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Hoover: Magnus needs to work with experts & activists to make U.S. border policies more humane

Chris Magnus, Tucson's former chief of police and now Biden’s new CBP commissioner, should seek out civil society experts for help to make border policies humane. Humanitarian groups, academics, human rights groups, telecommunication companies, and local governments have much to offer. ... Read more»

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Hoover: Season of death returns for migrants in Arizona's remote deserts

The annual season of death is upon us, and it is off to a roaring start. Last year, migrant deaths in America's deserts approached a 20-year high, and Arizona is on track for setting a new record. — Rev. Robin Hoover... Read more»

Fear & uncertainty: Asylum-seekers in limbo under Trump’s expanding ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

As the Trump administration seeks to expand the "Migrant Protection Protocols" or "Remain in Mexico" program along the southwest border, migrants and shelter operators worry about the future, even as asylum reviews tighten further. ... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Hoover: More creative thinking needed in reforming immigration system

"Civil society must begin a national discourse on immigration reform and carry through with it. Leaving the conversations to politicians and law enforcement is not getting the job done." — Rev. Robin Hoover... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Alpha males must stop quaking at first sign of Latino 'caravans'

America has survived two world wars, a Civil War, and depressions but what waiters would call "three four-tops and an eight-top" poses a security risk to a city of a million? Get over it. If prostitution is the oldest profession, pimping fear is the oldest form of politics.... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Hoover: Border Patrol's 'hot water' claims are all wet

Here we go again. The Border Patrol is retaliating against humanitarians working to save lives in the desert. Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council recently said, "If that water heats up in the desert, it's actually a lot more dangerous to drink extremely heated water than what it is if you don't have that water at all." ... Read more»

Blue water barrel's trip to NY museum honors work to end deadly Az treks

Rev. Robin Hoover and others from Humane Borders were at a tony event at NYC's Cooper Hewitt design museum last week because a simple blue plastic water barrel, designed by activists to save migrants crossing the desert southwest of Tucson, is part of a new exhibit at the branch of the Smithsonian.... Read more»

15-year-old Humane Borders water barrel headed to Smithsonian

A beat-up blue plastic water barrel, designed by Humane Borders to save migrants crossing the Arizona desert, will become part of an exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt museum, part of the Smithsonian. It has been 15 years since the group built two barrels, placing them in the desert in an effort to lower the number of deaths of illegal border crossers.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Want to extend your life? Don't smoke

An interview with Rev. Dr. Robin Hoover, founder of Humane Borders, plus Stephen Michael, director of the Arizona Smokers Helpline, and the Blogger Beat with David Safier of BlogForArizona.com. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why presidential candidates won't touch immigration issue

Interviews with Rev. Robin Hoover, founder of Humane Borders, along with the Reporters Roundtable featuring Jimmy Boegle, editor of the Tucson Weekly, and Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com, and Matt Russell, Tucson's Culinary Cruiser, with the Weekend Watch.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: How to carry through on New Year's health resolutions

Today on Buckmaster - We talk New Year's health resolutions with Victoria Maizes, M.D., Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Then, it's a newsmaker interview with Rev. Robin Hoover, Founder of Humane Borders. Plus, the TREO CEO Interview Series continues with a conversation with Mara Aspinall, President and CEO of Ventana Medical Systems and Global Head of Roche Tissue Diagnostics.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Economic gap growing in Tucson

We kicked off the show with a newsmaker interview with Jonathan Peck of the Tucson Urban League. Following that, Bill visited with Rev. Robin Hoover, Founder of Humane Borders.... Read more»