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Mexico Senate considers plan to put Army in control of National Guard
Mexico’s Senate is considering a controversial plan to put the Defense Ministry in control of the civilian-led National Guard.
Sep. 8, 2022
A conservative’s take on Arizonas policy of busing migrants
Arizona and Texas have been bussing migrants east for several months to New York City and Washington, D.C. But is it doing anything to advance the conversation about potential solutions to the problems at the border?
Sep. 8, 2022
Homeland Security creates Tribal Advisory Council
The Homeland Security Department is seeking nominations of people to serve on its new Tribal Advisory Council.
Sep. 7, 2022
Navajo Nation Library to celebrate award-winning Diné authors
The Navajo Nation Library is hosting a celebration of tribal authors Friday in the tribe’s capital city.
Sep. 7, 2022
How AZ border laws have changed in the decade since SB 1070
In 2010, Arizona's controversial SB 1070 was signed into law. Over a decade later, immigration rhetoric is still rife in Arizona, but the conversation has shifted.
Sep. 7, 2022
Hermosillo business owner victim of express kidnapping
Over the weekend, an Hermosillo businessman and his family went through a frightening ordeal. The 78-year-old man's family paid nearly $12,000 to secure his release.
Sep. 6, 2022
With more rain on the way, monsoon moisture eases Sonora’s drought for now
Dam levels have also been rising, and officials recently started releasing water from one of the state's most important reservoirs as it neared capacity.
Sep. 6, 2022
$5.1B wagered during Arizonas first year of legal sports betting
Sports betting has been legalized in about two-thirds of U.S. states. That includes Arizona, which joined the nationwide trend one year ago this week. Gaming officials in the state say so far, it’s been a success.
Sep. 5, 2022
Tribe says Arizona built border barrier against its wishes
The Cocopah Indian Tribe said Friday that the state of Arizona acted against its wishes by stacking shipping containers on its land to prevent illegal border crossings.
Sep. 2, 2022
Mexico to consider constitutionality of mandatory pretrial detention
Mexico’s Supreme Court will soon consider the constitutionality of mandatory pretrial detention. Across Mexico, more than 40% of people incarcerated have yet to be sentenced.
Sep. 2, 2022
Sonoran solar project touted during State of the Union
He also praised a reform that prioritizes energy produced by the national electric utility over private producers, one that has generated tension with the United States.
Sep. 2, 2022
Navajo Nation sees success in COVID-19 vaccination for children
The Indian Health Service says the Navajo Nation has been exceptional at rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine to children, but still faces many logistical challenges especially with the youngest age group.
Sep. 2, 2022
Son of Sonoran federal official to head Mexico’s new lithium company
Pablo Taddei's father, Jorge Taddei, oversees the work of the federal welfare ministry in Sonora and his sister is a state legislator.
Sep. 1, 2022
Legislation to put Mexico’s National Guard under Defense Ministry control goes to Congress
Some organizations, like Human Rights Watch, have raised concerns about placing the guard under military control.
Sep. 1, 2022
These U.S.-raised migrants are adapting in Mexico
A new documentary follows the lives of "return migrants —" people who were deported to Mexico after failing to qualify for DACA.
Sep. 1, 2022
Sage being poached in from Native land. Heres why
As sage has ballooned in popularity, journalists and activists are uncovering a dirty truth about the sacred desert plant: Sage is being poached in massive quantities.
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Sep. 1, 2022
Group says migrant bussing program is helpful
Arizona and Texas are sending chartered buses of asylum seekers to the Washington D.C. area. They are two controversial programs that some, including the Biden administration, have billed as political theater at a costly taxpayer expense. But an aid group part of the effort tells a different story.
Aug. 31, 2022
Border Patrol campaign targets drug, people smuggling operations
A Customs and Border Protection initiative targeting drug and people smuggling operations is coming to Arizona.
Aug. 31, 2022
Navajo Nation awarded more than $50M for high-speed internet
The Navajo Nation will be receiving more than $50 million to fund internet access projects across the reservation. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Commerce and will go to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure.
Aug. 31, 2022
Mounting refugee backlog sparks walkout during UCLA talk
Students and other audience members staged a walkout protest during a speaking event presented by UCLA's School of Law Center for Immigration Law and Policy this week that featured U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ur Jaddou.
Aug. 30, 2022