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Neither side thrilled with immigration reforms in Build Back Better bill

Buried in the $1.9 trillion Build Back Better Plan is $100 billion for immigration reform, money that critics say has no business being in the bill and that migration advocates say does not go nearly far enough. ... Read more»

Enviros' lawsuit over Trump's border wall funding moves headed toward settlement

A lawsuit alleging that the Trump administration unlawfully siphoned $3.6 billion in construction funds from the Defense Department to fund border wall projects along the U.S.-Mexico border is heading toward a settlement following an order from the U.S. Supreme Court. ... Read more»

Border encounters surge, as migrants make repeated crossing attempts

The number of migrants stopped at Southern border for the month of June increased to the highest level in 20 years, but official say those border "encounters" are inflated because they don't represent the number of unique individuals trying to cross but the how many encounters Customs and Border Protection reported. ... Read more»

Ex-BP agent Jenn Budd, Tucson activists protest Biden border policies

Local activists with the Southern Border Communities Coalition were joined by San Diego author Jenn Budd, a former Border Patrol agent who has become an outspoken opponent of stringent border enforcement, protested in Downtown Tucson on Friday.... Read more»

Court says House can sue White House over funds diverted to border wall

The ruling Friday by a panel of a federal circuit court said President Donald Trump’s decision to shift Treasury and Defense Department funds to the wall violates the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution. ... Read more»

Trump to campaign in Yuma next week as Dems hold virtual convention

President Trump will travel to Arizona on Tuesday in a political appearance timed to draw attention away from the Democratic National Convention, which is being held virtually.... Read more»

Trump in Yuma to mark 216 miles of border wall, still a work in progress

President Donald Trump is set to visit Yuma Tuesday to celebrate the completion of 216 miles of border wall, well shy of the 450 miles he has pledged to have built by the end of this year.... Read more»

GAO: Border officials spent migrant care funds on canines, ATVs, more

Customs and Border Protection officials spent funds that were supposed to go to medical care and migrant processing facilities to pay for computer upgrades, canine units, ATVs and other items instead, a new government report shows.... 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»

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»

Border-state voters have dim view of Trump border policy, Border Patrol

Just over half of voters in southern border states disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling border and immigration issues, according to a new report by the U.S. Immigration Policy Center.... Read more»1

Advocates vow Supreme Court ruling not last word on border wall funds

Immigration advocates are vowing to continue to fight the use of Defense Department funds for construction of a border wall, after the Supreme Court late Friday lifted an injunction on the funds transfer.... Read more»

Denounced as 'broken' years ago, CBP discipline system still not fixed

An expert panel’s pleas for swifter, more consistent, more transparent punishment of rogue agents languish.... Read more»

Rush to hire BP agents raises concerns about unqualified officers

A Trump administration plan to hire thousands of border and immigration officers has advocates concerned about a possible repeat of the last hiring binge, which they said was followed by an increase in corruption and misconduct cases.... Read more»

Border sheriff, businessman take different sides on border wall debate

One day before the new secretary of Homeland Security was scheduled to testify on border security, a Nogales business owner joined critics speaking out Monday against the Trump administration’s plans to continue the “militarization” of the southern border.... Read more»