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Gov. Ducey signs $500M border security, Az wall construction bill

Governor Ducey signed a $564 million border security bill - pushed through the GOP-dominated Legislature along party lines - that allocates $335 million in state sales tax revenue to build and maintain a wall along the state’s border with Mexico.... Read more»

U.S. charges driver & 3 others in deaths of 53 migrants found in tractor-trailer

Federal authorities have charged four men with human smuggling in the deaths of 53 migrants from Mexico and Central America who were found in a sweltering tractor-trailer in Southwest San Antonio on Monday.... Read more»

Supreme Court sends Biden admin's push to end 'remain in Mexico' back to Texas judge

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration has the right to end a Trump-era immigration policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases make their way through U.S. immigration courts.... Read more»

Migrants stuck in southern Mexico still rely on money from family to live

Money from remittances flows in both directions – from home to help migrants on their way, then from the migrant back home once established in a new country - big business for the places where they are received and a boon to local and national economies.... Read more»

ICE permitirá más arrestos de inmigrantes después del fallo de un juez

Agentes de inmigración ya no priorizarán el arresto de inmigrantes que creen que son una amenaza para la seguridad nacional, luego de que un juez federal falló que no debe concentrar en un segmento reducido de personas presuntas de estar ilegalmente en EE. UU.... Read more»

At least 50 people found dead in abandoned 18-wheeler in San Antonio

A tractor-trailer found near Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio contained the bodies of 50 dead people, along with 16 others who have been taken to hospitals, according to local officials in San Antonio and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.... Read more»

7th Circuit upholds end of Trump-era immigration rule

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a court ruling Monday that stopped a challenge to reinstate the Trump-era "public charge" immigration rule that made it harder for immigrants to obtain residency. ... Read more»

ICE shifts policy to allow more immigration arrests after judge's ruling

Immigration officials will no longer prioritize arresting migrants who are believed to be national security threats, after a federal judge ruled that Homeland Security agents should not focus on a narrow segment of people suspected of being in the United States illegally.... Read more»

As Southwest burns, Interior Dep't earmarks $103M for mitigation, firefighter health

As Southern Arizona endures two major fires, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced millions for wildfire mitigation efforts, and firefighter well-being. ... Read more»

As temperatures soar, Border Patrol gives agents 'heat-stress kits'

As temperatures soar in the desert this summer, Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona will carry "heat-stress kits" containing tools to help migrants suffering from heat-related illnesses. ... Read more»

Wildfire blazes through another 4,200 acres near Kitt Peak, burned areas near Pan Tak village

The Contreras Fire has burned nearly 30,000 acres southwest of Tucson over the past week, with crews still working to protect Kitt Peak National Observatory and the blaze continuing in contained areas near the evacuated village of Pan Tak.... Read more»

Former Az prison guard sentenced to 30 mos. in gun smuggling plot

A former Arizona Department of Corrections officer was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to smuggling two belt-fed rifles, an AK-47 and 500 AK-47 magazines into Mexico.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents nab 250 lbs. of meth worth $181K near Gila Bend

A woman driving near Gila Bend was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents after they discovered more than 120 lbs. of meth worth an estimated $181,000 in her minivan, authorities said.... Read more»

Contreras Fire continues to burn near Kitt Peak, crews still defending observatory

The Contreras Fire has burned thousands more acres in rough terrain the past several days, and officials at Kitt Peak National Observatory say assessing any damage to scientific instruments will be a priority. The village of Pan Tak near the base of the mountain also remains evacuated.... Read more»

Abs of steel: 2 men busted in Nogales for smuggling AK-47s taped to their torsos

U.S. Customs officers arrested two men as they attempted to walk from Nogales, Ariz., into Mexico with four semi-automatic rifles strapped to their torsos, officials said. ... Read more»

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