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Groups say border wall construction threatens biodiversity of Arizona sky islands

Conservation groups say the animals rely on the ranges to travel between habitats in the U.S. and Mexico.

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf's Arizona visit covers wall construction, PPE for Border Patrol

The secretary's visit included a trip to the border wall and a Border Patrol facility in Tucson.

Mother's Day goes virtual at migrant aid center in Nogales

The Kino Border Initiative shifted its usual in-person celebration in the wake of COVID-19.

The world outside, during the pandemic

As humans hunker down, life continues outside our homes.

Border residents: Border Patrol agents not wearing protective gear at checkpoints

The agency says front-line agents are provided with masks, but federal guidelines don't require them.

DUSTWUN - A film about life, death & trust on the U.S. / Mexico border.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Imago Dei Middle School is building community with food; and - can a borderlands hotel that has survived a century endure the COVID-19 pandemic?

Border Patrol soliciting contractors to take over meals for detainees

The project aims to streamline meals for immigrants in its custody along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump administration finalizes deal to send asylum seekers to Honduras

The administration forged a similar deal with the government of Guatemala last year.

‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum hearings delayed a third time

Hearings are being pushed back again through June 1.

Former ICE detainee says little coronavirus information given in custody

Alejandra Alor Reyes spent almost 10 months in detention after claiming asylum at the border last June.

ADOT shifts to virtual training for truck drivers in Mexico during pandemic

The training is part of a program that started in 2016 to help truck drivers avoid long, costly delays at the border.

Sonoran coronavirus cases concentrated in border town San Luis Rio Colorado

The high number of cases is likely related to the town’s proximity to both Arizona and neighboring Baja California.

US extends CDC health protocol to speed deportations at the border

The order will remain until May 20 at least.

“'Rona needs to stay away!”: How a single mother stays resilient.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free meals for our community; and an interview with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, author of "Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants".

ACLU calls on Border Patrol to halt enforcement at hospitals, other 'sensitive locations'

A video sent to the legal aid group shows an agency vehicle parked at a COVID-19 testing site.

Groups say Border Patrol's accelerated deportations are sending migrants to ill-equipped border towns

The agency is using an emergency protocol to send migrants back across the border in a matter of minutes.

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