U.S. Rep. Martha McSally answered questions about Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and transgender rights. (Photo by Charlie Clark/Cronkite News)

McSally faces tense crowd at town hall near Tucson

Cheech Marin (right) thanks the audience after performing his song “Mexican American” with Jonathan Molina, an ASU music education student. (Nicole Tyau/Cronkite News)

Latino comics use humor to highlight issues in Trump era

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said the Department of Homeland Security’s recent memoranda regarding immigration would not change the operations of local law enforcement. (Photo by Veronica Acosta/Cronkite News)

Maricopa County attorney says new DHS policies will not change local immigration enforcement tactics

Officers with Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and some local police agencies would have greater latitude to deport immigrants under policies laid out by the Department of Homeland Security. (Photo by Cronkite News)

Arizona officials react to new DHS order expanding immigration enforcement

Street vendor Eduardo Rabago sells glass souvenirs at the border crossing line in Nogales, Sonora Mexico (Photo by Charlene Santiago/Cronkite News)

Slow lines at U.S.-Mexico border help street vendors make a fast buck

Women pray in the United Islamic Center of Arizona. The center held an open house to promote religious harmony and deepen understanding of Muslims. (Photo by Ethan Millman/Cronkite News)

Stepping into Glendale mosque, leaving with education about Muslim faith

A business advertising taxes and immigration services in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Sarah Jarvis/Cronkite News)

Legal aid, advice available for immigrants, but ‘notario’ fraud also prevalent

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Supreme Court asked if Mexican family can sue in cross-border shooting

New directives from Homeland Security Secretay John Kelly call for a range of changes to immigration enforcement polices, as the agency moves to enforce President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration. (Photo by Cronkite News)

Homeland Security details plans to enforce Trump immigration policies

Valley artist Carlos Rivas, 36, works on a portion of a mural in downtown Phoenix.

Share your thoughts about Latino art in Phoenix

PCs for Refugees founder Riad Sbai shows two young Syrian refugees, Aya and Leah, how to use their family’s new computer. (Photo by Mindy Riesenberg/Cronkite News)

Refugees in Phoenix connect to families, assistance through free computers

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, flanked by fellow Democrats, speaks after a closed-door meeting with ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan on recent actions that ICE said is business as usual, but critics fear is a return to immigration raids. (Photo by Joseph Guzman/Cronkite News)

Democrats leave ICE meeting convinced arrests a taste of what’s to come

Border Patrol's Paul Beeson, center, chief of a joint task force in Arizona, with other law enforcement officails testifying to a House subcommittee on the threat posed by "sophisticated" drug cartels. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Agencies seek help fighting ‘sophisticated’ criminal threat at border

The blank canvas was transformed into a colorful mural as people took turns adding their messaes of peace. (Photo by Rachael Bouley/Cronkite News)

New mural in downtown Phoenix promotes peace and unity

Opponents display signs outside a Phoenix City Council meeting deciding whether Phoenix should declare itself a sanctuary city for immigrants and refugees. (Photo by Sarah Jarvis/Cronkite News)

Phoenix denies sanctuary city petition, immigrant advocates vow to continue push

Barrio Cafe closed three restaurants on Thursday to show solidarity on “A Day Without Immigrants,” to protest an immigration crackdown and highlight contributions of immigrants in the economy. (Photo taken by Taryn Martin/Cronkite News)

Arizona businesses close for “A Day without Immigrants”

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How will the border wall affect the environment?

John Ladd stands near the border fence located on his ranch in Arizona.

Arizona ranchers want border wall, worry about more Border Patrol agents on their land

An I.C.E. officer is shown telling parents to cross the border back to Mexico in this cartoon. It is included in a guide that the Florence Project gives to undocumented parents. (Courtesy of The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project).

Guide aids, educates families on what to do if ‘picked up by ICE in Arizona’

On a casual afternoon in Bisbee, a painter works on his latest piece in a gallery along Main Street. Art and music continue to be pillars of culture in Bisbee. (Photo by Diego Mendoza-Moyers/Cronkite News)

Political ideologies of the past still resonate with the residents of Bisbee

President Donald Trump said Friday he is confident he will win his fight to impose a temporary travel ban on refugees, despite two federal courts that have now moved to block its implementation. (Photo courtesy the White House)

Trump won’t say where or how, but vows fight to reinstate travel ban

U.S.Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly toured the U.S.-Mexico border with Gov. Doug Ducey in Nogales, Arizona Thursday. (Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)

Emotions run high as Gov. Ducey, Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly tour Arizona border

Jacqueline Rayos traveled to Nogales, Sonora to visit her mother, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, after she was deported. (Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)

Deported mother temporarily reunited with kids in Mexico

Police officers at the Law Enforcement Recognition Banquet in Mesa hosted by the East Valley Christian Leaders Alliance.   (Photo by Saeed Alshamisi/Cronkite News)

Arizona law enforcement cautious of Trump order to enforce immigration laws

Students and professors at the “Academics United” rally vow to continue supporting students who may be affected by President Trump’s executive order and travel ban. (Photo by Rachael Bouley/Cronkite News)

ASU students, faculty join nationwide rally against Trump’s travel ban

Angel Rayos, 16, tries to talk to his mother Guadalupe Garcia De Rayos who is in a van being taken away by ICE officers. (Photo by Charlene Santiago/Cronkite News)

Mesa mother at center of immigration protests deported

Students at Cartwright School in Phoenix complete their history lesson on iPads On January 26. (Photo by Rachael Bouley/Cronkite News)

Phoenix schools encourage students to prepare for STEM careers

Churches are advocates for refugees living in the Valley, welcoming them and providing them sanctuary. (Photo by Diego Mendoza-Moyers/Cronkite News)

Valley churches opening their doors, hearts to undocumented immigrants

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens to House lawmakers' concerns about President Donald Trump’s executive orders on border security and on limiting travel to the U.S. from certain countries. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Kelly vows to get local input as feds seek way to close southern border

Leila Asadi, an Iranian studying in the U.S. on an F-1 visa, is one of more than 260 students from the seven countries identified in a temporary travel ban issued by President Donald Trump. (Photo courtesy Leila Asadi)

While courts weigh travel ban, international students watch and wait

A worker unloads a stack of produce in a SunFed warehouse in Nogales. The warehouse keeps produce fresh by maintaining different temperatures in each room to keep fruits and vegetables in their ideal climates. (Photo by Molly Bilker/Cronkite News)

Arizona’s effort to boost trade with Mexico faces hurdle under Trump administration

Drumming is an integral part of the music therapy that Jam2Grow uses to help refugees heal. (Photo By: Mindy Riesenberg/ Cronkite News)

‘Music is key to healing the soul’ for Tucson refugees

Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said the wall that went up in his county along the border with Mexico has worked well. (Photo by Tyler Fingert/Cronkite News)

Border sheriff, businessman take different sides on border wall debate

Timothy Zambakari, AKA Advisor Rex T, writes and performs music that speaks to his fellow South Sudanese and their war-torn country. (Photo by Mindy Riesenberg/Cronkite News)

‘King of African Music’ living in harmony in NW Phoenix

Jonathon Matabang holds his son Jacob after the naturalization ceremony of his wife, Cheryl, who immigrated from the Phillipines. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

New citizens share mixed emotions about immigration debate


Court won’t reconsider ruling on driver’s licenses for DACA recipients

A child at a farewell party for a mural on the border fence in Naco, Sonora. Construction crews will demolish the fence to make way for a new barrier. (Photo by Charlene Santiago/Cronkite News)

Children say goodbye to mural they painted on border fence

A detailed view of the Cronkite News logo with the U.S.-Mexico border wall in the background in Nogales, Arizona, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. (Photo by Taylor Rearick/Cronkite News)

Do Trump’s immigration policies affect you?

A new leadership team for the town of Guadalupe was elected last November and includes (left to right) Mayor Valeria Molina and council members Anita Cota, Elvira Osuna, and Ricardo Vital. All are in their late 30s and early 40s. (Photo courtesy of Ricardo Vital).

New era of leadership aims to move town of Guadalupe forward

A federal appeals court reinstated an excessive force lawsuit against a University of Arizona Police officer who shot a woman with a knife four times, saying a person should able to "walk down her driveway holding a knife without being shot." (Photo by Tim Evanson/Creative Commons)

Appeals court upholds conviction for border drug smugglers’ lookout

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly defends President Donald Trump's order limiting refugees to this country as necessary for national security, and vows his department will enforce it “humanely.” (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Homeland Security secretary vows to enforce Trump travel ban ‘humanely’

A dancer in the powwow contest at the annual Tohono O’odham Nation Rodeo & Fair, the largest event for the Tohono O’oham Nation. (Photo by Sarah Jarvis/Cronkite News)

Tribal members at Tohono O’odham Nation’s annual rodeo worried about Border Wall

Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Defense Secretary James Mattis look on Friday as President Donald Trump signs an executive order suspending refugee admissions to the U.S. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Arizona lawmakers split on Trump order halting refugee admissions

Hands displaying the peace sign fill the air during a rally for refugees at Phoenix Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4, Sunday, January 29, 2017. (Photo by Tea Francesca Price/Cronkite News)

Local reaction for immigrants affected by president’s executive order mirrors scenes across U.S.

Lena Arkawi, a spokeswoman for American Relief Coalition for Syria, worries about the possible social and economic impacts of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees. (Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

Trump bars refugees to U.S. for 120 days, bars Syrians indefinitely

Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano spoke by videoconference at the session on the future of DACA with, from left, Ike Brannon, Don Graham and the Migration Policy Institute's Doris Meissner. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Napolitano defends DACA, vows to help DREAMers at California colleges

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Phoenix refugees worried about immigration restrictions

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, right, spoke to the community of Guadalupe in the cafeteria of Frank Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Ryan Santistevan/Cronkite News)

Penzone: have an “open heart” to new MCSO leadership

A look at the current border wall between the United States and Mexico in Nogales, Arizona on January 25, 2016. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

Photo gallery: The view from the U.S.-Mexico border

Elizabeth “Ellie” Pérez, 26, is a DACA recipient and a justice studies senior at Arizona State University, and is now looking at law schools where she hopes to focus on labor law. Her family came to Arizona in 1995 when she had just turned 4. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

DACA Students Anxious as President Trump Tightens Immigration Controls

Most likely voters oppose a border wall such as the one between Nogales, Sonora (left) is separated from Nogales, Arizona (right) by the border fence, on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Photo by Cronkite News)

Trump plan to pay for wall with import tax hits wall of opposition

An immigrant shows her driver’s license. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

Arizona immigrants urge legislators for justice: ‘We want more just laws’

Mary Ann Mendoza said she felt as if her son Brandon was standing with her as she watched President Donald Trump sign orders aimed at border security. Brandon Mendoza was killed in 2014 by a drunken driver who was in this country illegally. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Arizonans on hand as Trump signs orders on borders, immigration

The U.S.-Mexico border wall in Nogales, Arizona, on January 25, 2017. (Photo by Taylor Rearick/Cronkite News)

Nogales wary about executive order to start building border wall

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, hosted a ‘listening session’ to discuss what the future of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security might look like under a Trump administration, in Tuscon, Arizona, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

Inauguration speech disappoints Grijalva, who watches from Tucson

Farmworkers pick lettuce in Yuma in this 2013 file photo. (Photo by Michel Duarte/Cronkite Borderlands Initiative)

Farmworker visas more than doubled in state, nation in recent years

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said President-elect Donald Trump’s plan for a border wall alone will not be enough to secure the Mexican border. (Photo by Marisela Ramirez/Cronkite News)

McCain says a wall alone is not enough to secure border

Oscar Vazquez, left, was brought to the U.S. as a child, returned to Mexico as an adult to apply for readmission, after which he joined the Army and earned U.S. citizenship. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite News)

Former DREAMer, Phoenix resident raises concerns at Sessions hearing

Refugee Parent Support Group Meeting at Washington Elementary School District.
(Courtesty of Washington Elementary School District)

Arizona programs prioritize education for refugee children

Newscast Borderlands beat

January 5, 2017: Borderlands Special

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Trump may match Obama on deportations, but would radically shift focus

Newscast Borderlands beat

December 26, 2016: Borderlands Special

A soccer ball sits in the outside play area of Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit that provides shelter and services to homeless families. (Photo By Danielle Quijada/Cronkite News).

Arizona nonprofit offers hope, services to homeless families

Michael Smith's "moño," or bow tie, is part of the traditional mariachi costume.  (Photo by Claire M. Roney/Cronkite News)

ASU Mariachi Ensemble celebrates culture, music of Mexico

Birria is a spicy Mexican stew made with goat, lamb, or beef.  It’s served during celebrations like Christmas, Easter, weddings and baptisms. (Photo by Lillian Greigo/Cronkite News)

Arizona families enjoy spicy Mexican birria during the holidays

Ana Leon, a domestic violence survivor, shares her story to encourage other immigrant women to also seek help. Photo by Yeimi Flores. (Ana Leon pic)

Immigrant women fleeing domestic violence find help, hope at Phoenix shelter

Newscast Borderlands beat

December 15, 2016: Borderlands Special

Berenice Zendejas looks through books in the library at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler on Oct. 26, 2016. (Photo by Danielle Quijada/Cronkite News)

Duties and dreams: Arizona Latina struggles to balance education, family

Zahide Betancourt, 28, holds her textbooks in front of Wilson Community Center in Phoenix, where she takes a GED prep course. (Photo by Cassie Ronda/PIN Bureau)

Driven: Immigrant mom travels 200 miles weekly to study for GED

Janet Castillo has focused mainly on theater and politics in the new Latin American studies program at Arizona State University's west campus. (Photo by Hope Flores/Cronkite News)

Faculty, students see new role for Latin American studies in AZ, U.S.

Newscast Borderlands beat

December 5, 2016: Borderlands Special

American and Somalian flags decorate a booth at the Fall 2016 World Bazaar and Phoenix Community Market event on Dec. 3, 2016 (Photo by Danielle Quijada/Cronkite News)

AZ refugees, immigrants build business, trust at community market


New Border Patrol chief: Fence would help, but it’s not the only answer

Marchers in a protest spearheaded by Living United for Change in Arizona voiced concerns about social, economic and racial injustices at a protest in downtown Phoenix on Nov. 29, 2016. (Photo by Claire M. Roney/Cronkite News)

Phoenix protesters voice concerns about civil rights, economy

Sheriff Joe Arpaio stands in front of volunteer posse members and reflects on his 24 years in office at a press conference in the Park Central Mall parking lot on  Nov. 28, 2016. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Goodbye to posse is ‘last hurrah’

It took Edgar Garcia of Mesa fifteen years to get his citizenship after his father petitioned on his behalf (Photo by Zach Quinn/Cronkite News)

Waiting in line: Why legal immigration can take decades

Angel Diaz sits at a table in the home he recently purchased. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Deportations could hit real estate markets in state, nation

Llantera Mil Amores on 7th Ave and Southern in Phoenix, AZ. (Photo by Yesenia Beltran/Cronkite News)

Small tire shops do big business in Phoenix

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signs a memorandum of agreement to increase gaming in Arizona on tribal lands on Nov. 21, 2016. (Photo by Brian Fore/Cronkite News)

Native American nations, Arizona sign new gaming compact

DREAMer Pardons

Democrats call on Obama to pardon DREAMers, quell deportation fears

Haitian Wilmer Salomon waits for an appointment with U.S. immigration officials in Nogales, Mexico on November 7, 2016. (Photo by Alejandro Barahona/Cronkite News)

Hundreds of Haitians stuck in Mexico waiting to cross the border

Arturo Vargas, executive director of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, said the meetings were all about “talking and listening to each other.” (Photo by Sabella Scalise/Cronkite News)

Minority advocates, Trump transition team hold closed-door meeting

Citizenship Rush

Arizona immigration lawyers busy fielding calls from anxious clients

A staff holding a dreamcatcher whose threads symbolized the lives of different animals on earth stood by the stage at a concert in Scottsdale intended to benefit Standing Rock Pipeline protesters on Nov. 13, 2016. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Arizona activists raise funds for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

Latino organization leaders gathered at the National Council of La Raza in Washington to say they are ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump - but also ready to push back against harmful policies. (Photo by Sabella Scalise/Cronkite News)

Minority, civil rights groups will work with Trump, will fight if need be

People cross back and forth daily between Nogales Mexico and Nogales Ariz. to shop, visit relative and work. (Photo by Brian Fore/Cronkite News)

Mexico braces for Trump presidency

Motorists cross into Mexico at a port of entry in downtown Nogales, Ariz. (Photo by Brian Fore/Cronkite News)

Will Trump presidency harm Nogales border economy?

Acitvist Carlos Garcia speaks at a Bazta Arpaio gathering outside the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office on  Nov. 9, 2016. (Photo by Danielle/Cronkite News)

Latinos: Arpaio defeat, Trump victory a ‘double-edged sword’

Gretchen Graef who lives in Sonora, Mexico, and is a dual citizen of Mexico and the U.S. voted at the VFW in Nogales on election day and said "We need to get back to civility." (Photo by Zach Quinn/Cronkite News)

Nogales sees huge turnout, voters cite economy and immigration issues

Elvira Guadarrama (left), Gustavo Cruz and Irma Gaytan make signs at a vigil in Phoenix against Latino voter suppression in the 2016 election on Nov. 7, 2016.  (Photo by Courtney Columbus/Cronkite News)

Arizona vigil addresses fears of Latino voter suppression in 2016 election

Viri Hernandez in her kitchen, a staging area for volunteers who revisit eligible voters in heavily Latino neighborhoods on Oct. 29, 2016. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Will Arizona’s Latino voters sway the 2016 election?

Makeup artist Gabriela Elizalde uses her MAC Selena Collection sparingly because the sold-out make up line won’t be available again until early January.  (Photo by Lillian Griego/Cronkite News)

Latinas behind growth in cosmetic sales, sold out Selena makeup line

A Gadsden flag parody at the 420 Social Club in Tucson, Ariz. (Photo by Cronkite News/Brian Fore)

Will Prop. 205 help Arizona vets treat their PTSD with pot?

Choir members sing during a Sunday service at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in north Phoenix.  (Photo by Courtney Columbus/Cronkite News)

Undocumented immigrants find sanctuary in north Phoenix church

Valley residents stare into each other's eyes for one minute to participate in the World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, Ariz. on Oct. 30, 2016. (Photo by Danielle Quijada/Cronkite News)

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

Some of the forms of identification that could be used to obtain a Phoenix ID. Phoenix IDs will be available February 2017.

Phoenix municipal ID provides to provide access to city services

Citizenship Rush

Election-year spike in citizenship requests higher than expected

Mexican Peso

Weak Mexican peso affects families on both side of the border

Maricopa County  Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks to reporters at the GOP headquarters (Photo by Katie Bieri/Cronkite News)

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

Syrian Arizona

Arizona regularly among top states for number of resettled refugees

Syrian Arizona

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

Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson is the first Hispanic NBA head coach and the first former UCLA basketball player to assume a full-time role as an NBA head coach. (Photo by Nicole Vasquez/Cronkite News)

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

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio learned of his Republican primary victory shortly after arriving at the Arizona Republican Party headquarters on Aug. 30, 2016. (Photo by Bri Cossavella/Cronkite News)

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

Kitcki Carroll moderated the panelists who presented at NCAI’s 73rd Annual Convention and Marketplace in Phoenix. (Photo by Courtney Columbus/Cronkite News)

Battling opioid addiction in Indian Country


Immigration lawyers: Share your perspective

Catherine Hollowell stands among other tribal leaders at the National Congress of American Indians’ annual convention on Oct. 11th, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center. (Photo by Courtney Columbus/Cronkite News)

Tribal leaders want more input in pipeline, road projects

Martha Rojas, Phoenix street vendor, prepares a shaved ice treat for a customer. (Photo by Yesenia Beltran/ Cronkite News)

Food vendors struggle on Phoenix streets

Most likely voters oppose a border wall such as the one between Nogales, Sonora (left) is separated from Nogales, Arizona (right) by the border fence, on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Photo by Cronkite News)

What is your experience with immigration and immigrants?

Janet Murguía, president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza talks about the impact and history of the Latino community in Arizona during a news conference in downtown Phoenix on Friday Oct. 7, 2016. (Photo by Alejandro Barahona/Cronkite News)

Latino organization to hold 2017 national convention in Phoenix

Border IOU

Report: Border Patrol overtime, pension plan could backfire long term


‘One big family’ of Mormon Latinos honored in Mesa

Mexican sushi roll, Cielo Mar y Tierra, is one of the most popular fully cooked dishes served at Sushi Sonora. It's one of a growing number of restaurants catering to hispanic customers in Phoenix. 
(Yeimi Flores/ Cronkite News)

Mexican sushi “rolls” into the Valley

Andy Gonzalez (left) and Eli Renteria (right) operate  large puppets for an excerpt of Borderlands Theater’s Barrio Stories at the Oct. 2, 2016, El Puente Festival in the Tempe Center for the Arts. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Memory fragments: Giant puppets tell of loss of Tucson Latino neighborhood

Arizona State University College Republicans at a strategy meeting to recruit millennial voters. The meeting took place at the W.P. Carey School of Business, which has no affiliation with the Republican group. (Photo by Danielle Quijada/Cronkite News)

ASU Republicans cast a wide millennial net for 2016 elections

Kaylan Fodor (right) talks to an ASU student about voting on the Tempe campus Friday, Sept. 23. (Photo by Brian Fore/Cronkite News)

ASU Democrats race to register, lock in millennial voters for 2016 election

Visa Reprieve

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

Lizeth Rabago’s signature album for her quinceanera. (Photo by Lillian Griego/Cronkite News)

Latino families in Arizona splurge on Quinceañeras

Immigrant Impact

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


Voter registration drive focuses on students

Devin Franklin watches his mother Sarah Coleman protest the death of her first son, Dalvin Hollins, pictured on her shirt during a march in Tempe on September 26, 2016. 
(Photo by Kenndy Scott/Cronkite News)

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

Teotihuacan, Mexico - June 8, 2016  - View of the Avenue of the Dead and the Sun pyramid from the Moon pyramid - Photo by Ken Fagan/ASU Now

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

ICE Hotseat

House members grill immigrations official on detainee releases

Bernie Supporters

Unpredictable AZ Sanders supporters still feel the Bern


American DREAMer: Once undocumented, Latina activist is a citizen

Student Aixa Alvarez is part of the Mariachi program at Desert Sounds.(Photo by Lillian Griego/Cronkite News)

Arizona celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with traditional “Grito”

La Paz taco truck in downtown Phoenix is one of the businesses registering voters. (Photo by Yeimi Flores/Cronkite News)

Guac the Vote registers voters at taco trucks


Love and help: Latinos with disabilities overcome obstacles

March Marked

Marchers mark anniversary of anti-deportation walk on Washington

La Maxima Sonora performs live on site at the 2016 Hispanic Heritage festival hosted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Photo by Giselle Cancio/Cronkite News)

Diamondbacks make Latino fan outreach top priority

Volunteers attend a voter registration class at the Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in Phoenix on Monday, Sept. 12. (Photo by Brian Fore/Cronkite News)

AZ Dems: Hillary “deplorables” statement, pneumonia won’t hurt voter outreach

New Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan defended the agency’s “Defense in Depth” policy, saying it allowsan effective use of scarce resources along the border. (Photo by Jessica Suerth/Cronkite News)

Southern Arizona residents take border security gripes to Congress


Democrats increase Latino voter outreach in Arizona

A federal court said Tucson’s system of electing city officials, an “unusual” hybrid of ward-based and at-large voting, unconstitutionally violated the one-person, one-vote principle. (Photo by Becky McCray via flickr/Creative Commons)

Advocates see Hispanic Heritage Month as chance to push Latino voting

Abel Serrano, a clerk at clothing store in Phoenix, urges people in the Latino community to exercise their right to vote.  (Photo by Lillian Griego/Cronkite News)

Latino voters disappointed with presidential candidates may stay home on election day

Most likely voters oppose a border wall such as the one between Nogales, Sonora (left) is separated from Nogales, Arizona (right) by the border fence, on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Photo by Cronkite News)

Poll: Thumbs down on border wall, deportation and Arpaio

Mexican Ambassador Carlos Sada, left, and Vanita Gupta of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division sign an agreement to protect the rights of of workers in the U.S. (Photo by Claire Caulfield/Cronkite News)

U.S., Mexico sign agreement to help protect Mexican workers here


Lucha libre builds on strong tradition across borderlands

A federal appeals court reinstated an excessive force lawsuit against a University of Arizona Police officer who shot a woman with a knife four times, saying a person should able to "walk down her driveway holding a knife without being shot." (Photo by Tim Evanson/Creative Commons)

Court grants new hearing on suspected money laundering assets

Donald Trump speaks on his immigration policy at the Phoenix Convention Center August 31. (Photo by Katie Bieri/Cronkite News)

Donald Trump’s hardline immigration plan unveiled in Arizona

Maricruz Ramirez, Phoenix danced to showcase Latino culture in a protest as Donald Trump spoke about immigration in the Phoenix Convention Center.  (Photo by Courtney Columbus/Cronkite News)

Arizona protesters chant, dance to defy Trump immigration policy

Rocky Granata is a former Bernie Sanders supporter who believes Donald Trump is more of a Democrat than Hillary Clinton is, and plans to vote for him. (Photo by Keerthi Vedantam/Cronkite News)

Arizona supporters praise Donald Trump at immigration rally

Arizona DREAMer Ramon Chavez expresses distrust ahead of Trump immigration talk in Phoenix; says he fears deportation during a press conference Aug. 31, 2016. (Photo by Brian Fore/Cronkite News).

Arizona Democrats wary of Trump’s Phoenix immigration speech

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a speech during a campaign event at the Trump Soho Hotel in New York City on June 22. (Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)

Immigration advocates go on offensive on eve of Trump speech

Jose Gonzalez, an evangelical Latino pastor, said on Aug. 28, 2016 Donald Trump’s platform aligns more closely with Christian values. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Arizona Latino Trump supporters hold fast

Dora Rogers, 88, applies for citizenship at a Mi Familia Vota citizenship fair at Los Altos Ranch Market in Phoenix on Sat., Aug. 27. (Photo by Brian Fore/Cronkite News)

Arizona Latino immigrants seek citizenship to vote, fight discrimination

Tirso Montelongo, a native of Guadalupe, Arizona, does not plan on voting this presidential election. Montelongo has voted in previous years, but he’s turned off by the two presidential candidates. (Photo by Roman Knertser/News21)

Will the Latino ‘sleeping giant’ wake and vote this November?

Several dozen protesters took to the streets of downtown Phoenix on Monday to demand the arrest of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Photo by Brian Fore/Cronkite News)

Arpaio’s criminal contempt referral sparks contemplation, rage

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton spoke about the need for comprehensive immigration reform within the first year of a Clinton Whit House on a mayor's panel in Philadelphia Monday. (Photo by Cooper Gardner/Cronkite News)

Stanton says immigration reform should be a priority in Clinton White House

Mauricio Casillas and Cammeron Neely shoot a standup in Tijuana, Mexico.  (Photo by Angela Kocherga/Cronkite News)

What I learned reporting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio addressed the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Christopher West/Cronkite News)

There’s a new speaker in town: Arpaio addresses GOP convention

Ernesto Lopez, a protest-goer from Arizona, presents his hand-made Wall Off Trump poncho at the rally in Public Square, Cleveland. (Photo by Christopher West/Cronkite News)

Arizonans join anti-wall protest at generally quiet GOP convention

(Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

Why here and why now: Behind the scenes of the border poll

(Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

Public safety concerns transcend border wall debate

Arizona delegates prepare for the start of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena, located in the heart of Cleveland. (Photo by Christopher West/Cronkite News)

At GOP convention, little sympathy for border wall opponents

Most likely voters oppose a border wall such as the one between Nogales, Sonora (left) is separated from Nogales, Arizona (right) by the border fence, on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Photo by Cronkite News)

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El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua

Economic concerns rise to the top in borderlands poll

A man walks past the painted border fence in Agua Prieta, Mexico, in July 2015. (Photo by Cronkite News)

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Cammeron Neely in Tijuana, Baja California

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Courtney Pedroza and Angela Kocherga in Anapra, Chihuahua

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Poll: Border cities oppose wall between communities

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, said his bill that would let eligible deported veterans return to the United States as legal residents is a matter of fairness. (Photo by Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)

Grijalva bill would give deported vets a chance to come back to U.S.

James Duff Lyall, an ACLU attorney based in Tucson, said more accountability for border patrol agents will not come without more data on stops and artests by officers. (Photo by Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)

ACLU says lack of reporting allows abuses by Border Patrol agents

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, said presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was “charismatic” and “upbeat” during his meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Keshia Butts/Cronkite News)

Gosar: Ban DREAMers in military; Grijalva: Bring deported vets back

Cars wait in line for inspection at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales. The port underwent a $250 million upgrade but some trade groups say it has not lived up to its promise. (Photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection)

Staffing woes keep Mariposa port expansion from living up to promise

Jose Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa, Mexico's minister of agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, cited the country's growing export market as a reason for the need for a strengthened trade relationship. (Photo by Emily Zentner/Cronkite News)

Mexican officials call for strengthening trade relationship with U.S.

Immigration reform advocates make their opinions known during a rally at the Supreme Court, which refused Thursday to lift an injunction on the administration’s deferred deportation programs. (Photo by Meghan Finnerty/Cronkite News)

Tears, cheers as Supreme Court lets stand deferred deportation case

A recent report on the Mexican public’s attitudes toward the U.S. showed they improved markedly between 2004 and 2014.

Arizonans: How do you feel about Mexico as a country?

A proposal to keep undocumented immigrants from serving in the military is “anti-immigrant, partisan posturing,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix. (Photo by Wafa Shahid/Cronkite News)

Democrats blast plan to ban undocumented immigrants from military

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said turning the United States into a ‘fortress’ won’t help it grow economically in the global market. (Photo by Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)

Flake: Building ‘fortress America’ won’t help economic growth

The dome of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, topped by the Torch of Learning.

Lawmakers trade ‘hate,’ ‘censorship’ barbs in ‘illegal alien’ debate

Researchers’ desks in the main reading room in the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building.

House balks at Library of Congress plan to drop term ‘illegal alien’

Jason M. Barraza, Vice President of Los Abogados, speaks at an event condemning Donald Trump’s comments on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel. They also called for Senator Flake (R-AZ) to call for hearings on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. (Photo by David Marino Jr./Cronkite News)

Phoenix Latino leaders respond to Trump’s Curiel comments

A recent report on the Mexican public’s attitudes toward the U.S. showed they improved markedly between 2004 and 2014.

South of the border, public opinion of U.S. headed north

Leonce Gateranya, a former refugee, attends the Mosaic Senior Center on April 19 in Phoenix. (Photo by Kaitlyn Ahrbeck/Cronkite News)

Elderly refugees struggle to build new life in Arizona


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

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

Detail of a visa issued by the Republic of India.

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

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

‘It’s hard to be a Gypsy in my town’

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


Immigrants in Arizona use hometown associations to help back home

Sue Chilton of Arivaca, front, and Nan Stockholm Walden of Sahuarita, far right, were among the handful of border residents invited to testify on the problems of living near the border.

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


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


Mexican shoppers surge across the border for lower prices in US

Jacinto “Chinto” Mendoza performs at the 10th annual Chinto Mendoza Jazz Festival at the CEART Tijuana arts center in TIjuana, Baja California.(Photo by Cammeron Neely/Cronkite News).

How jazz music is bridging cultures in Baja California

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

There are 32 beacon towers, equipped with flashing lights that can be seen up to 10 miles away and include an emergency button people in distress can use to call for help. (Photo by Chloe Nordquist/Cronkite News).

Border Patrol ramps up safety initiatives in Arizona

(Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

Arizona business leaders work to strengthen ties with Mexico

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Deported Veterans find help at shelter in Mexico

Lisa Brisch prepares a fennel slaw, a recipe she contribued to the farm-to-table cookbook. (Photo by Chloe Nordquist/Cronkite News)

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

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Cochise spending thousands to keep endangered wolf out of region

A protester holds a sign that echoes the arguments of many who support deferred deportation policies: That they will help keep families together.

Thousands rally as Supreme Court hears challenge to DACA/DAPA

Dozens of undocumented immigrants and members of immigrant rights groups gathered at the State Capitol on Monday to share their stories about how they would be affected if DACA and DAPA are repealed. (Photo by Mauricio Casillas/Cronkite News)

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

Latino advocacy groups protest outside Supreme Court in March 2016 after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to file a friend of the court brief in favor of Texas.

Fate of 137,000 Arizonans in balance, as high court takes up DACA case

U.S. law enforcement officials in January showed off some of the guns they recaptured in gun-trafficking operations in Phoenix.

Obama administration turns over Operation Fast and Furious documents


Hispanic entrepreneurs contribute $10 billion a year to Arizona economy

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Large-scale film productions skip Arizona for other states

Mexican pesos and the U.S. dollar.

Washington pans Trump plan to pressure Mexico by blocking remittances


Immigrants disappointed by Trump’s plan to cut off remittances to pay for border wall

“Road Kill” Bill Robertson, 60, laughs while having a conversation on Saturday, Mar. 26, 2016, in Bisbee, Arizona. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Special for Cronkite News)

A trip through southeastern Arizona is a chance to see the complexities of border life

The State of Arizona Department of Health Services warns people to take cautious and get vaccinated this flu season on March 31, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo by Kaitlyn Ahrbeck/Cronkite News)

H1N1Flu cases spike significantly in Arizona this flu season compared to last

Professionals give refugees hands on training in basic coding skills.

Coding Academy teaches young refugees computer programming skills


Visitors from Mexico spend Easter vacations and money in Arizona

Mexico's fans at a game in Soccer City. (Photo courtesy of Celso FLORES/flickr)

Copa America games in Arizona expected to draw large crowds

Loan officer Pedro Morales has been contacted by several alleged victims of a housing scam in Phoenix.

Phoenix company faces lawsuit for alleged real estate scam targeting Spanish-speaking families


Streetcars make comebacks and connections in states along the border

People line up to vote outside the Salvation Army’s Citadel Corps polling place in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, March 22. (Miguel Otárola/Cronkite News)

For Arizona Latinos, primary election is just a warmup to November

Protestors march at a rally at the Arizona State Capitol Wednesday.(Photo by Gabrielle Abbott/Cronkite News)

Protesters denounce anti-immigrant bills, rhetoric of hate in Arizona

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders makes a surprise visit to Macy's European Coffeehouse and Bakery in downtown Flagstaff on the morning of the Arizona presidential preference election. (Photo courtesy of Gabriel Radley)

In Flagstaff, Sanders pursues Native American vote, to mixed response

Angel Cabrales instructs some of his beginning sculpture students at University of Texas El Paso. (Photo by Chloe Nordquist/Cronkite News)

Artists portray border issues using sculpture and painting

Americans who visit Cuba may now take a walk along the historic “malecon” or sea wall. (Photo by Baltazar Hernandez)

As U.S. removes most travel restrictions, Americans eager to visit Cuba

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa on Dec. 16, 2015. Trump is scheduled to appear in Phoenix on Saturday ahead of the Arizona primary election, according to news sources. (Photo by Gage Skidmore/FlickrCC)

Arizona ready for the unexpected at planned Trump rally Saturday

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Clinton releases Spanish-language advertisements in Arizona

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Decades after anti-immigrant policies, LA’s development is a lesson for Phoenix

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Golf struggles to attract Latinos


For Arizona Latinos, endorsement of candidates must go beyond a last name

A recent Pew Research Center survey found 6.9 percent of adults are multiracial and the number is growing three times as fast as the general population. (Photo by Walter Thompson-Hernandez/BlaxicansofLA)

More Americans defy racial categories and identify as Blaxican

Man hoes a pile of fresh manure

Bill would exempt refugees and others with community gardens from strict health rules

Sen. jeff Flake, R-Arizona, joined senators from New Mexico and Minnesota to urge a vote on Roberta Jacobson’s nomination to be ambassador to Mexico, saying she’s qualified and that the post is too important to leave vacant for months at a time.

Border state senators call for long-stalled vote on ambassador to Mexico


Report: Undocumented immigrants contribute $231 million in state taxes annually


Nogales produce imports continue to rise as vegetable growing shifts to Mexico

Photo by: Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News

Soccer helps Arizona refugees adapt

Man using the new biometric technology at a busy border crossing (Photo by Clara Benitez/Cronkite News)

CBP uses biometrics to track border crossers leaving the country

Chloe Nordquist interviews an attendee at the University of Texas at El Paso Sun Bowl before the livestream of Pope Francis’ Mass in Ciudad Juárez. (Photo by Molly Bilker/Cronkite News)

What we learned: Reflections on El Paso-Juárez from the Borderlands team

(Photo by Claire Benitez/Cronkite News)

Syrian refugees receive mentorship through new nonprofit program

Mexico Building

Low Mexican Peso is generating more travel interest among Americans

Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he drives down Manuel Gomez Morin Blvd. on his way to the border Mass in Ciudad Juárez, on Febuary 17, 2016. (Photo by Miguel Otárola/Cronkite News)

Celebration of Pope Francis’ visit resonates on both sides of the border

Pope Francis via Wikimedia Commons

Storify: Social media coverage of the Pope’s Mass on the border

Military personal drive down the streets of Ciduad Juarez.(Photo by Cammeron Neely/Cronkite News)

Police and military prevalent day before Francis’ visit to Ciudad Juárez

The alcohol cellar for a Superette grocery store in Ciudad Juárez is blocked with cola bottles and crates around 5 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2016. The entire city is enforcing a ban on alcohol sales during Pope Francis' visit until 10 a.m. on Feb. 18. (Photo by Miguel Otárola/Cronkite News)

Alcohol sales shut down as Pope Francis approaches Ciudad Juárez

Sergio Siller and his wife Rosa, a Phoenix couple, will be among the more than 220,000 people attending Pope Francis' final Mass in Juarez Wednesday. (Photo by Mauricio Casillas/Cronkite News)

Phoenix couple rejoices at opportunity to attend final Papal Mass in Mexico

With Pope Francis coming to celebrate Mass in Ciudad Juárez, both sides of the border anticipate his arrival. (Photo by Cammeron Neely/Cronkite News)

El Paso remains quiet in days leading up to papal Mass across the border

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As Pope nears Ciudad Juárez, workers race to finish Mass stage

Signs of Pope Francis’ future visit to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico are visible throughout the city, from billboards to shop posters. Francis will be in the city on Feb. 17. (Photo by Miguel Otárola/Cronkite News)

Pope Francis’ visit to border is strategic, both for Latinos and the Vatican

Arizona lawmakers are considering a bill that would make health care available for more children. (Photo by Clara Benitez/Cronkite News)

Bill to restore health insurance for Arizona children moving forward in legislature

Olivia Higuera, Alejandra Alvarez, and Sila Fraye explain what their app concept SHOPEASY is about in Phoenix, AZ Feb. 3, 2016 (Jahaziel Bernal/Cronkite News)

All-Latina team from Camelback High School wins statewide app challenge

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Migrating muralists converge street art culture between Phoenix, LA

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wife Ava at the 2011 Veterans Day parade in Phoenix. Arpaio says he would like to meet with Pope Francis during his one-day stop in Ciudad Juarez. (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: ‘I’d like to meet with the pope and I have no concern about going to Mexico’


Pope Francis’ visit to Ciudad Juárez a symbol of progress for border residents

Lal Mawi, 20, and her father, Kawl Biak, 42, in their Phoenix home. (Photo by Josh Burton/Cronkite News)

Burmese refugee family overcomes obstacles, finds success

An employee at the Los Altos Ranch Market in Phoenix continues to replinish avocados as they sell out quickly due to the upcoming Super Bowl. (Photo by Kaitlyn Ahrbeck/Cronkite News)

Guacamole growing Super Bowl MVP snack food

Parishoners at St. Mary’s Basilica in downtown Phoenix gather for the noon mass on Tuesday, February 2. St. Mary’s is one of at least three Catholic churches in the Valley that will have its members traveling to Mexico for the upcoming Papal visit. (Photo by Mauricio Casillas/Cronkite News)

Arizonans to make the trek for Pope Francis’ first visit to border

A skybridge links San Diego and Tijuana and allows passengers from the U.S. to catch flights in Mexico. (Photo by David Santillan/Cronkite News)

Cross-border airport terminal transforms travel

A family travels on American Airlines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The CDC has issued a travel warning for the Zika virus, which has been spreading northward from Central America. (Photo by Kaitlyn Ahrbeck/Cronkite News)

Travelers concerns over Zika virus grow

Diego Martinez Barrera (not pictured) has registered voters in the past through Mi Familia Vota, a national organization focused on expanding Latino civic participation. (Photo by Mi Familia Vota)

Millennial and first-time Latino voters look to make big impact in 2016 elections

Marv Freeman helps run the Arizona Victims of Valley Fever Inc., which creates awareness about the disease. (Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

El Niño could cause spike in valley fever cases

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Tacos with a twist: The state of gourmet Mexican food in Phoenix

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Sonora ramps up tourism initiatives, downplays Mexico travel warning

Rosa Maria Soto, 62, moved from Hermosillo, Mexico to the United States in 1999. She could qualify for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program. (Photo by Miguel Otárola/Cronkite News)

Immigrants hopeful Supreme Court will rule in favor of Obama’s deferred deportation policies

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After bus strike, thorny questions remain for Phoenix low-income riders

Two federal courts have blocked implementation of DAPA, an Obama administration plan that would defer deportation of certain immigrants in this country illegally. The Supreme Court agreed to review those courts’ rulings.

Obama’s deferred deportation policies to get Supreme Court review

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Penn’s ‘Chapo’ story adds to entertainment industry’s portrayal of Mexico’s drug war

Prop 205 would allow Arizonans 21 and older to possess and use up to one ounce of marijuana, shown here, and to grow as many as six marijuana plants at home. (Photo by Katie Bieri/Cronkite News)

Mexican border city grapples with possibility of legalizing marijuana

Mexico’s “three for one” matching funding program helps a group of immigrants in Phoenix build vacation villas to help create tourism jobs back in their hometown.  (Courtesy photo)

Immigrants help hometowns with Mexico’s ‘Three for One’ program

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One West Valley community’s ever-shifting demographics reflect changing face of Phoenix

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Auto title loans offer quick holiday cash but critics warn about mounting debt


Technology links Arizona Buddhists with spiritual leader halfway across the world

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The Murphy Education and Health Center brings care and hope to South Phoenix

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Appetite for holiday tamales keeps family bakery busy


Language immersion classrooms bring students education and culture

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Protesters march to demand an end to mass deportations

Daughter Rania enjoys living in the United States compared to the camps in Jordan, and their former home in Syria. (Photo by Lauren Michaels/Cronkite News)

A Syrian family shares its story about coming into the U.S.

Photographs of rancher Robert Krentz at his home. Krentz was gunned down on his property 25 miles from the Arizona-Mexico border five years ago and his murder remains unsolved.  (Photo by Fan Wang/Cronkite News)

Border ranchers in Cochise County feel abandoned by Washington

The Qur’ân sits on a bookshelf at a Mosque in Tempe. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

Arizona Muslims worry about backlash following Paris attacks

Syrian refugees line up for winter aid at a United Nations refugee agency site in northern Lebanon. Congress is pushing for tougher review of refugees from Syria and Iraq seeking to come to the U.S. (Photo by Omar Ibrahim/Reuters)

Arizona lawmakers split as House puts brakes on Syrian, Iraqi refugees


Protesters denounce Gov. Ducey’s effort to stop the resettlement of refugees in Arizona

Cooks from the Salvadoreño Restaurant prepare pupusas at the the 8th annual Arizona Pupusa Festival. (Photo by Carla León/Cronkite News)

Popularity of El Salvador’s pupusas celebrated at Arizona food festival


Phoenix protesters join nationwide demand for $15 hourly minimum wage

Tania Vera, violin player, Fabio Chavez, Orchestra director and Evelyn Riveros, saxophone player with the Recylced Orchestra peformed on opening night at the Scottsdale International Film Festival.

Recycled orchestra turns trash into musical treasure

Critics say the government’s use of the word “alien” in reference to foreign nationals, as on this Citizenship and Immigration Services form, is demeaning and they want the word removed from federal law. (Photo courtesy USCIS)

What’s in a name? Plenty, to those who want ‘alien’ out of federal law

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Vigil honors lives lost on the border

Containers are stacked in a port in Valparaíso, Chile. In 2012, the U.S. exported $22 billion worth of goods to the South American country. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

Arizona exporters tout benefits of Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership

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Push to extend border zone statewide looks to attract shoppers from Mexico

Students write thank you letters to fellow students who are veterans as part of the Salute to Service on campus. (Photo by Fan Wang/Cronkite News)

ASU students show appreciation for student veterans

Chucho Valdes is an eight time Grammy winning Latin Jazz artist (Photo Courtesy of Chucho Valdes).

Legendary jazz pianist Chucho Valdes uses ‘universal’ language to connect US and Cuba


Heroin and meth seized in Arizona sets record in busy smuggling corridor


Dia de los Muertos enjoys growing in popularity in Arizona

Bridals by Ofelia in Phoenix offers a variety of quinceanera and bridal dresses. (Photo by Brooke Stobbe/Cronkite News)

McDowell Road’s ‘Miracle Mile’ highlights Phoenix area’s international diversity, culture

The audience for El Teatro included high school teachers. (Photo by Jordan Neel/Cronkite News)

Theater group helps immigrant and refugee students share their stories

Dentists in Nogales attract patients from the U.S. looking for savings including $35 teeth cleanings that include x-rays. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

More Middle Americans visit Mexico for low-cost medical care

A border wall a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border near Agua Prieta, Mexico, and Douglas, Ariz.  (Cronkite News Service Photo / Courtney Sargent)

Investigation underway after Border Patrol agent fires gun

The weak peso-dollar exchange rate has led to a sharp decline in sales for retailers on the border. (Photo by Fan Wang/Cronkite News)

Weak peso hurts border businesses in Arizona

Carla Chavarria is one of those young entrepreneurs. She created YCM Marketing, a web development and design company. (Photo by Jennifer Soules/Cronkite News)

Latina entrepreneurs spur economic growth in Arizona


Residents on the U.S.-Mexico border are battling obesity

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Youngsters learn about Hispanic heritage in Mariachi workshops

Sanchez shows posters on the side of his home above the exact spot where Rodriguez died.

Memory of fatal Border Patrol agent shooting haunts Nogales three years later


Latina artist creates work on unique canvas

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Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border

Natives are at risk of losing their indigenous languages in order to survive economically. (Photo by Yahaira Jacquez, Cronkite News)

Tarahumara Indians risk losing language to survive economically


ACLU files appeal in SB 1070 case

As police look on, migrants line up to board a train at the railway station in Zakany, Hungary, on Oct. 1. (Photo by Bernadett Szabo/Reuters)

As U.S. raises refugee cap, Arizona relief agencies ready for increase

A fan at Chase Field sports a luchador mask during a Diamondbacks game. (Photo courtesy Arizona Diamondbacks)

D-backs make Hispanic outreach a top priority

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Evangelical churches in Arizona gain growing Hispanic following

Children watch as Hector Gonzales hoists a banner up a palm tree in front of the Mexican Consulate in downtown Phoenix.

Protesters rally in Phoenix on anniversary of students’ disappearance

Farmworkers pick lettuce in Yuma in this file photo from 2012. (Photo by Michel Duarte/Cronkite Borderlands Initiative)

Feds announce new rules to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure

Pope Francis addresses Congress in Washington (Photo by Charles McConnell/Cronkite News

Catholic church hopes pope’s visit inspires millennials

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Mexican Consulate offers free flu shots to those in need

Arizona protesters demand justice on anniversary for 43 missing Mexican students


New business incubator finds home in old pickle house building


In Guadalupe, one of the state’s smallest towns, residents push back against persistent poverty

Mari Ayala Hernández, can decorate five or six piñatas in a day, depending on the size and detail. (Photo by Carla Leon/Cronkite News)

Trump, Minions, Elsa among popular figures boosting piñata business


Arizonans join 100-mile march to D.C., and pope, in deportation protest


Once dominant Catholic Church struggles to attract young followers

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Arizona Catholics make pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

St. Mary’s Basilica, next to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix offices in downtown Phoenix, holds mass at noon during the week. (Photo by Bailey Netsch/Cronkite News)

Catholic Church increasing Hispanic outreach


Fact-checking GOP candidates’ statements on border issues


Foreign STEM students may lose extended post-graduation work permit

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At one border crossing, Mexico requiring U.S. citizens to show passports

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Line to legal for immigrants can be decades-long

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Changing exchange rates bring better bargains in Mexico

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‘Anchor Babies’ weigh in on birthright citizenship debate


Latina women would lose health care if Planned Parenthood defunded

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Report: DACA applications, renewals still growing after three years

The James R. Browning Courthouse in San Francisco, one of four courthouses where the 9th U.S> Circuit Court of Appeals sits. (Photo  by Ken Lund via flickr/CreativeCommons)

Weapons conviction reversed for immigrant caught near border

Michael Ronnebeck testifies to the Senate Jucdiciary Commmittee about his nephew, Grant Ronnebeck, who was shot to death in a Mesa convenience store robbery by an immigrant here illegally. (Photo by Soyenixe Lopez)

Slain Mesa clerk’s uncle urges Senate to crack down on immigrant custody

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Mexico soccer fans celebrate team in Arizona against backdrop of Trump visit

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Social media coverage: Trump’s speech in Phoenix

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at a Texas facility in 2014 where unaccompanied immigrant children are being processed after being caught crossing the Southwest border into the U.S. (Photo courtesy Department of homeland Security)

Few unaccompanied minors returned to their home countries, senators told

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Report: State, national economies could surge under deportation-deferral plans

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Supreme Court lets stand ruling rejecting Arizona’s immigrant bail ban

About 300,000 commercial vehicles pass through the Mariposa Port of Entry every year on their way into the United States, and it's one of the busiest ports on the border. (Photo by Maria Hill)

Border changes improve crossing, critics say officials must do more

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Audit says ICE could save millions by filling seats on detainee flights

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Johnson: Border more secure, but it’s not ‘mission accomplished’

GuardBot brought to the Border Security Expo an video system carried by a ball that can operate on land and water. (Photo by: Carrie Adams)

Firms showcase products aimed at boosting border security

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Panel: Government needs better way of measuring border security