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Gov't shutdown cancels nearly 43,000 immigration hearings, including 1K in Arizona

Nearly 43,000 immigration hearings cancelled because of the government shutdown will mean a years-long "avalanche" that will clog courts for years, a federal immigration judge said.... Read more»

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Analysis

FactCheck: Mulvaney's border arrests claims take statistics out of context

Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's claim about 17,000 arrests of criminals at the southern border proves to be misleading, in part because those numbers include all ports of entry. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Forget faux crisis of immigration; westward migration caused dangerous problems we're ignoring

Abandoned mines are a deadly hazard and transformed forests full of kindling are deadly legacies of white migration. But neither hables Español so fixing those problems doesn't get folks elected. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

McSally caught between Trump's wall and our purple state

Bolt from Trump's wall and shutdown and lose the base. Stick with the president and lose the state. The truth is that Sen. Martha McSally remains the Arizonan most endangered by Trump’s xenophobic obsession with illegal immigration and his wall.... Read more»

Trump presses for border wall as federal shutdown goes to 3rd week

President Trump lashed out at Democrats, blaming them for the partial shutdown of the federal government and demanding they pass a budget with nearly $12 billion in additional spending for the Homeland Security, including $5.7 billion slated for his long-promised border wall. ... Read more»

What’s it like for an immigrant child to glimpse the American dream, just before it's taken away?

The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy separated kids and parents, putting the children in foster care, where many of them got a taste of a life much better than the one they left. What happens when they land back home?... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's claims about border wall fall flat

President Trump repeated false claims during while discussing the border wall to be built with Mexican money that was a signature campaign promise.... Read more»

BP union, including Tucson agent, pushes for border wall in Trump meeting as federal shutdown continues

Members of the union for border agents, including vice president and Tucson Sector Agent Art Del Cueto, continued to press for a border wall in a meeting with President Trump as the federal government remains partially shuttered. ... Read more»

UA tree ring research showing how climate change expands tropics

Measuring tree rings shows climate change affects weather patterns that are driving tropics and deserts north. ... Read more»

Mexican immigrant numbers continue drop, driven by politics & economics

The number of Mexican-born immigrants in the U.S. dropped by about 300,000 people between 2016 and 2017, according to Census data, a shift that experts say is likely driven by changes on both sides of the border.... Read more»

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»

Tucson motel shelters Central American migrants after release by ICE

While cold rain fell Thursday night, around 130 people from Central America took shelter at a Tucson motel after federal immigration officials asked local community groups to take them in, rather than have them released on the street. ... 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»

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»

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»

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