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Tucson Border Patrol bypassing ICE in releasing migrant families

Border Patrol released a small group of Central American families in Tucson this week, bypassing Immigration and Customs Enforcement because the agency increasingly cannot manage the large numbers of arriving families and unaccompanied children.... Read more»

Migrants dropped off by ICE outside Phx bus stations left with few resources

An influx of stranded migrants has resulted from recent procedural changes by ICE and Greyhound. Migrants are no longer allowed to make travel plan before they leave detention or to use Greyhound facilities until they purchase a ticket.... Read more»

Tucson Cine Mexico, in its 16th year, celebrates thriving Mexican film industry

The Tucson Cine Mexico film festival has become an immense platform for Mexican cinema in the United States, attracting more than 20,000 attendees since its premiere in 2004. The 16th annual festival, which began Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, is free and open to the public.... Read more»

Pentagon moves ahead on border wall, as House can’t override Trump veto

President Trump’s proposed border wall inched forward this week, as the Democrat-controlled House failed Tuesday to block the border emergency declaration that let the Pentagon approve $1 billion in wall work Monday.... Read more»

Border Patrol closes West Texas checkpoints as influx of migrants strains resources

It’s unclear when the highway checkpoints in the El Paso sector of the U.S. Border Patrol will reopen after the agency closed them over the weekend and reassigned agents to help deal with an influx of undocumented immigrants.... Read more»

McSally talks about sexual assault task force, funding for border wall

Sen. Martha McSally announced last week that the Department of Defense has agreed to establish a task force to combat sexual assault in the military. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Scotus 2020: Detention OK provides clear view of stakes for Dems

Everything we need to know about the 2020 election pops into focus with the Supreme Court ruling upholding a lousy law from the days when Democrats insisted on proving they were tough.... Read more»

Lawyers for No More Deaths volunteer argue surveillance, arrest was 'retaliatory'

Lawyers are asking a federal court to dismiss harboring charges against a No More Deaths volunteer, arguing that newly disclosed text messages show the decision to keep watch on the group was done in retaliation for a critical report on Border Patrol released just hours earlier.... Read more»

Southside church condemns detention of family by Border Patrol after traffic stop

A traffic stop over a car's tinted windows by a DPS trooper led to the detention of four people, including a 12-year-old girl, by U.S. Border Patrol agents during an incident recorded on social media Tuesday. ... Read more»

Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that some undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime, while authorities determine their deportation status.... Read more»

Gov. Ducey & Mexican ambassador stress bilateral ties, NAFTA replacement

In their first public appearance together, Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena discussed the depths of Arizona-Mexico ties and stressed the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.... Read more»

Crush of migrants dropped off by ICE has Phx churches strained to breaking point

Migrants are being dropped off by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they have applied for asylum and are waiting for their cases to be heard. ... Read more»

Detainees taking lawsuit over conditions at BP facilities to trial

A long-running lawsuit over the treatment of detainees at Tucson Border Patrol stations will head to trial after a federal judge rejected a motion to force the agency to provide beds or mattresses raised off the floor for those being held.... Read more»

Nearly $150M in Az military projects could be cut for Trump's border emergency

Despite "assurances" touted by Sen. McSally, a $30-million construction project at Ft. Huachuca and a $15-million facility at Davis-Monthan AFB are potentially on the chopping block in order to fund a border wall under President Trump's national emergency declaration.... Read more»

Marine surveillance leads BP to arrest 10 carrying pot near Yuma

Yuma-area border agents arrested 10 men carrying bundles of marijuana through the desert near Dateland, Ariz., after the men were spotted by U.S. Marines on Tuesday night. ... Read more»

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