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Emergency workers spray down a Chevrolet Tahoe at the scene of a fatal crash involving a U.S. Border Patrol pursuit in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on July 27, 2022.

Come May, border law enforcement agents will be prohibited from engaging in vehicle pursuit solely on the grounds of a vehicle failing to stop at a checkpoint or yielding to an agent attempting to pull it over, in an attempt to reduce incidents that have led to dozens of deaths. Read more»

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador greets U.S. President Joe Biden upon arrival in Mexico City on Sunday, Jan 8, 2023, ahead of the 2023 North American Leaders' Summit in this photo posted to López Obrador's Twitter account.

Although they touted common goals at the North American Leader’s Summit in Mexico City Tuesday, the presidents of Mexico and the United States revealed that their priorities are still not as aligned as their discourses try to make them appear. Read more»

President Joe Biden descends from Air Force One as he arrives for his first official visit to the border on Sunday, Jan. 8.

President Joe Biden arrived in El Paso Sunday for a three-hour visit at a time when the city has been the focal point of a national debate over how the United States deals with immigration. Read more»

Water pools in a streambed blocked by the container wall built by Arizona Gov Doug Ducey in November.

Federal officials are closing access to a section of the Coronado National Forest where Arizona officials installed hundreds of cargo containers in a failed attempt to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

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»

Kate Scott, the founder of the Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center, removes a sign on the container wall along the Coronado National Forest in Cochise County.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the state will halt placing shipping containers along the Arizona-Mexico border, and begin removing hundreds of the 8,000-lb. steel boxes from federal lands by Jan. 4, according to a court document filed late Wednesday. 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»

An aerial view of the Douglas Port of Entry from 2011.

Arizona Gov Doug Ducey is allocating $8.9 million in federal funding to help build a new port of entry in Douglas, adding funds from the American Rescue Plan to develop wastewater and groundwater infrastructure. Read more»

A young boy sits on her dad's shoulders during a protest against Title 42 in Nogales, Sonora, in March 2022.

The looming end of Title 42 has set immigrant aid groups, local governments and federal agencies on the border rushing to prepare for an expected influx of people. Read more»

Former U.S. Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz was convicted of capital murder for the 2018 vigilante-inspired killing spree of four women, all sex workers, along the Texas/Mexico border.

A Texas jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz of capital murder for the 2018 vigilante-inspired killing spree of four women, all sex workers, along the Texas/Mexico border. Read more»

Migrants walk past Guatemalan and U.S flags set in the Suchiate River, which separates Mexico and Guatemala. Some call nearby Tapachula, Mexico, the 'new U.S. border,' as more and more migrants are coming to the U.S. from other countries and crossing Mexico to get here.

The surge of migrants at the southern border has included skyrocketing numbers from countries that were barely represented in previous years, presenting a challenge that experts say the U.S. is not equipped to address. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent opens a storage container holding dozens of personal items confiscated and held temporarily by the agency in December 2014.

Detained migrants are legally entitled to speak with attorneys - and yet the U.S. immigration system regularly impedes on “basic modes of communication” between migrants and their lawyers - claims that are the basis of a new lawsuit over the ability of migrants to access lawyers. Read more»

Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas

Tohono O'odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr. and Pascua Yaqui Chairman Peter Yucupicio were appointed by President Biden to the first Department of Homeland Security advisory council meant to protect tribal lands and citizens. Read more»

If the administration lifts Title 42 as planned this month, Border Patrol agents are expected to return to using Title 8 to process migrants.

Title 42, the public health order that expels migrants to Mexico was launched early in the pandemic, and the Biden administration’s intention to end it has sparked a legal battle. Read more»

Biden instructed ICE officers to prioritize certain noncitizens for detainment and removal based on the threat they could pose to public safety.

The Supreme Court heard over two hours of arguments Tuesday but appeared no closer to deciding if the Biden administration had the authority to impose guidelines prioritizing public safety when it deports noncitizens.  Read more»

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