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Eastbound I-10 switching to new lanes at Eloy on Monday night

Eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 in Eloy will move to new pavement Monday night, another step forward for the $58 million project widening four miles of I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix. ... Read more»

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Activist faces deportation after asylum claim rejected by Tucson judge

A federal immigration judge ordered the deportation of well-known immigration and reproductive rights activist Alejandra Pablos after rejecting her asylum claim during a Tuesday hearing in Tucson. ... Read more»

Westbound I-10 near Eloy moving to new lanes this week

Almost a year to the day after crews began clearing land to create a wider stretch of Interstate 10 near Eloy, westbound traffic will be switched to the new lanes Wednesday, Dec. 5, in an important step forward for a groundbreaking project in Pinal County. ... Read more»

Sued for $40M in toddler's death, Eloy cancels 'middleman' deal with ICE detention center in Texas

Faced with a $40 million lawsuit in the death of a migrant toddler, Eloy's City Council voted Tuesday to end a contract that allowed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to operate a family detention center 900 miles away in Dilley, Texas. ... Read more»

4 of 8 killed in head-on collision IDed; 2 previously convicted for human smuggling

Officials have identified four of the people killed in a head-on crash Wednesday when a car crossed the yellow line and collided with a Chevy Suburban. The SUV's driver and a passenger, who were killed, had previously been convicted of assisting illegal immigrants. ... Read more»1

Head-on crash near Florence kills 8, including 4 migrants

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. without authorization, were killed in a head-on crash on a rural stretch of State Route 79 north of Tucson late Wednesday night, authorities said. A Buick passenger car crossed the centerline, colliding with a Suburban carrying seven migrants and two U.S. citizens.... Read more»

Human smuggler gets 10 years for rollover crash that killed 4

A man convicted in the deaths of four undocumented aliens in a 2008 crash near Eloy was sentenced to a decade in federal prison on Monday. ... Read more»

Yearning for home, inmates paint California mural on Arizona prison walls

Consider the inmates at La Palma Correctional Facility in Eloy as the private prison’s Picassos, who painted the four walls of a multi-purpose room in rural Arizona into memories of their California home.... Read more»

DHS review defends using private prisons for detained immigrants

Despite a decision by the Justice Department to reduce the use of privately run detention facilities, a Homeland Security advisory subcommittee said immigration officials should continue to use them, citing costs and the need for flexibility.... Read more»

Watchdog agency 'spot' inspecting ICE, BP facilities

Homeland Security's Inspector General said that since March, investigators have reviewed 57 different facilities run by CBP and three facilities used to detain families maintained by ICE, following criticism from immigrant rights groups and complaints received through a hotline service. ... Read more»

Healthcare delays, isolation factors in deaths of detained immigrants

Two independent health experts have reviewed the circumstances surrounding the deaths of 18 immigrants held in detention by U.S. immigration authorities, and found that "subpar care" contributed to at least seven deaths, said Human Rights Watch. ... Read more»

Advocates: Medical negligence caused deaths in immigration detention

A review of eight cases shows serious problems in the medical care of detainees at immigration holding facilities across the United States and a lack of transparency and oversight when it comes to medical care, according to a report released Thursday by advocates. ... Read more»

Project means detours at I-10/I-8 interchange near Casa Grande

Work on the interstate highway interchange between Eloy and Casa Grande will mean detours and potential delays, as crews improve drainage, rebuild barriers and repave roadways.... Read more»

Second immigrant dies in ICE detention in Arizona

Two Mexican men have died in immigration holding centers in Arizona this year, including Juan Garcia-Hernandez, 39, who collapsed inside a detention facility in Florence on Monday afternoon. ... Read more»

Grijalva: Investigate migrant deaths at Eloy Detention Center

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is calling on the Justice Department to investigate reports of two deaths of migrant men held in Arizona. "Eloy Detention Center is in the business of detaining people for profit, but that does not exempt them from upholding the law," he said. "The fact that some this information is seeping out of the seams, as opposed to being reported and addressed outright, only furthers the concerns."... Read more»1

More than 200 hunger strike at Eloy immigration detention center

More than 200 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike Saturday morning, demanding an end to "brutal and inhumane conditions" and independent investigations into the death of at least one detainee at the Eloy Detention Center, 50 miles north of Tucson. ... Read more»6

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