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  • Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

    Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:35 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:35:44 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:00:12 GMT
    The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.
    The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.
  • Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

    Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-09-22 17:45:44 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-09-23 06:06:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump is weighing the next steps of his controversial travel ban.
    President Donald Trump is weighing the next steps of his controversial travel ban.
  • Rep. Grijalva: We planned to get arrested

    Rep. Grijalva: We planned to get arrested

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:17:16 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The southern Arizona congressman sat down for an interview with Tucson News Now, two days after his arrest, booking, and release from jail on a charge of civil disobedience on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 

    The southern Arizona congressman sat down for an interview with Tucson News Now, two days after his arrest, booking, and release from jail on a charge of civil disobedience on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 

  • Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

    Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:35 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:35:26 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:32:14 GMT
    A federal appeals court hears arguments on whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in United States courts for shooting across the border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2010.
    A federal appeals court hears arguments on whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in United States courts for shooting across the border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2010.
  • Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits

    Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:05:30 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:40 AM EDT2017-09-21 05:40:19 GMT
    The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
    The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
  • In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

    In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:35 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:35:16 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:50:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump has issued a welcome message for new American citizens urging them to help others assimilate and remain loyal to their new country.
    President Donald Trump has issued a welcome message for new American citizens urging them to help others assimilate and remain loyal to their new country.
  • Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

    Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:25 AM EDT2017-09-20 05:25:45 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:19:44 GMT
    Many in the country illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities.
    Many in the country illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities.
  • Human smuggling attempt stopped by AZ DPS, Border Patrol

    Human smuggling attempt stopped by AZ DPS, Border Patrol

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:15:44 GMT

    According to a recent U.S. Customs and Border Patrol news release, BP agents assisted an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper during a routine traffic stop on East State Route 80, just outside of Tombstone on Sunday, Sept. 17.  

    According to a recent U.S. Customs and Border Patrol news release, BP agents assisted an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper during a routine traffic stop on East State Route 80, just outside of Tombstone on Sunday, Sept. 17.  

  • Clock is ticking for DREAMers in southern Arizona

    Clock is ticking for DREAMers in southern Arizona

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-09-18 15:26:28 GMT
    Source: Tucson News NowSource: Tucson News Now

    Right now – the clock is ticking for thousands of DREAMers to get their DACA status renewed before the beginning of October.  

    Right now – the clock is ticking for thousands of DREAMers to get their DACA status renewed before the beginning of October.  

  • Judge: Sessions can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities

    Judge: Sessions can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:49:32 GMT
    Saturday, September 16 2017 6:30 AM EDT2017-09-16 10:30:34 GMT

    A federal judge has ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other U.S cities for refusing to impose tough immigration...

    A federal judge has ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other U.S cities for refusing to impose tough immigration policies.

  • Trump's tough talk on London bomb irks British leader

    Trump's tough talk on London bomb irks British leader

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-09-15 11:19:17 GMT
    Saturday, September 16 2017 2:32 AM EDT2017-09-16 06:32:24 GMT
    President Donald Trump is calling a fire at a London subway station another attack "by a loser terrorist" and suggesting police there may have missed an opportunity to prevent it.
    President Donald Trump is calling a fire at a London subway station another attack "by a loser terrorist" and suggesting police there may have missed an opportunity to prevent it.
  • Phoenix activists condemn Motel 6 for working with immigration officials

    Phoenix activists condemn Motel 6 for working with immigration officials

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:02:10 GMT
    Friday, September 15 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-09-16 02:28:08 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Protesters gathered outside the Motel 6 near 51st Avenue and McDowell Road in response to reports that Phoenix locations were tipping off ICE on undocumented guests. 

    Protesters gathered outside the Motel 6 near 51st Avenue and McDowell Road in response to reports that Phoenix locations were tipping off ICE on undocumented guests. 

  • Colleges offering legal tips, hotlines amid DACA uncertainty

    Colleges offering legal tips, hotlines amid DACA uncertainty

    Friday, September 15 2017 3:38 AM EDT2017-09-15 07:38:41 GMT
    Friday, September 15 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:06:01 GMT
    Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.
    Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.
  • Trump tests loyal base with immigration flirtation with Dems

    Trump tests loyal base with immigration flirtation with Dems

    Friday, September 15 2017 3:09 AM EDT2017-09-15 07:09:02 GMT
    Friday, September 15 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-09-15 17:01:09 GMT

    Trump tests his loyal base with immigration flirtation with Democratic leaders, including delay on wall funding.

    Trump tests his loyal base with immigration flirtation with Democratic leaders, including delay on wall funding.

  • Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

    Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-09-13 15:18:30 GMT
    Friday, September 15 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:52:24 GMT

    A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims that the U.S. government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because modern electronic devices carry troves of private...

    A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims that the U.S. government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because modern electronic devices carry troves of private personal and business information.

  • DREAMer: Not fair to treat us like numbers like a deal, we’re human beings

    DREAMer: Not fair to treat us like numbers like a deal, we’re human beings

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:21:28 GMT
    Jaime Tadeo owns a photography company and because of his DACA status, he’s been able to take college classes. (Source: KOLD News 13)Jaime Tadeo owns a photography company and because of his DACA status, he’s been able to take college classes. (Source: KOLD News 13)

    While Washington plays "Deal or No Deal" on DACA - the futures of thousands of "DREAMers" remain in limbo.

    While Washington plays "Deal or No Deal" on DACA - the futures of thousands of "DREAMers" remain in limbo.

  • Phoenix Motel 6 tipped off ICE on undocumented guests

    Phoenix Motel 6 tipped off ICE on undocumented guests

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-09-14 04:49:48 GMT
    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:15:16 GMT
    There are accusations that a Motel 6 in the Maryvale area was giving its guest list to the Feds for immigration enforcement. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)There are accusations that a Motel 6 in the Maryvale area was giving its guest list to the Feds for immigration enforcement. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A man is facing deportation after his attorney says a hotel tipped off Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents he was staying there.

    A man is facing deportation after his attorney says a hotel tipped off Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents he was staying there.

  • Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

    Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-09-13 18:18:06 GMT
    Thursday, September 14 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-09-14 18:21:06 GMT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said that deporting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally is "not in our nation's interest," as he and President Donald Trump prepared to...
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said that deporting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally is "not in our nation's interest," as he and President Donald Trump prepared to huddle with top Democrats.
  • Justices allow Trump administration ban on most refugees

    Justices allow Trump administration ban on most refugees

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:49:26 GMT
    Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:20 AM EDT2017-09-13 08:20:54 GMT

    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees.

    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees.

  • Two more human smuggling attempts stopped at BP checkpoints

    Two more human smuggling attempts stopped at BP checkpoints

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-09-13 01:01:42 GMT
    One of the vehicles seized in a human smuggling attempt. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)One of the vehicles seized in a human smuggling attempt. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Three people have been arrested and are facing charges in relation to human smuggling, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  

    Three people have been arrested and are facing charges in relation to human smuggling, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  

  • Pelosi, top White House official open on border security

    Pelosi, top White House official open on border security

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-09-12 17:38:09 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:09:22 GMT
    A top White House official indicates the Trump administration may not demand construction of a wall on the southern border as a condition for legislation to help hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought...
    A top White House official indicates the Trump administration may not demand construction of a wall on the southern border as a condition for legislation to help hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the country as kids.
  • Trump administration appeals to Supreme Court on refugee ban

    Trump administration appeals to Supreme Court on refugee ban

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-09-11 16:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:00 AM EDT2017-09-12 08:00:24 GMT

    The Trump administration is back at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world.

    The Trump administration is back at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world.

  • Human smuggling attempts stopped by BP agents

    Human smuggling attempts stopped by BP agents

    Monday, September 11 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-09-12 01:20:00 GMT
    Men hidden under floorboards of Dodge Caravan. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Men hidden under floorboards of Dodge Caravan. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Three men were found hidden under the floorboards of a van, while two more were found in a separate car at an I-19 immigration checkpoint over the weekend, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release. 

    Three men were found hidden under the floorboards of a van, while two more were found in a separate car at an I-19 immigration checkpoint over the weekend, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release. 

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