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Mexico agrees to accept some asylum seekers while migrant advocates worry for their safety

The Mexican government has agreed to take 10,000 migrants seeking U.S. asylum, despite protests that the move threatens legal representation and exposes asylum seekers to violence.... Read more»

Defendants in diapers? Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone

As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as three years old are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings.... Read more»

Immigration courts backlog grows to record high, despite more judges

Immigration court cases waiting to be heard hit an all-time high of 607,755 in June – 10,031 of them in Arizona – despite the hiring of more judges and a Trump administration directive to expedite cases.... Read more»

Homeland Security may not have capacity to hire 15,000 border officers Trump promised

The Homeland Security Department may not have the resources needed to hire the thousands of new agents President Trump has ordered, and even if it could it might not know how to best deploy them.... Read more»

Trump call for merit-based immigration puzzles experts

Immigration advocates are unsure what the merit-based immigration system President Donald Trump called for last week would do for the country – mostly because they don’t know exactly what the president meant.... Read more»

Only 1/2 of eligible immigrants have applied for deferred action

A year after the Obama administration said it would defer deportation of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, only about half of eligible Arizonans have applied for the program. Nationally, an estimated 59 percent of eligible immigrants have applied to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.... Read more»1