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How Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy Leads to Family Separation

A discussion with Arizona Republic border reporter Rafael Carranza about how the law is enforced.

Tohono O'odham Leaders See Chance for Improved Ties With Federal Law Enforcement

The tribe's land spans both Arizona and Mexico, adding complexity to its relationship with the political border.

Judge: Ousted Arizona Lawmaker Can Run for State Senate

Ruling over question of former Rep. Don Shooter's residence.

Pima Supervisors to Vote on Grants Targeting Illegal Immigration, Drug Trafficking

The board is considering more than $2 million in federal funding for the sheriff's department, including Operation Stonegarden.

Sessions Cites Bible to Defend Separating Immigrant Families

Last month, the attorney general announced a "zero tolerance" policy that any adult who enters the country illegally is criminally prosecuted.

Local Officials Condemn Policy Separating Undocumented Families

Office holders from six different government bodies gathered to voice opposition to the Trump administration policy.

Ryan Paints Rosy Scenario on Immigration; Details to Come

Potential legislation still has to make its way through difficult negotiations between conservatives and moderates.

Pima County Supervisors OK TUSD Desegregation Tax Plan, Defying Legislature

County plans to leave tax as a part of its primary property tax, bucking recently passed law.

Arizona Democrats Call for Special Legislative Session

Four senators want another look at block grant money and gun laws.

Jeff Sessions Blocks Access to Asylum for Those Fleeing Domestic Violence

The attorney general overruled a 2016 case, saying people must also prove the government did not or could not protect them.

Taking a Trip to "Bundyville"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Legal battles on the border over the separation of families; and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman talks about life, death, and having fun in between.

US Asylum Seekers Wait Their Turn on Mexican Border

The exact reasons for the border crossing bottleneck in California, Arizona and Texas are unclear.

Arizona Department of Education Gets New Associate Superintendent

Heather Cruz will oversee English language acquisition and CTE, among other duties.

Tucson Unified Mulls More Options For Ensuring School Safety

One TUSD parent proposed situational training.

Arizona Settles Suit Over Handling of Voter Registration

The suit said voter registration in the state was unduly burdensome over proof-of-citizenship requirement.

Border Patrol: National Guard Help Leading to Arrests

Though the agency did not indicate whether numbers were higher compared with previous periods.

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