Border & Immigration - Tucson News Now

  • Border NewsMore>>

  • Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

    Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:03:29 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:49:31 GMT
    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border. (Source: Raycom Media, file)The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border. (Source: Raycom Media, file)

    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border.

    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border.

  • AZ lawmakers visit Southwest Key, come away with differing opinions on facility

    AZ lawmakers visit Southwest Key, come away with differing opinions on facility

    Friday, July 13 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-07-14 00:38:13 GMT

    About a dozen Arizona lawmakers, many from Phoenix, toured the Southwest Key holding facility at 1601 N. Oracle Road. 

    About a dozen Arizona lawmakers, many from Phoenix, toured the Southwest Key holding facility at 1601 N. Oracle Road. 

  • Nogales woman arrested for smuggling heroin

    Nogales woman arrested for smuggling heroin

    Friday, July 13 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-07-14 00:09:33 GMT
    Four bundles of wrapped heroinFour bundles of wrapped heroin
    Four bundles of wrapped heroinFour bundles of wrapped heroin

    Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 42-year-old Nogales woman at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint Wednesday morning after discovering more than 2 pounds of brown heroin concealed within her undergarments.

    Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 42-year-old Nogales woman at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint Wednesday morning after discovering more than 2 pounds of brown heroin concealed within her undergarments.

  • US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

    US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:20 AM EDT2018-07-12 14:20:34 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-07-13 15:42:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted). In this image taken from video, Javier Garrido Martinez, left and Alan Garcia, right, sit with their 4-year-sons at a news conference in New York, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. They men were reunited with their children after alm...(AP Photo/Robert Bumsted). In this image taken from video, Javier Garrido Martinez, left and Alan Garcia, right, sit with their 4-year-sons at a news conference in New York, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. They men were reunited with their children after alm...
    The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with those who brought them to the border.
    The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with those who brought them to the border.
  • GOP eager for vote on liberal Democrats' move to abolish ICE

    GOP eager for vote on liberal Democrats' move to abolish ICE

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-07-12 04:27:56 GMT
    Friday, July 13 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-07-13 04:29:30 GMT
    (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP). People hold a rally outside the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents ...(Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP). People hold a rally outside the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents ...

    Republicans batted down Democratic proposals that undercut the administration's "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting and detaining migrants caught entering the U.S.

    Republicans batted down Democratic proposals that undercut the administration's "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting and detaining migrants caught entering the U.S.

  • Immigrant parents happy but traumatized after kids returned

    Immigrant parents happy but traumatized after kids returned

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-07-11 06:10:20 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:18:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). Ever Reyes Mejia, of Honduras, carries his son to a vehicle after being reunited and released by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Two boys and a girl who had been ...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). Ever Reyes Mejia, of Honduras, carries his son to a vehicle after being reunited and released by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Two boys and a girl who had been ...

    Late last month, a federal judge set a 14-day deadline to reunite children under 5 with their parents and a 30-day deadline for older children.

    Late last month, a federal judge set a 14-day deadline to reunite children under 5 with their parents and a 30-day deadline for older children.

  • Motel 6 to settle lawsuit claiming it gave Latino guests' information to ICE

    Motel 6 to settle lawsuit claiming it gave Latino guests' information to ICE

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-07-11 02:57:06 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:03:32 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The suit says two Phoenix locations of the hotel chain gave details of at least seven guests' whereabouts and handed other personal information over to federal immigration agents before the guests got arrested.

    The suit says two Phoenix locations of the hotel chain gave details of at least seven guests' whereabouts and handed other personal information over to federal immigration agents before the guests got arrested.

  • Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents' arms

    Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents' arms

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-07-10 06:15:59 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-07-11 06:12:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, children stand and hold protest signs during a rally in front of Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles. More than 50 immigrant children under age 5 will be reunited with their parent...(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, children stand and hold protest signs during a rally in front of Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles. More than 50 immigrant children under age 5 will be reunited with their parent...

    Parents prepare to reunite with children under 5 years old as the court-ordered deadline arrives, weeks or longer after being separated at the border.

    Parents prepare to reunite with children under 5 years old as the court-ordered deadline arrives, weeks or longer after being separated at the border.

  • Judge rejects request to detain migrant families long-term

    Judge rejects request to detain migrant families long-term

    Monday, July 9 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-07-10 03:00:42 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 2:16 AM EDT2018-07-10 06:16:58 GMT
    (Miguel Roberts /The Brownsville Herald via AP, File). FILE - In this June 18, 2018 file photo, dignitaries take a tour of Southwest Key Programs Casa Padre, a U.S. immigration facility in Brownsville, Texas, where children who have been separated from...(Miguel Roberts /The Brownsville Herald via AP, File). FILE - In this June 18, 2018 file photo, dignitaries take a tour of Southwest Key Programs Casa Padre, a U.S. immigration facility in Brownsville, Texas, where children who have been separated from...
    A Los Angeles federal judge has rejected a Trump administration effort to detain immigrant families for long terms, calling it a "cynical" attempt to undo a longstanding court settlement.
    A Los Angeles federal judge has rejected a Trump administration effort to detain immigrant families for long terms, calling it a "cynical" attempt to undo a longstanding court settlement.
  • US will reunite and release over 50 immigrant children

    US will reunite and release over 50 immigrant children

    Monday, July 9 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-07-09 05:21:20 GMT
    Tuesday, July 10 2018 2:16 AM EDT2018-07-10 06:16:10 GMT
    In this June 20, 2018, file photo, activists march past the White House to protest the Trump administration's approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)In this June 20, 2018, file photo, activists march past the White House to protest the Trump administration's approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

    Children were increasingly separated from their parents after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in May that a zero-tolerance policy on illegally entering the country was in full effect.

    Children were increasingly separated from their parents after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in May that a zero-tolerance policy on illegally entering the country was in full effect.

  • Nogales CBP officers make near record hard drug seizure

    Nogales CBP officers make near record hard drug seizure

    Monday, July 9 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-07-09 23:17:18 GMT
    Part of the hard drug seizure from the Port of Nogales over the weekend. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Part of the hard drug seizure from the Port of Nogales over the weekend. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
    Part of the hard drug seizure from the Port of Nogales over the weekend. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Part of the hard drug seizure from the Port of Nogales over the weekend. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    It was a busy weekend for U.S. Customs and Border Protections officers and their canines at the Port of Nogales, when more than $1.6 million in methamphetamine, fentanyl, oxycodone and heroin are seized. 

    It was a busy weekend for U.S. Customs and Border Protections officers and their canines at the Port of Nogales, when more than $1.6 million in methamphetamine, fentanyl, oxycodone and heroin are seized. 

  • BREAKING

    CBP: Convicted rapist caught sneaking into US

    CBP: Convicted rapist caught sneaking into US

    Monday, July 9 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-07-09 23:03:20 GMT
    Federal officials said Anthony Diaz-Garcia, a convicted raptist, was caught sneaking into the United States. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Federal officials said Anthony Diaz-Garcia, a convicted raptist, was caught sneaking into the United States. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
    Federal officials said Anthony Diaz-Garcia, a convicted raptist, was caught sneaking into the United States. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Federal officials said Anthony Diaz-Garcia, a convicted raptist, was caught sneaking into the United States. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Federal officials said Anthony Diaz-Garcia, a convicted rapist, was caught sneaking into the United States.

    Federal officials said Anthony Diaz-Garcia, a convicted rapist, was caught sneaking into the United States.

  • TUCSON TALKS: Waiting in line at the border

    Monday, July 9 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-07-09 21:18:58 GMT

    As the immigration debate continues to cause controversy across the country, women and children seeking asylum are waiting at the border to enter into the United States.

    As the immigration debate continues to cause controversy across the country, women and children seeking asylum are waiting at the border to enter into the United States.

  • Deal struck to settle discrimination suit against Motel 6

    Deal struck to settle discrimination suit against Motel 6

    Monday, July 9 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-07-09 18:16:40 GMT
    Motel 6 has agreed in principal to settle a lawsuit that alleges it discriminated against some Latino customers at two Phoenix locations by giving their personal information to immigration agents who later arrested...
    Motel 6 has agreed in principal to settle a lawsuit that alleges it discriminated against some Latino customers at two Phoenix locations by giving their personal information to immigration agents who later arrested several...
  • Judge insists timeline be met to reunite children at border

    Judge insists timeline be met to reunite children at border

    Friday, July 6 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-07-06 18:11:58 GMT
    Sunday, July 8 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-07-08 15:53:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Diego Magalhaes, left, 10, kisses his mother Sirley Silveira, Paixao, an immigrant from Brazil seeking asylum with her son, after Diego was released from immigration detention, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Diego Magalhaes, left, 10, kisses his mother Sirley Silveira, Paixao, an immigrant from Brazil seeking asylum with her son, after Diego was released from immigration detention, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Chicago.

    Trump administration seeks deadline extension on a court order to reunite families separated at the border.

    Trump administration seeks deadline extension on a court order to reunite families separated at the border.

  • Arizona county’s jail revenue surges from housing immigrants

    Arizona county’s jail revenue surges from housing immigrants

    Saturday, July 7 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-07-07 19:20:08 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-07-07 19:30:20 GMT
    La Paz County received a $1.1 million surge in jail revenue. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)La Paz County received a $1.1 million surge in jail revenue. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    La Paz County received a $1.1 million surge in jail revenue. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)La Paz County received a $1.1 million surge in jail revenue. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A western Arizona county got a $1.1 million surge in jail revenue in the just-ended fiscal year for housing inmates from other jurisdictions, most of them immigrants in the country illegally.

    A western Arizona county got a $1.1 million surge in jail revenue in the just-ended fiscal year for housing inmates from other jurisdictions, most of them immigrants in the country illegally.

  • Lawmaker: Tent shelter for migrant teens open indefinitely

    Lawmaker: Tent shelter for migrant teens open indefinitely

    Saturday, July 7 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-07 17:59:10 GMT
    A state senator says he's been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open indefinitely.
    A state senator says he's been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open indefinitely.
  • Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

    Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

    Friday, July 6 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-07-06 04:28:00 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-07-07 17:43:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mike Knaak). In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture. The man asked his name and location to be undisclosed for safety rea...(AP Photo/Mike Knaak). In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture. The man asked his name and location to be undisclosed for safety rea...

    The U.S. Army has moved in recent weeks to discharge dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists who enlisted through a program that promised them a path to citizenship.

    The U.S. Army has moved in recent weeks to discharge dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists who enlisted through a program that promised them a path to citizenship.

  • Arizona GOP congressional candidate proposes Powerball-style lottery to pay for border wall

    Arizona GOP congressional candidate proposes Powerball-style lottery to pay for border wall

    Friday, July 6 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-07-07 01:09:11 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-07-07 06:29:49 GMT
    Irina Baroness Von Behr, who is running for the open seat in Arizona's 9th Congressional District, suggests a national lottery to pay for the border wall. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Irina Baroness Von Behr, who is running for the open seat in Arizona's 9th Congressional District, suggests a national lottery to pay for the border wall. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Irina Baroness Von Behr, who is running for the open seat in Arizona's 9th Congressional District, has devised a self-described "out of the box" solution that she says will give Americans a choice about paying for the border wall.

    Irina Baroness Von Behr, who is running for the open seat in Arizona's 9th Congressional District, has devised a self-described "out of the box" solution that she says will give Americans a choice about paying for the border wall.

  • Immigrant kids kept in unlicensed Phoenix office building

    Immigrant kids kept in unlicensed Phoenix office building

    Saturday, July 7 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-07-07 04:51:26 GMT
    Saturday, July 7 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-07-07 05:30:39 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A major defense contractor acknowledged Friday it is using a Phoenix office building as a “temporary waiting area” for undocumented immigrant children and families.

    A major defense contractor acknowledged Friday it is using a Phoenix office building as a “temporary waiting area” for undocumented immigrant children and families.

  • ADOT officers using K-9 units to combat illegal drugs, human smuggling

    ADOT officers using K-9 units to combat illegal drugs, human smuggling

    Saturday, July 7 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-07-07 04:11:25 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
    (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

    To help reduce smuggling of drugs and people and in alignment with Governor Doug Ducey’s commitment to public safety, Arizona Department of Transportation officers at commercial ports of entry in eastern and western Arizona are using the agency’s first K-9 units. 

    To help reduce smuggling of drugs and people and in alignment with Governor Doug Ducey’s commitment to public safety, Arizona Department of Transportation officers at commercial ports of entry in eastern and western Arizona are using the agency’s first K-9 units. 

  • 297 unaccompanied children held in Tucson

    297 unaccompanied children held in Tucson

    Friday, July 6 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-07-07 00:57:22 GMT
    AZ Rep. Raul Grijalva after his visit to Southwest Key on Oracle. (Source: Tucson News Now)AZ Rep. Raul Grijalva after his visit to Southwest Key on Oracle. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Arizona Democrat Congressman Raul Grijalva was given a tour of the Southwest Key Programs facility in Tucson, which houses children who were separated from their parents at the US/Mexico border or who show up at the border without a parent. 

    Arizona Democrat Congressman Raul Grijalva was given a tour of the Southwest Key Programs facility in Tucson, which houses children who were separated from their parents at the US/Mexico border or who show up at the border without a parent. 

  • Rep. Grijalva to tour migrant youth shelter

    Rep. Grijalva to tour migrant youth shelter

    Friday, July 6 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-07-06 14:04:03 GMT
    Raul GrijalvaRaul Grijalva
    Raul GrijalvaRaul Grijalva

    Rep. Raul Grijalva said it was no easy tasking getting into the highly guarded facility run by Texas-based Southwest Key.

    Rep. Raul Grijalva said it was no easy tasking getting into the highly guarded facility run by Texas-based Southwest Key.

  • Human smuggling attempts stopped over the weekend

    Human smuggling attempts stopped over the weekend

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-07-03 04:11:02 GMT
    Border Patrol canines discovered, stopped human smuggling attempt near Amado. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Border Patrol canines discovered, stopped human smuggling attempt near Amado. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
    Border Patrol canines discovered, stopped human smuggling attempt near Amado. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Border Patrol canines discovered, stopped human smuggling attempt near Amado. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection stop human smuggling attempts over the weekend on Interstate 19 and Interstate 10. 

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection stop human smuggling attempts over the weekend on Interstate 19 and Interstate 10. 

Powered by Frankly