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New border apprehension numbers need context, advocates say

CBP data shows more than 170,000 total apprehensions at the border in March, including record number of children.

Border officials report a record number of apprehensions, but most are still being turned away

The Biden administration is still employing a Trump-era policy that allows agents to send almost all migrants back to Mexico.

Ducey willing to pay for National Guard at the border

The governor says the White House is “ignoring the border”.

Global vaccine disparities pose unique challenges for border communities

Vaccinations are humming along in Arizona. But in neighboring Sonora, the pace is much slower.

Economic impacts felt in Arizona from border travel restrictions

Visitors from Mexico pay sales taxes in retail hubs like the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas.

New migrant releases strain small border communities

A discussion with Arizona Republic reporter Rafael Carranza about his coverage of the border.

Ducey bashes Biden’s border and immigration policies

The governor criticized the president's appointment of Vice President Harris to help oversee the administration's response.

Pima County will bus migrants to Tucson

U. S. Border patrol says it can't afford to transport asylum-seekers.

In Douglas visit, Gov. Doug Ducey calls rising apprehensions a 'man-made crisis' by Biden administriaton

Ducey toured the U.S.-Mexico border with Florida Senator Rick Scott and local law officers, aid groups say they were left out.

Rural officials say towns are ill-prepared for asylum seekers

Mayor Chris Riggs says his town doesn't have a shelter or aid groups to care for families.

Aid groups in Arizona ramp up efforts to host migrants and coordinate care

Amid a record number of border apprehensions, Arizona lawmakers, aid workers respond to new migrant arrivals

Borderlands groups submit list of wall sections prioritized for removal

One of the most comprehensive outlines so far lists roughly 70 miles of wall segments across the Borderlands.

An early look at the Biden administration’s approach to immigration policy

President Biden has already approved a slew of directives on immigration policy, but not everything has changed.

Customs and Border Protection says wall workers winding down construction

After environmental groups released footage showing construction trucks at work, agency says contractors are only securing site.

"Retrograde Lemonade": Move like no one is judging.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Playwright Elaine Romero is recognized for her body of work; and how the murder mystery podcast "Tucson Heat" came to be.

Arizona reacts as Biden's 'Remain in Mexico' rollback begins

Governor Doug Ducey and Representative Raúl Grijalva addressed the new plan in letters to DHS this week.

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