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Pima County Supes to vote on plan to tackle rental crisis

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a five-part plan to tackle the affordable housing crunch in the Tucson area. It's a step but tens of thousands of affordable units are needed. Plus more in local government meetings this week.... Read more»

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Arizona stacking cargo containers to block border in Yuma, Ducey says

Arizona began setting up its own border barrier Friday, filling gaps in the wall near Yuma with shipping containers topped with "razor wire," Gov. Doug Ducey announced.... Read more»

Housing options limited for migrants forced to wait in southern Mexico

For tens of thousands of migrants from all over the globe who’ve passed through Tapachula, it’s supposed to be a temporary stop - they never thought they’d have to find shelter for weeks or even months in a city that never expected to house them.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Brnovich's mocking Cyber Ninjas letter punctuates his doom in Az Senate race

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich's letter to the state Legislature concerning dead voters looks now like a concession speech ending a failed U.S. Senate race in a party he's no longer crazy enough to lead.... Read more»

Biden administration ending 'Remain in Mexico' policy on asylum-seekers

Homeland Security officials said Monday they will wind down a Trump-era program, known as "Remain in Mexico," which requires asylum seekers to stay south of the border while their applications for protection wind through the U.S. immigration system. ... Read more»

Famed jaguar 'El Jefe' spotted in northern Mexico

A rare northern jaguar known for roaming Arizona's Santa Rita Mountains was recently observed central Sonora, Mexico, evidence of continued cross-border migration for the species. ... Read more»

Texas gov. says state is now busing migrants to New York City

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that Texas is now busing migrants from the Mexican border to New York City, the state’s latest confrontation with an East Coast city over the influx at the border - months after Texas began offering migrants rides to Washington, D.C.... Read more»

Volunteer networks in Mexico aid at-home abortions without involving doctors or clinics. They’re coming to Texas.

Before abortion was legal in parts of Mexico, an extensive “accompaniment” system grew to help women safely terminate pregnancies - its organizers are now moving abortion-inducing medication across the border and helping replicate the system in the U.S.... Read more»

En México, voluntarios ayudan con abortos en casa, sin médico. Este modelo ha llegado a Texas.

Los organizadores de un extenso sistema de "acompañamiento" para ayudar a las mujeres a interrumpir embarazos de manera segura ahora están trasladando medicamentos para inducir el aborto a través de la frontera y replicando el sistema en los EE. UU.... Read more»

CBP officers intercept 237 lbs. of meth hidden in Nogales rail car

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales discovered more than 237 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the structural beams of a railroad freight car on Sunday, officials said.... Read more»

'All I can do is wait': Children make up a 3rd of migrants in documentation limbo

In Tapachula - the site of one of the largest humanitarian crises in the Western Hemisphere - about a third of migrants stranded while waiting for permission to stay and work in Mexico or continue to the U.S. or Canada, are younger than 18.... Read more»

Legal questions shroud Texas governor's move to bus migrants back to border

Texas Gov. Abbott's new decision to arrest migrants and actively bring them back to the border, essentially forcing a handoff to Border Patrol, represents a broadening of the state’s role in immigration enforcement - but experts disagree on how significant it is. ... Read more»

Settlement over housing of immigrant minors gets OK from judge

A federal judge approved a settlement between immigrant advocates and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide safe and sanitary housing for minors at border facilities in Texas. ... Read more»

Asylum-seeking family reunites with dog from Venezuela: ‘We needed him’

A family seeking political asylum in the United States was reunited with Simba, the dog they brought on their four-month journey from Venezuela - much of it on foot - after being separated in El Paso.... Read more»

Biden administration to close gaps in border wall near Yuma

The Biden administration said Thursday it will close four gaps in the border wall near Yuma, where thousands of migrants have entered the U.S. to request asylum. ... Read more»

Calling busing of migrants from Texas a 'humanitarian crisis,' D.C. mayor asks Nat'l Guard for help

Warning that her city’s services have been overwhelmed, the mayor of Washington, D.C., has asked the Biden administration for the National Guard’s help in assisting migrants being bused to the nation’s capital by Texas and Arizona.... Read more»

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