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GAO on Arizona Border Surveillance Technology: More Information on Plans and Costs Is Needed before Proceeding

"In 2005, the Secure Border Initiative Network (SBInet) was conceived as a surveillance technology to create a 'virtual fence' along the border. After spending nearly $1 billion, DHS deployed SBInet systems along 53 miles of Arizona's border that represent the highest risk for...

Advocates Seek Solutions to Migrant Deaths in Arizona

"In late April, a Vista father of five children died in the Arizona desert trying to re-enter the country illegally and became one of the nearly 200 people who die each year in that stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Authorities recovered the remains of 191 people along the Arizona border with Mexico...

South Texas Overtaking Arizona as Place Where More Border Crossers Die

"The new scrutiny of South Texas by a civil-rights group focused on identifying bodies underscores a geographical shift: Texas is overtaking Arizona in migrant deaths. An accurate count is hard to gather because state, federal and local agencies keep separate records, with some remains being counted...

Risky Border Protest Lands DREAM Activists in Az. Immigration Jail...For Now

"Lizbeth Mateo paid her tuition Sunday for Santa Clara Law School, where classes begin next month. On Monday, she paused to send the school an email. "I'm letting them know I may not make it in time," she said. The reason for her delay: an unorthodox — and risky —...

Arizona Border Fence Plan Stalled After 3 Years

"A plan by Republican Arizona lawmakers to build a mile of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money has stalled nearly three years after it was sanctioned by the Legislature. Private donations expected to fund the project dried up after only a fraction of the funding was in hand...

Arizona Border Residents Help Migrants Without Breaking the Law

"The worsening situation led some Arivaca residents to band together last year to form People Helping People, a group that provides aid to border crossers in the area. Shortly after, the group unveiled a humanitarian aid office, which now sits on the main drag of this rural town of 600 residents...