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Auctioning of Central American prehistoric art draws rebuke

Central American governments denounced a Wednesday auction in Paris of indigenous prehistoric art. Some are getting the message but not Sotheby's or Christie's.... Read more»

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Az’s undocumented population declines 14% since 2009

Arizona's undocumented population has declined by 14% in the last decade, according to new data released by the Center for Migration Studies.... Read more»

Man dies at Tucson hospital after heart attack in BP custody

A 29-year-old man from Guatemala died at a Tucson hospital on Saturday after being picked up by Border Patrol on Thursday, officials said.... Read more»

Ninth Circuit nixes Trump rule on asylum

Refugees don’t have to be denied asylum in Mexico before applying in the United States, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday, tossing aside a Trump administration rule.... Read more»

Parents sue Border Patrol agent for death of their daughter

The parents of a Guatemalan Mayan woman shot in the head by a Border Patrol agent, whose death drew international outrage because a resident filmed and posted footage of her body, sued the agent and the United States Tuesday. ... Read more»

Democratic senators demand answers on Trump’s secretive border expulsions

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee ask the Department of Homeland Security to explain why it thinks emergency powers granted to the CDC allow it to bypass existing asylum laws.... Read more»

Border Patrol given 'unchallengable authority' to expel migrants seeking asylum, citing coronavirus fears

For the first time since the enactment of the Refugee Act in 1980, people who come to the U.S. saying they fear persecution in their home countries are being turned away by Border Patrol agents with no chance to make a legal case for asylum.... Read more»

ICE: Detainee at La Palma facility in Eloy tests positive for COVID-19

A 45-year-old immigrant from Guatemala detained at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first coronavirus case confirmed in an Arizona immigration detention center, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ... Read more»

Judge finds no deportation risk to asylum seekers under Trump rule

A federal judge overseeing an immigration class action found Tuesday that asylum seekers aren’t at risk of being deported under the “safe third country” rule to three South American countries many are fleeing, despite reports this week deportations have been made to Guatemala.... Read more»

Inside the cell where a sick 16-year-old boy died in Border Patrol care

Video shows Border Patrol held a sick teen in a concrete cell without proper medical attention and did not discover his body until his cellmate alerted guards. The video doesn’t match BP's account of his death.... Read more»

200 migrants turn themselves in to Border Patrol near Sasabe

More than 200 people, including families traveling with children, surrendered to Border Patrol agents Saturday night in five separate groups near Sasabe, Ariz.... Read more»

Family apprehensions at border fell below adults apprehended in October

For the first time in at least a year, more adult immigrants were apprehended at the southern border than families, according to October apprehension numbers released Thursday by Customs and Border Protection.... Read more»

Missing migrants: Failing to bring back the dead

International systems to identify and return the remains of migrants who die on their journey from Latin America to the United States continue to fail.... Read more»

Taking flight: 100 Angels nonprofit provides medical relief to migrant families

Created in December, the new nonprofit, 100 Angels Foundation, provides medical supplies and health care to those seeking asylum in the United States, including families from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... Read more»

Asylum granted: LGBTQ Guatemalan couple begin a new life in Phoenix

A couple from Guatemalan find solace and protection among the LGBTQ community Phoenix after receiving asylum in the United States. ... Read more»

Feds detained nearly 1 million at Mexico border in past year

New statistics reported Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that roughly 1 million migrants have been detained at the southern border in the last year, the most in over a decade.... Read more»

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