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Democratic Arizona governor to keep migrant busing program

Jan. 25, 2023 14:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is defending her decision to continue her Republican predecessor's program to transport migrants out of border communities. Hobbs said in an interview with The Arizona Republic published Wednesday that her focus would be on...

3 teens shot in Yuma; 2 suspects sought; 2 victims serious

Jan. 21, 2023 14:32 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Police were looking for suspects in an early morning shooting in Yuma on Saturday that injured three teenagers, two of them seriously. Police say they responded to the Yuma Regional Medical Center at about 4:48 a.m. Saturday when hospital officials reported they...

San Luis picks lieutenant to fill in as police chief

Jan. 13, 2023 12:27 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The border city of San Luis has named a temporary police chief until a permanent pick can be found. The Yuma Sun reported Friday that Lt. Miguel Alvarez will fill the role. Alvarez, 43, has been with the San Luis Police Department for 18 years. He...

Arizona's shipping container wall on border is coming down

Jan. 06, 2023 17:43 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's border barrier of shipping containers has been largely dismantled in time for a new Democratic administration, costing tens of millions of dollars over just a few months as they were set up and taken down again. Removal of...

Cubans crossing into US stunned to hear of new asylum limits

Jan. 06, 2023 10:27 AM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Migrants who entered the U.S. illegally under moonlit skies and waist-deep cold water Friday were devastated to learn they may be sent back to Mexico under expanded limits on the pursuit of asylum. About 200 migrants who walked in the dark for about an hour to...

Migrants flee more countries, regardless of US policies

Dec. 22, 2022 10:56 AM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — In 2014, groups of unaccompanied children escaping violence in Central America overwhelmed U.S. border authorities in South Texas. In 2016, thousands of Haitians fled a devastating earthquake and stopped in Tijuana, Mexico, after walking and taking buses through up to 11...