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Lawsuit seeks to block Trump asylum ban, saying it violates federal law

Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Friday to block the Trump administration's plan to bar people who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border from applying for asylum, arguing that the White House is violating federal law. ... Read more»

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CBP: In 48 hours, 449 Central Americans crossed into U.S. near Yuma

In a 48-hour period, 449 people from Central America, many of them in family groups, surrendered to Yuma-area Border Patrol agents this week. After their apprehensions, the families asked for asylum, and will be handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ... Read more»

Trump administration seeks to restrict asylum claims

Immigration officials plan to bar people who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border from applying for asylum, newly installed acting Attorney General Whitaker and Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen announced Thursday.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Revenge of the Greens: Sinema's petard & other takeaways from Tuesday's voting

Pima County's election night played as expected, Arizona had a surprise for Sinema and something strange is happening in Phoenix: What I learned in the 2018 midterms.... Read more»3

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Twelker: UA eye doc looks at 'caravan' through lens of experience in Honduras

When I heard about the caravan, I saw the photographs and watched the interviews. I thought: I know these people. They were my patients. Honduras is very poor and its main economy is to export food, coffee, and clothing to the United States. So, if you eat bananas, drink coffee or wear clothing, you most likely have a connection with the migrants — whether you know it or not. ... Read more»

Down in the mud: Arizona researchers probe seabed for clues about monsoons

A University of Arizona researcher is digging through mud in the Sea of Cortez to predict the monsoons in Tucson's future.... Read more»

Rocks vs. rifles: Trump backs off suggestion that soldiers fire on migrants

Trump on Friday backed off his statement that active-duty soldiers on the border should respond to rock-throwing migrants as if the soldiers had been attacked with a firearm.... Read more»

Swartz trial: 3D model shows Elena Rodriguez ran 16 feet before collapsing on sidewalk

Jurors were shown a 3D model and video of the shooting of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez more than six years ago as prosecutors pressed their case against the agent who shot him this week. ... Read more»

Nogales awaits U.S. troops as migrant caravan plods north

The border that divides the U.S. and Mexico also symbolizes divided opinions in this border city about the deployment of hundreds of U.S. troops to handle a caravan of Central American migrants.... Read more»

Latino voter turnout likely to rise, driven by immigration, health care

A new report shows Latinos are motivated for the midterm elections in a backlash to President Trump's policies. Just under a half-million Latino voters are expected to go to the polls in Arizona — a 33 percent increase from the 2014 midterm.... Read more»

A migrant's journey: Tracking the footsteps of a trip into the unknown

A father's story is symbolic of thousands of migrants leaving all they know for a chance at a better life and challenging odds.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Words not bombs: Local GOP can get further playing on media's soft spot for answers

Republicans like Martha McSally and Lea Marquez Peterson need a refresher: Reporters will for damn sure always follow a good news tip, no matter where it leads. Trying to change the subject doesn't end questions. Answering them does. ... Read more»

D-M, Ft. Huachuca to house troops sent to border; 101st Airborne among soldiers deployed

Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB, and Ft. Huachuca in Sierra Vista, are among the locations where U.S. military forces are being stationed near the Mexican border. Among the deployments are the 101st Airborne Division.... Read more»4

Factcheck: Immigration in Trump stump speeches

President Donald Trump is trying to make illegal immigration a key issue in the midterm elections.... Read more»

Honduran migrants in 'caravan' continue on despite Trump’s threats

The Honduran migrants headed northward as part of a large group are fleeing for different reasons — rank poverty, gang threats and a globalized economy that left them behind. They’re so desperate, they said, they’re willing to gamble on a dangerous trip.... Read more»

Defense Dep't says it's sending 5,200 troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Trump administration officials say the deployment will include three helicopter units, mobile command and medical units, military police and more.... Read more»1

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