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Watchdog Found Violations Of ICEs Own Standards In Detention Centers
An independent government watchdog found violations of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s own detention standards during unannounced visits to facilities last year. The report from the Homeland Security Inspector General looked at detention centers in Washington, New Mexico, Texas and Florida.
Jul. 9, 2020
What To Expect In Trumps Next Attack On DACA
Most U.S. adults think immigrants brought here as children should get some sort of permanent legal status. So says a Pew Research Center report published the day before the Supreme Court saved the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in June.
Jul. 9, 2020
New Evidence Shines Light On 43 Missing Mexican Students Case
In 2014, a group of college students hijacked buses in Mexico to go to a protest in Mexico City. Forty-three of them disappeared, and their mysterious absence spurred a movement against government oppression. Now, a new clue shines light on the case.
Jul. 9, 2020
Mexico City Adjusts Pandemic Policies As People Flood The Streets
About a week ago, Mexico City’s government allowed certain small businesses, hotels, restaurants, hair salons and street markets to reopen with limited occupancy and hours. But many got too crowded, forcing the government to adjust some pandemic regulations.
Jul. 9, 2020
Legislation Would Help Parks Address $12B Maintenance Backlog
More than 400 former National Park Service employees have urged the U.S. House to pass legislation that would provide billions of dollars for parks. The Senate passed the bill last month.
Jul. 9, 2020
Montana-Based Company Awarded Nearly $150M Border Contract
The Department of Defense has awarded a Montana-based company nearly $150 million to work on border security projects on the Barry M. Goldwater Range near Yuma.
Jul. 9, 2020
Apprehensions Climb Again At U.S.-Mexico Border
The latest federal data shows a surprising jump in the number of people apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul. 9, 2020
In Washington, Mexicos President Praises Trade, Trump
Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, just held his first trip overseas. He met with President Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday in Washington. During their speeches at the White House, prior to signing a statement of friendship and collaboration, they praised each other but said nothing about current conflicts.
Jul. 9, 2020
Navajo Ask Congress For More Time To Spend Relief Funds
The Navajo president asked a U.S. House committee Wednesday for more time to spend federal coronavirus relief funds. At the end of March Congress set aside $8 billion for tribes. But that money came with restrictions. They have until the end of the year to spend it.
Jul. 8, 2020
Sonoyta Protesters Allow Travelers Through Border Blockade For Now
Worried southbound travelers might bring coronavirus into Mexico, protesters in the border town of Sonoyta used cars to form a blockade outside the port of entry in recent days, stopping U.S. tourists from crossing. Now they've reached an agreement to allow passage for most travelers — for the time being.
Jul. 8, 2020
Hermosillo Theater Troupe Hopes To Stave Off Crisis With Online Show
The performing arts — built around in-person audiences that are now potential coronavirus super-spreading events — face a particularly existential crisis. In the Sonoran capital, one theater group is hoping online performances can provide a way to survive.
Jul. 7, 2020
Is AMLO Sweeping Opinion On Trump Under The Carpet?
President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador will meet face to face for the first time this Wednesday. But the encounter in Washington faces criticism in Mexico, particularly given López Obrador's stance with Trump.
Jul. 7, 2020
Report: New President Could Use Executive Power To Protect Millions Of Immigrants
Executive power has often fueled President Donald Trump’s efforts to restrict immigration, but a new report says that same power in different hands could protect millions of undocumented people.
Jul. 7, 2020
Judge: Trump Administration Trying To Muzzle Judges
During the Trump administration, immigration policy has been front and center. That has led to exponential and dramatic growth in the number of immigration-related cases, putting more of a spotlight on the judges who are presiding over them.
Jul. 7, 2020
Town Residents Block U.S. Citizens From Entering Mexico
Anticipating an influx of tourists during the holiday weekend, Sonoran officials implemented filters to turn back tourists and nonessential southbound travelers at three major ports of entry to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, after tourists were still allowed to travel to the popular beach town Rocky Point, residents of a nearby border town blocked the port of entry in protest.
Jul. 7, 2020
Nonprofit Flies Supplies To Navajo And Hopi
A humanitarian group that usually works with developing countries is delivering supplies to the Navajo and Hopi tribes to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Air Serv International will fly masks, hand sanitizer and other supplies to remote parts of the Navajo and Hopi nations over the next six weeks. The nonprofit is partnering with a GoFundMe campaign that has raised more than $5.4 million.
Jul. 7, 2020
U.S. Consul General In Hermosillo Leaves Post After 3 Years
Elia Tello, the U.S. consul general in Hermosillo, completed her three-year term in the capital of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, on Monday. It’s the second consular departure in the state in less than a month.
Jul. 6, 2020
Canada PM Declines Invitation To Meet U.S., Mexico Presidents
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will host his Mexican counterpart in Washington. According to the Mexican president, the main goal of the meeting is to address the newly implemented U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement or USMCA. But one key part will be missing.
Jul. 6, 2020
Navajo Activist: NFL Name Review Step In Right Direction
The Washington NFL team is seriously considering changing its name. The Show spoke with Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo and longtime activist working to eliminate Native mascots and logos in professional sports, about how she received this announcement.
Jul. 6, 2020
Some Merchants In Sonoran Capital Prepare For Reopening
As in Arizona, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on small merchants in neighboring Sonora. But after lobbying state officials, some may be poised to reopen.
Jul. 3, 2020

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