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McSally, Biggs question DHS on release of migrants in Arizona

Sen. McSally reiterated her support for stronger border security at a closed-door roundtable meeting this week but stopped short of supporting President Trump’s threats to shut down the southern border if Mexico doesn’t stop migrants from entering the United States.... Read more»

On border, volunteer doctors struggle to provide stopgap care to immigrants

As recent arrivals are released from immigration detention with severe medical problems ranging from diarrhea to gaping wounds, a makeshift health system of volunteers is overwhelmed. The work is taking a financial and emotional toll. ... Read more»

Arizonans join critics of Trump call to weaken unaccompanied minors law

The Trump administration wants to weaken protections for unaccompanied kids without legal documentation, the U.S. Mexico border.... Read more»

Tribal leaders urge House to extend funding for water settlements

Tribes argue that a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., is needed to provide certainty to their water rights passed 2029, to ensure the government meets obligations it has already agreed to providing.... Read more»

DHS employees warned not to disclose 'nonpublic information' in leaked memo

The Department of Homeland Security warned employees not to disclose "nonpublic information," and said they could face criminal, civil or administrative consequences for leaking, in an email sent out Thursday that was quickly leaked to TucsonSentinel.com and others. ... Read more»

Man dies at immigration detention facility in Florence

A Mexican man died at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Florence, Ariz., on Wednesday; he was found unconscious and not breathing. Two days earlier, Abel Reyes-Clemente, 54, was put under medical observation for "signs and symptoms" of the flu, ICE said. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump wrong on Mexico's migrant apprehensions

In 2018, Mexico apprehended 110,000 migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and over the previous four years the total was more than 500,000. Yet, President Trump said that for the “first time” in “decades” Mexico “has been starting to apprehend a lot of people at their southern border coming in” from those countries.... Read more»

Leaked documents show DHS seeking 'volunteers' to help manage influx of Central American families

DHS employees, including law enforcement personnel and civilians, are being asked to join a "volunteer" force and help frontline agencies, including Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, documents leaked to TucsonSentinel.com show.... Read more»

Ducey supports plan to close border, but Trump announces year delay

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gave conditional support Wednesday to a “short as possible” border shutdown, then shifted the blame to Congress. But President Trump announced Thursday that he'll put off closing crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Ducey too smart to be so stupid as to support Trump's latest border sucker-punch

Arizona Gov. Ducey says he supports President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border because he apparently is cool with losing a quarter-billion dollars per day in trade. He should be smarter than that.... Read more»

Surge of migrant families taps out CBP, strains community resources in El Paso

As the surge of migrant families at the border continues, federal officials and local organizations continue to struggle in their efforts to process and shelter all those arriving in El Paso in huge numbers.... Read more»

CBP closes Nogales commercial truck crossing Sundays to free 750 officers for border duty

Customs and Border Protection said it is stopping Sunday inspection of commercial trucks at Nogales in order to shift officers elsewhere on the border, sparking an outcry from produce companies who fear damage to the time-sensitive industry.... Read more»

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»

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