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Continued wall construction puts border residents on edge amid COVID-19 pandemic

Residents of small border communities say construction workers don't practice safe social distancing on or off the job

Critics say Trump order on immigration does little but stir up anxiety

Experts said the order does little to expand restrictions in an immigration system that is already shut down in many ways.

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.

Incomplete data and lack of testing means Arizona COVID-19 cases are undercounted

The governor has vowed to ramp up testing throughout Arizona, but the state’s information about current cases is still murky.

Grijalva: Legislation would address disparities in COVID-19 relief for immigrant families

A discussion with the Southern Arizona Democrat about a bill he says would expand access to testing and aid.

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.

Border Patrol expelling migrants to minimize virus exposure

The agency has returned to a deportation policy not seen in the Southwest in nearly 20 years.

Health workers, aid groups step in to fill Spanish-language gap around COVID-19

More than 1 million people speak Spanish at home in Arizona, but official coronavirus bilingual communication has lagged.

DACA recipients search for answers among local and federal measures to ease impact of pandemic

Recipients of the Obama-era program for immigrant youth say questions remain for mixed immigration status families

Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic

Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.

Immigration attorneys, turned away without protective gear, call for detention center closures

Arizona attorneys say they can't find protective equipment required to visit clients, putting their cases in danger.

Immigration lawyers: New personal protective equipment rules endangering detainees

Lawyers and advocacy groups say the U.S. government is defying public health rules intended to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Environmental advocates say planned border construction threatens jaguar corridors

CBP announced plans to build more than 90 miles of border wall in an area advocates say is predominantly remote wilderness.

Coronavirus forces ICE to shift enforcement priorities

ICE says it is temporarily focusing on arresting unauthorized immigrants with criminal backgrounds and those considered dangerous.

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