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Tucson Sector Border Patrol chief on trends along southern border
Topics include a drop in apprehensions, new wall construction and Tucson's sanctuary city initiative.
Tracing the Migrant Journey
A team of reporters follows the path migrants take to reach the southern border of the U.S.
UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories
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Tucson Sector border apprehensions are up, national numbers down
Migrant apprehensions across much of Arizona are higher than they were a year ago, even while the national numbers have dropped considerably.
Fort Huachuca loses funding due to border wall redirect
The loss of money comes despite earlier assurances it was safe.
New border wall could further deplete groundwater supplies
Some scientists and conservationists worry the water needs of the new border wall could put a valuable desert oasis at risk.
Border crossings at Arizona ports of entry down from last year
Pedestrian and vehicle numbers are bad news to border businesses that depend on shoppers from Mexico.
US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs
$217 million would be moved to fund things like increasing the number of beds for detained immigrants.
‘Build the wall’ across the San Pedro River? Many say ‘no’
Disparate groups agree that walling off Arizona's last free-flowing river is a bad idea.
Technology helping curb border crime in Cochise County
Arizona 360 tours the county's new communications center for first responders.
Border Patrol agent who ran down fleeing immigrant offered plea deal
Matthew Bowen faced charges over ramming a migrant with his vehicle and lying about it to investigators.
TPD chief says sanctuary initiative threatens major investigations
One of the writers of the initiative says interagency cooperation will not be affected.
Conservation groups look to block border wall construction
The groups have asked a federal judge for an injunction until a lawsuit challenging the project is decided.
Fish and Wildlife Service lays out concerns over border wall
The agency says wall construction through Pima and Cochise counties could harm many species.
Head of CBP defends agency's response to migration 'crisis'
Mark Morgan says politicians and the news media are unfairly demonizing border agencies.
BLM: Border wall across San Pedro River would be 'engineering challenge'
A fence blocking the flows during monsoon could damage habitat and erode the San Pedro's channel and banks, the agency said.
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