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Confidential documents show CBP prepping for lawsuits over new asylum limits

Leaked document: Customs and Border Protection is preemptively preparing for a lawsuit over a controversial new plan that will send asylum seekers from Central America back to Mexico while their cases wind through the immigration system.... Read more»

Deported mother temporarily reunited with kids in Mexico

After a whirlwind 48 hours during which she was detained, deported and taken to a migrant shelter in Mexico, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was temporarily reunited with her children.... Read more»

Immigration activists on trial for 2013 Streamline protest

Twelve immigration activists are on trial for their role in an October 2013 protest that stopped two buses carrying immigrants bound for a federal court for prosecution through a fast-track process, Operation Streamline, that some say is "assembly-line justice." They're using their case to again voice their reasons for protesting.... Read more»

Letter from Pope Francis thrills Nogales student volunteers

Teenaged members of a binational humanitarian initiative in Nogales recently got recognition from the biggest name in Catholicism: Pope Francis. The students sent letters and a video to the pope in October, describing their experiences on the border and the plight of the people they see on their regular visits to a shelter for migrants.... Read more»

Initiative eases transition to Mexico for those deported through Nogales

Deported after 25 years in the United States on domestic violence charges, Jose Castellea stepped off a bus at the Nogales border gate eight days ago with only the clothes on his back and a few belongings. “The first time you’re scared when you’re here in Mexico,” Castellea said. “Now, well I have to be here the rest of my life.”... Read more»

Grijalva cancels tour of Nogales border shelter

U.S. Rep. Grijalva canceled a tour of the facilities for hundreds of unaccompanied minors at the Nogales Border Patrol station after officials refused to allow accompanying clergy to visit with him. Tuesday, officials said reporters will be offered a 20-minute tour in which no questions will be allowed.... Read more»2

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Marchers call for justice in teen's cross-border shooting death

Six months after the shooting of Mexican teenager José Antonio Elena Rodriguez by U.S. border agents, his family and community activists in Arizona are frustrated and fear that the investigation into his death is at a standstill. ... Read more»

Catholic nuns offer migrants rare sanctuary

American nuns, working at a shelter for migrants in Nogales, Son., are under a Vatican investigation into a “prevalence of certain radical feminist themes."... Read more»