Borderlands

Undocumented immigrants find sanctuary in north Phoenix church

PHOENIX - Ismael, a 46-year-old undocumented immigrant, accepted an offer of sanctuary from a north Phoenix church shortly after he received his deportation letter in August 2015.


Seeing eye to eye: Phoenix residents part of global peace experiment

PHOENIX -- Gina Anderson shared her green yoga mat with a young blond man.


Phoenix municipal ID provides to provide access to city services

The Phoenix municipal ID, which is scheduled to launch in February, will allow city residents who don't have the documents to obtain a state identification card to obtain a municipal ID that will allow them access to all city services, such as turning on water or checking out a library book. It also will serve as a valid ID when dealing with law enforcement.


Election-year spike in citizenship requests higher than expected

WASHINGTON - Federal officials who typically see an increase in citizenship applications during presidential election years said that applications in this heated election season appear likely to surpass expectations.

Citizenship Rush

Weak Mexican peso affects families on both side of the border

PHOENIX- At the busy Tap Royal International bus station fluctuations in the peso-dollar exchange rate directly affect passengers traveling back and forth between Arizona and Mexico.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawyer calls contempt charge ‘political’

PHOENIX - Two weeks before the toughest election in his 24-year career, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was charged Tuesday with criminal contempt of court.


Arizona regularly among top states for number of resettled refugees

WASHINGTON - They come from Somalia and Myanmar, the Congo and Bhutan and Vietnam - and they all end up in Arizona. More than 15,400 refugees from 42 different countries were resettled in Arizona from fiscal 2012 through the just-ended fiscal 2016, according to the State Department's Refugee Processing Center. That made Arizona, the 14th-most-populous state in the nation, the fourth-largest recipient of resettled refugees during that period.

Syrian Arizona

Arizona took more Syrian refugees than most states, U.S. seeks more

WASHINGTON - At least 800 Syrian refugees were resettled in Arizona over the last year, more refugees than all but three states in the nation, according to the most recent data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center.

Syrian Arizona

Suns’ Watson embraces Hispanic upbringing, UCLA culture in head coach role

PHOENIX – In May 1997, Kansas native Earl Watson packed up his duffel bag and headed to Los Angeles with $400 his mother gave him. He moved into a garage in South Central he shared with future UCLA teammate Baron Davis.


Poll: Arpaio trails Penzone, AZ voters oppose border wall and deportations

PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio trails his Democratic opponent Paul Penzone by almost 15 points, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll released Thursday.


Battling opioid addiction in Indian Country

PHOENIX - For Tara Mason, the impacts of addiction to opioids and other drugs on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota hit close to home.