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Biden to Nominate Tucson Police Chief to Lead US Border Agency

Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus has been with the department since 2016. His appointment must first get U.S. Senate confirmation. President Joe Biden intends to nominate Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus to lead the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, according to a Monday report from The New York Times. Magnus served in the Lansing,...

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Biden Pledged to Undo Trump’s Immigration Policy. Here’s What That Will Entail.

Biden said he will push Congress for comprehensive immigration reform legislation that could include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to roll back many of the Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies when he takes office next month. He’s got his work cut out for him....

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Nogales Schools Plan to Remain Online as County Fails Reopen Guidelines

Nogales' Superintendent says their decision as to when in-person learning will begin will rely on COVID-19 infections data.

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Santa Cruz County Ramps Up COVID Efforts With Series of Testing Blitzes

Santa Cruz County is hosting a COVID-19 testing blitz in Nogales, Rio Rico, and Patagonia this weekend and the next to increase its testing capability, according to the county health director.

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Here’s What the Courts’ Recent Border Wall Rulings Mean

Despite questions as to the wall’s legality, the Trump administration celebrated the completion of its 200th mile last week.

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Trump’s Border Wall Leaves Mountains Blasted and Saguaros Uprooted

As Trump visits Yuma to celebrate border wall construction, environmentalists lament its lasting damages, including uprooted saguaros, blasted-through mountains, and the desecration of sacred lands.

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Protest, Pandemic, and Anxiety: What It’s Like for the 650,000 DACA Recipients Awaiting Court Decision

The immigration status of Nearly 7,000 DACA recipients in Arizona who have been working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic is at risk.