Stories tagged: "US-Mexico Border"

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Ducey’s Legacy: A $200 Million, Defunct, Shipping Container Border Wall

The failed attempt at border security did more than waste tax dollars—it provides a glimpse at how Ducey was able to funnel public money to private interests, and circumvent transparency requirements to keep Arizonans in the dark.

SOMERTON, AZ - MAY 12: Migrants who have been processed by US Border Patrol and have been released from their center, are given assistance from the Regional Center for Border Health to relocate to areas outside of Yuma, on Friday, May 12, 2023 in Somerton, AZ. Roughly 800 migrants were assisted today by the Regional Center for Border Health. Title 42, a pandemic-era policy that allowed border agents to quickly turn back migrants, expires this week. Under a new rule, the U.S. on Thursday will begin denying asylum to migrants who show up at the U.S.-Mexico border without first applying online using the CBP One mobile application or seeking protection in a country they passed through. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Border Encounters Dipped in May, Cooling Fears of Post-Title 42 ‘Chaos’

Border encounters fell almost immediately and have stayed down since. Border officials said that more than half of the encounters in May came before Title 42 was lifted.

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Traveling to Yuma? Here Are 11 Activities to Put on Your Must-Do List.

If you're looking for a beautiful and exciting destination to explore in Arizona, Yuma County is definitely worth checking out!

Migrants, some seeking asylum, file through the San Ysidro Port of Entry in this file photo from 2018. The Biden administration wants to tighten asylum procedures in an effort to head off an expected surge this spring when Title 42 is lifted. (Photo by Mani Albrecht/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Stricter Rules for Asylum Seekers Proposed Amidst Sharp Drop in Border Crossings

The government will accept public comment on the proposal until March 27, with an eye toward having it in place in time for the end of Title 42 on May 11. The policy is currently set to expire after two years.

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Arizona’s Shipping Container Wall on Border Is Coming Down

Removal of the containers has created a stark visual shift in affected sections of Arizona's southern landscape as a new governor takes power and inherits the $171 million project from her predecessor.

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Ducey Continues To Build His $100 Million Shipping Container ‘Border,’ Leaving an Expensive Mess for Gov.-Elect Katie Hobbs

Federal agencies have told Arizona the construction on US land is unlawful, and environmental groups say the containers could imperil natural water systems and endanger species.

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Judge Orders End to Trump-Era Asylum Restrictions at Border

Migrants have been expelled from the United States more than 2.4 million times since the rule took effect in March 2020, denying migrants rights to seek asylum under US and international law on grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19.