
Jan. 27, 2023
In Hermosillo, cyclists mourn the toll of deadly streets — and theyre demanding change
Despite a great deal, a vibrant cycling scene has taken root in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. Deadly streets are among the many challenges riders face, and in the wake of a recent tragedy, the community is raising its voice to insist that a safer city is possible for all vulnerable road users.
Jan. 27, 2023
Gov. Hobbs to keep migrant busing program
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ press secretary Josselyn Berry said a key interest is safely and humanely transporting asylum seekers to their sponsors.
Jan. 26, 2023
Flagstaff digs itself out of record-breaking snow
The city of Flagstaff registered a record-breaking five-plus feet of snow this month, and it’s not over yet with freezing temperatures sticking around and another storm expected early next week.
Jan. 26, 2023
An argument for the protection of geoglyphs in Arizona
Geoglyphs are massive etchings on the land found found all over the world, including in Arizona, where development can threaten their preservation.
Jan. 26, 2023
Advocates call on Congress to create a path to citizenship for Afghan refugees
Advocates hoping to secure a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Afghans who were evacuated from their country in August 2021 are hoping to engage with lawmakers again now that Congress is back in session.
Jan. 26, 2023
Legal experts: Title 42 illegal, ineffective and dangerous
Prior to March 2020, the U.S. had never invoked Title 42, which grants federal authorities the power to deny entry into the U.S. to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Since then, officials have used it more than 2.5 million times to send away asylum seekers and migrants. Now, two legal experts say enough is enough.
Jan. 25, 2023
20 GOP states sue Biden over border parole programs
A coalition of 20 GOP-led states have signed onto a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s new parole programs allowing a set amount of people from Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
Jan. 25, 2023
In Nogales, new process has asylum seekers ask for Title 42 exceptions using a CBP app
In Nogales and other ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, asylum seekers hoping to bypass Title 42 restrictions can now use a Customs and Border Protection app to apply for an appointment with port officers. Activists say results so far are a mixed bag.
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Jan. 25, 2023

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