Immigration

Border wall
As we see escalating political tensions at the border, a judge this week struck a blow to one of the toughest enforcement tools the Biden administration has been using to stem the flow of migrants into the country.
Ducey, 25 Other GOP Governors Call For Border Meeting With Biden
Sep. 22, 2021
Texas border
So far 18 Afghan refugees have arrived in Arizona. But at the same time, Haitian migrants are being deported from the southern border. ASU journalism professor Fernanda Santos wonders why there's such a different response for the two groups.
Sep. 21, 2021
DACA protest U.S. Capitol
Democrats’ hopes to clear a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants has been dealt a serious blow. On Sept. 19, the Senate parliamentarian advised the Senate that a provision in the bill aimed at establishing citizenship for DACA recipients cannot be included in the federal spending bill.
Sep. 20, 2021
Migrant Trail San Luis Rio Colorado
A federal judge today ordered the Biden administration to stop deporting families using a public health policy implemented under former President Donald Trump at the start of the global pandemic.
Sep. 16, 2021
Border wall water bottle
Human rights groups are calling on the Biden administration to consider the effects that climate change-fueled heat has on migrants when designing the government's border policies.
Sep. 16, 2021
DACA protest U.S. Capitol
This week, the U.S. Senate parliamentarian is deliberating on whether to allow a sweeping immigration reform measure into the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. It could give some 8 million undocumented immigrants a pathway to legal status.
More Fronteras Desk News
Sep. 15, 2021
DACA application
As lawmakers return to Washington this week, they’re also being confronted by the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Following a federal judge's ruling against DACA, Congressional Democrats have sent a bill along to the Senate.
Sep. 14, 2021
Raquel Teran
The U.S. Senate goes back in session next week and a coalition of pro-immigrant groups are pressing Arizona’s two moderate Democrats to deliver a pathway to citizenship for millions. The massive budget resolution moving through Congress includes $107 billion that could be used to get it done.
Sep. 9, 2021
Afghanistan Flag
People evacuated from Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover began arriving in the United States last week. The first group to arrive in America was brought into Phoenix last week. With the challenges of escaping the Taliban behind them, this community now faces the task of acclimating to life in Arizona — and the dramatic changes in routine that come with a move across the world.
Sep. 7, 2021
President Andrés Manuel López Obra
Mexican leaders have faced sharp criticism after images showed the country’s immigration officials and national guard crack down on migrants at its southern border. In response, the president says he will pressure the United States to invest in development projects in Central America.
Sep. 2, 2021
Esteban Moctezuma
The United States and Mexico have signed a new agreement focused on combatting discrimination against Mexican and Mexican-American workers in the United States.
Sep. 2, 2021
migration map
In recent years, the number of people seeking asylum in Mexico has soared. Now, the country set a new record for asylum applications. In August, Mexico received more than 13,000 asylum applications, according to Andrés Ramírez, the head of Mexico’s refugee commission, known as COMAR.
Sep. 1, 2021
Darian Benitez Sanchez holds up a Harvard University sweater
It’s been 15 years since Arizona voters passed a policy that bars undocumented students from qualifying for in-state college tuition rates. It’s led some of these students to leave the state to chase their college dreams.
More Arizona Education News
Aug. 30, 2021
Afghan refugees arrive in Mexico
Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban takeover started arriving in Mexico this week. The country has been able to speed up the usually arduous asylum process in order to offer humanitarian assistance.
Aug. 25, 2021
Migrant Trail San Luis Rio Colorado
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed a controversial asylum policy borne under former President Donald Trump to revive Aug. 24. It forces the Biden administration to comply with a Texas court's rule.
Aug. 25, 2021
Immigration Visa application
An immigration attorney from a Scottsdale firm is helping an Afghan interpreter nicknamed “Zabi” get a visa to come to the U.S.
Aug. 23, 2021
Migrants wait outside KBI
The so-called “surge” in migrants at our southern border was once again in the headlines in recent weeks as Border Patrol agents made an estimated 210,000 apprehensions along the southern border in July. At the same time, we’re seeing the Biden administration step up its enforcement efforts to try to stem the tide.
Aug. 23, 2021
Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers say they welcome Afghan refugees to the U.S. and the state.
Aug. 20, 2021
Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has raised concerns about a humanitarian crisis in the country as large numbers of people try to flee. In response, Mexico says it will begin accepting Afghan refugees.
Aug. 18, 2021
Rodney Scott
The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol announced he is retiring at the end of the week. Rodney Scott was favored by former President Donald Trump and showed a lot of support for Trump’s border wall.
Aug. 12, 2021

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