Borderlands

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

WASHINGTON - The U.S.-Mexico border could use more fencing, but other measures are needed as well to "detect and respond to threats in our nation's border regions," the new chief of the Border Patrol testified Wednesday.

BorderChatter

Phoenix protesters voice concerns about civil rights, economy

PHOENIX - More than 100 people marched down Van Buren Street on Tuesday evening chanting: “This is what community looks like! This is what democracy looks like!”


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

PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio stood in a cold parking lot outside Park Central Mall on Monday evening and presided over one of his last press conferences.


Waiting in line: Why legal immigration can take decades

PHOENIX -- As President-elect Donald Trump and the 115th Congress take control in January, immigration reform is expected to be a top priority, and Arizona is among the states with the most at stake.


Deportations could hit real estate markets in state, nation

PHOENIX - In September, Angel Diaz bought a house.


Small tire shops do big business in Phoenix

PHOENIX -- It's noisy, cramped, and tires are piled high up to the ceiling in the waiting room at Mil Amores, but none of that matters to customers who've come to the shop looking to save money and their tires.


Native American nations, Arizona sign new gaming compact

Eight Arizona tribal leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed an agreement regarding a 14-year-old gaming compact.


Democrats call on Obama to pardon DREAMers, quell deportation fears

WASHINGTON - House Democrats urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to pardon DREAMers, in an effort to quash the young immigrants' fears of deportation when incoming President Donald Trump takes office in January.

DREAMer Pardons

Hundreds of Haitians stuck in Mexico waiting to cross the border

NOGALES, MEXICO - At this busy border crossing Wilmer Salomon waited with a dozen other Haitian people to put his name on a list for an appointment with U.S. immigration officials.


Minority advocates, Trump transition team hold closed-door meeting

WASHINGTON - Leaders of about 20 minority advocacy organizations met with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team in a closed-door meeting Wednesday in what advocates said they hope was one of many meetings to come.


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

PHOENIX – Arizona immigrants at a prayer vigil said they fear President-elect Donald Trump will follow through on his pledge to deport millions of Muslim and Mexican immigrants.


Arizona immigration lawyers busy fielding calls from anxious clients

WASHINGTON - Immigration lawyers in Arizona said they have been flooded with calls from anxious clients in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's victory, but they are urging people to avoid rash decisions in the midst of uncertainty.

Citizenship Rush