Arizona/Mexico Border

The Kino Border Initiative is a Catholic binational organization that provides humanitarian aid and advocates for migrants in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.  It's run by priests of the Society of Jesus order, also known as Jesuits, along with lay, or non clergy, staff.


Like Yuma, Nogales is also seeing an increase in the number of migrants encountered by Border Patrol.  


KAWC’s Victor Calderón spoke with the organization's executive director, Joanna Williams, about what migrants say are their reasons for making the journey to the United States border.

Recently, the U.S. Border Patrol began releasing refugees and asylum-seeking migrants in Yuma County. While they aren't in the area long, there are few aid agencies to help them transition out.

U.S. Representative Paul Gosar visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Yuma on Tuesday. KAWC's Victor Calderón spoke with him about the rise in migrant apprehensions. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican Federal Police discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel in Nogales on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The tunnel was found during a routine sweep of the storm drain system that serves both Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico.

Facebook/AZ Patriots

A Conservative group of Phoenix-area residents is hosting what they are calling a Patriot Caravan at the border in Yuma County later this month in response to the high number of undocumented migrants who continue to arrive every day.