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Indigenous protester stands trial over 2020 border wall demonstration

Amber Ortega faces misdemeanor charges related to blocking machinery at a border wall construction site near a sacred site in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Senate committee OKs Magnus for customs chief

The Senate Finance Committee voted 15-13 on Wednesday to advance the Tucson police chief's nomination.

Senators call on CBP to stop detaining pregnant women

The senators focus on a woman who gave birth standing up while detained at a California Border Patrol station in February 2020.

Land borders opening to fully vaccinated non-citizens Monday

The Department of Homeland Security said people should be ready to prove their vaccination status upon request.

Customs and Border Protection is looking to privatize security tasks

CBP is looking for ways to use private security companies to replace agents and officers assigned to guard and transportation roles.

An investigation recommended 24 Border Patrol agents be fired. All but 2 kept their jobs

The review says a supervisory agent stationed in Arizona faced getting fired for posting internal video with a migrant falling to their death.

Two new reports show the dangers and abuse migrants face at the U.S.-Mexico border

A Human Rights Watch report details more than 160 cases of abuse migrants experienced while in U.S. custody and during interactions with border officials.

Watch: Senate hearing for Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus to lead customs agency

President Joe Biden nominated Magnus to be commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Mexico expresses concerns about possible reinstatement of Remain in Mexico program

The Biden administration is preparing to restart a program known as “Remain in Mexico” after a federal judge ordered its reinstatement.

U.S. will lift border travel restrictions on Nov. 8 for fully vaccinated visitors

Those traveling for essential reasons — including truck drivers, people crossing to go to school or work or for medical reasons — will have until January to become fully vaccinated.

Mexico businesses, residents breathe sigh of relief with impending end of crossing restrictions

Arizona border businesses that depend on Mexican shoppers are breathing a sigh of relief with the impending loosening of restrictions on so-called “nonessential” trips.

Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña on documenting the history of the Asian American experience.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Paula Poundstone returns to the Fox Theatre; Chris Dashiell previews Film Fest Tucson; and a song from John Coinman.

U.S. to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

All international visitors will need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Magnus hearing scheduled for Oct. 19

The Tucson Police Chief is nominated to be the next Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection.

Top ranking U.S., Mexican officials announce new bilateral security agreement

Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said that with the new agreement, the Merida Initiative is being left behind.

Border Patrol agent took $1M in bribes to smuggle people and drugs, authorities say

Grand jury indictment says that for the better part of a year, Victor Passapera used his Border Patrol uniform and patrol vehicle to smuggle narcotics and people across the border south of Ajo.

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