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.

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.

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.

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.

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."