Borderlands

Visitors from Mexico spend Easter vacations and money in Arizona

NOGALES, SONORA -- A two week Easter break in Mexico translated into long lines at the Nogales border crossing for Isauro Perez and his family who were headed for shopping in Tucson.


Copa America games in Arizona expected to draw large crowds

“Soldado” Marco Medina of the Phoenix Battalion of Pancho Villa’s Army sits at his favorite pub in downtown Phoenix, talking strategy with his commander, Richard “El Coronel” Guel.


Phoenix company faces lawsuit for alleged real estate scam targeting Spanish-speaking families

The Arizona Attorney General’s office filed a Consumer Fraud and Civil Racketeering lawsuit alleging a ProSolutions, a Phoenix based company preyed on Spanish-Speaking families who believed they were buying or refinancing a home.

Loan officer Pedro Morales has been contacted by several alleged victims of a housing scam in Phoenix.

Streetcars make comebacks and connections in states along the border

EL PASO, TEXAS -- Peter Svarzbein, city councilman for this Texas border community, makes a left turn at a parking garage near the university campus. The street ahead -- to many just flat black asphalt and bright yellow lines -- is one that, to Svarzbein, holds the city’s future.


For Arizona Latinos, primary election is just a warmup to November

While Arizona Latinos lined up at polling stations to make their choices for Tuesday’s primary preference election, immigrant-rights groups sent out volunteers to continue registering voters.


Protesters denounce anti-immigrant bills, rhetoric of hate in Arizona

A day after billionaire Donald Trump won the Arizona Republican primary, more than 100 protesters gathered outside the state Capitol, denouncing what they call the candidate’s message of hate.


In Flagstaff, Sanders pursues Native American vote, to mixed response

FLAGSTAFF -- A cheer went up in Macy’s European Coffeehouse and Bakery in this small mountain city on Tuesday morning as Bernie Sanders walked in with an entourage of media outlets and Secret Service agents.


Artists portray border issues using sculpture and painting

Artists are using their craft to contribute to the conversation about immigration and the border, hot topics on the presidential campaign trail.


As U.S. removes most travel restrictions, Americans eager to visit Cuba

President Obama visits Cuba with his family in a high profile push to normalize relations with the island. The two day trip which starts Monday comes as the Obama administration removes nearly all travel restrictions for Americans.


Arizona ready for the unexpected at planned Trump rally Saturday

Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, is expected to hold a rally in Fountain Hills on Saturday ahead of the Arizona presidential primary next week.


Clinton releases Spanish-language advertisements in Arizona

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released two bilingual ads in Arizona on Thursday, featuring Spanish speakers expressing their support for her presidential bid in November, just days before the Arizona primary election on Tuesday.

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Decades after anti-immigrant policies, LA’s development is a lesson for Phoenix

LOS ANGELES -- Outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles just west of the downtown area, Mexican vendors and workers mill around, selling tamales and newspapers. Across the street is MacArthur Park, known for immigrant families and vendors who pass their time there.

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