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Land being cleared for 'tent cities' outside the Border Patrol station headquarters in El Paso in April.

The agency said Friday that the Rio Grande Valley sector is holding an average of 8,000 migrants each day. Read more»

Emmanuel Linares holds up the condoms and lube that PROSA volunteers hand out at places frequented by prostitutes.

Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims find life-saving treatment in Peru, relying on nonprofits to connect them to options. Read more»

In a remote part of Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a Border Patrol agent takes into custody two 18-year-old boys from Guatemala.

As early as next week, the Department of Homeland Security will begin collecting DNA from children and parents as part of a "pilot program," to help identify and prosecute people posing as families, officials said Wednesday after a BP sector chief "let the cat out of the bag." Read more»

'Roller coaster' hill in a remote area of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument where 231 people crossed into the U.S. Tuesday morning.

Two weeks after a group of nearly 400 Central Americans crossed into the U.S. near Lukeville, Ariz., Border Patrol agents encountered 231 people in the area, including families and children traveling alone, authorities said. Read more»

Two boys, identified only as 18-year-old males from Guatemala, unpack their bags after they turned themselves to a Border Patrol agent near Lukeville, Ariz., on Tuesday.

Two weeks before the Board of Supervisors considers a controversial border enforcement grant, a top official said Pima County intends to apply for additional funding under the Homeland Security-led grant to cover care and transport for asylum-seekers who have been released here by U.S. immigration officials. Read more»

The sanctuary of the Benedictine Monastery, once a place of worship, now holds a slew of cots where migrants families sleep every night.

The spacious sanctuary of the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson now holds more than pews: dozens of army green American Red Cross cots in clusters, strewn with stuffed animals, pop-up cribs and tattered children’s books in Spanish. Read more»

A group of Central American migrants who entered near Lukeville, Ariz., in early January.

Border Patrol agents patrolling about 14 miles west of Lukeville, Ariz., encountered the largest group of Central American migrants yet, after 360 people crossed into the United States from Mexico. Read more»

People wait in line at the Morley pedestrian crossing in Nogales, Sonora in December.

Customs and Border Protection said it is facing "unprecedented" numbers of migrants along the southwestern border, after the number of people detained in a month again soared, rising 35 percent from February to March. Read more»

People wait at the Morley pedestrian entrance in Nogales, Son., to enter the United States.

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration from implementing a plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration system. Read more»

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey discussing border issues at the White House in 2018.

Arizona Gov. Ducey says he supports President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border because he apparently is cool with losing a quarter-billion dollars per day in trade. He should be smarter than that. Read more»

People wait in line at the Morley pedestrian crossing in Nogales, Son., in December.

Border Patrol released a small group of Central American families in Tucson this week, bypassing Immigration and Customs Enforcement because the agency increasingly cannot manage the large numbers of arriving families and unaccompanied children. Read more»

“These people are made in the image of God. They are not less than us. They are humans. They deserve basic human needs,” says Melissa Hubert, a volunteer with Redemption Church Alhambra.

An influx of stranded migrants has resulted from recent procedural changes by ICE and Greyhound. Migrants are no longer allowed to make travel plan before they leave detention or to use Greyhound facilities until they purchase a ticket. Read more»

The Border Patrol inspection station on U.S. 67 between Presidio and Marfa.

It’s unclear when the highway checkpoints in the El Paso sector of the U.S. Border Patrol will reopen after the agency closed them over the weekend and reassigned agents to help deal with an influx of undocumented immigrants. Read more»

Supplies are stacked in the office of Revolution Church in Tolleson to assist migrants who have been dropped there by ICE.

Migrants are being dropped off by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they have applied for asylum and are waiting for their cases to be heard. Read more»

Advocates reviewing one of the Border Patrol's holding cells at the Border Patrol station in Tucson

A long-running lawsuit over the treatment of detainees at Tucson Border Patrol stations will head to trial after a federal judge rejected a motion to force the agency to provide beds or mattresses raised off the floor for those being held. Read more»

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