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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and the Trump public charge rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - AZ: Immigrant

A U.S. Border Patrol agent guards migrants at one of several detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. (US Border Patrol and Immigration)

TUCSON, Ariz. - After years of delays and legal wrangling, testimony began this week in a lawsuit to force the U.S. Border Patrol to upgrade its migrant detention facilities. The suit seeks to force the federal agency to improve what the plaintiffs call substandard conditions in its Tucson sector sh

A U.S. Border Patrol officer opens and drains a water bottle left by No More Deaths volunteers to help migrants in the Agua Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in 2017. (NoMoreDeaths)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Government prosecutors in Tucson federal court are set to open a retrial today of a humanitarian aid worker who helped migrants in the Arizona desert. The original trial of Scott Warren on charges related to providing food, water and shelter to undocumented migrants ended in Ju

A new report shows the number of children without health insurance is increasing in Arizona and across the nation. (AdobeStock)

PHOENIX - After several years of trending downward, the number of children without health insurance in Arizona and the nation is on the rise again, according to a new report. The study, released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, found that the child uninsured rate

Immigration advocates gathered more than 18,000 signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot to make Tucson a

TUCSON, Ariz. – Groups pushing to make Tucson a sanctuary city say they are redoubling their efforts after the mass shooting in El Paso that they maintain was aimed at Hispanics. Following a petition drive by immigration advocates, the Tucson Families Free and Together initiative has been

The group No More Deaths supported has posted banners near the Cabeza Prieta refuge supporting the group's efforts to provide aid to migrants. (Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nine volunteer aid workers go on trial in Tucson this week for providing humanitarian aid to immigrants at risk crossing the Arizona desert. The defendants, all volunteers with the nonprofit group No More Deaths, were charged in 2017 with misdemeanors for their activities in

The National Partnership for New Americans reports the U.S. citizenship application backlog in Arizona has grown 129 percent since December 2015. (Flickr)

PHOENIX – The backlog of applications from legal residents waiting to become U.S. citizens has skyrocketed, and immigration rights groups are demanding answers, saying the delays are of special concern in an election year. More than 14,000 Arizonans are legal permanent residents who qualify

Petra Falcon gathered with community members and religious leaders Friday in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office in Phoenix to speak out against the separation of migrant children from their families. (Katherine Davis-Young/PNS)

PHOENIX — Immigration rights advocates in Arizona and around the country are continuing to speak out against the Department of Homeland Security’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents. About 2,000 children were separated from their families at the U.S./Mexico border

The Center for American Progress says many LGBT detainees in ICE custody are asylum seekers, and shouldn't be kept in detention while awaiting immigration hearings. (Chris Chitaroni/Twenty20)

PHOENIX — New data shows lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants are 97 times more likely to face sexual assault in federal detention centers than the general population. Analysis from the Center for American Progress shows detention centers are especially dangerous for transgender

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