Title 42
Title 42 is an obscure provision of the Public Health Service Act of 1944 and gives federal authorities the power to deny people from entering the U.S. to prevent the spread of disease. In practice, it's allowed border officers to send migrants quickly back to Mexico without giving them a chance to ask for asylum, despite U.S. and international laws that require it.
Mar. 22, 2023
A delegation of U.S. lawmakers met with Mexico’s president over the weekend. The bipartisan group included Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
Mar. 20, 2023
Unaccompanied children in the custody of the U.S. Border Patro
In the first years of the Trump administration, the former president’s so-called “zero-tolerance” policy sparked outrage as videos of migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents by Customs and Border Protection officials surfaced. Trump officially ended the policy in 2018.
Mar. 14, 2023
Kris Mayes
Late last week, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes joined a group of 22 state attorneys general in an effort to dissuade a federal judge in Texas from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known commonly as DACA.
Mar. 14, 2023
Greg Stanton
Rep. Greg Stanton will chair an immigration task force created by lawmakers calling themselves the New Democrat Coalition.
Mar. 10, 2023
Greg Stanton
A bill co-introduced by Congressman Greg Stanton of Arizona seeks to allow DACA recipients to work on Capitol Hill.
Mar. 8, 2023
World of Our Mothers by Yvonne de la Torre Montiel
"World of Our Mothers" captures the oral histories of 45 women who immigrated from Mexico to the U.S. in the early 1900s, and their experiences living and working in Arizona mining towns and barrios.
Mar. 8, 2023
Alejandro Mayorkas
A lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s parole programs for certain immigrants is headed to court this summer. The new programs were introduced by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas earlier this year.
Mar. 7, 2023
Fronteras Desk logo
The Department of Justice was back in court this month for a case that could decide the future of DACA.
Mar. 7, 2023
Debbie Lesko
There has been push back on the Biden administration’s plans to implement new restrictions on asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. But an Arizona congresswoman wants to see even more restrictive changes to asylum policy.
Mar. 2, 2023
U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo
Along the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency's creation intensified a crackdown along the U.S.-Mexico border known as Prevention Through Deterrence.
Mar. 1, 2023
United States flag and a U.S. Department of Homeland Security flag
The Department of Homeland Security says it will help local communities working with asylum seekers released from DHS custody to await their immigration proceedings in the U.S.
Mar. 1, 2023
President Joe Biden
Under a new asylum rule proposed by the Biden administration in February, migrants seeking protection in the U.S. can be denied if they don’t first seek protection in a country they pass through. It’s a so-called transit ban and rights activists warn it could worsen a border crisis that began under the Trump administration — family separation.
Feb. 28, 2023
hotel hallway
The hotel industry says Congress can help its workforce shortage by attracting more immigrants.
Feb. 28, 2023
Migrants wait outside KBI
A pro-asylum coalition is organizing pushback on a proposed United States plan to generally deny asylum to migrants who come here without first seeking protection in a country they passed through. The alliance called Welcome With Dignity has launched a webpage portal for submitting comments directly to the government.
Feb. 27, 2023
President Joe Biden
The Biden administration has formally announced plans to introduce a new restriction on asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. The new rule would require first asking for protection in the countries asylum-seekers pass through on their way to the U.S.
Feb. 23, 2023
With the number of Cubans arriving in and traveling through Mexico increasing, the country is now offering a program for those seeking to reunite with family there.
Feb. 17, 2023
Juan Ciscomani
A group of Republican lawmakers led by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy are in Cochise County on Thursday to meet with law enforcement officials and other local representatives. The delegation includes freshman Congressman Juan Ciscomani of southern Arizona.
Feb. 15, 2023
the flag of Mexico
The number of asylum applications in Mexico remains at an all-time high, and authorities say the country’s asylum system cannot handle the number of petitions it receives.
Feb. 15, 2023
DACA protest U.S. Capitol
Lawmakers in Washington have again introduced the Dream Act. It's a piece of legislation that could give almost 2 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as kids a path to U.S. citizenship, including some 600,000 recipients of the Obama-era DACA program.
Feb. 13, 2023


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