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Enviros' lawsuit over Trump's border wall funding moves headed toward settlement

A lawsuit alleging that the Trump administration unlawfully siphoned $3.6 billion in construction funds from the Defense Department to fund border wall projects along the U.S.-Mexico border is heading toward a settlement following an order from the U.S. Supreme Court. ... Read more»

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Hoover: Season of death returns for migrants in Arizona's remote deserts

The annual season of death is upon us, and it is off to a roaring start. Last year, migrant deaths in America's deserts approached a 20-year high, and Arizona is on track for setting a new record. — Rev. Robin Hoover... Read more»

Migrants' bodies found near Ajo & Arivaca; Officials left other remains in desert cave for 16 months

Humanitarian volunteers found the remains of up to four people in the Southern Arizona desert this weekend, while another set of remains reported in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument remained untouched by authorities for more than a year.... Read more»

Appeals court blocks Trump from building border wall with defense funds

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration Wednesday, rejecting an attempt to use $8.1 billion siphoned from the Defense Department to construct several border wall projects, including one near Yuma that was scheduled to begin in March. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agents rescue 17 migrants from Arizona bombing range, including 9 kids

Yuma-area Border Patrol agents rescued 17 people from a remote part of the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range in Southern Arizona on Monday night, authorities said. ... Read more»

Two Indian nationals activate rescue beacon in desert near Lukeville

Two Indian nationals activated a rescue beacon north of Lukeville, Ariz., on Wednesday evening, and were taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents. ... Read more»

'Mad Max' Jeep Cherokee gets stuck on makeshift ramp during smuggling attempt

Ajo-area Border Patrol agents seized a modified Jeep Cherokee on Wednesday after smugglers fleeing southbound got stuck on a border barrier. A helicopter crew spotted the vehicle carrying 11 people and "suspected bundles" of marijuana as it headed south toward the border. ... Read more»

What’s next for No More Deaths after latest convictions of volunteers?

With a judge's decision this month, No More Deaths now has four more guilty verdicts to add to its legal history. But what do the convictions and upcoming trials mean for the future of providing potentially life-saving aid in Arizona’s borderlands?... Read more»

Court proceedings continue after arrests of No More Deaths volunteers

Members of No More Deaths have faced 36 misdemeanor cases in the past 15 years brought by federal authorities. They have not lost a single one. But a recent round of arrests has put nine volunteers in limbo at a time when the relationship between the humanitarian group and Border Patrol is perhaps more tense than ever. ... Read more»

Passage prevented: How Trump’s border wall will harm Arizona wildlife

President Trump wants to stop illegal immigration with a "big beautiful" wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but experts agree it would harm the ecology of one of the most biodiverse regions of North America.... Read more»

Enviros decry damage from Border Patrol off-roading

Environmental groups contend that Border Patrol off-road vehicles used to catch illegal immigrants and drug smugglers are damaging the landscapes of two ecologically sensitive areas of southern Arizona. They are calling on the agency to update its environmental training. ... Read more»1