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Chef Sonia Ortiz prepares Somali chicken before the doors of Flavors From Afar open. At 63, the Guatemalan refugee is grateful for her opportunity at the LA restaurant.

Through its food and hospitality, Flavors From Afar - in Los Angeles' Little Ethiopia neighborhood - sheds light on refugees and asylum seekers by featuring cuisines from countries that have experienced a refugee crisis. Read more»

A young boy in Nogales, Sonora, is one of hundreds waiting to access asylum under a series of policies implemented by the Trump administration in 2019 and 2020.

Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied migrant children have been placed with sponsors across the country this year. Now, thousands more could arrive under a new federal program aimed at providing a path for children left behind in Central America to join immigrant parents. Read more»

Haitian migrants are put on a plane near Del Rio, Texas, for eventual expulsion to their home country.

Following the arrival of thousands of Haitian migrants to the small Texas border city of Del Rio, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun transporting Haitians to El Paso as part of a mass expulsion operation. Read more»

Border Patrol agents assist Haitian immigrants gathered under an international bridge in Del Rio, Texas.

As the Biden administration scrambles to repatriate more than 10,000 Haitians who gathered in a Texas border town last week to ask for asylum, immigration officials speaking in the town repeated one message: “Our borders are not open. And people should not make the journey.” Read more»

An image shared by Tucson Sector's acting chief of a group of 127 migrants encountered by agents on Wednesday. Of those, 82 were children traveling with parents or guardians.

Since the beginning of September, Border Patrol agents have encountered more than 432 people traveling in large groups of people on the Tohono O'odham Nation southwest of Tucson. Read more»

A young boy seeking asylum waits in Nogales, Sonora in April.

A federal judge told the Biden administration halt using Title 42, allowing a class-action lawsuit to proceed over Customs and Border Protection quickly expelling some migrants if they have traveled through a country with COVID-19 cases. Read more»

A family at the Kino Border Initiative on July 28 in Nogales, Sonora.

A humanitarian group based in Nogales, Mexico, accused U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials of violating the due process rights of asylum seekers, rejecting legal asylum claims and subjecting migrants to mental and physical abuse. Read more»

The concertina or 'razor' wire installed in Nogales, Arizona in Feb. 2019.

Legal nonprofit Al Otro Lado and 13 immigrants turned back from making asylum claims at ports of entry along the U.S.–Mexico border proved the "metering" policy violates rights enshrined in the Administrative Procedure Act and Constitution, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Read more»

Asylum-seeking families at the Kino Border Initiative in December 2019.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will vote on a $2 million contract to house asylum-seekers with COVID-19 at a Tucson hotel. Read more»

A young boy in Nogales, Sonora, is one of hundreds waiting to access asylum under a series of policies implemented by the Trump administration in 2019 and 2020.

In a 6-3 order, the Supreme Court’s conservative judges declined Tuesday night to stay a federal judge’s order requiring the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era immigration program that sent more than 60,000 asylum applicants back to Mexico. Read more»

A total of 823 Afghan civilians – 640 adults with 183 children sitting in their laps – pack the hold of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III as they flee Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday. The passenger count of 823 is a record for the C-17.

Phoenix resident Naqibullah “Nakib” Isaczai welcomed Gov. Doug Ducey’s announcement that Arizona will accept refugees fleeing the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan – but still worries that the U.S. response will be too little, too late. Read more»

A group of more than 100 people, who surrendered to Border Patrol agents near Sasabe, including more than 90 children.

Facing more than a million backlogged cases, the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department wants to update how it handles people seeking asylum at the U.S. - Mexico border. Read more»

Asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico. Many migrants turned back and forced to wait in Mexico took shelter in makeshift tent camps near the border where immigrant advocates say they became targets of violence by drug cartels and even Mexican law enforcement.

A federal judge has restored - but stayed his order pending appeal - the Trump-era Remain in Mexico (MPP) policy after Texas and Missouri sued the Biden administration in April, claiming without MPP, more undocumented immigrants would remain in their states, increasing costs. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent at 'tent-like' facility in Tucson, set up to manage children who traveled to the U.S. without parents or guardians.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are facing an "unprecedented number" of migrants across the southwestern border, but that 27 percent of those intercepted had previously crossed the U.S.-Mexico border at least once in the past 12 months. Read more»

Supervisor Steve Christy, center in this file photo, put the 'xeno' back in phobia during a Tuesday rant.

Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy wants to know why no one was blaming the renewed coronavirus spike on migrants. We have been doing just that... since 1666. Read more»

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