Borderlands

Senate hears problems, differs on answers to border detention crisis

WASHINGTON - With border apprehensions at their highest level in a decade, all sides at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing agreed that the situation at immigrant detention facilities has reached crisis levels. But potential solutions remained elusive.

Lawmakers spar over family separations, detention center conditions

WASHINGTON - A House panel grilled administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers - although both sides agreed that the situation at the border has reached crisis levels.

Migrant shelter in Tucson may move to former juvenile detention facility

TUCSON – Leaders of a short-term shelter for migrants seeking asylum are asking Pima County to lease three units of an old juvenile detention facility. The dormitory-style space for about 300 migrants would include a commercial kitchen and laundry.

With ICE sweeps looming, immigration rhetoric heats up on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON - Immigration rhetoric heated up on Capitol Hill, with.deportation sweeps expected to start in major cities this weekend and footage of migrant families held in what critics call "deplorable" conditions at the border sparking outrage from both sides of the aisle.

Trump vows Census will ask citizenship; critics decry ‘scare tactics’

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed that his administration is "absolutely moving forward" with a push to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, just hours after the Census Bureau said it would not do so, a reversal advocates dismissed as a "scare tactic" by the president.