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Personal effects at a storage container at the Tucson Sector station in December 2014

A federal watchdog will review how the Border Patrol handles personal property following reports that agents along the Arizona-Mexico border are confiscating and throwing away the turbans of Sikh men, as well as migrants' personal documents and other items. Read more»

Forty-eight immigrant and civil rights groups came together to accuse the states of discrimination in their opposition to policies around noncitizens within their borders.

Red states are once again taking their fight over President Joe Biden’s border policies to the Supreme Court, with a case next week challenging the Biden administration’s new guidelines that Republican-led states claim negates Congress’ Immigration and Nationality Act directive.  Read more»

A salinity canal leads to the 'double-layer' border wall near San Luis, Ariz. in 2016.

Border Patrol agents shot and killed an armed man during a confrontation just south of the border fence near San Luis, Ariz., more than three weeks ago, authorities said. Read more»

A U.S. Army soldier assigned to the Connecticut Army National Guard operates an M113 armored personnel carrier at Stones Ranch Military Reservation. The Texas Military Department plans to send M113s to the Texas-Mexico border.

An order issued by Texas Military Department officials reveals that Texas National Guard will soon deploy 10 M113 armored personnel carrier vehicles - designed to carry troops into battle alongside tanks - to the border in response to a high number of migrant encounters. Read more»

A Title 42 protest in Nogales, Sonora on March 22, 2022. Immigration officials have used the health order more than 2 million times to expel migrants since March, 2020.

Accusing the Biden administration of violating the Constitution by failing to protect Texas from an invasion by Mexican drug cartels and undocumented immigrants, Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday said the state will escalate its efforts to turn back those who enter illegally. Read more»

A Title 42 protest in Nogales, Sonora on March 22, 2022. Immigration officials have used the health order more than 2 million times to expel migrants since March, 2020.

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the federal government from continuing to use an emergency health order known as Title 42 to immediately expel migrants at the southern border after they have entered the United States. Read more»

With so many Venezuelan migrants willing to wait out the next whim in U.S. border politics at the country’s doorstep, it certainly appears as though another migrant crisis may be brewing on the southern banks of the Rio Grande.

For hundreds of migrants camped out by the Rio Grande River, the legal pathway for some 24,000 Venezuelans via the new humanitarian parole program implemented in October is out of reach, so for now, they wait out the next whim in U.S. border politics. Read more»

Chris Magnus at a 2016 Tucson Police Department press conference.

Chris Magnus, head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Tucson's former top cop, submitted his resignation to President Joe Biden on Saturday, after being told earlier in the week to quit or be fired. Read more»

Shipping containers fill several gaps in the border fence near Yuma on Sept. 8, 2022. The bureau says Arizona’s placement of the containers there constitutes trespassing on federal land.

Using old shipping containers isn’t a permanent or effective solution to secure the southern border, as state and Yuma officials know - and now, the political stunt by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is embroiled in a legal battle with the federal government. Read more»

Thousands of Sandhill cranes wintering at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area near Willcox in southeastern Arizona in January 2021.

Want to see thousands of sandhill cranes wheel above Whitewater Draw, but don't want to wake at dawn on a cold morning to spot them? There are now cameras to view the 20,000 birds as they winter in Cochise County. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly takes a 6-point lead against Republican Blake Masters is bound into the next round of vote counting.

In the best possible environment, Arizona Republicans are struggling to win key races. The state is not reverting to pre-Trump form and is no longer a Republican stronghold. Read more»

In the days leading up to the 2022 election, Republican Congressman Paul Gosar made an extraordinary claim about what the his party’s Arizona gubernatorial nominee, Kari Lake, might do in the name of stopping undocumented immigration if she wins office. Read more»

Thousands attended the 33rd All Souls Procession, a long-running ceremony based on folk traditions, including Dia de los Muertos, celebrating lost loved ones.

Streaming along the streets of Tucson, thousands walked along Bonita Avenue parallel to the Santa Cruz River on Sunday night, many in costume with their faces painted to remember lost loved ones, as part of the 2022 All Souls Procession. Read more»

Another pillar of the strategy of outside pressure is the fact that other countries are not as constrained by the gun lobby as politicians and organizations within the United States are.

Gun violence and trafficking prevention advocates have found a dependable ally in Mexico, whose government recently brought a second lawsuit against the U.S. firearms industry for negligent business practices. Read more»

A 38-year-old man who fired on Homeland Security agents during a traffic stop in 2019, setting off a firefight that killed a woman and wounded a federal officer, was sentenced to more than 36 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in Tucson. Read more»

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