Biden, immigration, U.S.-Mexico border, migrants
May 23, 2023

Biden leaning into global diplomacy to manage migration at US-Mexico border

On President Joe Biden 's first day in office, he handed Congress a legislative plan to modernize the nation's immigration system.

border crossings, Border Patrol, Biden, Trump, Mexico, migrants
May 3, 2023

US, Mexico agree on tighter immigration policies at border

U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions next week.

groundwater, bill, Senate, Nestle
Feb 24, 2023

Mayes, lawmakers slam Saudi water deal

Officials on both sides of the aisle want to do something about the deal that’s letting a Saudi-based company pump Arizona groundwater for nothing more than the price of a cheap land lease in La Paz County.

land sales, Carbone, House committee, Saudi Arabia, Arizona, water, drought, Carbonne, Land Department, Sandoval, Biasiucci, Seaman, lawmakers,
Feb 16, 2023

House committee moves to block sale, lease of state lands to foreign governments

Arizona lawmakers are moving to block the sale and lease of state lands to foreign governments and certain foreign corporations -- but not the one that has caused the concern in the first place.

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.

migrants, Mexico, immigration, border, CBPOne, Biden administration
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.

Biden, drug cartels, Texas, El Paso, border, firearms, Mexican cartels, Mexico, court filing, gun dealers
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.

Biden, Mexico, Zumpango, Ken Salazar, Marcelo Ebrard, border, immigration, Canada
Jan 9, 2023

Biden’s opening move in Mexico lands well with López Obrador

President Joe Biden opened his visit to the North American leaders summit with a diplomatic gesture that landed well with his host, Mexico's Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, before the two leaders were to begin Monday talking about weighty matters including immigration, trade and climate change.

Yuma, Nogales, border, El Paso, Texas, Arizona, migrants, immigration, Title 42, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, CBPOne, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, border, U.S.-Mexico border, Bipartisan Policy Center, Ukrainians, San Diego, Mississippi River, asylum
Dec 20, 2022

How will asylum work after Title 42 ends? No one knows yet

The Biden administration has been conspicuously silent about how migrants should enter the United States when Trump-era asylum limits end, fueling rumors, confusion and doubts about the government's readiness despite more than two years to prepare.

clean energy, electric car, fossil fuels, gas furnaces, clean energy, Saudi Arabia, Putin,
Dec 19, 2022

It’s time to invest in building electrification

We can all agree that the United States is far too dependent on foreign oil. Now Arizona’s leaders in both parties – public and private sector leaders too – need to take urgent action to mitigate our reliance on dirty foreign energy supplies. They need to lead Arizona’s transition to clean energy sources.

migrants, Mexico, border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, Cubans, Northern Triangle, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Panama, immigration
Dec 7, 2022

Border surge brings shift in migrant countries, challenges to U.S. policy

The surge of migrants at the southern border has included skyrocketing numbers from countries that were barely represented in previous years, presenting a challenge that experts say the U.S. is not equipped to address.

Trump, border, asylum, Title 42Venezuela, Biden, public health, ACLU, Washington
Nov 22, 2022

States move to keep court from lifting Trump asylum policy

A coalition of conservative-leaning states is making a last-ditch effort to keep in place a Trump-era public health rule that allows many asylum seekers to be turned away at the southern U.S. border.