Borderlands

Elderly refugees struggle to build new life in Arizona

PHOENIX – Building a new life can be difficult enough for a young refugee. It’s even harder for an elderly person to learn a new language and culture while coping with displacement and loss.


Cronkite News Borderlands Special: May 13, 2016

The Cronkite News team reports on immigration and borderlands issues from across Arizona, including how biometric data is helping to track people coming in and out of the country, how a soccer club is bringing refugees together and how Latino issues are affecting this year's election.


Hungary built fence to slow the flow of refugees through the country

SZEGED, Hungary - It runs nearly 109 miles and stands 13 feet tall. Its sharp edges touch three countries.

A razorwire fence stands between Hungary and Serbia’s 109-mile border. The fence was completed by Hungary in September of 2015, in an effort to keep refugees seeking asylum from coming into the country.

Punjab to Peoria: Arizona had most Indian deportation cases in 2015

WASHINGTON - They come across the Arizona border in search of a better life, hundreds of them every year, leaving behind a native country where they no longer feel safe. India.


‘It’s hard to be a Gypsy in my town’

NORTHEASTERN HUNGARY — Maybe it’s because of the deep crow’s feet etched into his russet skin, but Milán “Igor” Hudák’s eyes look a little defiant as he scans the small Hungarian villages through a car window one early evening in March.

Three boys play near a dumpster as night falls in the Slovakian Gypsy ghetto.

Tracing Baja California’s evolution, one bottle of wine at a time

VALLE DE GUADALUPE — The turnaround point in Valle de Guadalupe’s advertised “Ruta del Vino,” or “Wine Route,” lies about 25 minutes east of the coastal highway that leads north to Tijuana.

Vineyard bottles

Immigrants in Arizona use hometown associations to help back home

MESA — Thousands of immigrants in the U.S. who maintain strong ties with Mexico are working together and pooling resources to improve life back in Mexico through hometown associations.