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Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber walks through the January 8 memorial on the 11th anniversary of the shooting. Barber was wounded in the shooting, along with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others, and six people were killed. The memorial, set next to the Pima County Courthouse, opened last year.

2022 often felt like one of the most violent years in recent memory, with many of our stories about the immediate and longterm consequences of crime, but there were also moments of genuine hope and beauty reflected in the Sentinel's coverage throughout the year. Read more»

In Nogales, Son., a procession of about 120 migrants and supporters walk along the border fence separating Arizona and Mexico as part of a posada. A posada is a Mexican tradition in which people commemorate the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.

A crowd of more than 100 people congregated outside a border crossing in downtown Nogales this weekend, walking to an aid center almost two miles away during a Christmas season posada highlighting the travails of migrants. Read more»

En Nogales, Son., una procesion de casi 120 migrantes y otras personas apoyandolos caminan al lado de la pared fronteriza separando a Arizona y México como parte de una posada. Una posada es una tradición mexicana que conmemora el la migracion de Maria y Jose a Belen.

Un grupo de más de 100 personas se congregaron fuera de un cruze fronterizo en el centro de Nogales el fin de semana, caminando a un centro de ayuda casi dos millas de distancia durante una posada navideña sobresaltando los viajes de migrantes. Read more»

In Nogales, Sonora hundreds of families, including children have waited in Mexico for months, even nearly a year, to seek asylum in the U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court is keeping Title 42 in place until the justices can review whether the pandemic-era program should be lifted or continue, staying a lower court’s ruling that would have allowed the program to expire on Wednesday.  Read more»

A group of migrants from Venezuela walk between the southern border wall and the Rio Grande towards a temporary U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in El Paso on Oct. 6, 2022.

There were nearly 2.4 million migrant arrests at the nation’s southwestern border this fiscal year - the highest number ever recorded, according to Border Patrol - but it's unclear how many represent individuals crossing because the count includes people who make repeated attempts. Read more»

Two buses from Texas transporting immigrants arrive at Washington D.C.’s Union Station on April 21.

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine has opened an investigation into whether southern border state governors - including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey - misled immigrants as part of what he called a “political stunt” to transport them to Washington. Read more»

A K-9 unit sits outside the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office in 2010. Two men are accused of manslaughter after two migrants were shot in Hudspeth County this week.

Two men shot two migrants, killing one and injuring another, earlier this week while the two victims stood along a West Texas road getting water, authorities said. One of the alleged shooters is reportedly a warden for a privately run immigration detention center. Read more»

Cargo containers were added to the U.S.-Mexico border Friday to block asylum seekers from entering the U.S. miles from the Morelos Dam near Yuma, Ariz.

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»

In Nogales, Sonora hundreds of families, including children have waited in Mexico for months, even nearly a year, to seek asylum in the U.S.

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»

Johnny, right, and his son hold on to Simba as the pup frantically licks at their faces during their reunion at the El Paso International Airport.

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»

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»

A little girl sits on her father's shoulders during a protest in Nogales, Sonora, in 2022.

Four migrant parents filed a federal lawsuit in Arizona, arguing a Trump administration policy of intentionally separating families who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border was harmful and traumatic. Read more»

Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson leads a prayer during a 2021 event in Nogales, Sonora.

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»

International travelers presented their IDs and vaccination cards on Nov. 9, 2021, before crossing the pedestrian bridge into downtown Laredo. A Louisiana federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration’s efforts to lift Title 42, a federal health order that has been used to quickly deport migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday blocked the Biden administration from lifting a public health order that immigration officers have used to quickly expel migrants at the southwest border, including asylum-seekers. Read more»

Victor, a migrant in seeking asylum in the U.S., carries a cross during a protest against Title 42 in Nogales, Sonora in late March.

While Title 42 remains in place, Homeland Security officials are preparing for its eventual end, describing how U.S. border authorities will deal with a potential increase in the number of people crossing the Mexican border once the Trump-era restriction is lifted. Read more»

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