Ministers plan fast to support DACA as White House weighs program

WASHINGTON - Arizona minister Noel Andersen joined dozens of faith leaders outside the White House where they vowed Wednesday to mount a fast over the next week as the fate of a deferred deportation program for minors hangs in the balance.

Tempe firm wins contract for construction of border wall prototype

WASHINGTON - A Tempe company was one of four firms named Thursday to build the first prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, Customs and Border Patrol officials announced.

Soccer team provides safe outlet for African refugees in the Valley

PHOENIX — The Maricopa Mulenge Football Club started out as a few guys playing soccer together in a local park and now, this team has become a safe outlet for part of the African refugee community here in the Valley.

Soccer field

DACA: The process and the impact of its possible removal

PHOENIX — In a waiting game full of anxiety and uncertainty, thousands of DACA recipients in Arizona are waiting to see if the Trump administration will rescind the program that has allowed them to stay legally in the country they call home.

DACA signs

High turnout for city council meeting as police are under review

PHOENIX - Just as the Phoenix Police Department is conducting an investigation into its response in the aftermath of last week’s protests following President Donald Trump’s visit, community members and organizers showed up Wednesday to the Phoenix City Council meeting to express their concerns during a demonstration they called, “Phoenix Police Department Violence.”

Trump threatens shutdown over border wall funding

PHOENIX — While visiting Phoenix last week, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government in order to pressure congress into funding his proposed border wall. It was one of his main campaign promises and one he’s made clear he intends to keep.

DACA support continues as community awaits Trump’s decision

PHOENIX — For the second day in a row, protesters gathered outside the Immigration & Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix. A tent was set up, under which protestors sat for a moment of relief from the sweltering heat. There were two coolers filled with water, Gatorade and snacks for protesters. A banner hung from the tent reading “Dreamers will be deported. What will you do?”

Protest signs

International signees could help accelerate rebuilding process of ASU men’s tennis

TEMPE — Following an eight-year period without a men’s tennis team, Arizona State is back with a highly regarded collection of international players.

Phoenix Chinese community shocked by sale of cultural center property

PHOENIX – Members of the Chinese community in the Valley say they were caught off guard by the sudden sale of the property where their cultural center is located.

Chinese Cultural Center Outside

Arpaio’s lawyer files motion to vacate conviction after presidential pardon

PHOENIX — Attorneys for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed a motion Monday, seeking to have his federal criminal contempt of court conviction vacated.

Jack Wilenchik

Tempe mosque opens its doors in hopes of changing perceptions

The doors to the Tempe Islamic Community Center were wide open on Friday evening as the community hosted an “Mosque Open House” night.

Tempe Islamic Community Center

Phoenix Latino bloggers look to increase potential through community engagement

PHOENIX — A local nonprofit provided much-needed resources and training for aspiring Latino bloggers Wednesday evening at Compass Business Solutions in downtown Phoenix. Collectivo’s mission is to provide networking opportunities specifically catering to Latinos.

latino bloggers