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ICE and CBP agents in Nogales, Arizona in 2018.

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will again limits arrests at schools, hospitals, and other "protected" areas under new guidelines issued Wednesday by the Homeland Security secretary, part of the Biden administration's effort to roll back Trump-era policies. Read more»

A Customs and Border Protection officer blocked Guatemalan migrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on June 2, 2018. The man in the orange shirt said he also was turned back a day earlier, but his sons managed to reach the port of entry that day, separating the family.

Frontline U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and administration officials used the justification that port facilities were over capacity for processing asylum claims, including detention space - but records show that the capacity excuse often was untruthful. Read more»

A rally for DACA in Tucson on September 6, 2017.

After federal judge's blocked new DACA applications, advocates are demanding Congress pass bills to grant work permits and protect more than 644,000 people from deportation — including about 35,000 in Arizona alone. Read more»

Two women file paperwork in Nogales, Sonora in June 2018.

Trump administration officials took little care to determine whether immigrants parents wanted to be reunited with their children before deportation, and instead relied on a haphazard, inconsistent process that lacked "clear guidance," a federal watchdog said. Read more»

Magnus at a June 2020 press conference about the in-custody death of Carlos Ingram-Lopez.

President Joe Biden is nominating the head of Tucson's Police Department, Chris Magnus, to head the parent agency of the U.S. Border Patrol. Magnus was an outspoken critic of Trump administration border policies. Read more»

Unlike previous waves of migration, which were mostly single men, Customs and Border Protection officials say recent years have seen more families with children. In this May 2019 photo, Border Patrol agents process 1,036 men, women and children caught trying to cross the border in El Paso, Texas.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz told the House Oversight and Reform Committee that the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy followed a test program in west Texas in which officials were not immediately able to reunite separated families. More than 3,000 children were separated from their families, and one advocate said this week that 611 children are still in custody years later. Read more»

Phoenix immigration attorney Daniel Rodríguez says he wants to know more about the political strategy President Joe Biden plans to put in place to help those who hope to get citizenship through this new plan.

President Joe Biden's plan to reform the U.S. immigration system includes preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and outlines a path to permanent residence and citizenship for its recipients, but some immigrants remain skeptical about the future. Read more»

Steel from the wall built by previous administrations lies in a pile, as contractors build a new 30-foot high wall near Sasabe, Ariz., in 2020.

Trump's four-year jihad of malevolent rage against illegal immigration barely made a dent in the numbers of undocumented border crossers. News flash: He was bad at his job. Read more»

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protest at the United Food and Commercial Workers building in Phoenix on Sept. 5, 2017, the day the Trump administration said it was ending DACA. On Friday, a federal district judge ordered the program restored – a ruling the administration said it will appeal, despite having lost once already at the Supreme Court.

The Trump administration said Monday it will abide by a court order – for now – to start accepting new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications, a move that could affect an estimated 682,000 undocumented immigrants. Read more»

Hundreds in Tucson demonstrate in 2017 for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that protected people who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation for two years and gave them a work visa. DACA was ended by the Trump administration in 2017, however, legal challenges have kept the program alive.

A group of immigrants in New York have asked a federal judge to invalidate a July 28 memo that restricts DACA, and force the government to again process first-time applications, advance parole requests, and renewals under the terms of the original immigrant protection program. Read more»

Hundreds push for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that protected people who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation for two years and gave them a work visa. DACA was ended by the Trump administration in 2017, however, legal challenges have kept the program alive.

The Trump administration moved to roll back Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which currently protects about 644,000 'Dreamers' from deportation, in a move that flouts a federal court order that required new applications to be accepted. Read more»

The Trump administration has been trying to get rid of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program since September 2017, when this photo was taken of protestors outside of ICE headquarters in Phoenix. After several court losses, the administration was ordered Friday to start processing new DACA applications, but has not yet done so.

The federal government is currently not accepting new applications for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, despite a federal court’s order Friday that it resume doing so. Read more»

A young man fills out a form giving him DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, during a clinic in Tucson in Feb. 2017.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Trump administration violated the law when it ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that give work permits to about 644,000 people and protects them from deportation—including about 35,000 people in Arizona alone. Read more» 1

A tent city in Tornillo that sheltered migrant children opened in June 2018 and has since closed.

Newly obtained government documents show how the Trump administration’s now-blocked policy to separate all migrant children from parents led social workers to frantically begin tracking thousands of children seized at the southern border and compile reports on cases of trauma. Read more» 1

Despite cold and rainy weather, hundreds lined up to rally outside the Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program the court was considering.

The Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with the push to end the DACA program, with some justices suggesting that the Trump administration’s justification for the move was flimsy and did not take into account its full impact. Read more»

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