Arizona's Border & Immigration News

An Arizona man is accused of pointing a gun at a Border Patrol agent in Nogales. (Photo by John Moo...
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Arizona man accused of pointing gun at Border Patrol agent before arrest

An Arizona man was accused of pointing a gun at a Border Patrol agent prior to being arrested, authorities said Thursday.
4 days ago
Republican said he won't support the Secure the Border Act...
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Arizona Republican explains why he won’t vote for current version of Secure the Border Act

Republican state Sen. Ken Bennett said he doesn't support the Secure the Border Act in its current form and won't unless he sees changes to the bill.
5 days ago
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona urged Republicans to pass a bipartisan border agreement on the Sena...
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U.S. Sen. Kelly of Arizona urges GOP colleagues to consider bipartisan border agreement

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona urged Republicans to pass a bipartisan border agreement on the Senate floor Wednesday.
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Video: How both sides could come together on a border bill but Mike Broomhead says they won’t

How both sides could come together on a border bill but Mike Broomhead says they won’t. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
5 days ago
A group of people wait to be processed after crossing the border between Mexico and the United Stat...
Associated Press

San Diego passes Tucson as busiest sector for illegal border crossings from Mexico into US

Arrests for illegally crossing the U.S. border from Mexico fell more than 6% in April to the fourth lowest month of the Biden administration.
6 days ago
Layers of Concertina are added to existing barrier infrastructure along the U.S. - Mexico border ne...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Chamber of Commerce leader explains opposition to HCR2060, aka Secure the Border Act

The leader of Arizona’s largest business advocacy group explained Wednesday why he opposes HCR2060, aka the Secure the Border Act.
6 days ago
Most Arizona voters want immigration reform, according to a new survey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty ...
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Most Arizona voters agree immigration reform is needed, survey finds

Most Arizona voters believe that immigration reform is needed and will require a bipartisan solution to fix ongoing problems, according to a survey released Monday.
7 days ago
Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma believes the Secure The Border Act is different than SB1070. (Photo ...
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Arizona House speaker says Secure The Border Act different than SB1070, Texas immigration law

Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma believes a proposed border enforcement measure that could end up on the ballot this fall is different than heavily contested immigration laws that have previously been implemented statewide and across the nation.
7 days ago
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Video: Can Kari Lake tie the border and election integrity together in her advertising?

Can Kari Lake tie the border and election integrity together in her advertising? Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Subscribe to the KTAR Daily Newsletter: https://bit.ly/45MmM3G Read articles from KTAR News: https://ktar.com/ Download the KTAR app: https://ktar.com/the-ktar-newstalk-app/ Sign up for texts from KTAR: https://bit.ly/3EoCmGV Listen live to KTAR: https://ktar.com/listen-to-ktar-92-3-fm-anywhere/ KTAR SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTARNews […]
7 days ago
Split image of a lectern with a U.S. Border Patrol logo on the left and a gavel and scale, represen...
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Arizona Border Patrol agent charged in case involving child sexual abuse material

A Border Patrol agent from Arizona has been charged in a case involving child sexual abuse material.
11 days ago
Immigrants burn fires to stay warm while waiting with other migrants to be transported from the U.S...
Kevin Stone

Arizona GOP lawmakers moving to put Secure the Border Act on ballot in November

Arizona voters will likely have the final say on the Secure the Border Act, a Republican proposal drawing staunch opposition from Democrats.
12 days ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Fentanyl and Arizona’s southern border crises are connected, here’s how

Following a recent fentanyl forum where one mother shared her heartbreaking personal story, Jim Sharpe takes a closer look at the crisis and how it is connected to issues at Arizona’s southern border in Thursday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
12 days ago
Stanton among Democrats who urged President Joe Biden Monday...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona’s Greg Stanton among Democrats asking Biden to take executive action at border

Arizona Rep. Greg Stanton joined 14 other Democrats in urging President Joe Biden to take action to address the border crisis on Tuesday.
13 days ago
Brandon Judd...
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Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, to retire

Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, will retire on May 18 according to the Border Patrol Union.
16 days ago
Arizona rancher George Alan Kelly won't be tried in court again...
Associated Press

Mexican officials regret US decision not to retry American rancher in fatal shooting of Mexican man

One Mexican official expressed regret over the U.S. decision not to retry George Alan Kelly in the fatal shooting of a Mexican man.
21 days ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Are Americans souring on legal immigration?

A seemingly endless amount of immigrants cross the U.S.-Mexico border each day. Mike Broomhead believes the American people are fed up with immigration in general — even if it’s legal. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Photo Credit: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images
21 days ago
Arizona rancher George Alan Kelly won't be tried in court again...
Associated Press

Prosecutors say they will not retry an Arizona rancher accused of murder near the US-Mexico border

Prosecutors said Monday they will not retry Arizona rancher George Alan Kelly, who was accused of killing Gabriel Cuen-Buitimea in 2023.
22 days ago
Arizona judge declares mistrial in case of rancher who shot migrant...
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Arizona judge declares mistrial in the case of a rancher accused of fatally shooting a migrant

An Arizona judge declared a mistrial in the case of rancher accused of killing a Mexican man on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border.
29 days ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Does the U.S. need immigration laws that we can be proud of?

Does the U.S. need immigration laws that we can be proud of? Mike Broomhead talks about Alejandro Mayorkas. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News  
1 month ago
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas arrives to testify before a Senate subcommittee o...
Associated Press

Senate dismisses two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security secretary, ends trial

The Senate dismissed impeachment charges against Alejandro Mayorkas, ending House Republicans' bid to remove the Homeland Security secretary.
1 month ago
Two Tucson men sentenced after highway death of 17-year-old...
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Two Arizona human smugglers sentenced for death of migrant

Two Tucson men were sentenced last month for their roles in the death of a 17-year-old migrant in 2022, authorities said.
1 month ago
Federal border response funds...
Nick Borgia

Arizona officials announce nearly $55M in federal border response funds

AZ Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema announced nearly $55M in federal border response funds to support Arizona's border communities.
1 month ago
File photo of Border Patrol agent in Arizona...
Damon Allred

Former U.S. border patrol agent sentenced to 18 years in prison for bribery and drug smuggling

A Buckeye man who served as a United States border patrol agent was sentenced to 18 years in prison and five years of supervised release.
1 month ago
Asylum seekers board a bus to a shelter in New York City on May 18, 2023. Arizona leaders say feder...
Kevin Stone

Arizona leaders urge federal officials to properly fund state’s border shelter services

Arizona leaders are urging the Biden Administration to make sure the state gets its fair share of the $650 million recently allocated for border shelter services -- and soon.
2 months ago