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  • Border wall to go up in national monument, wildlife refuge

    The Department of Homeland Security has waived environmental and dozens of other laws to build more barriers along the Arizona-Mexico border.
  • AP sources: Trump officials discussed deporting families

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force, but the idea was tabled as the Trump administration grappled with straining resources and a growing number of Central Americans crossing the border. Two Homeland Security […]
  • Arizona desert can be deadly for crossing migrants, US officials warn

    Migrants who plan to illegally cross the border in remote areas of southern Arizona could face potentially deadly heat, U.S. Border Patrol officials warned. 
  • Second person dies in immigration custody in Arizona

    Another person has died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona, marking two such deaths in about a month. 
  • AP Explains: Militias have patrolled US border for decades

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An armed group in New Mexico whose leader faces federal firearms possession charges drew national attention last month for detaining asylum-seeking Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s not the first time an armed militia patrolled the border amid immigration and racial tensions. Throughout U.S. history, private, armed groups have […]
  • Tempe construction firm files 2 protests over border wall contracts

    A Valley construction firm has filed two protests that claim it was wrongly left out of the bidding process to construct barriers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was notified of the move Friday. It follows the Pentagon’s decision […]
  • Environmentalists say wall plan poses threat to Arizona wildlife, waterways

    Environmental groups fear a new plan to beef up border barriers in southern Arizona would do irreparable harm to wildlife and waterways in the area.
  • McSally: Immigration law changes, not border wall, will solve crisis

    U.S. Sen. Martha McSally says a border wall won't solve the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, as the number of migrants crossing topped 100,000 for the second straight month. 
  • For thousands of asylum seekers, all they can do is wait

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — For thousands of asylum seekers, there are many ways to wait — and wait, and wait — at the threshold of the United States. Parents and children sleep in tents next to bridges leading to Texas for weeks on end, desperately hoping their names and numbers are called so they […]

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