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Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost discusses the agency's challenges

Provost also talks about her early career, which started in Douglas.

Mexican National Guard steps up presence at country’s northern border

The Arizona Republic's Rafael Carranza explains the impact of the deployment.

Pence pushes new NAFTA in Green Valley

In a visit Thursday, the Vice President urged locals to push for passage of the USMCA agreement.

Border wall construction in Arizona moves ahead

Preparations for more construction are underway near Douglas and on the San Pedro River.

Gov Ducey urges Congress to pass USMCA

The Arizona governor also discussed border security, Tucson's sanctuary city initiative and education funding.

Pima County sheriff opens call for citizens to join advisory council

Sheriff Mark Napier says the council can review any aspect of the department's activities.

McSally defends Huachuca money going to border wall

The U.S. senator from Arizona says $30 million will be replaced in a future budget.

Grijalva and others push for transparency on border military deployment

34 members of Congress are urging the Department of Defense to investigate President Trump’s use of military troops on the border.

Park Service: New border wall will threaten critical archaeological sites

A report by the agency details impacted sites in Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

ICE buys gear to pull data from mobile devices

The $28.2 million contract is with a company that says it can unlock Apple and high-end Android devices.

The US races to build a new border

Dozens of miles of new border fence was a campaign promise four years ago. It’s happening now in Arizona.

On the border in San Luis, asylum seekers from around the world wait months

Asylum seekers face a long wait at the border, punctuated by anxieties over sudden policy shifts that can shut the door on them.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol chief on trends along southern border

Topics include a drop in apprehensions, new wall construction and Tucson's sanctuary city initiative.

Tracing the Migrant Journey

A team of reporters follows the path migrants take to reach the southern border of the U.S.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

Tucson Sector border apprehensions are up, national numbers down

Migrant apprehensions across much of Arizona are higher than they were a year ago, even while the national numbers have dropped considerably.

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