Morale, hiring practices could hinder plan to boost border agents

WASHINGTON - A Trump administration plan to hire thousands more border and immigration officers is "desperately" needed, but unlikely to happen quickly at agencies plagued by low morale and a cumbersome hiring process, witnesses told a Senate panel Wednesday.

Would you welcome refugees into your community?

Cronkite News wants to hear from Arizona residents about their perceptions of refugees.

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

WASHINGTON - Immigration advocates from Arizona joined others from across the country at a rally outside the Customs and Border Protection office Tuesday, part of a three-day summit aimed at organizing grass-roots resistance to Trump administration policies.

Undocumented families use art to heal emotional wounds

Phoenix— “No estamos solos,” words meaning “we are not alone," rang out at an art workshop for undocumented immigrants and their families led by Aliento, an organization that uses art to promote healing.

Advocates leery of plan to hire more immigration judges, prosecutors

WASHINGTON - Advocates say a backlog in immigration courts denies justice to the accused, but they are not ready to endorse President Donald Trump's plan to speed up the process by hiring more judges and prosecutors.

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

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- The first thing you notice is how green everything is.

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

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 budget calls for the hiring of 20 attorneys to help the federal government "obtain the land and holdings necessary to secure the Southwest border."

Mexican presidential candidate files complaint against Trump policies

WASHINGTON - A leading candidate for the Mexican presidency filed a petition Wednesday in Washington that calls on President Donald Trump's administration to stop its "racist, discriminatory speech" and "massive" deportation aimed at Mexican migrants.

Will California go against President Donald Trump on immigration?

In California, two bills in the state legislature oppose President Donald Trump's positions on illegal immigration.

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

WASHINGTON - Arizona city officials said Monday that while federal policy on immigration is shifting under President Donald Trump, municipalities still have a duty to make residents in their cities feel safe - undocumented or otherwise.

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

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's proposal for a southwestern border wall would do more than separate two nations - it would split another nation in half, say tribal advocates.

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

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix immigration attorney is leading an international campaign for Mexico to boycott the importation of corn from the U.S.