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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»

Volunteers serve coffee to migrants outside of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nogales on Tuesday.

With Trump-era pandemic restrictions known as Title 42 expected to possibly expire in February, cities along the Southern border - including Nogales and Yuma - are continuing to strategize and prepare for another influx of migrants. Read more»

The medical market has continued to bleed both sales and participants, following a trend that has legalized adult-use cannabis years after establishing medical cannabis markets.

For the eighth straight month, and the eleventh time in the past year, Arizona medical marijuana sales dropped from the month prior - clocking in at about $31 million in October 2022 - while adult-use cannabis sales hit a new high in the same month, with more than $85.4 million. 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»

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»

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

The Biden administration urged the Supreme Court not to stand in the way as it finally retires a policy of limiting immigration on the grounds of public health after Chief Justice John Roberts stayed a lower court’s ruling that would have allowed the program to expire on Wednesday.  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»

Some hospices boost profits by signing people up regardless of whether they are dying.

The current design of the Medicare hospice program enables some profit-seeking providers to exploit seniors with few consequences, but this guide can help you research your hospice provider and spot common signs of hospice fraud. 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»

The date when travelers will start to need Travel or Real IDs to get through airport security was extended for the third time on Monday, giving people until 2025 to apply for the documents, which will be required for all domestic air travel. 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»

Forty-eight immigrant and civil rights groups came together to accuse the states of discrimination in their opposition to policies around noncitizens within their borders.

Red states are once again taking their fight over President Joe Biden’s border policies to the Supreme Court, with a case next week challenging the Biden administration’s new guidelines that Republican-led states claim negates Congress’ Immigration and Nationality Act directive.  Read more»

Chris Magnus at a 2016 Tucson Police Department press conference.

Chris Magnus, head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Tucson's former top cop, submitted his resignation to President Joe Biden on Saturday, after being told earlier in the week to quit or be fired. Read more»

Migrants head back to Mexico after being encountered by Border Patrol agents near Sasabe in March 2020, shortly after the start of Title 42.

Migrant and asylum seeker flows have become increasingly hemispheric in nature and as a result, U.S. enforcement policies long directed toward arrivals from Mexico and Northern Central America are misaligned—underscoring the need for new regional approaches. 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»

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