Immigration

DPS director says wall needed for border ‘crisis’

WASHINGTON – Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead said there is an “ongoing crisis” at the border affecting all states, not just Arizona, and he called on Washington to fund a border...

Billions in federal funds for AZ threatened by potential census undercount

As the D.C. press corps spends the week chasing Trump’s newest shiny objects, a federal court in San Francisco began taking testimony in a suit involving what may be one of the most underreported...

Southwest Key hires consultant to vet Arizona operations

Southwest Key has hired health care management consultant Robert Hess III to comply with one of the terms of the settlement agreement between the migrant youth shelter operator and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

As Trump visits border, AZ congressional Dems reject ‘manufactured’ crisis claims

Arizona Democrats say there's no crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, despite President Donald Trump's attempts this week to intensify support for a wall.Democrats, including those who represent the districts that border with Mexico, accuse...

A school where refugee and immigrant students find their voice

“Our students need their voice, they need to be heard, and if they don’t have a way of sharing that voice, the talents and the gifts they have will never be shared,” Faulkner said. Her official title is intensive intervention specialist.

Sheriff Penzone: Southwest key child abuse investigations fell through the cracks MCSO will hire two auditors to supervise all...

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said things fell through the cracks in the investigations his agency conducted into three reports of child abuse at a Southwest Key facility for migrant children in Youngtown.

Sonoran guv: Build bridges, not walls

With the backdrop of a presidential trip to the southern border and a government partially shut-down over disagreement on funding for a border wall, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich of Sonora, Mexico, told the Arizona Mirror she rejects plans to build a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The victims weren’t a priority for their caretakers or the police

At every point in the story about migrant children being the victims of abuse at the hand of Southwest Key shelter employees, you see the same thing: People more concerned with covering their asses than actually protecting these vulnerable children.

Deaths of migrant kids underscore risks of hieleras

Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, 7, died on Dec. 8 in an El Paso hospital. Felipe Gómez Alonzo, 8, died on Christmas Eve at a medical center in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Records suggest MCSO didn’t fully investigate child abuse claims at migrant shelter

Public records released to the Arizona Mirror shed light into the three reports of child abuse that led the federal government to shut down a shelter for migrant minors in Youngtown in September.The reports...