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  • Trump official says asylum changes will drive down backlog

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration immigration official defended the effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border for nearly all migrants, saying Friday it was necessary to drive down a massive backlog of immigration cases. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told The Associated Press Friday that […]
  • Border Patrol union chief: Supreme Court asylum ruling ‘right decision’

    The president of the Border Patrol union says he believes the Supreme Court ruling regarding a Trump administration asylum policy is the "right decision."
  • Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The […]
  • 450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Cicadas buzz […]
  • Number of border crossers drops amid Mexican crackdown

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it saw a 30% drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border from July to August, amid an aggressive crackdown by the Mexican government on migrants traveling north. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said at the White House that the […]
  • Judge reinstates nationwide halt on Trump asylum policy plan

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Monday reinstated a nationwide halt on the Trump administration’s plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled in Oakland that an injunction blocking the administration’s policy from taking effect should apply nationwide. Tigar blocked the […]
  • Deferred action on DACA: Program lives on, advocates worry for how long

    Although the Trump administration previously announced plans to cease DACA, the program is still running and applications remain stable.
  • Shuttered shelter for migrant kids reopens in Phoenix

    Southwest Key has reopened one of two Arizona shelters for immigrant children it was forced to shutter last year.
  • Pentagon defers 127 military projects, including 1 in Arizona, for border wall

    One military project in Arizona will be impacted following President Donald Trump's decision to shift $3.6 billion to construct 175 miles of border wall, according to U.S. Sen. Martha McSally.
  • ‘Can’t feel my heart:’ IG says separated kids traumatized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Separated from his father at the U.S.-Mexico border last year, the little boy, about 7 or 8, was under the delusion that his dad had been killed. And he thought he was next. Other children believed their parents had abandoned them. And some suffered physical symptoms because of their mental trauma, clinicians […]

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