Borderlands

Border residents tell Congress something must be done, disagree on what

WASHINGTON - Southern Arizona residents Nan Stockholm Walden and Sue Chilton didn't agree on much in their testimony to a House subcommittee Thursday, but they did agree on one thing - something needs to be done to better protect border communities.


Border residents cope with discovery of drug smuggling tunnel in their neighborhood

TIJUANA -- Tijuana resident Jaime Romero was with his son in Yuma when he received a call from his home security system alerting him that someone was invading his home.


Mexican shoppers surge across the border for lower prices in US

NOGALES, MEXICO — The pedestrian crossing line into the United States winds out of the port of entry building and into the city on an early weekday afternoon. As those waiting mingle in line, others return to Mexico coming the other way, arms heavy with shopping bags.


How jazz music is bridging cultures in Baja California

TIJUANA — Jacinto “Chinto” Mendoza’s first instrument was the violin. He was just 5 years old. A couple of years later, he adopted his signature instrument, the alto saxophone.


Charrería, Mexico’s oldest sport, is young and alive in the United States

Mexico’s oldest sport is young and alive in the United States.

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Border Patrol ramps up safety initiatives in Arizona

A Black Hawk helicopter buzzed through the sky over the Sonoran landscape and hovered over a spot where Border Patrol agents rappelled down to rescue an injured migrant. It was all part of a demonstration to show the rugged conditions and effort to save lives.


Arizona business leaders work to strengthen ties with Mexico

SCOTTSDALE - Arizona and Mexico are moving forward and forging closer ties, despite heated presidential campaign rhetoric, according to some leading business and Republican leaders in the state.


Deported Veterans find help at shelter in Mexico

TIJUANA, MEXICO — Serving in the U.S. military is no guarantee of citizenship. Hector Barajas found out the hard way.

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ASU students, chefs create bilingual cookbook for families coping with food insecurity

Local Arizona State University students, chefs, and dietitians are collaborating to help more families coping with food insecurity find and use local produce in healthy recipes.


Cochise spending thousands to keep endangered wolf out of region

SOUTHEAST ARIZONA — Inside a large chain-link cage at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, a Mexican gray wolf gently moves from behind a tree and into the open air. It stands in the midday sun, dark-lined eyes looking intently beyond the fence, before settling under the tree for shade.

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Thousands rally as Supreme Court hears challenge to DACA/DAPA

WASHINGTON - Arizonans were among the thousands who rallied outside the Supreme Court Monday as justices considered a challenge by 26 states, including Arizona, to the Obama administration's deferred deportation policies.


Undocumented immigrants rally at State Capitol as Supreme Court reviews DACA/DAPA

Ivonne Salazar and Graciela Pacheco started praying Sunday, hours before Supreme Court justices began arguments over a controversial immigration plan that could push them and millions more out of the shadows. Or separate them from their families.