PHOENIX – The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear the appeal brought by Arizona to deny DACA recipients from receiving and retaining driver’s licenses, prompting the executive director of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition to declare “justice was served.” “We always knew that we were on the right side of history and that.
PHOENIX – The scene at Cactus Park last Saturday was an intimate snapshot of politics in America in 2018: A red sea of Trump supporters in Make America Great Again hats and T-shirts listening to “pro-America” stump speeches, confronted by black-clad anti-fascists chanting slogans and voicing support for DACA recipients. Police officers and several armed.
PHOENIX — Brewers first baseman Ji-Man Choi isn’t the only person in Milwaukee’s clubhouse who speaks fluent Korean. However, the first time he encountered the one other person who does — his translator, Daniel Cho — it wasn’t without some uneasiness. “It was super awkward,” Choi said through Cho on Wednesday, prompting both to burst.
PHOENIX – Oslin Lopez is not like most 10-year-olds. She’s not allowed to play outside, ride her bike, let alone run. Her mother keeps her indoors, away from the polluted air in their neighborhood near 27th Avenue and Van Buren Street, which worsens Oslin’s asthma symptoms. One outdoor activity the girl can’t dodge, though, is.
PHOENIX – The day after the 9/11 terror attacks, Rana Singh Sodhi received a phone call from an employee at his brother’s gas station in Mesa, telling him to come down as soon as possible. Someone had been shot. Sodhi rushed to the station, where he found his brother’s body stretched outside the entrance. Balbir.
WASHINGTON – An Arizona state lawmaker and a Phoenix Dreamer were among 68 people arrested Monday during a Washington protest on what was supposed to be the last day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. State Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe, and DACA recipient Karen Ibarra were arrested by U.S. Capitol Police along with.
PHOENIX – For two days, Margaret T. Hance Park became the epicenter of Chinese culture and traditions, as the 28th annual Chinese Cultural and Cuisine Festival took over the public space in February, offering Valley locals an opportunity to see, hear and taste what the Asian country has to offer. Jeffrey Chow, a resident of.
PHOENIX – In spite of the pouring rain, members of the Jewish community and DACA recipients gathered at Cesar Chavez Memorial Plaza in Phoenix on Tuesday, pressing for a clean DREAM Act. A.J. Frost, founder of Arizona Jewish Social Justice Action and co-founder of Arizona Jews for Justice, organized the rally with Promise Arizona and.
AGUA PRIETA, Mexico – Dancers, artists and residents from Arizona and Sonora joined forces Saturday as part of the final performance of the “Shared Spaces: An Evening of Dance, Music and Poetry at the US/Mex Border.” Dozens of people gathered near the Douglas port of entry, which separates Douglas and Agua Prieta, Sonora, to promote.
PHOENIX – The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear the Trump administration’s plea to bypass federal courts and get the high court to interject itself in the legal process of ending the DACA program. The legal ramifications of this decision will more than likely push the DACA deadline, set for next week, even.
PHOENIX – Congressman Ruben Gallego, along with environmental advocates in the Latino community, touted the importance of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan at a round table conference Thursday organized by National Council of La Raza Action Fund. “We need to consistently take positive action towards that, electing officials that are going to be in support.
MESA – A year has passed since the world saw images of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos sitting in a locked federal van while her distraught children tried to console her from outside the vehicle. Hoping to stop her deportation to Mexico, protesters surrounded the van in the parking lot of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
PHOENIX – Five days after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, singer Andria Bunnell and mariachi performer Melissa Marie Medina found themselves creating a six-woman band. With their desire to give Arizonans a taste of Latin American folkloric music, along with their idea to use their art form as a way to express their post-election.
WASHINGTON – DACA recipient Juan Escalante has been on a “roller coaster of emotions” since September when President Donald Trump announced plans to end the deferred deportation program. The roller coaster continued this week after the Senate failed to agree on any DACA measures, despite several days of open floor debate dedicated to the issue..
WASHINGTON – Nogales rancher Dan Bell told lawmakers Thursday that the best way to help the environment at the border might actually be by removing environmental regulations that hinder access by Border Patrol agents. Bell, one of four witnesses at a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing, said the tons of trash left behind by illegal.
TEMPE – Hurricane Maria has had a lasting effect on Puerto Rico. Nearly six months after the storm struck the island, damage remains widespread, and nearly a half-million people still are without power. The dire situation prompted dozens of utility companies from across the United States to pitch in to help their fellow Americans. One.
TUCSON – The humanitarian aid group No More Deaths has faced 36 misdemeanor cases brought by federal authorities in the past 15 years. It has not lost a single one. Attorney William Walker has represented the group in all 36 cases, but a recent round of arrests have put nine volunteers in limbo at a.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said Tuesday the Senate should begin its long-awaited debate on immigration reform by taking up any one of a number of bipartisan bills proposed to see if it “has legs.” The Senate has plenty of options, and not much time, as it begins the debate with less than three.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered a new hearing for Arivaca protesters who said the Border Patrol violated their First Amendment rights when they tried to monitor a border checkpoint for potential racial profiling. The group, People Helping People, sued in 2014 after Border Patrol officers established a 391-foot “enforcement zone” around the.
PHOENIX – A second federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the Eastern District of New York ruled Tuesday that DACA recipients and states are likely to succeed in their challenge to the way.
PHOENIX – Federal authorities on Monday granted Jesus Berrones, an undocumented father of five whose story has garnered international attention, a one-year stay on humanitarian grounds. Berrones, 30, had sought sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials notified him they intended to deport him. After spending the.
PHOENIX – Supporters of DACA and immigrants with Temporary Protected Status – known as TPS – clashed with an anti-immigrant group at a heated protest outside Sen. Jeff Flake’s office Thursday afternoon. Divided down the middle of the same sidewalk, demonstrators on both sides featured tall signs and handcrafted banners. “Build the wall,” read one..
PHOENIX – When you think of Mexican cuisine, tacos de carne asada (beef), carnitas (braised pork) and birria (spicy goat stew) – all meat dishes – come to mind. Vegetables and herbs, on the other hand, more than likely don’t. A local vegan couple, however, are working to turn that around. Jose and Leticia Gamiz.
BISBEE- John Ladd is a fourth generation Arizona rancher whose property straddles the international boundary with Mexico. For years, Ladd said immigrants have cut through his 10.5-acre property to get into the United States. He said he’s seen fewer immigrants since President Donald Trump came into office. But, he added, he continues to see people.
WASHINGTON – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented, all-day floor speech Wednesday demanding a vote on DACA legislation became a rallying cry for advocates, as Congress prepares to vote on another budget extension to keep the government open. Pelosi was calling on the House’s Republican leaders to allow a vote on immigration reform, something Senate.
PHOENIX – The 6-mile South Central Light Rail Extension not only will provide transportation through South and downtown Phoenix, it also will honor the diverse people and cultures that make South Phoenix such a vibrant community. “There is something magical about Phoenix, Arizona,” said Gabriel Fortoul, an artist from Union City, New Jersey. “It is.
WASHINGTON – A Mesa woman whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant in a drunken driving accident was in Washington Tuesday to tell lawmakers that border security and immigration enforcement must come before any “amnesty” bills. Mary Ann Mendoza, joined by sheriffs from around the country and others who lost a family member to.
PHOENIX – Shutting down the Navajo Generating Station near Page not only would displace hundreds of workers, it also could raise rates for consumers, protesters who marched on the state Capitol said Tuesday. “It was built under a bond and paid for by a bond from the federal government. … There’s still a billion dollars.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Monday that gives DACA recipients a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security – but it excludes funding for a border wall, causing the president to brand it a “waste of time.” The bill by McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Sen. Chris Coons, Democrat of.
PHOENIX – Communicating with people from different cultures is always difficult, but an Arizona State University professor hopes the universal language of science will bridge the void. Peter Rillero, associate professor of science education at ASU, last year created the Leadership Through Problem-Based Learning Initiative, a grant-funded STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program to.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center advocates and mentors local artists in metro Phoenix. Lately, though, the nonprofit has been struggling to keep its doors open, as grants and funding continue to overlook it. “Right now, we make our own funding,” said Jose Andres Giron, a resident artist at the center, which.
PHOENIX – Immigrants enrolled in Promise Arizona’s English-learning program gathered Tuesday night at its State of the Union viewing event. Women held their children and men crossed their arms as they all gave President Donald Trump their undivided attention, anxiously waiting for the president to touch on immigration. Midway into his speech, a number of.
WASHINGTON – Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union address, where another state lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers. The call by Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, comes as a reported two dozen Democratic lawmakers were scheduled to bring.
SCOTTSDALE – Carlos Sugich saw a golden opportunity to represent the Hispanic community at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Sugich, the first Hispanic chairman of the tournament, created a Spanish-language website for the Phoenix Open to expand its reach toward Hispanics. “We thought there was a need so that we could reach a broader audience.
WASHINGTON – In real estate, the saying goes, it’s all about location, location, location. Apparently, that same rule also applies when it comes to recruiting Customs and Border Protection agents. Already hobbled by a burdensome, multiphase hiring process that can take up to 18 months, followed by months more of training, agency recruiters face another.
WASHINGTON – Ports of entry at Nogales are as many as 300 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers shy of their approved staffing levels, according to the officers’ union, leading to long lines that threaten the region’s economy. Customs and Border Protection officials refused to discuss specific numbers of officers at Nogales, citing security reasons..
MESA – Rolando Palacios is just a few weeks away from becoming a first-time business owner. After working for 15 years as a landscaper and plumber, Palacios and his wife began investing in their American dream: a restaurant to call their own. “The United States gave me the opportunities that El Salvador did not,” Palacios.
WASHINGTON – A White House plan to give a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for a border wall and tougher immigration policies was attacked from all sides Friday, called racist by one side and a shameless giveaway by the other. The one-page “Framework on Immigration Reform and Border Security” released late.
PHOENIX – On any given school night, hours worth of homework are laid out on the kitchen counter. Before dinner, Wilber Delgado and his wife, Eva Pineda, challenge their children to a spelling contest, and laughter fills the air. But beneath the laughs, the Salvadoran parents are facing a mountain of worry. The Trump administration’s.
WASHINGTON – A reported White House plan that could give “Dreamers” a path to citizenship over 10 or more years will help those working toward an immigration reform compromise “a great deal,” Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake said Thursday. President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that he plans to introduce a bill giving recipients of the.
PHOENIX – A year after taking office, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said one of his main objectives has been the rejection of racial profiling, something that had plagued the department before he was elected. Discrimination is not tolerated in his agency, he said, and those who defy the rules and policies are being held.
NACO, Mexico – If you travel to the small border town of Naco, the first thing to catch your eye is a small, gloriously colored building that sits fewer than 500 feet from the port of entry. It’s called Studio Mariposa, an idea that began with Bisbee artist Gretchen Baer’s desire to provide a place.
NOGALES — Eight humanitarian aid workers with the advocacy group No More Deaths are facing multiple federal misdemeanor charges, while another volunteer has been charged with harboring undocumented immigrants, a felony. That ninth volunteer is Scott Daniel Warren, who also teaches environmental studies classes online at Arizona State University. The complaint against Warren states he.
PHOENIX – An array of people of different ages, ethnicities and gender identities united in Arizona on Sunday to promote a global cause: to bolster women’s power at the polls, encouraging them to vote and run for office. The 2018 Women’s March drew an estimated 22,000 for a rally at the state Capitol. They joined.
TEMPE – The Tempe City Council failed to adopt a resolution opposing the proposed construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The resolution failed to pass by a 3-4 vote Thursday evening. If approved, it would have allowed Mayor Mark Mitchell and the City Council to send a letter to President Donald Trump.
GLENDALE – The upcoming “Black Panther” movie, which had the highest first-day ticket presales of any Marvel movie, is one of the latest examples of what some say is a controversial push for diversity by major players in the comic book industry. The title character, Black Panther, was one of the first substantial black characters.
GLENDALE – The first thing that hits you when you walk into Escuela de Electricidad Automotriz is the scent of auto parts and coffee. A large white truck is mounted on a lift in the middle of a spacious, echoey room along with tires, engines and other parts spread all over. This shop looks, at.
WASHINGTON – Mexican attitudes toward Americans have gone through a “stunning reversal” since the election of President Donald Trump, with most Mexicans holding an unfavorable view of the U.S. for the first time. That was a finding of two studies released Thursday at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., which included several polls of.
WASHINGTON – As congressional lawmakers were wrangling over a deal Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday budget deadline, about 200 DACA advocates were urging Congress to include protection for “Dreamers” as part of any budget bill. The advocates, including several from Arizona, fanned out across Capitol Hill and tried to take their.
TEMPE – The City Council will meet Thursday evening to discuss a resolution opposing plans to build a wall along the U.S-Mexico border. The resolution comes after a campaign started by the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson, advocating for the opposition of a border wall, which President Donald Trump made a centerpiece of his.
PHOENIX – A permanent solution for the so-called “Dreamers” will require an act of Congress, pro-DACA activists, along with dozens of DACA recipients, said Tuesday afternoon at a rally outside the headquarters for the Arizona Democratic Party. “There is no permanent protection if nothing goes through legislation,” said Adriana Cuevas, a DACA recipient attending the.
PHOENIX – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Saturday night it would continue accepting requests to renew the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The announcement came after a federal judge in California issued an injunction ordering the Trump administration to continue receiving applications to renew the program, know by its initials DACA, which.
PHOENIX – A federal judge’s late night decision on DACA stirred up mixed reactions from recipients in the Valley. One of them, Elizabeth Perez, said she did not consider Tuesday’s ruling as a complete breakthrough for the DACA community. “Yesterday’s decision was great, but it’s not a win because we still don’t have a comprehensive.
WASHINGTON – Two Arizona lawmakers were among a score of House and Senate members at a White House meeting Tuesday to try to resolve an impasse over immigration reform and the soon-to-expire deferred-deportation program known as DACA. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, and Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, were part of the bipartisan group that met Tuesday.
WASHINGTON – Frontline border agents told a House panel Tuesday that a wall is just one thing needed to secure the southern border, saying they also need better technology, more officers and better incentives to attract and keep agents. The officials from the unions representing Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection workers said their.
LA SIERRA GORDA, Queretaro, Mexico – Martha Isabel “Pati” Ruiz Corzo has spent her life fighting for the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, a national conservation area that covers one-third of the central Mexican state of Queretaro. “The Sierra Gorda is a national treasure,” says Ruiz, who was the federal director of the reserve for 14.
So many of my conversations in Mexico felt like a movement toward my own personal understanding. Not only do I feel like I know more about the events between the U.S. and Mexico between 1810 and 2010, but I understand a little more about the feelings of some of the Mexicans living in the heart.
QUERETARO, Mexico – Mexico is facing something it never thought would happen: the possibility that NAFTA, the trade agreement that shaped the country’s economic policies over the last two decades, might disappear. But just as some Mexican officials try to convince President Donald Trump that the North American Free Trade Agreement has been beneficial for.
Since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada in 1993, Mexico has experienced rapid economic growth. As education levels and financial status have risen and a booming aeronautics and auto industry has emerged, Mexicans now want to be seen as an equal partner to the U.S. — and.
COLON, Queretaro, Mexico – From a stretch of highway in the heart of Mexico, rows of white rectangular structures appear against a backdrop of hills and low brush. A few minutes’ drive farther reveals an entry checkpoint resembling that of a military base. This formidable entrance opens to what could be the prototype for Mexico’s.
QUERÉTARO — Aurelio Martínez Moran stands on the land he’s worked for nearly 22 years. He leans against his red pickup truck and looks out at the fields where workers tend to rows of corn, chili, zucchini and tomatillo. At 18, he was like them, a field worker. Now he rents and farms 30 acres.
WASHINGTON – When the Great Recession began 10 years ago this month, experts say Latino workers in Arizona were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Heavily represented in construction and agriculture, two industries that were particularly hard hit, and generally younger than the overall state population, unemployment among Hispanics in Arizona soared from.
In September, we began a countdown to Dec. 8, the day some Democratic lawmakers hoped would let them force a vote on the Dream Act by threatening to scuttle the budget that expired that day, potentially shutting the government down. Dec. 8 has come and gone. The budget has passed and the government is open,.
PHOENIX – From a farm or a maquila in Sonora, Mexico to a supermarket store in Chicago, the journey of products coming from Mexico is a long, sometimes slow one. But according to border experts and officials, it’s during customs inspections at the border where the process gets delayed the most because ports of entry.
WASHINGTON – Naturalization applications in Arizona jumped 48 percent over the past three years, to more than 19,000 last year, a number that advocates expect will continue to rise as immigrants look for reassurance in the current political climate. The Arizona numbers reflect a national increase of 35 percent over the same period, according to.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake announced on Twitter his support for a tax reform bill if it included a “growth-oriented” solution for DREAMers, as well as the elimination of the “$85 million expensing budget gimmick.” “Having secured both of those objectives, I am pleased to announce I will vote in support the tax reform bill,”.
MARYVALE — Teen pregnancy, difficult living situations, immigration status and mental or physical disabilities are some of the reasons young people in the United States become ‘disconnected.’ According to Measure of America, ‘disconnected youth’ is a term for teens and youth between 16 and 24 years old, and who are not enrolled in school or.
PHOENIX – Selling jewelry, clothing and food wasn’t the only idea behind La Luna Markets. Giving residents an opportunity to skip crowded retail lines and the ability to shop local were also top goals on the minds of the organizers. During Small Business Saturday, Azukar Coffee Shop, a South Phoenix cafe, hosted the market, an.
On one side of the debate are the people who are demanding protection for those covered by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. They march. They chant. They protest. On the other side, opponents are just as convinced of their positions. But maybe not as loud. Our theme song is “Zoo Bells” and we.
PHOENIX — Growing up as a member of the LGBTQ community can already be a struggle for many. For some Latino youths, their journey is made even more difficult because of several factors such as the conservative, male dominated and religious nature of their culture. These are some of the reasons why members of Trans.
PHOENIX – It can be daunting to try and get health care when someone does not speak the language or does not have the legal status to navigate an already complicated system. Phoenix for Allies Community Health is one place members of the immigrant community can turn to, regardless of their status. Luis Edgar Chavez.
Alma Telibecirevic grew up and went to college in Sarajevo, Bosnia, during the Balkan wars in the 1990s. As a young artist living in war, she uses art as a form of communication now. How do humans release this kind of trauma? Telibecirevic now lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona.
TUCSON – The groups were separated by a street, metal barriers and police officers. On one side, a man shouted into his megaphone. “The people united will never be defeated!” On the other side, a woman yelled into her megaphone. “The people united, are gonna be deported!” On Saturday afternoon in Tucson, ex-White House Chief.
PHOENIX – One Phoenix mayoral candidate could make history with their win, and one already has. If Councilwoman Kate Gallego wins, she’ll be the third-ever female mayor of Phoenix and the first since the 1990s, when Thelda Williams served as interim mayor for eight months. But Gallego has already made history as the first woman.
TEMPE – When Talia Fuentes fills out the race/ethnicity portion of the United States Census, she checks three boxes: Hispanic, Native American, and Caucasian. But up until 2000, Fuentes, and others like her, would have only been able to check one box. According to the U.S. Census, in the year 2000 about 6.8 million Americans.
PHOENIX — Kayla White was 12 years old that winter morning when her life was changed forever. On Jan. 2, 2009, White’s mother was killed by her father, becoming a victim of domestic violence. “That’s when I heard my uncle say, ‘I don’t know how you’re going to tell Kayla your mom didn’t make it,’”.
MESA – As trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada is debated by top negotiators in Mexico City, one Arizona city is working on a long-term, million-dollar project that will potentially increase trade with Mexico. The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board will vote in the next few days to approve a master development agreement.
PHOENIX ‒ As a border state, Arizona plays a dual role in some of President Donald Trump’s policy proposals. It wants the border to be shielded from drug smuggling and undocumented immigration, but still be open for trade with Mexico. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican who endorsed Trump during his campaign, has distanced himself.
PHOENIX – Memories of the battlefield were brought back to life at “Los Veteranos De Arizona” art exhibit. Those behind the show said the idea behind it is to serve as a platform for local Latino veterans to come together and share their stories of war through art. In honor of Veterans Day, The Sagrado.
They are the minority of the minorities, the recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who come from countries you may not immediately associate with DACA. In this fourth episode of our In Focus DACA Special Report, we talk with the young immigrants from countries other than Mexico – who account for one in five.
WASHINGTON – Hundreds of protesters packed the lobby of a Senate office building Thursday, their chants echoing off the marble walls as they demanded that Congress vote to protect DACA recipients. Fifteen were arrested, including one protester from Arizona who later said on social media that she was willing to risk arrest in order to.
FOUNTAIN HILLS — Maria Torres sat in her daughter’s living room remembering the day Hurricane Maria made landfall in her town of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, and changed her life forever. Maria recalled waking up in the morning to go to the bathroom and found her feet covered in water after her entire home had flooded..
PHOENIX — The future of the Chinese Cultural Center is still uncertain as the community awaits a judge’s decision in an upcoming hearing. The hearing is part of a lawsuit brought forth by CJ Design & Construction Corporation, which owns Szechwan Palace, a restaurant located within the center. The Nov. 17 evidentiary hearing will decide.
SECOND MESA – Houses and corn fields dot the Hopi reservation, spread across three mesas in northeastern Arizona and circled by the much larger Navajo Nation. The seemingly barren Hopi land carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future. New leadership – tribal members will choose a new chairman and vice.
PHOENIX — “They’re our brothers and sisters that are just a couple states away,” Margarete Nasir said. “The church was a small church like ours.” On Sunday, a gunman opened fire inside the First Baptist Church in the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas. After the rampage, 26 people were dead. While details of the.
WASHINGTON – Arizona immigrants with Temporary Protected Status who were looking to the Department of Homeland Security for clues to their future in the U.S. may have been left with more questions than answers after an announcement Monday. Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke said late Monday that the department would end protective status for about.
PHOENIX — A recent report about the future of a proposed Latino cultural center in Phoenix found “a significant need” for the center, a place where local artists and community will have a voice in arts that reflect their heritage. In 2001, a successful bond election set aside $1 million to renovate the Museo Chicano.
PHOENIX – Sam Staas was designated female when he was born. It took years before he realized he was a boy. He was 6 years old when, as a girl, he wore dresses to family weddings, sobbing, relying on his mother’s promise they could burn the dresses when he returned home. He lost a good.
MESA ‒ For new Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista, engaging with the community is just as important, if not more, than “catching bad guys.” “It’s important for all of us to get out of the car and walk and meet the community,” Batista said during the Latino Town Hall meeting in Mesa on Saturday, where.
PHOENIX — Thousands of miles from home, ten 17-year-old young men living in Arizona found a way to connect to their roots. Over the past summer, these young men participated in a workshop which gave them an outlet to express themselves, their journeys, and their artistic ability. These aren’t everyday 17-year-olds, though. They’re currently living.
On a riverbank in Arizona’s San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, residents take part in vibrant ceremonies practiced for generations, celebrating a woman’s coming of age or praying for a sick person’s recovery. But to do this, they must ignore sprawling piles of trash just feet away. Torn up mattresses, rusted out appliances, broken glass, adult.
PHOENIX – They arrive at the federal courthouse each Friday, their hair neatly combed, dressed in the best clothes they own or can borrow. The oldest is 17 years old. The youngest is 5. All of them are unaccompanied minors living in shelters, waiting to be reunited with a parent or guardian, granted asylum, or.
PHOENIX – Not too many people would be excited to get up before sunrise on a Saturday morning but that is exactly what hundreds of people did in one Valley area, not only cleaning it up but also aiming to give those who live there a sense of pride in their neighborhood. A predominantly Latino.
PHOENIX — “This connects us to our ancient, indigenous past.” Día de los Muertos, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexican culture and by those of Mexican descent, has rituals dating back 3,000 years. In anticipation of the multi-day festivities honoring those who have passed on, hundreds gathered over the weekend at Steele Indian School Park.
PHOENIX – Six years ago, it was a young intern who helped save Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s life in a shooting that shocked Arizona and the nation. Now, that same intern has made history again by helping to found the first LGBT Caucus in the Arizona Legislature. Daniel Hernandez, who now represents District 2 in the.
“When student rights are under attack, what do we do?” “STAND UP, FIGHT BACK!” TEMPE – Last Thursday, the student organization Undocumented Students for Education Equity lead a march in support of DACA students. Dozens of students marched through Arizona State University’s main campus, chanting and holding signs. One sign read “education, not politics.” Another.
PHOENIX ‒ With only four months left to pass legislation to protect DREAMers, dozens of Arizona State University students gathered Thursday on the Tempe campus to advocate for a solid DREAM Act, while also protesting against the lawsuits that would deny them access to in-state tuition. On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump cancelled the program.
TEMPE — One takeaway from the Arizona Computer Assisted Language Learning conference was that mixing technology and languages, could soon make textbooks a thing of the past. For the intermediate Spanish students in Silvana Domaz’ virtual classroom, some assignments have involved the use of WhatsApp, a free mobile application which lets users chat in real.
TUCSON — Artist Alvaro Enciso lives on the Northeast side of Tumamoc Hill in a house full of art, including three-foot white crosses created to deliver a deeper message about death. “The Sonoran Desert has a secret,” the artist said. “Not very many people know about 3,000 casualties here, 2,000 people missing.” Enciso’s art is.
PHOENIX — Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico roughly 36 days ago, a number etched in Amber Cordoba’s mind as she thinks about the destruction and chaos faced day after day by those still on the island. Cordoba said Puerto Rico has a special place in her heart, and she had.
WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday that there is a growing sense of urgency for a Dream Act vote – and a growing sense that they will delay the next budget bill in December if there is not a vote by then. “We are making it apparent and clear to our own leadership that this.
PHOENIX – Shantelle Satchel was 17 years old when she met the man who would change her life forever back in Milwaukee. Two years later, he shot her in the face because he saw her getting out of a car with two men. “I still have a bullet in my mandible. It caused nerve damage..
WASHINGTON – Yesenia Chavarria traveled from Arizona and joined scores of immigrants outside the White House Tuesday to plead for an extension of their temporary protected status, a problem one expert calls “the most important issue most people have never heard of.” The program currently protects at least 300,000 immigrants – 1,100 of them in.
WASHINGTON – Phoenix Assistant City Manager Milton Dohoney joined local officials from across the country Tuesday who said it’s not their job to do the work of federal immigration authorities. Dohoney joined state and local officials on a conference call in which they said that helping federal agencies in raids and in “rounding people up.
PHOENIX – Hundreds of people gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center last Friday to learn more about the diverse opportunities within the Phoenix Police Department, and for many it was also a chance to see if they had what it takes to join the ranks. Sgt. Alan Pfohl hoped the event would provide more information.
MESA – Visitors to antique shops on Main Street in Mesa will see stores crammed with primarily benign American memorabilia. A 19th century record player, a vintage 1990s Barbie, or a campaign button promoting Richard Nixon for president line the shelves. Then, the eyes flit across something more startling. A set of spice jars in.
WASHINGTON – Colleges and universities may not be able to change immigration law, but they can do more to help those students faced with losing their protection from deportation. That was the message from a panel of immigration advocates this week who urged college students across the nation to push school administrators for policies that.
PHOENIX — “Let’s all take one deep breath together, and I’d like you to turn to the person to the left, or right of you and I’d like you to say to them, ‘I’m glad you’re here and I will not forget this moment,’” said Jenny McLellan, in front of those who attended the 22nd.
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate panel Wednesday that he could accept a DACA replacement bill if it is coupled with border security measures, and that any deal has to be “more than just an amnesty.” Sessions also defended the administration’s decision to rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program,.
PHOENIX – A woman sat at a table, patiently sewing an orange sugar skull with blue eyes and a pink button nose. She untangled a ball of yarn and worked nimbly, adding a flower bow and a black mouth. At a different table in the same room, someone cut purple paper and taped it to.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to boost its efforts targeting businesses by “four to five times” and will prosecute employers who knowingly hire illegal workers, the acting director of the agency said Tuesday. Thomas Homan said the goal of the new policy is to cut off the supply of jobs that will.
PHOENIX – Arizona law enforcement agencies seek to fill hundreds of vacancies, focusing efforts on increasing diversity and recruiting high school- and college-age students. Representatives from about 20 public safety departments around Arizona, including Phoenix and Flagstaff police, and Customs and Border Protection, will recruit at a law-enforcement career fair in Phoenix on Saturday. .
WASHINGTON – Advocates and lawmakers in Arizona say the path to a bill protecting DREAMers got more difficult this week, when the White House issued a list of immigration policy priorities that it said must be part of any DACA legislation. In a letter to House and Senate leaders Sunday, President Donald Trump said he.
PHOENIX ‒ Dolores Huerta is a woman of many facets. Political activist, union leader, mother and a civil and women’s rights icon. She is also one of the most underrated public figures in recent history. In her early 30s, Huerta was one of the first minority women to work as a lobbyist in the California.
PHOENIX — Hispanic Heritage Month is observed across the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and it celebrates the cultures, customs and traditions of many Latin countries. On a perfect fall evening in downtown Phoenix, ‘Tour de Hispanica’ aimed to do just that. The Arizona State University Programming and Activities Board for the.
NOGALES, Mexico – Sixty truck drivers scribbled notes in a Mexican warehouse last month as they listened to a United States border inspection officer describe the types of things officers examine during border inspections. Flat tires. Broken headlights. Cargo that’s not secured. The group gathered as part of a new program the Arizona Department of.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake unveiled a proposal Thursday that would extend some protections for DACA recipients in exchange for border security funding and new restrictions on who could be eligible for deferred deportation. The Arizona Republican’s “Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act” joins an increasingly crowded field of bills that aim to.
WASHINGTON – More than one in four of the estimated 154,200 immigrants who stand to lose their DACA protection in the next five months did not meet Thursday’s deadline to apply for a renewal, according to numbers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The Oct. 5 deadline was set last month when the Trump administration.
PHOENIX – Jazmin Nuñez was born in the United States, and therefore is a citizen — but her sister is not. That’s why for the past month, Nuñez has worked hard to help people do what her own sister can’t: renew their DACA status. Nuñez has been volunteering with Living United for Change in Arizona,.
PHOENIX – On an empty lot at the corner of 13th and Jefferson Streets, community members and leaders gathered Saturday for a march under the hot Valley sun. The theme was the empowerment of African-American women. Phoenix was one of several cities that held similar demonstrations across the country that day. Many of those who.
PHOENIX — Members of Arizona’s Chinese community are facing an uncertain resolution when it comes to the future of their beloved cultural center. On Tuesday, a federal judge decided not to grant the Arizona Foundation for Chinese Religious Rights, or AFCRR, an injunction it sought halting any new construction on the site. The decision came.
PHOENIX — Jose Guadalupe Conchas stood in front of five candles adorned with black roses, and carefully lit each one as a symbolic tribute to the recent string of disasters, natural and man-made. The most recent one being the deadly massacre in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The next night, the United States flag waved.
WASHINGTON – Senate sponsors of the latest Dream Act assured over 100 young immigrants Wednesday that “the nation is poised to do the right thing” and protect them after the DACA program expires next year. The comments came at a “DREAMer Advocacy Day” event at the Capitol where DACA recipients from across the country, dressed.
PHOENIX – Jazmin Nuñez spends her days at Living United for Change In Arizona (LUCHA) helping DACA recipients navigate the murky waters of their future. When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Donald Trump’s plan to end DACA, the Department of Homeland Security instituted a deadline. DACA recipients whose protections would expire between Sept..
PHOENIX – Immediately after Magan Carter’s baby was born, doctors put feeding tubes down his throat and hooked him up to an oxygen machine. He couldn’t breathe and had to use a feeding tube. Amari was in an incubator for three months. Carter’s pregnancy lasted 26 weeks and four days. As an African-American woman, the.
WASHINGTON – Senators agreed Tuesday that a legislative fix will be needed to protect DACA recipients, but differed over how far it should go and how to get there with just five months until the current program expires. The comments came in a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Trump administration’s plan to eliminate.
PHOENIX — In a warehouse in north Phoenix on Saturday morning, a woman sat on the floor among piles of toothbrushes, toilet paper and soap. She packed a cardboard box full of diapers then taped it shut. A man picked up the box and set it against the wall. The woman started fresh with a.
PHOENIX — Law students, professors and tribal members gathered recently at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law in downtown Phoenix to watch the new documentary “Tribal Justice.” The documentary features two chief judges from tribes in Arizona and California, and highlights some of the issues found on reservations, including lack of federal funding and guardianship.
PHOENIX – A woman woke up one morning and found the menorah adorning her yard had been twisted into a symbol of hate overnight: a swastika. Some might think this happened in Nazi Germany in the 1940s, but no. This particular act of hatred took place last December in Chandler. Incidents of hate crimes involving.
TEMPE -Sexual assault. S.B. 1070. Cultural Identity. Those were some of the many topics, narratives, and themes woven into the poems, dances and songs performed by students and community members at an open mic night, but this wasn’t your typical open mic night. This event was specifically held to welcome bilingual — en Ingles y.
PHOENIX – Leaving behind violence and poverty, a Central American family travels thousands of miles by foot, train, and bus. Once they finally arrive at the U.S. border, they have one more difficult decision to make: carry a bag full of marijuana and cross the desert with some help, or risk their life and cross.
PHOENIX — When the White House announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, undefeated boxer Alexis Zazueta began his most important fight yet: to stay in his hometown of Phoenix. “President Trump removing DACA is like removing his wings and preventing him from flying,” said his mother, Rafaela Zazueta Aceves, of.
SAN LUIS – Every year, the organization Chicanos Por La Causa, honors Latino teachers in Arizona who go above and beyond — inside and outside their classrooms — with the Esperanza Latino Teacher of the Year award. This year, three teachers from Maricopa County received the award but it was one teacher from San Luis.
PHOENIX – On National Voter Registration Day, Ali Scotten stood outside Caspian Food Market. He held a clipboard and walked back and forth in front of the store. His goal was to register Iranian-Americans to vote, and what better place to do that than a grocery store which sells Iranian food? Scotten is the head.
PHOENIX – Until recently, President Donald Trump’s travel bans included countries where primarily the Muslim religion was dominant. That changed, however, over the weekend, when he included two new countries: North Korea and Venezuela. “Making America safe is my number one priority,” Trump said in a tweet on Sunday. “We will not admit those into.
PHOENIX — Dance has long been considered a physical form of socialization and fun. Last week, however, a crowd of more than 250 people gathered in Downtown Phoenix to learn how it could be used for something completely different — activism. What was expected to be a crowd of 100 people quickly turned into more.
PHOENIX – A circle of yellow cempasúchil flowers. An altar with books and candles. A religious portrait. A basket in the middle. All symbolic elements the Mexican culture uses to honor and represent death. This was the scene on Saturday at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, where the audience was taken on a journey.
WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano called for statutory protection for DACA recipients, but expressed little confidence Friday it will come from a Congress that has been unable to pass real immigration reform the country “sorely needs.” Napolitano was Homeland Security secretary when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program began in 2012, and.
SCOTTSDALE — Nearly three days after a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico, efforts to find victims trapped in the rubble and help survivors continue. On Tuesday morning, while Mexican citizens were commuting, and children were in the middle of school, buildings started to shake and crumble. Hundreds have died, trapped, and the Mexican.
WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano thinks there is a deal to be had in the current renegotiation of NAFTA, if the deterioration of relations between the United States and Mexico doesn’t get in the way of finding common goals. Her comments came at a daylong forum at the Washington center for the University.
TUCSON – Jason Ground has two main reasons to enjoy the stretch of the “new” Santa Cruz River that runs through Tucson. As a communications specialist with Pima County, he’s been involved with the project to make the river healthier and stronger in the last few years, but on a more personal level as a.
PHOENIX — As the weeks go by, DACA recipients know time is running out. That’s why on Wednesday morning, several of them walked into the Phoenix offices of Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA). They wrote their names on a sign-in sheet and carried folders of paperwork. They took seats next to volunteers. It.
PHOENIX — Adonias Arevalo, an organizer with the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, looked directly at his audience during the community meeting and asked a question: “How are you feeling today?” “Angry.” “Sad.” “Anxious.” Many of these feelings have seemed to become a constant for these young immigrants after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the.
Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Tucson was arrested Tuesday morning during a protest in front of the Trump Tower in New York City, according to information from his campaign office. Democratic Reps. Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois and Adriano Espaillat of New York, and Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito were also arrested,.
PHOENIX — “It’s like another board game for them. Both the Democrats and the Trump administration. It’s always a game and they’re gambling with our lives,” Francisco Luna said. Last Wednesday, President Donald Trump had dinner with Democratic heavyweights Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. It was after that dinner when reports.
PHOENIX – Local organizations, community leaders and immigration attorneys are teaming up to give donations, organize fundraising events and offer free legal services for the DACA recipients who have less than a month to apply for renewals. President Donald Trump’s decision to phase-out the Obama-era program in the next six months allowed renewals only for.
PHOENIX – To community members and Valley residents who gathered at First Church UCC to discuss ‘white privilege,’ the topic is no black and white matter. While some in the room were more than willing to speak openly, others seemed more cautious to share and participate, but as the night went on, the conversations started.
WASHINGTON – As he prepared to leave Washington and head back to Sahuarita after two weeks of praying and lobbying for the DREAM Act, the Rev. Randy Mayer said he was frustrated by the slow progress – but not surprised. “Every time I see the immigration conversations come up in Washington, D.C., they never go.
WASHINGTON – It was the greatest political deal that was – until it wasn’t. Unless it still is. After Democratic leaders said Wednesday night that they had reached a deal with President Donald Trump to preserve DACA, without a border wall requirement, social media exploded – along with some Republican members of Congress. But official.
PHOENIX — In a case that seems to be about he said/she said/he said, one thing is for sure: DREAMers say they are still not clear on the potential future of the program that allows them to stay in the United States. It’s been less that 24 hours since news broke that the two main.
PHOENIX — Two weeks after DACA was rescinded by President Donald Trump, many supporters and dissenters have now shifted their focus to the DREAM Act. The DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act was originally introduced in August 2001 by Sens. Dick Durbin (R-Illinois) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). In its current form, the.
PHOENIX – Dozens of voices were heard during Tuesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, where a large number of members from the Valley’s Chinese community came out in defense of the cultural center they say is ground zero for their community in the Valley. After more than two hours of discussions, the council voted in favor.
PHOENIX – Tall corporate buildings, brand new modern apartment complexes and fancy restaurants compose most of Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. However, just a few miles down, south of Salt River, it’s a different story. Small, family-owned businesses, abandoned buildings and empty lots become the scenery. The “south side,” as it’s commonly known, is home.
PHOENIX – Shock, fear and uncertainty are all common feelings for Liliana Reyes during this time period of her life. Just nearly a week after learning of President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Reyes, a third-time DACA recipient, is trying to put together a plan for a future.
TEMPE — On Saturday afternoon, Latif Ahmed stood on a sidewalk in Tempe holding a red, white and blue sign reading “I’M A MUSLIM ASK ME ANYTHING.” He laughed when asked if the American color scheme was purposeful. “What do you think?” Ahmed said. “We are just as American as you are. We like the.
WASHINGTON – A Hispanic-owned construction company from Sierra Vista won one of four contracts awarded this week to build prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, the second round of awards in as many weeks. KWR Construction Inc. was chosen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to build a demonstration section of.
WASHINGTON – Hispanic House members took a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook Friday, saying they are willing to risk a government shutdown later this year if they cannot get a vote on the DREAM Act. Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva of Tucson and Luis Gutierrez of Illinois said the “vast majority” of Democrats are behind.
CHANDLER – The moon was still visible when close to a dozen Valley residents gathered at a gas station in Chandler. They were about to begin their long drive toward Houston, Texas, to deliver supplies and aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Close to two weeks after the massive hurricane made landfall in southern.
PHOENIX — On Thursday evening, Arizona State University students crowded into a makeshift conference room, pulling chairs into a circle. When there wasn’t any room left, some students sat on the floor in the middle. They took turns introducing themselves – sharing their names, their majors and their fears about the repeal of DACA. The.
PHOENIX — After President Donald Trump’s official DACA decision was announced earlier this week, DREAMers now turn their focus to what could be next for them. DACA recipients and supporters came together at a local church Wednesday in Phoenix to learn more about the president’s latest policy changes. Hosted by Daniel Rodriguez, Arizona’s first undocumented.
TEMPE — A film about a young Latina in Los Angeles torn between her personal ambitions and her conservative family’s expectations opens the door to a conversation about the need for the authentic portrayal of Latinas in film. Arizona State University students, faculty and community members gathered to view a special screening of “Real Women.
PHOENIX — President Donald Trump’s tweet early Thursday morning about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, left some wondering what he meant exactly, with many Twitter users expressing confusion. Two days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a six-month phase-out of the Obama’s administration program, the president suggested that DACA recipients had.
WASHINGTON – Arizona DREAMers joined other advocates on Capitol Hill Wednesday as Democrats called for a quick vote on a “clean” DREAM Act, which would keep many of the protections that could be lost if DACA is revoked. The event came one day after the Trump administration announced plans to phase out the Deferred Action.
PHOENIX — Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA. “I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama Administration is being rescinded,” Sessions said. As the news about DACA.
PHOENIX – Tuesday’s announcement on the phase-out of the DACA program left recipients with many questions regarding what their legal options are and what steps they now may need to follow. DACA recipients are very diverse, ranging from college students, employees, business owners and parents or spouses of U.S. citizens. Cronkite News spoke with immigration.
WASHINGTON – Hundreds of demonstrators marched peacefully – but not quietly – in Washington Tuesday to protest the Trump administration’s decision to “wind down” deferred deportation protections for illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. The demonstrators marched from the White House to the offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, banging drums,.
WASHINGTON – Immigration advocates vowed they would go to court to block a Trump administration plan to wind down a deferred deportation program for young immigrants, almost as soon as Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the plan Tuesday. It was one of a range of reactions to the announcement that were swift and emotional, with.
WASHINGTON – Trump administration officials defended their proposal to “wind down” a deferred deportation program over the next six months, calling it the least disruptive way of terminating a program that has protected 800,000 young immigrants. The White House, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security all said the alternative is to let.
WASHINGTON – Arizona Democrats, joined by some Republicans, had harsh words for the Trump administration’s Tuesday announcement that it will revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unless Congress can agree on a replacement in six months. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, said that rescinding DACA – which has benefited almost 800,000 immigrants, about 28,000.
PHOENIX – One local business leader said if authorities remove all of the state’s DACA recipients from the economy, it would be the equivalent of removing the population of Kingman in northwest Arizona. “These are people who are spending money, working and creating a positive economic impact,” said James Garcia, a spokesman for the Hispanic.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program constructed under the Obama Administration. There are approximately 28,000 DACA recipients in Arizona. DACA recipients, community members, and organizers gathered early Tuesday at United Food and Commercial Workers Local 99 headquarters in.
PHOENIX — Through DACA, Lili Sanchez has been able to obtain work as a licensed real estate agent and provide for her two young children. The fate of her profession and source of income now rests entirely in the hands of President Donald Trump. If the program is repealed, Sanchez will have few options left.
WASHINGTON – Arizona minister Noel Andersen joined dozens of faith leaders outside the White House where they vowed Wednesday to mount a fast over the next week as the fate of a deferred deportation program for minors hangs in the balance. Andersen and the others said they hope their fast will convince President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON – A Tempe company was one of four firms named Thursday to build the first prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, Customs and Border Patrol officials announced. The contracts awarded to Fisher Industries of Tempe and the other three firms call for them to complete sections of concrete wall 30.
PHOENIX — The Maricopa Mulenge Football Club started out as a few guys playing soccer together in a local park and now, this team has become a safe outlet for part of the African refugee community here in the Valley. The team has players ranging in age between 11 and 40 years old and the.
PHOENIX — In a waiting game full of anxiety and uncertainty, thousands of DACA recipients in Arizona are waiting to see if the Trump administration will rescind the program that has allowed them to stay legally in the country they call home. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was enacted by President Barack Obama.
PHOENIX – Just as the Phoenix Police Department is conducting an investigation into its response in the aftermath of last week’s protests following President Donald Trump’s visit, community members and organizers showed up Wednesday to the Phoenix City Council meeting to express their concerns during a demonstration they called, “Phoenix Police Department Violence.” Tensions are.
PHOENIX — While visiting Phoenix last week, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government in order to pressure congress into funding his proposed border wall. It was one of his main campaign promises and one he’s made clear he intends to keep. “If we got to shut down our government, we are building.
PHOENIX — For the second day in a row, protesters gathered outside the Immigration & Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix. A tent was set up, under which protestors sat for a moment of relief from the sweltering heat. There were two coolers filled with water, Gatorade and snacks for protesters. A banner hung from the.
TEMPE — Following an eight-year period without a men’s tennis team, Arizona State is back with a highly regarded collection of international players. In May of 2008, the university cut men’s tennis, along with wrestling and men’s swimming to save approximately $1.1 million in athletics spending per year. However, in May of 2016, due partly.
PHOENIX – Members of the Chinese community in the Valley say they were caught off guard by the sudden sale of the property where their cultural center is located. Since being built in 1997, the center has been the site of many social and cultural events catering to those of Chinese descent living in Arizona..
PHOENIX — Attorneys for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed a motion Monday, seeking to have his federal criminal contempt of court conviction vacated. This, after Arpaio received a full pardon from President Donald Trump late last week, igniting controversy and criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. While most presidential pardons usually.
The doors to the Tempe Islamic Community Center were wide open on Friday evening as the community hosted an “Mosque Open House” night. The premise was simple: anyone and everyone was invited to eat some pizza, watch a 30-minute movie on Islam and tour the mosque. People filed in, grabbing slices of warm pizza and.
PHOENIX — A local nonprofit provided much-needed resources and training for aspiring Latino bloggers Wednesday evening at Compass Business Solutions in downtown Phoenix. Collectivo’s mission is to provide networking opportunities specifically catering to Latinos. On hand were bloggers who just completed Collectivo’s workshop, helping to guide and give insight to those in attendance who have.
WASHINGTON – One day after President Donald Trump’s prediction that the U.S. could “end up terminating NAFTA at some point,” business and political leaders expressed hope Wednesday that negotiations on a new deal will still be allowed to play out. The president’s comments at a rally in Phoenix came just two days after negotiations formally.
PHOENIX – Local law enforcement leaders, school officials and businesses are bracing for President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona on Tuesday, with public officials saying they are calmly working to avoid violent clashes between supporters and counter-protesters expected to clog downtown Phoenix. Nearby schools and more than a dozen local businesses are closing early Tuesday.
WASHINGTON – Immigration court cases waiting to be heard hit an all-time high of 607,755 in June – 10,031 of them in Arizona – despite the hiring of more judges and a Trump administration directive to expedite cases. Immigration lawyers and advocates said they expect the backlog, which began in the early 2000s, will only.
MESA —The Chicago Cubs are looking to bring more of a “fiesta” atmosphere to Sloan Park. The sixth annual Mexican Baseball Fiesta, featuring three teams from the popular Mexican Baseball League, returns to Mesa in the fall after stops in Tucson and Hohokam Stadium. “That’s so meaningful to us,” said Mike Feder, president of the.
WASHINGTON – The Homeland Security Department may not have the resources needed to hire the thousands of new agents President Donald Trump has ordered, and even if it could it might not know how to best deploy them. Those were the findings of a DHS Inspector General’s report reviewing Trump’s January executive orders calling for.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump threw his support behind a bill Wednesday that would slash immigration into the United States and create a merit-based system favoring those who speak English, have higher education and high-paying job offers. The bill would cut immigration in half from the current 1 million green cards granted annually and would.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security invoked a waiver of environmental and other regulations Tuesday to speed construction of border projects, a decision that critics said will “endanger wildlife and people.” DHS announced that it would exercise its authority under a 1996 law to exempt itself from “a variety of environmental, natural resource, and.
TEMPE — Arizona State men’s basketball is taking its talents across the pond. On Monday, the Sun Devils will depart for a nine-day trip to Europe, which will feature stops in Barcelona and Rome. During its time overseas, the team will have the opportunity to experience different cultures, while also playing three games against professional.
WASHINGTON – The House passed a $713.4 billion defense spending “minibus” Thursday that rolled four separate spending bills together with scores of amendments, including almost $1.6 billion to begin construction of a border wall. The minibus – to fund Congress, courts and some parts of the military, among other programs – included everything from banning.
WASHINGTON – Democrats are blasting a GOP plan to allocate $1.57 billion to begin construction of a border wall with Mexico, by slipping that language into a critical defense funding bill. But there appears to be little else Democrats can do to stop the funding language, which was debated as part of a marathon House.
WASHINGTON – They are called DREAMers, the young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children, and their dream of citizenship got renewed backing Thursday from two prominent senators. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said the Dream Act 2017 they introduced Thursday would give those young people a chance.
WASHINGTON – Cuban business owners were in Washington Tuesday with a message for U.S. officials – if you want freedom on the island, trade freely with its people. The merchants were here at the invitation of U.S. lawmakers, including Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who met the business owners in Cuba, before President Donald Trump scaled.
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration took a major step toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with the release Monday of a detailed list of objectives for trade talks. The 18-page, bullet-pointed goals call for closing trade deficits, increasing U.S. exports and modernizing the 1994 trade agreement that broke down trade barriers between the.
WASHINGTON – The 2018 defense spending bill that is expected to come up for a House vote Friday will not have language that would have prevented Pentagon funds from being used to build a border wall. That amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act was made in committee by Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, but essentially.
WASHINGTON – Current data on visa overstayers in the U.S. have “gaping holes” that need to be filled, frustrated lawmakers told Department of Homeland Security officials at a Senate hearing Wednesday. The hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration followed a May report in which DHS officials said that 629,000 people.
PHOENIX – The National Council of La Raza is launching a school-based program and new technology to increase voting and political engagement among Latino youths. La Raza leaders will ask Arizona school administrators this fall to join the High School Democracy Project to help increase voter registration of Latino millennials. Sixteen states have implemented the.
SCOTTSDALE — It all started with a meeting between old friends. When Patrice Carteron vacationed in Arizona this spring, his plan was to relax and visit with Chelsea soccer legend and Phoenix Rising player-owner Didier Drogba. Nothing more, nothing less. Little did Carteron know that his initial visit to the Valley would see him return.
PHOENIX – The National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino civil rights group in the U.S., is bringing its national convention to Phoenix this weekend, ending a seven-year boycott over immigration rights. La Raza lead a national boycott of Arizona in 2010 in response to SB 1070, requiring law enforcement officers to determine the.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Board of Regents decided Thursday to keep offering in-state tuition to Arizona DREAMers until courts ultimately decide whether offering a tuition break to undocumented students is legal. “I feel relief, honestly,” said Diana Aguilera, a member of the activist group, Undocumented Students for Educational Equity, after the vote. She and other.
WASHINGTON – Tombstone ranchers Peggy and Fred Davis worked a different kind of range this week, strolling from booth to booth to tell talk-radio hosts about their lives on the front lines of the nation’s immigration debate. Theirs was just one of the stories at the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s annual “Hold Their Feet.
WASHINGTON – The House passed immigration bills Thursday that Republicans promised would take criminal immigrants “off the street,” but Democrats said would do little for public safety while having a “chilling effect” on immigrant communities. The bills – to pull federal funding from sanctuary cities and to toughen penalties for immigrants who repeatedly re-enter the.
PHOENIX – It’s early morning as five Phoenix police recruits prepare to spend their day doing pushups and situps on an asphalt parking lot, clamber over a six-foot wall and hit the rubber track girdling the training grounds for a 1.5 mile run. Officer Chris McCloud alerts them to the grueling practice exercises ahead. He.
WASHINGTON – It was 3 a.m. on May 14, 2014, when Mary Ann Mendoza got the call that would change her life. Her son, Mesa Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, had been hit on his way home from work by a wrong-way driver who was high on crystal methamphetamine and had a blood-alcohol level three times.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court this week moved to take a closer look at Arizona’s bid to deny driver’s licenses to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, sparking concern among immigration-rights advocates. The justices Monday asked for the views of the solicitor general – a move that signals the court is considering taking a.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s promised wall along the Mexican border will be more like a “border wall system” of walls, fencing, technology, law enforcement, patrol roads – and 130 miles with nothing but “natural barriers,” a border official said Tuesday. Acting Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello’s comments come as his agency.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to throw out a lawsuit that a Mexican family filed against the Border Patrol agent who fatally shot their son across the border. An attorney for the Ciudad Juarez family said the ruling by the high court gives him another.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can proceed, for now, with a limited version of its restrictions on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, a ban that critics called at thinly veiled Muslim ban. The restrictions, signed by President Donald Trump within a week of his inauguration in January,.
WASHINGTON – When Jim Marx got the call that Border Patrol agents were monitoring a No More Deaths camp that was helping immigrants endangered while crossing the desert border last week, his first thought was, “Here we go again.” It wasn’t the first time the humanitarian group and Border Patrol have butted heads, but it.
PHOENIX — After hitting the shot of his life, Curtis Millage raced down the court of Riga Arena in Latvia with pure joy, flexing his muscles to the crowd. “I hit the game-winning shot,” he said. “I got so excited. I took my shirt off.” It was a defining moment in the former Arizona State.
WASHINGTON – Buried in a Homeland Security memo last week that canceled a program to protect undocumented immigrant parents from deportation was a single line saying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “will remain in effect.” The line may have raised hopes among the 800,000 DACA recipients in the country – 28,000 in Arizona.
PHOENIX — What was the first thing Phoenix Mercury forward Cayla George noticed when she arrived in the United States? “How much sugar is in the food,” George mused. The Mercury have their own version of additives: Australian players. Four on the roster and staff come from there, including rookie guard Stephanie Talbot, coach Sandy.
WASHINGTON – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey told a U.S.-Mexico diplomacy conference Wednesday that maintaining good trade between the countries is important, and he expects the state to have a “seat at the table” in any upcoming trade negotiations. Ducey’s comments, to a conference of business and community leaders from both sides of the border, come.
PHOENIX – Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone shut down Tent City but still allows immigration officials to deport undocumented detainees at county jails, according to members of the Latino community who say they are still recovering from the previous administration’s anti-immigration policies. Penzone deserves praise for shutting down the outdoor jail facility, said Angeles Maldonado,.
WASHINGTON – The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement told a House committee Tuesday that while the agency is targeting criminal immigrants as it ramps up enforcement efforts, “no population is off the table” for immigration arrests. Thomas Homan’s comments to a House Appropriations subcommittee come as ICE has made headlines recently with arrests.
WASHINGTON – Six years later, Josephine Terry still has trouble talking about the murder of her son, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a Rio Rico shootout where guns were later traced to a botched government investigation. In sometimes-emotional testimony to a House committee Wednesday, Terry discussed how she felt left in.
WASHINGTON – The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to waive polygraph tests for military, law enforcement and veterans applying for Border Patrol jobs, despite concerns that it could open the door to problem hires. The Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act, sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, comes as Customs and Border Protection grapples with President Donald Trump’s.
PHOENIX – Local civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry. “We can’t go through our daily lives honoring symbols of hate, symbols of separation, symbols of segregation designed to tear us apart and deepen our wounds,” said Rep. Reginald.
YUMA – The U.S. Border Patrol and Mexico emergency dispatchers are collaborating to save the lives of people who are crossing the U.S. border in the desert heat and succumbing to illness or injury. The program led to the rescue of a young boy and, later, a married couple who ran out of water after.
PHOENIX — In international play, the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the one on the back. The opportunity to represent one’s country is hard to pass up. The Coyotes recently had five players compete internationally: Christian Dvorak, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Clayton Keller, Connor Murphy and Tobias Rieder. For a few.
PHOENIX — In a quest for better salaries, nearly half of WNBA players compete overseas in the off-season. The mindset for international players, however, is different. They come to the United States for the competition. The WNBA has 11 international players on its 12 teams this season. Brazil and Australia each have three representatives, with.
SCOTTSDALE — In the United States, a popular formula for building a successful soccer franchise hinges on a team’s ability to sign and develop young local talent. Phoenix Rising FC continues to show that it isn’t like most soccer clubs. Since Turkish majority owner Berke Bakay rebranded the team that used to be Arizona United.
PHOENIX – A twin bed, a desk and a bookcase fill a small, rectangular room at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in north Phoenix. On top of the desk, a Bible lays open, which Ismael Delgado, an immigrant from Mexico, uses each day to study scriptures. Delgado has lived 1 ½ years in this.
PHOENIX – Theater starts with an idea – a dream, a passion or a problem. Diverse theater in Arizona takes another step, giving voice to communities that otherwise get little attention on stage. Diverse performing arts groups in Arizona range from the decades-old Black Theatre Troupe and Arizona Jewish Theatre Company to smaller groups like.
Borderlands reporters at Cronkite News investigate diversity in Arizona’s law enforcement agencies, the future of our state’s DACA recipients, the produce trade between Arizona and Mexico, and a host of other issues key to our border relations.
WASHINGTON – House members called on Department of Homeland Security officials Tuesday to crack down on the “growing problem” of immigrants who overstay their visas in the U.S. The remarks came during a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing one day after the release of a department report that said nearly 629,000 people overstayed their visas.
WASHINGTON – Nearly 629,000 people who came to the United States on a visa in fiscal 2016 stayed after it expired and were still here at the end of the year, the Department of Homeland Security reported Monday. The “overstayers” made up only a fraction of the 50 million people who entered the country on.
WASHINGTON – A Senate committee Wednesday approved a bill that would make it easier to hire Border Patrol officers by waiving polygraph tests for applicants who are current or former military, police or other law enforcement officers. The 9-2 vote by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee came the same day that a.
Elvia Urias is an undocumented immigrant who cares for her daughter, Emma, who has severe mental disabilities. Emma, 22, is protected from deportation by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) but now has aged out of school. She spends most of her time alone at home while her mother works evenings to provide for the.
PHOENIX — A cross-border partnership with Quaker roots is encouraging women in low-income areas of Agua Prieta, Sonora, to become self-sufficient through programs teaching sewing, brick making, organic gardening, and more. The group – DouglaPrieta Works, a combination of Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta – takes a holistic approach to providing the women these skills..
PHOENIX – It might take a second to for the computer to load, but then it’s there: a map of Southern Arizona nearly completely covered with red markers, so dense in some areas that it’s black. Each marker indicates one migrant who died trying to cross the U.S./Mexico border into Arizona. The Arizona OpenGIS Initiative.
Phoenix — As the bidding war for the construction of President Donald Trump’s wall comes to a close, many environmental activists remain concerned over the potential impact it will have on wildlife and ecology on the border. The wall could affect a broad range of animal and plant species as well as water flow along.
ALMEACO DE BONFIL, Mexico – For the family of Sofia Aristeo Serdan, financial success is measured in small steps. It’s taken over a decade for the family of eight to move up from being a part of a bleak statistic. With the help of a government program, they’ve gone from being classified as living in extreme poverty.
It’s a decades-old story: Mothers in Mexico lose their children to immigration and better opportunities in the north. But for the mothers left behind the story is never old and always personal. Many haven’t seen their children for years, even decades. Some have received news that their children have died. Still, they depend on their.
JALPAN de SERRA, Mexico – On a Saturday afternoon in March, a line forms inside a pet store in this city of 22,000 in the highlands of the state of Queretaro. But the people in line are not here to buy dog food. The line begins at the back of the store and almost reaches.
APASEO EL GRANDE, Mexico — Angelica Cervantes has big dreams for her small family-owned business that makes specialized hand-crafted tools used by giant automakers like Ford, Volkswagen, Nissan, Mazda and Honda. She hopes that her tool and die company, which has about 25 workers, will grow to employ hundreds and help make this city of.
PHOENIX – Imagine a road trip in 2030 on a super interstate highway that stretches from Arizona’s border with Mexico to the U.S.-Canada border in Montana. And it won’t be just a road on which you drive your car, but an economic investment to the communities through which is passes. Ian Dowdy, director of the.
PHOENIX – With musicians performing on two stages set up next to each other on both sides of the border, a concert taking place at the Douglas port of entry this month will bring a different kind of attention to an area that’s been in the national spotlight for barriers. Organizers with the Bi-national Arts.
PHOENIX – The rolling, golden hills and towering mountains of southern Arizona sit under the bright morning sun in mid-March, providing the backdrop as a private jet skids to a halt along the runway at a small airport outside of Nogales, Ariz. Miguel Pompa Corella emerges from the jet onto the tarmac, immediately being welcomed.
WASHINGTON – Former Phoenix high school teacher Reyna Montoya said it was typical for undocumented immigrant children to come to her and talk about their troubles in school and their fears at home, where they or their parents might be deported. They came to Montoya because she understood. She was undocumented herself before getting a.
PHOENIX – Amid the marches, political organizing and other demonstrations that have taken place among those in opposition to President Donald Trump, Phoenix’s Latino arts scene has seen direct and indirect messages conveyed across a variety of media pushing back against Trump’s policies and public statements. From protest signs and political satire to more biographical.
Karyna Jaramillo lives in fear that she’ll be deported and sent back to her hometown in Morelos, Mexico where she could face persecution. “Deporting me is like sending me straight to my death,” she said in Spanish. Jaramillo is a transgender woman, an undocumented immigrant and leader for migrants who fear persecution in their home.
WASHINGTON – A new federal office that will assist victims of crimes committed by immigrants brought “relief and a sense of accomplishment” to parents of Arizona crime victims, on hand Wednesday to witness the opening of the office. The Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement – or VOICE – office fulfills a pledge by President Donald.
PHOENIX – Children kept themselves busy with coloring books and chased each other with masks in the corner of the cafeteria at Isaac Middle School, but school had long since ended and adults soon came over to keep them quiet. Parents sat in rows of chairs across the large room and listened intently to a.
PHOENIX – The Heard Museum is now recognized for more than being one of 31 of Phoenix’s points of pride. It is also the only North American stop on a world tour for the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit. The exhibit is offering tourists and locals alike the opportunity to admire artwork by the.
WASHINGTON – A Trump administration plan to hire thousands of border and immigration officers has advocates concerned about a possible repeat of the last hiring binge, which they said was followed by an increase in corruption and misconduct cases. A report Tuesday by the American Immigration Council pointed to the hiring of 8,000 Border Patrol.
TUCSON — Twice a week, Latino families gather at Apollo Middle School for Familia Adelante, an after-school prevention program designed to teach families about the consequences of substance abuse. “We educate parents who want to learn more about how to communicate with their children” said Claudia Jasso-Stevens, director of operations for Amistades, the non-profit organization.
WASHINGTON – Democratic leaders said Monday that President Donald Trump’s insistence on the border wall in the budget has “thrown a monkey wrench” in negotiations to reach a deal by Friday that would head off a government shutdown. The current budget expires at midnight Friday and unless Congress acts to replace or extend the budget,.
PHOENIX – Valeria Rodriguez was 18 years old when she found out she was undocumented. “I was enrolling for college and thought I was an American citizen because I had documents,” she said. But those documents turned out to be fake, the legacy of an unscrupulous lawyer who took advantage of her mother when she.
WASHINGTON – Some Hispanic-owned companies on the list of “interested vendors” for the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall say they are facing a backlash from Latino advocates who call the project “shameful” and “wrong.” Even though the contracts could be worth billions – estimates range from $21.6 billion to as much as $70 billion.
WASHINGTON – Immigration advocates Wednesday called for Congress to play a bigger role in checking executive power, saying the Trump administration is causing an “unprecedented level of anxiety, confusion and fear” in immigrant communities. The remarks came one day after Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that lawmakers who are unhappy with the way his.
PHOENIX – Fostering a positive attitude about being Latino and living in Maricopa County was the message community leaders delivered at a public forum held this week in Downtown Phoenix. Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, along with other community leaders, answered questions in a public forum called “New Voices,” hosted by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber.
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities Tuesday, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that “dangerously undermine” efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs. The remarks came before a meeting between Sessions and a council of federal legal and law enforcement agency heads who were brainstorming ways the U.S. should “interdict.
WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that apprehensions at the Southwestern border have fallen sharply during his first 90 days in office, but there is still security work to be done in the United States and abroad. “We are under attack from terrorists from both within and outside our borders, these men and.
In Arizona, there are 2,166 vacant teacher positions open statewide, according to the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association. In Arizona, there are 2,166 vacant teacher positions open statewide, according to the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association. Arizona teachers face low salaries, pressures due to mandatory testing and a lack of respect, teachers have told Cronkite.
PHOENIX – When Edward Escobar put in his application to work for Arizona State University in 1993, he was charged with the task of creating a Chicano Studies course, the first of its kind on campus. Now in his final semester as an instructor, Escobar is completing a new PowerPoint presentation for his 3 p.m..
WASHINGTON – It’s been more than six years since Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a shootout with drug smugglers near Rio Rico, and his family was beginning to lose hope that the suspects would be caught. That’s why Terry’s sister, Michelle Balogh, was “so ecstatic” Wednesday morning to get the call that.
WASHINGTON – Customs and Border Protection officials are considering ways to waive polygraph exams for some job applicants as the agency works to meet President Donald Trump’s push to hire thousands more border agents. The plan, one of several in an internal Department of Homeland Security document published Wednesday by the Washington Post, would address.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds Wednesday, going to court to force the administration to follow environmental protection laws before starting construction. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson charges that the Department of Homeland Security and.
ELOY – Sandra Ojeda is familiar with search procedures and the visitor registration process at the Eloy Detention Center. She carried nothing but a sheet of paper with the names of six U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees and their A-number — identification issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to undocumented immigrants. She assigned.
For 25 years, one coalition has worked to unite Latino, Chicano and Hispanic student organizations at Arizona State University. El Concilio aims to give special recognition to the leadership of its organizations, students and faculty. Its mission is to advocate, celebrate, and educate the community on Hispanic, Latino and Chicano culture. Last month the coalition.
PHOENIX – When 13 states recently filed a brief in support of President Trump’s travel ban, they used Arizona’s rocky history of immigration enforcement at the core of their legal argument. Citing Arizona v. United States, the states aim to turn Arizona’s defeat over the notorious SB1070 into a victory for the Trump Administration. “The.
PHOENIX- Ntimpa Ngabire Bright cuts a striking figure in slim pants, shiny black lace-up oxford shoes, and a colorful blazer festooned with swirls of red, black and gray. A blue and white rubber “BELIEVE” bracelet encircles his right wrist as he sits on a couch in his central Phoenix apartment, an upbeat song playing on.
TUCSON – Wielding paint scrapers and a power washer, Alex Jimenez and Johanna Martinez approached the exterior wall of an ice cream shop in the heat of a late March afternoon, preparing the canvas where they’ll document some of the history of Tucson’s south side. Jimenez, who was raised and currently lives in the predominantly.
PHOENIX — As attacks against reporters in Mexico increase, a coalition of immigration lawyers and organizations that defend journalists are calling for the release of a Mexican reporter detained at the border after asking for political asylum in the United States. Paris-based Reporters Without Borders is urging the U.S. government to release Martin Mendez Piñeda,.
WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a Senate committee Wednesday that his department will not build a border wall “from sea to shining sea,” but will instead use a variety of techniques to secure the Southwest border. His remarks to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee came one day after the.
NOGALES — Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, share something more meaningful than their city name. They also share a source of water that is vital to their region of the border. Officials from Sonora and Arizona say binational water cooperation is essential to their survival and growth. Both also acknowledge the relationship related to water.
WASHINGTON – While they agreed that the U.S. needs to secure its Southwest border, no one at a Senate hearing Tuesday appeared ready to say a wall along the entire border would be the only way to go. The hearing by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee came the same day that the.
PHOENIX — Teenage boys sprint back and forth on a dusty soccer field in North Phoenix, the markings on their jerseys lit up by the last rays of the evening sun. The boys are players on the North Phoenix Christian Soccer Club, which is predominantly made up of refugees. Many of the boys are from.
PHOENIX – As graduation looms and student applications are being submitted for the summer and fall semesters, Arizona State University officials are providing support to the international student community over President Trump’s second executive order calling for a travel ban from six Muslim-majority nations. Holly Singh, senior director of ASU’s International Students and Scholars Center,.
Debbie Rhoads Crenshaw saw a Facebook post on a local community page a year and a half ago asking people to adopt a Syrian refugee family at Christmastime. Already active in her community, Crenshaw had seen news reports about the war in Syria and realized that she could make a difference by supporting refugees settling.
This week, we highlight some of the top borderlands stories from the season in a special edition of Cronkite News. Here are a few of the featured headlines from our newscast: Students enrolled in the DACA program fear the threat of deportation if the program gets repealed under the Trump administration. One ASU student shares.
PHOENIX – When Magdalena Schwartz, now a pastor in Mesa, first immigrated to America from Chile in 1998, she played guitar for people in jail because she felt it was a way she could volunteer without speaking English. It was there where she met a woman who had been wrongfully arrested because of a language.
NOGALES — Food waste, the affordability of fresh produce, and prison inmate rehabilitation may seem like disparate issues, but a local food bank is approaching them all head-on. The Borderlands Food Bank collects produce from Mexico, all of which is either excess produce for distributors or “ugly” produce that grocery stores won’t put on their.
WASHINGTON – Democrat Bill Richardson and Republican Jeff Flake agree on one thing: The border is no place for partisan politics. But they and others worried at a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing Wednesday that current administration’s rhetoric could sever the “long history of cooperation” the U.S. and Mexico have enjoyed in the past. “I’ve.
TUCSON – Nestled among the sprawling buildings around the Tucson Convention Center is the Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House, home to Borderlands Theater and the Arizona Historical Society offices. For Borderlands Theater, the house represents more than just a bigger office space. (It moved from a smaller location in February). It also represents the history of the area..
PHOENIX — The City of Phoenix has taken major steps toward increasing its economic relationship with Mexico with the opening of a trade office in Hermosillo, Sonora, and the signing of memorandums of understanding with Hermosillo and the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa. The trade office in Hermosillo, which began operations in August but opened officially.
WASHINGTON – House Republicans renewed their call Tuesday for an immigration crackdown, this time focusing on sanctuary cities that they say threaten public safety by harboring criminal immigrants. The remarks at the House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on “Restoring Enforcement of our Nation’s Immigration Laws” came one day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions said sanctuary cities.
As the shortage of honey bees worsens, California growers increasingly rely on bees from Arizona for pollination. On the drive through northern California near Bakersfield, Fresno and Chowchilla the highway is surrounded by vibrant flowering almond trees. You can’t miss the white wooden boxes places along random areas of each orchard, these are bee colonies.
AMADO — Tattered jeans, backpacks, and love letters are stitched together and tell the story of migrants who made their way into the U.S. through the Arizona desert but perished before reaching their destination. One resident of this southern Arizona town recounted meeting a migrant who crossed through her backyard on his way to a.
SCOTTSDALE — Tahera Ahmad was in the middle of a high school basketball game in the early 2000s when the referee blew his whistle and kicked her off the court for wearing a hijab. Ahmad, the point guard and a senior at her Chicago high school, had worn her hijab with her basketball uniform at.