Borderlands

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

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump's most recent immigration pledge is to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records, which he estimates at 2 million to 3 million immigrants - or roughly the same number deported by outgoing President Barack Obama.

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December 26, 2016: Borderlands Special

Cronkite News special: Latino issues, transborder populations and culture


Arizona nonprofit offers hope, services to homeless families

SCOTTSDALE – Roberta Mahoney Alhassasnah was “petrified” when she and her family lost their apartment a few weeks ago and became homeless.


ASU Mariachi Ensemble celebrates culture, music of Mexico

TEMPE - On a Monday evening in September, Michael Smith hummed quietly and scrawled the names of mariachi songs on a whiteboard.


Arizona families enjoy spicy Mexican birria during the holidays

PHOENIX - A traditional American holiday dinner usually includes ham or turkey, but this time of year some Arizona families also enjoy birria, a meat dish from Mexico.


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

PHOENIX - Ana Leon is building a new life in Phoenix with her five children, far from the violence she experienced at the hands of their father.


December 15, 2016: Borderlands Special

Cronkite News special: Controversies, communities and cultures of the border


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

QUEEN CREEK - When she was 5, Berenice Zendejas scribbled down the answer to her kindergarten teacher’s question.


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

COTTONWOOD — Zahide Betancourt wakes up at 5 a.m. every Friday to get ready for her weekly GED prep class.


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

As President-elect Donald Trump approaches his inauguration amidst promises of immigration reform, it is unclear what impact potential changes would have on relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and how that would play out in Arizona.


December 5, 2016: Borderlands Special

Cronkite News special: Latino issues, transborder populations and culture


AZ refugees, immigrants build business, trust at community market

PHOENIX - Red palm oil. African coffee, dresses and necklaces. Holiday ornaments. Homemade salsa.