The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments beginning Tuesday on a case brought by Texas that challenges the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement priorities. Experts say it could have broader implications than immigration policy.
The Department of Justice is asking the court to dismiss a suit brought by Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration that tries to claim state sovereignty of federal borderland. The motion is the latest filing in a court battle over Ducey’s project to create a makeshift border wall of shipping containers.
Republican leaders are clamoring for the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas. The calls come just after Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus resigned from his post earlier this month amid reported disagreements with DHS leadership.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are asking the Biden administration how it will handle the border after Title 42. The pandemic-era restriction on asylum at the border is slated to end next month following a federal court order out of Washington, D.C., this month.
This month a federal judge ruled to vacate Title 42, the pandemic-era policy that allows border officers to turn away most migrants and asylum seekers on public health grounds. Arizona is one of 15 GOP-led states that are trying to intervene in the case to keep it in place.
With just two months of data left to report, Sonora remains on track to not set a new murder record this year. While the more than 1,400 murder victims logged so far this year is a staggering toll, it's significantly lower than the same period last year.
For several years, Caborca has been an epicenter of violence in the state, but through the end of September, 117 murder cases had been registered in the city, the highest figure for that period since at least 2015.