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Photos: Shelter for asylum-seekers planned for empty county juvenile center

In a spartan, empty concrete yard hemmed in by block walls, Catholic Community Services' Teresa Cavendish sees a space that can be made "light and airy" with a community effort.... Read more»0

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Jury to see 'racially offensive' texts by BP agent accused of running down suspect

A jury will see most of the texts sent by a Border Patrol agent accused of running down a Guatemalan man with his patrol pickup and then lying about it, a judge ruled. Matthew Bowen called people apprehended by agents "disgusting subhuman sh-t," and repeatedly used "tonk," a word widely known as a racial epithet.... Read more»0

Sinema pushes for streamlined reviews for asylum seekers

Sen. Krysten Sinema joined eight other senators in pressing immigration officials to spin up a pilot program that would streamline the asylum review process, and allow the Trump administration to deport migrant families within 15 days. ... Read more»0

Hundreds march in Tucson as part of nation-wide Lights of Liberty immigration protest

More than 300 assembled Downtown on Friday night as part of Lights for Liberty, a nationwide protest against the treatment of migrants in federal detention facilities and immigration raids planned by the Trump administration. ... Read more»0

Judge orders Scott Warren trial docs unsealed after media lawsuit

A federal judge ruled that documents filed in the case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren must be unsealed after media organizations sued to make them public. ... Read more»0

County stops work after clash over migrant shelter at vacant Pima juvenile center

Plans to turn an unused section of the juvenile detention center into a Catholic Community Services shelter for hundreds of released migrants have prompted debate, with activists calling the move a "non-starter," and supporters assailing "second-guessing that undermines the work."... Read more»7

Pima County to lease juvenile center for stop-over for asylum-seekers

Asylum seekers freshly released from federal custody may have a new place for respite as Pima County is set to turn over an unused section of the juvenile detention center to Catholic Community Services.... Read more»1

Appeals court blocks Trump from building border wall with defense funds

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration Wednesday, rejecting an attempt to use $8.1 billion siphoned from the Defense Department to construct several border wall projects, including one near Yuma that was scheduled to begin in March. ... Read more»0

33 people found in unrefrigerated trailer at I-19 checkpoint

Border Patrol agents arrested the driver of a semi-tractor trailer after they found 33 people hidden in his trailer Thursday night at the checkpoint on Interstate 19.... Read more»0

'Sanctuary city' initiative heading to Tucson voters as backers submit petitions

After months of work, organizers for an initiative to make Tucson a "sanctuary city," said Wednesday that they submitted some 17,000 signatures, nearly double the number they need to get the initiative on November's ballot. ... Read more»5

Scott Warren to be retried on 2 migrant harboring charges

Federal prosecutors will pursue two harboring charges against Scott Warren after announcing in federal court Tuesday morning that they would drop the charge of criminal conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens. ... Read more»2

Secret Facebook group for BP agents will be investigated

With revelations that Border Patrol agents maintained a secret Facebook group marked by jokes about migrant deaths, and a vulgar illustration of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, officials said they were investigating the posts and the agents' union "strongly" condemned them. ... Read more»0

Memorial for 6-year-old migrant girl who died in Az desert focuses on asylum policies

Tucsonans mourned the death of 6-year-old Gurupreet Kaur, who died just a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border in mid-June after crossing with her mother and sister, during a memorial Sunday.... Read more»1

Retrial looms for Scott Warren as prosecutors consider launching new case

Three weeks after a jury declared they were unable to reach a decision in the case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren, federal prosecutors will announce Tuesday whether they will again pursue criminal charges. ... Read more»0

Border Patrol builds tent complex in Yuma to hold families crossing border

Homeland Security officials will begin placing families seeking asylum in a new "temporary facility" at the Border Patrol station in Yuma on Friday night, as the agency struggles to manage an increasing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»1

Continuing shakeup at DHS sends ICE leader to CBP, deputy floats back to top

The Trump administration continues to reshuffle leaders at Homeland Security, sending current ICE director Mark Morgan over to Customs and Border Protection, and bringing the agency's deputy director back on deck. ... Read more»0

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