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Migrants at Southern Border Top 100K for 2nd Month in a Row

The numbers of migrants encountered in April was the highest since 2007, according to Homeland Security.

Trump Administration Seeks to Build Border Wall Across Protected Lands

Environmental groups say a new wall would further endanger wildlife and habitat along the border.

City Spends $20K to Shelter Migrants

So far neither the state nor the federal government has offered to help offset those costs.

Construction Underway on Arizona Cross-Border Pipeline Expansion

Once completed, a new facility will more than double the pipeline's capacity.

US Government to Give DNA Tests at Border to Check for Fraud

The voluntary testing comes amid an increase in families crossing the border and growing concern about child trafficking.

Can 1,000 Empty Backpacks Save Lives?

Also: How Pima County could pay for newly opened migrant shelters; Bridging cultural divides with the Persian language; Tucson author Janni Lee Simner reads from her new book.

The City of Tucson Offers Hope to Migrants in Need

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Go backstage at Tucson High Magnet School to preview "Our Border Town"; Tucson poet laureate TC Tolbert receives grant from the Academy of American Poets; And, what would you do with the blessing of extra time to be alive?

Campus Conversation Looks at Free Speech, Border Patrol Presence

A March incident brought protests and calls for resignations on the UA campus.

Charges Dropped Against UA Students Who Protested Border Patrol on Campus

Pima County declined to prosecute; the UA code of conduct investigation continues.

Finding Common Ground with "One Small Step"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free speech debate on campus; "I Dream in Widescreen Returns"; and thoughts on kindness from the Mission Garden.

Douglas, Cochise County Approve Location for New Port Of Entry

A new commercial port would be aimed at easing the flow of traffic and industry, as the current port serves both commercial and passenger vehicles.

UA Police Report Details Border Patrol Protest

Three people "shouted obscenities" at Border Patrol agents for 40 minutes, report says.

New Border Patrol Sector Chief Discusses Challenges with Surge in Families

Plus, hearing from the deputy commander of BORSTAR about heightened risks of crossing during the summer.

Vice President Pence, Gov Ducey Challenge Congress on Border

Pence said the administration isn't considering more family separations, but called for changes to the Flores Agreement.

Vice President Pence to Visit Nogales Thursday

The visit comes at a time when Homeland Security has no clear leaders at the highest positions.

Nearly $1B in Contracts Awarded for Border Fence Sections

The removal and replacement projects will replace vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing.

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