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A drawing of the detention area known as 'Dublin Core' in Florence, Ariz.

As part of a partnership with two immigration rights groups, the University of Arizona will host an archive of oral histories, art and memorabilia collected from migrants detained in Arizona. Read more»

A Mexican man was sentenced to more than four years in prison after he intentionally slammed a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer to the ground—a blow that resulted in a traumatic brain injury—during a 2020 incident in Nogales, Arizona. Read more»

Marcelino Ramos, 54, stands before a banner showing all the deported veterans that have died in exile during a 2022 protest in Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, México.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of foreign-born U.S. military veterans convicted of crimes have been deported - but despite President Joe Biden’s promise to bring them back, only about 50 veterans have returned under a 2021 executive order. 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»

Una puerta cerrada con llave en la frontera en Nogales. La atención médica en los centros de detención de inmigrantes era deficiente incluso antes de la pandemia y en septiembre expiró una orden judicial que requería que los funcionarios federales de inmigración consideraran la liberación de los detenidos con riesgos de COVID.

Para aproximadamente 30,000 personas que viven en espacios cerrados en la red de instalaciones de inmigración del país, COVID sigue siendo una amenaza siempre presente. Read more»

A locked gate at the border in Nogales. Medical care in immigration detention facilities was deficient even before the pandemic and in September, a court order expired that required federal immigration officials to consider releasing detainees with COVID risks.

Across the country, the chance of developing severe illness or dying from COVID has fallen - but for the roughly 30,000 people living in close quarters in the country’s network of immigration facilities, COVID remains an ever-present threat. 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 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»

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»

A Title 42 protest in Nogales, Sonora on March 22, 2022. Immigration officials have used the health order more than 2 million times to expel migrants since March, 2020.

Accusing the Biden administration of violating the Constitution by failing to protect Texas from an invasion by Mexican drug cartels and undocumented immigrants, Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday said the state will escalate its efforts to turn back those who enter illegally. Read more»

In the days leading up to the 2022 election, Republican Congressman Paul Gosar made an extraordinary claim about what the his party’s Arizona gubernatorial nominee, Kari Lake, might do in the name of stopping undocumented immigration if she wins office. Read more»

A 38-year-old man who fired on Homeland Security agents during a traffic stop in 2019, setting off a firefight that killed a woman and wounded a federal officer, was sentenced to more than 36 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in Tucson. 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»

George Ybarra mientras servía en el Cuerpo de Marines de los EE. UU. y cargaba a su primer hijo, George Jr.

A pesar de su servicio militar y la clara prueba de que George Ybarra era ciudadano del país por el que luchó, funcionarios estadounidenses desafiaron repetidamente su derecho a estar en el país, deportandolo una vez e intendando hacerlo una decada después. Ybarra murió la semana pasada, poco después de ganar su caso de inmigración. Read more»

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