Immigration

Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to stack shipping containers along the U.S.-Mexico border has been met with criticism. Now, one border sheriff says if anyone tries to put the containers in his jurisdiction, he’ll have them arrested for illegal dumping.
Dec. 8, 2022
The U.S. Capitol
The House of Representatives approved a bill that could create a pathway to citizenship to non-citizens who served in the U.S. military.
Dec. 7, 2022
Kyrsten Sinema Yuma
This week, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema floated the framework for a piece of legislation that seeks to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children — also known as "Dreamers." It could also extend Title 42.
Dec. 7, 2022
Temporary Protected Status application
The Biden administration will extend Temporary Protective Status — or TPS — to Haitians who have recently arrived in the U.S. The status is given to citizens of about a dozen countries determined to be unsafe for return. It provides temporary protection from deportation and a work permit.
Dec. 6, 2022
DACA application
Dozens of mayors around the U.S. have signed onto a letter calling for lawmakers to pass legislation to protected undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as kids — also known as "Dreamers."
Dec. 5, 2022
Arizonans approved Prop. 308 in November, opening up in-state tuition and scholarships to undocumented high school students and repealing a portion of an old state law. Now, as DACA program hangs on by a thread in federal court, advocates wonder what it means for the national debate.
Dec. 5, 2022
gavel in a courtroom
The Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case centered on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's deportation priorities.
Dec. 1, 2022
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
The pandemic-era protocol blocks asylum at the border on the basis of public health and is expected to sunset Dec. 21, after a federal court in D.C. ruled to vacate the order earlier this month.
Nov. 30, 2022
DACA application
A federal judge in Texas wants to move forward on a case that could end DACA. The Obama-era program gives some undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children temporary protection from deportation and a work permit, but has been under legal scrutiny for years.
Nov. 30, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court
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.
Nov. 28, 2022
kyrsten sinema and mark kelly
The pandemic-era policy restricts asylum at the border on public health grounds and set to come to a court-mandated end in December.
Nov. 28, 2022
The U.S. Capitol
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.
Nov. 23, 2022
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
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.
Nov. 22, 2022
DACA application
The survey's findings come as Congress mulls a bill to provide permanent protection for DACA recipients.
Nov. 21, 2022
gavel in a courtroom
A federal judge has ended Title 42, giving the Biden administration five weeks to do so. To learn what this means for asylum seekers, The Show spoke with Joanna Williams of the Kino Border Initiative.
Nov. 21, 2022
Venezuelans sit outside of a shelter in Hermosillo, Sonora
A recent federal court decision to end a policy of returning would-be asylum seekers to Mexico has been welcome news among Venezuelans stranded in Mexico.
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Nov. 18, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
A federal judge in Washington D.C. has ruled to vacate Title 42 — the pandemic-era protocol that allows U.S. border officers to quickly turn away migrants and asylum seekers and send them back across the border.
Nov. 15, 2022
Supporters of Proposition 308 speak at a rally and canvassing event i
Proposition 308, the measure that would open in-state tuition to undocumented high school graduates in Arizona, continues to gain support as more ballots are counted. As of Monday morning, "yes" was outpacing "no" by about 60,000 votes.
Nov. 14, 2022
Chris Magnus
The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection has resigned from his job leading the nation’s largest law enforcement agency as agents encounter record numbers of migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico.
Nov. 14, 2022
yes and no bubbles on a ballot
Yes votes for Proposition 308 were outpacing no’s by about 10 points late Tuesday night, but that lead has since narrowed with about 70% of ballots counted so far.
Nov. 10, 2022

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