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Starting Friday, border agents will expel illegal immigrants by way of a different law, Title 8, which requires screening for asylum claims but also allows for a similar expedited removal process.

The Biden administration is projecting a sense of preparedness but sought to blame Congress for inaction, while Republican lawmakers attacked the administration for not taking a stronger stance on immigration, as human rights activists are sounding the alarm over a potential crisis. Read more»

The Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma, one of hundreds across the U.S. in the 19th and 20th centuries that worked to forcibly assimilate Indigenous children into Western culture, often separating families and punishing use of tribal language and traditions. Arizona had 47 such schools over the years.

Over a year after the Department of the Interior released the first volume of its Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, which lays the groundwork to address intergenerational trauma created by federal policies, its second report will be made public later this year. Read more»

The departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services will also end their requirements for Head Start educators, health care facilities that take Medicare and Medicaid and some foreign nationals crossing the border.

White House officials announced Monday that they will end the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees, contractors and international travelers when the COVID-19 public health emergency ends on May 11. Read more»

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs during a March, 2023, visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Under fire from Republicans as record-high levels of migrants trek across the U.S.-Mexico border each month, the Biden administration unveiled a plan to open two processing centers in Central America, with the aim to cut migrants off at the pass as they make their way north. Read more»

Two Democrats have already announced their intention to challenge Biden in a primary: author Marianne Williamson and anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Distinguishing himself from what he calls MAGA extremists who want to take away America's freedoms, President Joe Biden kicked off his campaign Tuesday for a second term in 2024 office. Read more»

A member of the National Guard during inspections at the the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales in 2018.

Twenty-eight purported members of the Sinaloa drug cartel were indicted in three U.S. federal courts, charged with unleashing a campaign of violence and murder while distributing at least 56,000 kilograms of drugs and laundering tens of millions of dollars. Read more»

In 2021, a federal judge in Texas ruled DACA unlawful and barred the government from accepting new applicants.

President Joe Biden announced a plan Thursday to expand federal health care coverage for undocumented immigrants who have been allowed to work in the U.S., among other protections, through their participation in the policy known as DACA. Read more»

The classified documents investigation is only one of several criminal probes Trump is facing.

As a lawyer for former President Donald Trump appeared in front of a grand jury for one of multiple criminal investigations he faces — this one Trump's handling of classified documents — legal experts watching the sealed process remarked on the speed of the proceedings. Read more»

The executive order is already drawing fire from Second Amendment advocates.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Tuesday expanding the number of background checks conducted before gun sales, imposing harsher penalties on violations of federal firearms law and directing a study of how firearm manufacturers market to minors. Read more»

Water from the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, which recharges water by sending it down the watercourse near Downtown Tucson, flows in the river in 2019.

U.S. drinking water standards will for the first time include limits on the presence of cancer-causing substances known as PFAS, according to new regulations that will be overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more»