Troubled visa investment program gets short-term extension, no fixes

WASHINGTON - Congress granted a short-term reprieve this week to a visa program that benefits immigrants who invest in U.S. businesses, but that extension came without any reforms critics say are necessary to prevent fraud, abuse and security risks.

Visa Reprieve

Latino families in Arizona splurge on QuinceaƱeras

Phoenix - A growing number of Arizona businesses are benefitting from a Latino tradition as more families splurge on quinceaƱeras.

Study: Influx of immigrants is overall boost to U.S. workers, economy

WASHINGTON - Immigration has risen sharply over the past 20 years and immigrants have accounted for a larger portion of the workforce in that time, but that competition is actually helping Americans in the long run, a new report says.

Immigrant Impact

Voter registration drive focuses on students

Actor and activist Edward James Olmos encouraged about 100 high school students to register to vote at Central High School Tuesday morning as part of National Voter Registration Day.


‘It could be anyone’s child’: AZ police shootings of African-Americans protested

TEMPE - Longtime Phoenix activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin led about 50 protesters across the Mill Avenue Bridge in Tempe on Monday, blocking traffic in what Maupin said was a protest of two police shootings of African-Americans in Arizona.

ASU researchers at Teotihuacan lab work to unravel Aztec city’s mysteries

Phoenix - Unraveling the mysteries of ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, Mexico could help modern cities thrive according to Michael Smith, the professor overseeing Arizona State University's research lab near the site of the Aztec pyramids.

House members grill immigrations official on detainee releases

WASHINGTON - House members grilled the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday, alleging that more than 80 percent of detainees released by the agency have criminal records and that some reoffend once they are freed.

ICE Hotseat

Unpredictable AZ Sanders supporters still feel the Bern

PHOENIX - In 1960, when he was a young boy, Larry Ward became aware of the political world around him. An exciting young president, John F. Kennedy, had just been elected.

Bernie Supporters

American DREAMer: Once undocumented, Latina activist is a citizen

PHOENIX - Seven years ago, when she graduated from Arizona State University with an engineering degree, Dulce Matuz couldn't get an engineering job.


Arizona celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with traditional “Grito”

Phoenix - Hispanic Heritage month celebrations featuring mariachi music also include a "grito," a traditional yell, an expression of joy and appreciation during songs.

Guac the Vote registers voters at taco trucks

PHOENIX- The U.S.Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's "Guac the Vote" campaign is registering voters at taco trucks across the country and encouraging voters to show up on election day.

Love and help: Latinos with disabilities overcome obstacles

PHOENIX - Eleven years ago, Jose Ortiz-Reyes fell off a scaffold and became paralyzed from the neck down.