Immigration

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A tent-like facility to house migrants will go up near the Tucson International Airport in the coming weeks, according to a Tucson Border Patrol official. The facility will be located between the airport and Interstate 10, and is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of May.
Apr. 10, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he’s prepared to send the Arizona National Guard to the border to deal with an increasing number of migrants trying to cross, even if it means at the state’s expense.
Apr. 9, 2021
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Federal authorities are expecting so many migrant families to seek asylum at the U.S. border this year that they’ve contracted with a Texas-based group to help house them.
Apr. 7, 2021
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Migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are surging again, and Mexican nationals are accounting for a greater share of those detentions.
Apr. 5, 2021
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Generally, U.S. immigration policy has become one area without much hope of finding bipartisan compromise. A new column by the Republic’s Editorial Board argues the U.S. Senate should at least take action when it comes to farmworkers and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
Apr. 5, 2021
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In 2019, a mass shooter at an El Paso Walmart specifically targeted Latinos, sending shock waves throughout the continent. As part of its response, the Mexican government launched a project to empower its citizens and Hispanics across North America through language. The project has now turned into an institute.
Apr. 2, 2021
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A 29-year-old man from Guatemala died in custody Saturday after being apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in Casa Grande. The man was apprehended on the evening of March 25 and started to show signs of distress the next morning at the Tucson Coordination Center.
Mar. 28, 2021
High-ranking officials from the Biden administration visited Mexico this week to discuss cooperation on immigration issues. The visit comes amid negotiations between the two nations on the pandemic and the constant flow of migrants from Central America.
Mar. 25, 2021
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Like the U.S., Mexico is reporting an influx of migrants coming from the south. And according to the Mexican government, some of the migrants are now trying to use elaborate schemes to enter the country, including forged documents and commercial flights.
Mar. 22, 2021
The U.S. government says the traffic of migrants coming from Central America toward the U.S.-Mexico border continues to intensify. And Mexico says it is strengthening its immigration operations across the country to confront the issue.
Mar. 22, 2021
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Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema joined a growing chorus of elected officials calling on the Biden administration to quickly address the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mar. 22, 2021
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Three immigration advocacy organizations are suing Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, alleging an agreement Brnovich signed with DHS in the waning days of the Trump administration is unenforceable.
Mar. 17, 2021
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Cities and towns in the Yuma area are asking for help, as the federal government has been releasing undocumented migrants into communities there. The Show spoke with Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls for more about the current situation in Yuma.
Mar. 16, 2021
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Roughly 15 migrants just out of detention were dropped off at the Phoenix Greyhound bus station Wednesday.
Mar. 10, 2021
Migrants on a street corner is exactly what aid groups hope to prevent in 2021. They’ll have to do it without a coalition that did a lot of work two years ago, at least to start. But they are getting help from Maricopa County to keep the pandemic at bay.
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Mar. 7, 2021
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A recent order by President Biden gives license to reimagine asylum at the southwest border. A union of federal workers who screen those seeking protection wants the U.S. to follow its own laws. A local legal aid group hopes for a remodel on a system built decades ago.
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Feb. 23, 2021
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People hoping to become a U.S. citizen won’t have to take the elongated civics test crafted during the Trump administration. Unless they want to.
Feb. 22, 2021
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Agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement have new temporary instructions for how to do their jobs.
Feb. 19, 2021
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For 2019, the Homeland Security Department counted roughly 190,000 green-card holders living in Arizona as potentially eligible to naturalize. On Saturday the local chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association hopes to reduce that number by helping people get ready to apply for citizenship.
Feb. 19, 2021

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