Visa Reprieve

Homeland Security: More than 600,000 overstayed U.S. visas in 2016

Border IOU

Bills to ease Border Patrol hiring advance in Senate, stall in House

Emma and Elvia: An undocumented mother’s dedication to her daughter with disabilities

Women’s collective encourages environmental, economic sustainability in Agua Prieta’s poorest area

Arizona migration trends tracked through ‘death map’ of discovered human remains

Environmentalists face uphill borderlands battle with proposed wall

Mexican anti-poverty program is model for the world

For mothers back home, remittance benefits come at a cost

Money from relatives in U.S. sustains many Mexican families

Changes to NAFTA could affect business on both sides of border

Paving the way for CANAMEX, highway of the future

Concert at port of entry aims to unify both sides of border, break down barriers

NAFTA’s impact: Real or imagined, Trump campaigned on promise to renegotiate it, bring work back to U.S.

DACA teachers, used to comforting, find themselves in need of comfort

Phoenix Latino arts community highlights stories of immigrants, stresses unity under Trump

Transgender and undocumented leader fights for rights in Arizona

Family members hail opening of office for victims of immigrant crime

Surge of community events aims to quell undocumented immigrants’ fears, teach legal rights

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit attracts crowds at Heard Museum, only North American stop

Border IOU

Rush to hire border agents raises concerns about unqualified officers

Outreach program teaches Latino families about the dangers of substance abuse

Democrats: Border wall could block budget, force government shutdown

DACA clubs provide resources, support for undocumented students

Advocates criticize Latino vendors for bids on ‘shameful’ border wall

Advocates: Kelly went ‘too far’ telling Congress fix laws or ‘shut up’

‘New Voices’ event gives leaders a forum to make impact on Latino community

Sessions: Sanctuary cities ‘dangerously undermine’ fight against gangs

Kelly touts Homeland Security gains, has harsh words for critics

Educators in Arizona: Talk to us about the teacher shortage

Edward Escobar: The man who transformed Transborder Studies at ASU is retiring

Suspected shooter in 2010 Border Patrol slaying arrested in Mexico

Polygraphs for Border Patrol applicants seen as hurdle to hiring rush

Opponents file suit to block border wall on environmental grounds

Act of solidarity, compassion: Volunteers visit ICE detainees at Eloy facility

El Concilio celebrates 25 years of uniting Latino, Chicano, Hispanic students at ASU

Arizona history serves as key legal argument in states’ court brief supporting Trump travel ban

New U.S. citizen makes music for his homeland of Burundi

Signs of the times: Tucson artist aims to capture the history of the south side

Coalition calls for release of Mexican journalist seeking political asylum in U.S.

Kelly: Trump is giving him ‘elbow room’ on what border wall should be

Water cooperation across U.S.-Mexico border essential, complex

Senate panel asks experts if border wall is best approach to security

Arizona soccer club helps young refugees adapt to new life

ASU provides support to international students as concerns over travel ban grow

‘Adopting’ Syrian refugees in Phoenix builds bridges between cultures

Cronkite News Borderlands Special

Valley police departments lag behind their cities in Latino representation

From fresh produce to inmate job training, Nogales food bank fills a basket of needs

No divide on this border issue; both sides urge less partisan posturing

Borderlands Theater has been putting on a show for three decades in Tucson

City of Phoenix opens new trade office, signs economic agreements with two Mexican cities

Call for crackdown on immigration, sanctuary cities, splits House panel

California growers rely on Arizona honey bees for almond crop

Arizona border crossing deaths are honored one story at a time through art

Women’s interfaith event emphasizes unity across all religions

U.S. Customs and Border Protection to sponsor, recruit at Country Thunder

Young leader in Arizona Democratic Party works to unite voters

Morale, hiring practices could hinder plan to boost border agents

Would you welcome refugees into your community?

Immigration advocates rally in Washington, vow to take fight back home

Undocumented families use art to heal emotional wounds

Advocates leery of plan to hire more immigration judges, prosecutors

Texas residents caught between home and a hard place if wall is built

Trump budget would hire team of lawyers to secure land on border

Mexican presidential candidate files complaint against Trump policies

Will California go against President Donald Trump on immigration?

As feds crack down on immigration, locals push to protect residents

A border runs through it: Tribes wary of wall on reservation land

Phoenix immigration attorney leads campaign for Mexico to boycott U.S. corn

Artists uncover ‘Invisible Mexico’ through augmented reality

Latino entrepreneurs who own startups say immigrant experience helped them succeed

Visa Reprieve

New travel ban by Trump stirs up same old arguments for, against

Trump call for merit-based immigration puzzles experts, advocates

Court overturns re-entry conviction for man arrested in Nogales port

Are you willing to pay more for American-grown produce?

Unknown fate: What is next for DACA recipients?

Demolition begins on border mural painted by children in Mexico

Farmers worried possible import tax will hurt border produce business

No longer peddling: Guadalupe bike shop closes its doors

Has the funeral of a loved one been affected by the border?

Lawmakers host kids of deported mom to send message to Trump

Arizona groups use social media to rally supporters, organize protests

Childcare program allows refugee parents to focus on much-needed classes

McSally faces tense crowd at town hall near Tucson

Latino comics use humor to highlight issues in Trump era

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

Arizona officials react to new DHS order expanding immigration enforcement

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

Stepping into Glendale mosque, leaving with education about Muslim faith

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

Supreme Court facade

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

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

Refugees in Phoenix connect to families, assistance through free computers

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

Agencies seek help fighting ‘sophisticated’ criminal threat at border

New mural in downtown Phoenix promotes peace and unity

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

Arizona businesses close for “A Day without Immigrants”

Mexican gray wolf photo

How will the border wall affect the environment?

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

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

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

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

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

Deported mother temporarily reunited with kids in Mexico

Arizona law enforcement cautious of Trump order to enforce immigration laws

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

Mesa mother at center of immigration protests deported

Phoenix schools encourage students to prepare for STEM careers

Valley churches opening their doors, hearts to undocumented immigrants

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

While courts weigh travel ban, international students watch and wait

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

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

Border sheriff, businessman take different sides on border wall debate

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

New citizens share mixed emotions about immigration debate

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

Children say goodbye to mural they painted on border fence

Do Trump’s immigration policies affect you?

New era of leadership aims to move town of Guadalupe forward

Appeals court upholds conviction for border drug smugglers’ lookout

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

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

Arizona lawmakers split on Trump order halting refugee admissions

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

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

Napolitano defends DACA, vows to help DREAMers at California colleges

Phoenix refugees worried about immigration restrictions

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

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

DACA Students Anxious as President Trump Tightens Immigration Controls

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

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

Arizonans on hand as Trump signs orders on borders, immigration

Nogales wary about executive order to start building border wall

Inauguration speech disappoints Grijalva, who watches from Tucson

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

McCain says a wall alone is not enough to secure border

Former DREAMer, Phoenix resident raises concerns at Sessions hearing

Arizona programs prioritize education for refugee children

January 5, 2017: Borderlands Special

deportation deferral

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

December 26, 2016: Borderlands Special

Arizona nonprofit offers hope, services to homeless families

ASU Mariachi Ensemble celebrates culture, music of Mexico

Arizona families enjoy spicy Mexican birria during the holidays

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

December 15, 2016: Borderlands Special

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

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

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

December 5, 2016: Borderlands Special

AZ refugees, immigrants build business, trust at community market


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

Phoenix protesters voice concerns about civil rights, economy

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

Waiting in line: Why legal immigration can take decades

Deportations could hit real estate markets in state, nation

Small tire shops do big business in Phoenix

Native American nations, Arizona sign new gaming compact

DREAMer Pardons

Democrats call on Obama to pardon DREAMers, quell deportation fears

Hundreds of Haitians stuck in Mexico waiting to cross the border

Minority advocates, Trump transition team hold closed-door meeting

Does election shift DREAMers to mass deportation? AZ immigrants fear future

Citizenship Rush

Arizona immigration lawyers busy fielding calls from anxious clients

Arizona activists raise funds for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

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

Mexico braces for Trump presidency

Will Trump presidency harm Nogales border economy?

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

Nogales sees huge turnout, voters cite economy and immigration issues

Arizona vigil addresses fears of Latino voter suppression in 2016 election

Will Arizona’s Latino voters sway the 2016 election?

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

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

Undocumented immigrants find sanctuary in north Phoenix church

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

Phoenix municipal ID provides to provide access to city services

Citizenship Rush

Election-year spike in citizenship requests higher than expected

Weak Mexican peso affects families on both side of the border

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

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

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

Battling opioid addiction in Indian Country

Immigration lawyers: Share your perspective

Tribal leaders want more input in pipeline, road projects

Food vendors struggle on Phoenix streets

What is your experience with immigration and immigrants?

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 “rolls” into the Valley

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

ASU Republicans cast a wide millennial net for 2016 elections

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

Visa Reprieve

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

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

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

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

Arizona celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with traditional “Grito”

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

Diamondbacks make Latino fan outreach top priority

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

Southern Arizona residents take border security gripes to Congress

Democrats increase Latino voter outreach in Arizona

Advocates see Hispanic Heritage Month as chance to push Latino voting

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

Poll: Thumbs down on border wall, deportation and Arpaio

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


Lucha libre builds on strong tradition across borderlands

Court grants new hearing on suspected money laundering assets

Donald Trump’s hardline immigration plan unveiled in Arizona

Arizona protesters chant, dance to defy Trump immigration policy

Arizona supporters praise Donald Trump at immigration rally

Arizona Democrats wary of Trump’s Phoenix immigration speech

Immigration advocates go on offensive on eve of Trump speech

Arizona Latino Trump supporters hold fast

Arizona Latino immigrants seek citizenship to vote, fight discrimination

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

Arpaio’s criminal contempt referral sparks contemplation, rage

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

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

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

Arizonans join anti-wall protest at generally quiet GOP convention

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

Public safety concerns transcend border wall debate

At GOP convention, little sympathy for border wall opponents

Border poll project: Share your feedback

Economic concerns rise to the top in borderlands poll

Border poll graphics

About Cronkite News borderlands reporting

Border poll methodology

Poll: Border cities oppose wall between communities

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

ACLU says lack of reporting allows abuses by Border Patrol agents

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

Staffing woes keep Mariposa port expansion from living up to promise

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

Tears, cheers as Supreme Court lets stand deferred deportation case

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

Democrats blast plan to ban undocumented immigrants from military

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

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

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

Phoenix Latino leaders respond to Trump’s Curiel comments

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

Elderly refugees struggle to build new life in Arizona

Cronkite News Borderlands Special: May 13, 2016

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

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’

Vineyard bottles

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

Immigrants in Arizona use hometown associations to help back home

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

How jazz music is bridging cultures in Baja California

Rodeo photo

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

Border Patrol ramps up safety initiatives in Arizona

Arizona business leaders work to strengthen ties with Mexico

deported photos

Deported Veterans find help at shelter in Mexico

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

Bill Stoller photo

Cochise spending thousands to keep endangered wolf out of region

Thousands rally as Supreme Court hears challenge to DACA/DAPA

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

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

Obama administration turns over Operation Fast and Furious documents

Hispanic entrepreneurs contribute $10 billion a year to Arizona economy

Film school photo

Large-scale film productions skip Arizona for other states

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artists portray border issues using sculpture and painting

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

Arizona ready for the unexpected at planned Trump rally Saturday

Hillary Clinton photo

Clinton releases Spanish-language advertisements in Arizona

woman photo

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

Golf course photo

Golf struggles to attract Latinos

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

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

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

Soccer helps Arizona refugees adapt

CBP uses biometrics to track border crossers leaving the country

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

Syrian refugees receive mentorship through new nonprofit program

Mexico Building

Low Mexican Peso is generating more travel interest among Americans

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

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

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

Alcohol sales shut down as Pope Francis approaches Ciudad Juárez

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

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

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

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

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

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

PHX mural photo

Migrating muralists converge street art culture between Phoenix, LA

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

Burmese refugee family overcomes obstacles, finds success

Guacamole growing Super Bowl MVP snack food

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

Cross-border airport terminal transforms travel

Travelers concerns over Zika virus grow

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

El Niño could cause spike in valley fever cases

chimichanga photo

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

artist photo

Sonora ramps up tourism initiatives, downplays Mexico travel warning

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

Drew Rodriguez Photo

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

Obama’s deferred deportation policies to get Supreme Court review

Sicario Photo

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

Mexican border city grapples with possibility of legalizing marijuana

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

Maryvale photo

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

auto title loans photo

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

Technology links Arizona Buddhists with spiritual leader halfway across the world

drugs photo

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

Tamales photo

Appetite for holiday tamales keeps family bakery busy

Language immersion classrooms bring students education and culture

Protest photo

Protesters march to demand an end to mass deportations

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

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

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

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

Cross photo

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

shopping center

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

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

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

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

Investigation underway after Border Patrol agent fires gun

Weak peso hurts border businesses in Arizona

Latina entrepreneurs spur economic growth in Arizona

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

Whole class photo

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

monarch butterfly photo

Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border

Tarahumara Indians risk losing language to survive economically

ACLU files appeal in SB 1070 case

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

D-backs make Hispanic outreach a top priority

Photo of church service.

Evangelical churches in Arizona gain growing Hispanic following

Protesters rally in Phoenix on anniversary of students’ disappearance

Feds announce new rules to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure

Catholic church hopes pope’s visit inspires millennials

Teen vaccine photo

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