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Repatriating remains of those found in desert is long, expensive process

When a migrant does not survive the dangerous journey across the Arizona desert, another costly ordeal begins for the family back home.... Read more»0

Punk with purpose: Hardcore band’s shows help flood of migrant families in Tucson

The Tucson hardcore quartet Crossfire uses lyrics and their shows to educate fans about issues that migrant and indigenous communities face daily.... Read more»0

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»0

Gov. Ducey & Mexican ambassador stress bilateral ties, NAFTA replacement

In their first public appearance together, Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena discussed the depths of Arizona-Mexico ties and stressed the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.... Read more»0

Border communities deal with onslaught of fentanyl overdoses

Despite record seizures of fentanyl at U.S. border crossings, a rise in overdoses is forcing law enforcement officials to change tactics, emphasizing information and public engagement, as well as drugs to reverse opioid overdoses.... Read more»0

Constitutional experts concerned with Trump's 'state of emergency'

President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to redistribute government funds to build his long-sought after wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but experts question whether it’s constitutional.... Read more»0

Tucson faces potential legal battle with state over 'sanctuary city' petition

A petition to declare Tucson a sanctuary city is being circulated for signatures, and if it becomes city code, it could conflict with the last vestige of Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 – the so-called “show me your papers” law.... Read more»0