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Fear & uncertainty: Asylum-seekers in limbo under Trump’s expanding ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

As the Trump administration seeks to expand the "Migrant Protection Protocols" or "Remain in Mexico" program along the southwest border, migrants and shelter operators worry about the future, even as asylum reviews tighten further. ... Read more»

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Immigration & SB 1070

Tucson joins officer suing state over immigration law

Tucson has joined a civil lawsuit by a police officer that challenges Arizona's new immigration law.... Read more»2

Caribbean re-emerges as drug smuggling corridor

With the United States and Mexico working to tighten their border, which is the preferred drug trafficking route, the Caribbean is “re-emerging as a corridor” for South American drugs to get to the U.S... Read more»1

Tens of thousands protest SB 1070 at Phoenix march

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Arizona's State Capitol in Phoenix Saturday as they demonstrated against the state's controversial immigration law, SB 1070. (Updated with video)... Read more»6

High court asked to toss out Az employer sanctions law

The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out Arizona's law that punishes businesses that employ illegal immigrants.... Read more»

Immigration & SB 1070

Muscians form coalition to boycott Arizona over immigration law

Several musical acts have formed a coalition – The Sound Strike – to organize boycotts of Arizona in wake of the state's new immigration law.... Read more»2

SB 1070 raises tensions in rural Texas

In Hudspeth County, where immigration issues are the stuff of daily life rather than political rhetoric, about 3,000 residents live just across the border from one of the most murderous regions of Mexico. County commissioners here passed a resolution supporting Arizona's new law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.... Read more»

Dems block McCain's efforts to increase troops along border

Democrats blocked an effort Thursday by U.S. Sen. John McCain to add 6,000 troops to patrol the border.... Read more»

New Arizona border-crime unit to prosecute Mexican cartels

A new Tucson-based Border Crime Prosecution team will investigate and prosecute the smuggling of weapons, humans, drugs and money across the border by the Mexican cartels.... Read more»

Guest opinion

One month after SB 1070, change seen in Arizona

Opinion: One month ago, Gov. Jan Brewer signed the draconian bill SB 1070 into law, legalizing racial profiling. In that month, Arizona changed.... Read more»8

Immigration SB1070

TPD chief criticizes Az immigration law to AG Holder

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor met with Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington on Wednesday to criticize Arizona's new immigration law.... Read more»2

Comic: Border & immigration

A Mexican with an automatic weapon

Even if your name is Sanchez and you have to carry your passport at all times, being stop-lossed in southern Arizona is a damn sight better than the alternative.... Read more»

1,200 National Guard troops to be deployed on border

1,200 National Guardsmen will be deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced Tuesday. Sen. John McCain said he'll ask for 6,000 troops.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Arpaio criticizes Mexico tourism ad; says it threatens Arizonans

Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio is criticizing a new Mexico tourism ad, saying it appears to threaten Arizonans.... Read more»1

Rocky Point news site calls checkpoint reports 'untrue'

A travel warning issued by the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Son., is based on unsubstantiated rumors, said a Puerto Peñasco news website. The consulate warned Americans traveling to the Mexican resort town, also known as Rocky Point, of "unofficial checkpoints" set up on Highway 8.... Read more»

U.S. warns of 'unofficial checkpoints' on Rocky Point route

The U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Son., has issued a "Warden Message" warning of possible unauthorized checkpoints on Highway 8 between the border and Puerto Peñasco.... Read more»

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