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Understanding walls: "The barrier that we create in our hearts must be broken to heal and grow".
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering the first space shuttle launch, 40 years ago; the uncertain state of the film industry reflected at the 93rd annual Academy Awards; and the tale of a very silly man.
Cochise County sheriff says office has lost “manageable control” of border
Plus, a former hotel in Benson is now a temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum.
New border bill aims at easing surge of asylum seekers
The bipartisan bill is sponsored by Senator Sinema and Sen. Cornyn.
Pima County wants state money for migrant transportation
The county wants the state to pay for transporting asylum seekers.
Ducey calls for emergency declaration at border
Calls migrant surge a "crisis" though numbers have not reached Trump-era levels.
Kelly and Sinema want feds to pay for National Guard
Arizona’s two U.S. Senators sent a letter to the White House.
Ducey sends National Guard to the border
The Governor issued an emergency declaration for Arizona’s border counties.
U.S. Border Patrol's new migrant facility in Tucson takes form
The agency told city officials a tent-like facility to house asylum seekers is slated for a plot just outside Tucson.
Magnus's history with transparency under scrutiny amid CBP nomination
Advocates say the TPD head's views on Trump-era policies are encouraging, but questions remain.
TPD Chief Chris Magnus to be nominated to lead Customs and Border Protection
Magnus is a known critic of former President Trump's border policies
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.
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