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70-year-old Tucson man sentenced after migrant smuggling and high-speed Border Patrol chase

Michael Ortiz has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for smuggling migrants after leading Border Patrol on a high-speed chase.

Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal on helping loved ones survive dark times.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Step into a Record Fair at the final HOCO Fest; A look at the living diversity of Navopatia; and Stories That Soar! returns with a tale about a local 5th grader's journey with retinoblastoma.

Human smugglers primarily control migration across the U.S.-Mexico border, and are likely making billions

While many migrants are forced to wait in Mexico for a chance to seek asylum in the U.S., they become even more vulnerable to the criminal organization making staggering profits controlling who crosses the border and where.

Single adult migrants in Tucson border sector put in detention as deterrent measure

The Tucson Sector gains additional personnel from Homeland Security as it grapples with a continuing surge of migrants at the border, mostly families and children.

Grijalva and Ciscomani sitdown together

The talk was an opportunity to hear about differences and common ground.

Rancher's murder trial to proceed

George Alan Kelly’s second-degree murder trial is set to proceed after a reluctant eye-witness agrees to testify in border shooting.

Tucson Sector sets 15-year high with July border apprehensions

As unauthorized migration in the Tucson Sector surpasses Texas to become the busiest in the nation, DHS sends dozens of additional staff to help with surge.

Freeze on DACA approvals leaves thousands of Arizona migrants in limbo

While the Department of Homeland Security stopped processing first-time DACA applications in October 2022, those who have coverage are still able to apply for renewal.

Kelly and Sinema criticize federal funding “failure” for migrant aid programs

Pima County warns migrant services may stop if funding is not increased.

Vana Dee Lewis wants you to know you are "#WORTHY."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: From Odyssey Storytelling, Ana Montanez shares a story about discovering inner strength, and Gabriel Dozal on his book "The Border Simulator."

Border is an “Existential Crisis” to House Republicans

Five Congressional Republicans condemned President Biden’s border policy at a subcommittee hearing Tuesday afternoon in Cochise County.

Woman dies after calling 911 from remote part of Arizona desert

A migrant died in Border Patrol custody after agents found her with symptoms of severe heat stroke.

Apprehensions and rescues increase in Border Patrol Tucson Sector

Migrant apprehensions and rescues have reached record highs in Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, making it the busiest sector in the nation, with nearly half of the migrants being families.

The University of Arizona launches website showcasing U.S.-Mexico borderlands stories to reclaim border narrative

The Confluencenter is collaborating with borderlands artists, advocates, journalists, and others to showcase stories, art and other projects from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, aiming to present a comprehensive and diverse history of the region.

The "Barbenheimer" Experience Arrives in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Using a natural desert resource in a new way; and ""Chasing the Ghost Bear: On the Trail of America’s Lost Super Beast".

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