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Tucson’s Benedictine Monastery is more than just a shelter for migrant families

The spacious sanctuary of the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson now holds more than pews: dozens of army green American Red Cross cots in clusters, strewn with stuffed animals, pop-up cribs and tattered children’s books in Spanish.... Read more»

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Ecuadorian man arrested after hitting BP agent 'several times'

A 37-year-old man from Ecuador was arrested Wednesday evening after he allegedly assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent on a remote mountain trail near Patagonia, Arizona. ... Read more»

Two Indian nationals activate rescue beacon in desert near Lukeville

Two Indian nationals activated a rescue beacon north of Lukeville, Ariz., on Wednesday evening, and were taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents. ... Read more»

Yuma mayor declares state of emergency over migrant influx

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls has declared a state of emergency in response to what he described as an overwhelming flow of migrants dropped off by federal officials, and he’s asking for state and federal funds to deal with it.... Read more»

Border Patrol finds nearly 400 Central Americans in Arizona desert Tuesday morning

Border Patrol agents patrolling about 14 miles west of Lukeville, Ariz., encountered the largest group of Central American migrants yet, after 360 people crossed into the United States from Mexico. ... Read more»

Local officials call Vice President's visit to Nogales a 'photo op'

With the border town of Nogales as a backdrop, Vice President Mike Pence reiterated the Trump administration's complaints about the legal framework surrounding immigration, and told repeated the idea that there was an "unprecedented" number of apprehensions along the border. ... Read more»

Shift of CBP officers has led to border slowdown that’s hurting trade

The Trump administration has moved border agents from ports of entry to dealing with asylum seekers, causing delays that leave some fearing economic impacts.... Read more»

CBP: Southern border apprehensions topped 360,000 in first half of year

Customs and Border protection leaders warn lenient laws are encouraging families to flee central American violence and seek asylum in the U.S.... Read more»

VP Mike Pence to visit Nogales BP station Thursday

While the Homeland Security Department continues to shed leaders, Vice President Mike Pence will tour the Nogales Border Patrol station on Thursday. ... Read more»

DHS continues to shed leaders as ICE acting director Ronald Vitiello shoved out

In one of her last acts in office, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Wednesday that Ronald Vitiello, the acting director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is also leaving the agency. ... Read more»

Acting director at DHS resigns, paving way for new Trump choice

Ousted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced that her acting deputy resigned Tuesday, paving the way for current CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to take over DHS. ... Read more»

Border detentions jump again in March, as Trump struggles to block asylum-seekers

Customs and Border Protection said it is facing "unprecedented" numbers of migrants along the southwestern border, after the number of people detained in a month again soared, rising 35 percent from February to March. ... Read more»

Judge blocks Trump plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico during case review

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration from implementing a plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration system. ... Read more»

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen 'leaving her position'

The sometimes contentious relationship between Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security, and President Trump is drawing to a close, with the president tweeting Sunday that she is "leaving her position."... 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»

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