Arizona's Border & Immigration News

FILE - California Attorney General Rob Bonta speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramen...
Associated Press

California attorney general blames Florida for charter flight that took migrants to Sacramento

Florida appears to have arranged for a group of migrants to be transported from Texas to California and dropped off in Sacramento, California's attorney general said.
7 hours ago
Ramon Elias Suarez waits while he tries and fails to use an app to apply for asylum near the United...
Associated Press

US expands slots for asylum app at land crossings as demand overwhelms supply

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. authorities on Thursday expanded slots to seek asylum at land crossings with Mexico through a mobile app for the second time in less than a month, seeking to dispel doubts it isn’t a viable option. There are now 1,250 appointments daily at eight land crossings, up from 1,000 previously and […]
3 days ago
Migrants get help with the CBPOne app from a Tijuana, Mexico city worker Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in...
Associated Press

CBP One app assists asylum-seekers after end of Title 42

More than 79,000 people were admitted under CBP One from its Jan. 12 launch through the end of April.
8 days ago
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Associated Press

US Border Patrol agents fatally shoot Arizona tribal member

Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a tribal member by U.S. Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona.
14 days ago
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly speaking in the KTAR News studio about immigration -- including border securit...
Kevin Stone

Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona calls effort at border since end of Title 42 ‘remarkable’

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly said authorities and partners have been doing a "remarkable job" at the border since the end of Title 42 asylum restrictions.
17 days ago
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KTAR.com

2 men arrested for allegedly assaulting border agents in Arizona in separate incidents

Two men were recently charged with assaulting Border Patrol agents in separate incidents in Arizona, authorities said.
18 days ago
A lightning bolt is seen in the sky during a storm as migrants are lined up as they are processed b...
Associated Press

US: Number of migrants fell 50% at southern border after immigration changes, but long term unclear

The number of migrants encountered at the southern border fell 50% during the last three days compared with the days leading up to the end of a key pandemic-era regulation, but it's too early to draw firm conclusions about what this means long term, U.S. officials said Monday.
21 days ago
Migrants hold documents as they wait for their appointments to be processed by U.S. immigration off...
Associated Press

US-Mexico border sees orderly crossings as new migration rules take effect

The U.S.-Mexico border was relatively calm as the U.S. ended its pandemic-era immigration restrictions and migrants adapted to new asylum rules and legal pathways meant to discourage illegal crossings.
23 days ago
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KTAR.com

Human smuggling convict gets 8 years for causing crash that killed passenger

A 28-year-old Phoenix man was sentenced last week to eight years behind bars after pleading guilty to causing a crash that killed a passenger during a human smuggling operation.
23 days ago
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Associated Press

Border appears calm after lifting of pandemic asylum restrictions

Pandemic-related asylum restrictions that expelled migrants millions of times were lifted early Friday in a shift that threatened to put a historic strain on the nation’s beleaguered immigration system.
24 days ago
Aerial view of two drug smugglers are arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents after crossing the bord...
KTAR.com

Yuma mayor asks President Biden for declaration of emergency amid Title 42 end

Yuma mayor Nicholls wrote a letter to Joe Biden on Thursday, urging him to declare a national state of emergency due to Title 42 ending.
25 days ago
Associated Press

House Republicans pass new asylum restrictions as Title 42 ends; Biden promises veto

House Republicans passed a sweeping bill Thursday to build more U.S.-Mexico border wall and impose new restrictions on asylum seekers.
25 days ago
Headshots of U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, left, and President Joe Biden...
Kevin Stone

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema blasts Biden administration over handling of Title 42 end

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona ripped the Biden administration’s handling of Thursday’s Title 42 immigration policy rollback, claiming cartels have control of the southern border.
25 days ago
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone speaks during a press conference about border and immigration ...
Kevin Stone

Sheriff Paul Penzone says end of Title 42 ‘challenging’ for Arizona law enforcement

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said Thursday's end of Title 42 immigration restrictions will be “challenging” for Arizona law enforcement.
25 days ago
Migrants cross the Rio Bravo into the United States from Matamoros, Mexico, Tuesday, May 9, 2023. (...
Associated Press

Migrants rush to US-Mexico border ahead of Title 42 expiration

Migrants rushed across the border hours before pandemic-related Title 42 asylum restrictions were to expire Thursday.
25 days ago
A migrant crosses the Rio Grande river with a baby in a suitcase, as seen from Matamoros, Mexico, W...
Associated Press

US to limit asylum at Mexico border as Title 42 restrictions end

The Biden administration will begin denying asylum to migrants who show up at the U.S.-Mexico border without first applying online or seeking protection in a country they passed through.
26 days ago
FILE - U.S. Border Patrol agents pick up a ladder that migrants carried to the border wall near the...
Associated Press

Title 42 has ended. Here’s what it did, and how US immigration policy is changing

The end of Title 42's use has raised questions about what will happen with migration preparing for an increase in migrants.
27 days ago
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SuElen Rivera

Yuma mayor Nicholls hopeful about state’s end of Title 42 plan as surge in migrants continues

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls said that even though much uncertainty will come with the end of Title 42 on Thursday, he's hopeful about the state's plan to mitigate difficulties.
27 days ago
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Danny Shapiro

Gov. Katie Hobbs says Biden administration hasn’t provided ‘adequate response’ ahead of Title 42 end

Gov. Katie Hobbs said Monday that Arizona has plans for the end of Title 42, but isn't certain the federal government is prepared for a surge of migrants at the southern border.
28 days ago
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KTAR.com

Watch: Gov. Katie Hobbs discusses Arizona’s approach to end of Title 42

Gov. Katie Hobbs is holding a press conference Monday to discuss Arizona's approach to Title 42's end, which is scheduled for Thursday.
28 days ago
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, left, listens to Deputy patrol agent in charge of t...
Tom Kuebel

Mayorkas, Sinema discuss immigration policy as Title 42 nears end

Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas joined "Face the Nation" to discuss the immigration crisis ahead of Thursday when enforcement of Title 42 ends.
29 days ago
In this 2018 file photo, a National Guardsman monitors activity in the field from Yuma Sector’s C...
Kevin Stone

Biden’s border troops plan gets mixed reviews from Arizona politicians

The Biden administration’s plan to send 1,500 U.S. troops to the border to help handle an expected surge in migrant crossings is getting a mixed reaction from Arizona’s congressional delegation.
1 month ago
FILE - President Joe Biden walks along a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso Texas, Jan. 8...
Associated Press

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.
1 month ago
In this 2018 file photo, soldiers with deploy concertina wire along the Southwest border of the Uni...
Kevin Stone

Former Arizona National Guard leader says Biden’s border troops plan is flawed

Retired Maj. Gen. Mick McGuire says the Biden administration’s plan to send federal troops to support border operations is flawed.
1 month ago