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Neither side thrilled with immigration reforms in Build Back Better bill

Buried in the $1.9 trillion Build Back Better Plan is $100 billion for immigration reform, money that critics say has no business being in the bill and that migration advocates say does not go nearly far enough. ... Read more»0

'Q-Shaman' gets new lawyer, sets up likely appeal of Jan. 6 guilty plea

Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man dubbed the “QAnon Shaman” for his support of QAnon conspiracy theories, who pleaded guilty to his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol - switched attorneys Monday, laying the groundwork for a possible appeal of his 41-month sentence. ... Read more»0

Border apprehensions hit all-time high of 1.7 million in FY 2021

Apprehensions at the southwestern border hit 1.7 million in fiscal 2021 - the highest in more than 60 years - but while the numbers can be shocking, they can also be misleading, since one migrant may try to cross the border several times but will show up repeatedly in the total.... Read more»0

Arizona border communities face another month of 'nonessential' travel limits

The ban on nonessential travel on land crossings between the U.S. and Mexico will be extended another month, a “disheartening” development for border towns and businesses that have already had to cope with the travel limitation for 18 months. ... Read more»0

Feds deal another setback to Rosemont mine by upholding jaguar habitat

Federal regulators on Friday rejected a mining company’s request to reduce critical habitat for endangered jaguars in the Santa Rita Mountains on land that overlaps the footprint of the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine. ... Read more»0

Arizona border town 'fed up' as ban on nonessential travel extended again

Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino said he is “fed up” with the federal government’s COVID-19 ban on nonessential border crossings, which has been extended for another month, further crippling local businesses that rely on cross-border customers. ... Read more»0