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.

Biden, border, U.S.-Mexico border, Border Patrol, immigrants, migrants,
Mar 7, 2023

Plunge in border crossings could blunt GOP attack on Biden

A sharp drop in illegal border crossings since December could blunt a Republican point of attack against President Joe Biden as the Democratic leader moves to reshape a broken asylum system that has dogged him and his predecessors.

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Mar 6, 2023

Arizona rancher arraigned in Mexican man’s shooting death

An Arizona rancher accused of killing a Mexican man on his land near the U.S.-Mexico border pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and other charges.

trial, second-degree murder, rancher, Nogales, border, Border Patrol agents
Feb 27, 2023

Judge OK’s Arizona rancher trial in Mexican migrant killing

An Arizona rancher accused of shooting at a group of migrants on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one man, will face trial on charges including second-degree murder and aggravated assault, a judge ruled.

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Feb 24, 2023

Both sides pan administration plan to tighten rules for asylum seekers

The White House unveiled a plan Thursday to deny asylum to migrants who try to cross the southwest border illegally or who do not first seek asylum in countries they cross on their way to the U.S. as they flee their home countries.

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Feb 24, 2023

Arizona rancher faces lesser murder charge in migrant death

An Arizona rancher accused of killing a Mexican man on his land near the U.S.-Mexico border while allegedly firing at a group of unarmed migrants is now facing a lesser murder charge. The attorney for George Alan Kelly entered a not guilty plea to second-degree murder Friday in Santa Cruz County Justice Court in Nogales, Ariz..

Biden, drug cartels, Texas, El Paso, border, firearms, Mexican cartels, Mexico, court filing, gun dealers
Jan 23, 2023

Sinema’s immigration plan doesn’t work for Arizonans

Kyrsten Sinema -- Arizona's Democrat-turned-independent U.S. senator -- and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina recently negotiated an immigration package that, in theory, could solve the worst border crisis in American history. Unfortunately, in practice, the package would do little to staunch the record influx of illegal immigrants. If anything, it could make the problem even worse. 

border, immigration, Nicaragua, Venezuela, immigration, migrants, Covid
Jan 21, 2023

Illegal border crossings surge to highest of Biden’s term

A surge in Cuban and Nicaraguan arrivals at the U.S. border with Mexico in December led to the highest number of illegal border crossings recorded during any month of Joe Biden's presidency, authorities said Friday.

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Jan 13, 2023

US launches online system to seek asylum on Mexican border

The Biden administration on Thursday launched an online appointment system as the only way for migrants to get exceptions from pandemic-era limits on asylum — the U.S. government's latest major step in eight days to overhaul border enforcement.

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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.

Sinema, mining, Senate,
Jan 11, 2023

Senators visit Arizona, Texas border in search for solutions

Politicians, tribal leaders and the head of a local humanitarian group in Arizona's Yuma County called on a politically diverse delegation of senators from around the U.S. to pass immigration reform amid an increase in migrant arrivals that can overwhelm local resources.

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Jan 9, 2023

Biden inspects US-Mexico border in face of GOP criticism

President Joe Biden walked a muddy stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and inspected a busy port of entry Sunday on his first trip to the region after two years in office, a visit shadowed by the fraught politics of immigration as Republicans blame him for record numbers of migrants crossing into the country.