Immigration

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Taking a new slap at the Biden administration, Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he is prepared to send the Arizona National Guard to the border -- even if it means at state expense.

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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.

The administration of President Joe Biden said it is expelling solo adults and families who attempt to cross the U.S. - Mexico border but providing allowed entry and aid to unaccompanied children. 

The number of families seeking entry tripled in February and many were released into the United States, according to Reuters. 

President Biden addressed a question on the matter in his first press conference last week. He said Mexico would not allow entry to all families and his administration will work with the country to solve the problem. 

Arizona democrat Greg Stanton told KAWC that the citation at the border will improve as the Biden administration attempts to undo the damage caused by the previous administration. 

Arizona Edition - Our guest this week warns that politicians, and the media, hype up coverage of the U.S.-Mexico border for political gain and for ratings. Clara Long focuses on immigration and border policy as Associate Director for US Programs at Human Rights Watch. 

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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. 

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