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FactCheck: Trump claims Mexico is paying for border wall through trade deal

Experts say U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement neither contains wall payment provisions nor will generate the tax revenue to pay for the wall.... Read more»

The most important border stories of 2018

15 stories of major issues along the border in 2018: the trial of Lonnie Swartz, family separations under the Trump administration, the treatment of detainees in border facilities, and an exclusive memo that showed CBP downplaying the exodus of migrants from Central America.... Read more»

Long-running lawsuit in Tucson shows perennial problems at border detention centers

While scrutiny has increased after two children died in New Mexico, border agencies have faced a years-old lawsuit filed in Tucson claiming migrants are punished by holding them in freezing, dirty cells with tainted water, poor food, and a lack of health care.... Read more»

Texas facility for migrant kids will remain open into 2019, feds confirm

The facility, which critics have called a “tent city” and sits on a remote port of entry, was opened in June to house mainly unaccompanied minors who crossed the border without parents or guardians.... Read more»

New Senate likely to resume torrid pace of judicial confirmations

Democrats are gearing up for change in Washington after their surge in the midterm elections, but there’s at least one area where Republicans will still hold the upper hand – judicial nominations.... Read more»

Northbound I-19 on-ramp at Irvington set to close Jan. 2–14

Drivers should plan ahead for the closure of the northbound Interstate 19 on-ramp at Irvington Road and be prepared to use an alternate route for about two weeks. ... Read more»

Lane closures set for I-10 near Ina on Friday morning

Drivers who use westbound Interstate 10 near Ina Road should expect early-morning lane closures on Friday, Dec. 28. ... Read more»

Got (legal) issues? Warrant resolution court set for Thusday

The Pima County justices of the peace plan to provide additional warrant resolution services on Thursday to help people with pending legal issues get a fresh start on the New Year. ... Read more»

ICE dumps hundreds of migrants with nowhere to go at El Paso bus depot on Christmas Eve

EL PASO – Hundreds of asylum-seekers spent part of Christmas Eve in a downtown parking lot here without knowing where they’ll end up next.... Read more»

The way we were

Pima's 1884 election the most crooked in history

Our most-recent Arizona elections will be remembered as the most suspenseful in decades, with some races remaining unresolved for weeks. One election in Pima County in 1884 was not resolved for nearly two years and stands out as among the most disputed electoral contests in our history.... Read more»

Border Patrol agent assaulted with rock during arrest near Bisbee

A Border Patrol agent was injured during an altercation south of Bisbee on Wednesday night, when a Mexican man fought with the agent and hit him in the head with a rock.... Read more»

BP apprehends 306 Central Americans in 24 hours in Tucson Sector

Tucson-area Border Patrol agents apprehended 306 people from Central America near the U.S.-Mexico border in a 24-hour period this week, including nine children with "flu-like" symptoms and a pregnant woman who required medical treatment.... Read more»

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration appeal over asylum ban

The Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration's attempt to end-run a decision by a federal judge, and implement new rules barring asylum claims by anyone who entered the U.S. between border crossings.... Read more»

A year after its supposed demise, DACA renewals struggle along

Courts and a deadlocked Congress keep DACA program uncertain but applications numbers are soaring as a deadline imposed by the Trump administration nears.... Read more»

DHS: Asylum seekers will be returned to Mexico as cases reviewed

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Thursday that people who seek asylum in the United States may be returned to Mexico for "the duration of their immigration proceedings." ... Read more»

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