homeland security

Border Patrol, legal counsel, migrants, asylum, asylum-seekers, expedited screening, border
Aug 1, 2023

Democratic lawmakers slam the lack of attorney access for asylum-seekers in Border Patrol custody

Dozens of Democratic members of Congress asked the Biden administration Tuesday to end expedited screening of asylum-seekers in Border Patrol custody, calling it a "rushed practice" that has allowed little access to legal counsel.

border, Biden, Congress, Mexico
May 2, 2023

Biden sending 1,500 troops for Mexico border migrant surge

The Biden administration will send 1,500 active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border starting next week, ahead of an expected migrant surge following the end of Covid pandemic-era restrictions.

border crossings, Border Patrol, Biden, Trump, Mexico, migrants
Mar 15, 2023

Sharp drop in illegal border crossings continues in February

A sharp drop in illegal border crossings along the Southwest border that started in January after the Biden administration announced stricter immigration measures continued into February, the administration announced Wednesday.

border, Nogales, Title 42, Troy Miller Pima County, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Casa Alitas Welcome Center, Tucson, Arizona, Mexico, pursuits, Customs and Border Protection, ACLU, Arizona, New Mexico
Jan 12, 2023

US border authorities roll out updated pursuit policy

U.S. border authorities announced changes to their policy for pursuing smugglers and other crime suspects on Wednesday, following an extensive review and criticism by immigrant advocates who pointed to cases in which passengers died when drivers fled law enforcement.

veto, legislature, lawmakers, Senate, House, Hobbs, Petersen, Toma, bills, legislation, session
Jan 9, 2023

Republican lawmakers plan to send bills to Hobbs they know she’ll veto

The 2023 legislative session gets started today with perhaps the worst-kept political secret: Republican lawmakers are going to send bills to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs even knowing ahead of time she will veto them.

migration, asylum, Mexico, border, Venezuela, Honduras, Mexico
Nov 15, 2022

Judge orders halt to Trump-era asylum restrictions at border

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Biden administration to lift Trump-era asylum restrictions that have been a cornerstone of border enforcement since the beginning of Covid.

border, migrants, immigration, Yuma, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration Justice Campaign, Border Patrol Strategic Plan 1994 and Beyond, Homeland Security
Oct 25, 2022

Southern border apprehensions hit record 2.4 million in fiscal 2022

Border officials encountered a record of almost 2.4 million migrants at the southern border in fiscal 2022, shattering the old record of 1.7 million set just a year earlier, according to numbers released late Friday by Customs and Border Protection.

immigration, Venezuela, Mexico, Biden, Trump, border, Covid
Oct 17, 2022

Biden turning to Trump-era rule to expel Venezuelan migrants

Two years ago, candidate Joe Biden loudly denounced President Donald Trump for immigration policies that he said inflicted "cruelty and exclusion at every turn," including toward those fleeing the "brutal" government of socialist Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

Mar 20, 2021

Ducey accuses Biden of creating border crisis

Surrounded by Republican politicians, Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday insisted that everything that is now going wrong on the border is the fault of President Biden, his administration and the Democratic Congress.

Apr 9, 2019

Ducey: Federal laws to blame for crisis at border

The governor said today that people who try to get across the border often are "coached by individuals to say things that allow them to come in the country.'' Those laws, Ducey said, need to be changed.

Feb 8, 2017

Kelly vows to get local input as feds seek way to close southern border

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a House panel Tuesday that a wall will help close the “gaping wound” of the U.S-Mexico border.

Jan 30, 2017

McCain and Flake take lead in opposing immigration ban

Arizona’s two U.S. senators quickly emerged as the leading Republican opposition to President Donald Trump’s order suspending the admission of all refugees for 120 days and blocking the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.