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Biden proposes new asylum system for crossings at Mexico border

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»

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Nogales man gets 41 months in prison for cross-border drug tunnel

A Nogales-area man was sentenced in federal court to 41 months in prison for his role in the construction and use of a drug-smuggling tunnel to move narcotics through a cross-border sewer system. ... Read more»

Supreme Court halts hearings on Trump border cases after Biden reversals

The Supreme Court postponed upcoming hearings challenging the government's ability to divert Defense Department funds to border wall construction and on the administration’s so-called "remain in Mexico" policy Wednesday, after both had been reversed on the first day of President Joe Biden’s term.... Read more»

Biden ends Trump policy to separate migrant children from their parents

President Joe Biden signed three executive orders on Tuesday evening that reverse controversial policies from the previous administration, including one that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents.... Read more»

Washington in unprecedented lockdown days before Biden’s inauguration

After the riot of Jan. 6 that ultimately left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer, as many as 25,000 National Guard troops from around the country will be deployed to Washington along with transit police officers from around the country, local police agencies and federal law enforcement authorities.... Read more»

DHS waives more regulations to speed construction of border wall

The Trump administration took another step toward expediting construction of a border wall Tuesday, announcing it is waiving federal contracting regulations to fast track construction in four states, including Arizona. ... Read more»

Lawmakers blast plan to shift $3.8 billion from Pentagon to border wall

The Trump administration plans to tap the Pentagon for another $3.8 billion in military funds to pay for border wall construction this year, a move critics blasted as “theft,” a raid and a money grab. ... Read more»

6 children died in Border Patrol care, Dems in Congress want to know why

Video contradicted the Border Patrol’s account of 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez’s death. Now, House Democrats are pressuring the agency to explain why six migrant children died under its care in less than a year.... Read more»

Cross-border drug tunnel found beneath Nogales home

A cross-border tunnel was discovered late Tuesday night in Nogales, Arizona, and border agents arrested two men and seized more than 200 pounds of narcotics, including methamphetamine. ... Read more»

Vet still proud to have served his country – even after it deported him

Hector Barajas-Varela is an Army veteran, proud to have served the United States as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division – even after the country deported him twice.... Read more»

Troops block vehicle lanes at Nogales border crossing

As the exodus of asylum-seeking Central Americans began arriving at the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, U.S. troops and border officers blocked part of the Nogales border gate with steel containers topped with razor wire.... Read more»

McSally focuses on national security in Senate bid

Two-term Republican congresswoman Martha McSally touts her national security experience as proof she deserves a promotion to U.S. Senate.... Read more»

Kyl challenges DHS over releases of migrant familes

Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen had no answers for communities and overloaded non-profits helping families released from federal detention. ... Read more»

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U.S. planning new wave of immigration deportation raids

U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally. The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration this year.... Read more»

McSally appointed chair of border subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally has been named as the chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee. McSally's experience in Congress and her "firsthand experience on the border make her a natural fit to succeed in this vital role," said the Homeland Security chairman.... Read more»

McSally's 'Border Jobs for Vets' signed into law

A bill sponsored by freshman Rep. Martha McSally has become one of a handful to pass through a stalemated Congress and be signed into law. The "Border Jobs for Veterans Act" received President Obama's signature on Friday.... Read more»

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