An Arizona Senate hearing on an effort to enshrine an existing ban on “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution erupted in shouting and immigrant rights activists were removed after calling the proposal racist. 

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes,File)

Latino activists say they hope the controversy around the novel "American Dirt" brings more attention to recent and overlooked works by Latino writers.


Construction crews have started blasting hills at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona to clear space for a new border wall system.

Judge Reverses Convictions Of 4 Arizona Border Activists

Feb 5, 2020

A federal judge in Tucson has reversed the misdemeanor convictions of four activists, saying members of the humanitarian group No More Deaths were led by "sincere religious beliefs" when placing water and food for migrants in the desert.  The survival supplies were placed in Arizona's protected Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Next Leader Of U.S. Border Patrol Is An Arizonan

Jan 24, 2020

The Trump administration has named a new head of the U.S. Border Patrol. Rodney Scott will take over for Carla Provost, who's retiring.  That's according to an announcement obtained Friday by The Associated Press from Mark Morgan, acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.