Borderlands

Arizona Regents: DREAMers to keep in-state tuition for now

PHOENIX – The Arizona Board of Regents decided Thursday to keep offering in-state tuition to Arizona DREAMers until courts ultimately decide whether offering a tuition break to undocumented students is legal.


Border ranchers air immigration grievances at talk-radio convention

WASHINGTON - Tombstone ranchers Peggy and Fred Davis worked a different kind of range this week, strolling from booth to booth to tell talk-radio hosts about their lives on the front lines of the nation's immigration debate.


House passes bills aimed at crimes committed by illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON - The House passed immigration bills Thursday that Republicans promised would take criminal immigrants "off the street," but Democrats said would do little for public safety while having a "chilling effect" on immigrant communities.


Hiring freeze lifted, Phoenix police seek diverse recruits

PHOENIX – It’s early morning as five Phoenix police recruits prepare to spend their day doing pushups and situps on an asphalt parking lot, clamber over a six-foot wall and hit the rubber track girdling the training grounds for a 1.5 mile run.


Mesa woman continues fight against immigrant crime with new group

WASHINGTON - It was 3 a.m. on May 14, 2014, when Mary Ann Mendoza got the call that would change her life. Her son, Mesa Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, had been hit on his way home from work by a wrong-way driver who was high on crystal methamphetamine and had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit.


Supreme Court may be eyeing state’s appeal on DACA driver’s licenses

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court this week moved to take a closer look at Arizona's bid to deny driver's licenses to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, sparking concern among immigration-rights advocates.


CBP: Border wall will mix walls, tech, patrols and ‘natural barriers’

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's promised wall along the Mexican border will be more like a "border wall system" of walls, fencing, technology, law enforcement, patrol roads - and 130 miles with nothing but "natural barriers," a border official said Tuesday.


Court gives Mexican family new chance to sue Border Patrol agent

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to throw out a lawsuit that a Mexican family filed against the Border Patrol agent who fatally shot their son across the border.

Spray paint reads "never forget" and "no more deaths"

Trump gets partial win from Supreme Court on stalled travel ban

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can proceed, for now, with a limited version of its restrictions on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, a ban that critics called at thinly veiled Muslim ban.

Visa Reprieve

Run-in between Border Patrol, No More Deaths volunteers was not first

WASHINGTON - When Jim Marx got the call that Border Patrol agents were monitoring a No More Deaths camp that was helping immigrants endangered while crossing the desert border last week, his first thought was, "Here we go again."


Posters, shoe deals, international success find Millage after ASU basketball career

PHOENIX β€” After hitting the shot of his life, Curtis Millage raced down the court of Riga Arena in Latvia with pure joy, flexing his muscles to the crowd.


Advocates, DHS officials caution that DACA future still up in the air

WASHINGTON - Buried in a Homeland Security memo last week that canceled a program to protect undocumented immigrant parents from deportation was a single line saying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program "will remain in effect."