Southwest Border

The Show spoke with José Ignacio Castañeda of the Arizona Republic about cartel violence in Sasabe, Sonora.
Nov. 29, 2023
CBP data shows the Tucson Sector has had the highest number of apprehensions border-wide for the last several months. Some 750 people were waiting for processing on Tuesday morning along the border in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
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Nov. 28, 2023
The number of people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reached its highest since 2020 this month. That’s according to a new report from the data analysis group TRAC.
Nov. 28, 2023
Border wall Douglas Arizona
Traffic at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Lukeville was limited Monday to shift more resources to illegal entries, U.S. authorities said in the latest sign of how fast-changing migration routes are challenging the government to keep up.
Nov. 27, 2023
The restrictions are part of a larger effort by the U.S. government to tamp down migration through Latin American countries.
Nov. 27, 2023
migrants detained at the border
As Congress returns to session this week, lawmakers will be trying to forge an agreement on sending a new round of wartime assistance to Ukraine. But to succeed, they will have to find agreement on an issue that has confounded them for decades.
Nov. 27, 2023
U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo
Federal prosecutors in Arizona say they’re working with the U.S. Border Patrol on an enforcement surge in the Tucson Sector of the Mexico border. The number of migrants charged with illegal entry rose roughly 46 percent in a single week.
Nov. 23, 2023
U.S. unauthorized immigrant population by state
The population of undocumented immigrants is becoming more diverse and less Mexican. Immigrants from El Salvador, India and Guatemala are on the rise, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
Nov. 21, 2023
Construction crews work to erect levee wall system in a remote area south of Weslaco
The Texas legislature has passed a controversial immigration measure that many are equating to Arizona’s SB1070. The backlash has been swift, and now Mexico’s government says it “categorically rejects” the new Texas law.
Nov. 20, 2023
A view of the border wall near Yuma
Over 100 teenagers have been arrested in Cochise County over the last 18 months for attempting to smuggle immigrants across the border.
Nov. 19, 2023
People speak and hold signs at a press event
Tohono O’odham tribal member Raymond Mattia was shot nine times outside his home in the tribal community of Menagers Dam, about a mile from the border, in May.
Nov. 18, 2023
CBP data shows some 240,000 people were encountered along the border in October. That’s down from almost 270,000 in September, and a month-by-month increase since July.
Nov. 15, 2023
Border wall water bottle
A new report from the border advocacy group No More Deaths alleges 911 dispatchers in Pima County are failing to help lost migrants in Arizona's vast desert borderland.
Nov. 14, 2023
Border wall east of Douglas, Arizona
A new report from the advocacy group Human Rights Watch says policies in the U.S. and other countries have led to a sharp rise in activity along a dangerous border crossing between South and Central America.
Nov. 14, 2023
U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel process and screen migrants using facial comparison software for possible entry into the U.S.
Officials from the Tohono O’odham Nation say federal resources are needed to help respond to an increase in asylum seekers on tribal land along the border with Mexico.
Nov. 8, 2023
President Joe Biden waves on stage
The Biden administration was back in court this week to defend an asylum rule that makes it harder for migrants to get protection in the U.S. without trying to do so in another country first.
Nov. 8, 2023
Nogales, Sonora, seen through the border fence
The Show spoke with Angela Gervasi of the Nogales International about what she found when looking into clogged up border crossing.
Nov. 7, 2023
Vote sign
What the generation gap in Arizona's voters means on the hot-button issue of border security.
Nov. 6, 2023
Yuma border wall gaps filled with shipping containers
Former Gov. Doug Ducey's administration spent some $200 million in state funds putting up and taking down container walls — after a court ruled their placement was illegal and protesters shut down construction.
Nov. 3, 2023
Kyrsten Sinema
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is testifying this week before a Congressional Senate committee on homeland security and government affairs.
Nov. 1, 2023


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