Borderlands

Napolitano has hopes for NAFTA talks, despite U.S.-Mexico climate

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano thinks there is a deal to be had in the current renegotiation of NAFTA, if the deterioration of relations between the United States and Mexico doesn't get in the way of finding common goals.


A cleaner Santa Cruz River helps Tucson community connect

TUCSON - Jason Ground has two main reasons to enjoy the stretch of the “new” Santa Cruz River that runs through Tucson.

The Santa Cruz River

Volunteers help DACA recipients through ‘nerve wracking’ renewal process

PHOENIX — As the weeks go by, DACA recipients know time is running out. That’s why on Wednesday morning, several of them walked into the Phoenix offices of Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA). They wrote their names on a sign-in sheet and carried folders of paperwork. They took seats next to volunteers.

Girl crying

DREAMers consider risk of ICE using personal information against them

PHOENIX — Adonias Arevalo, an organizer with the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, looked directly at his audience during the community meeting and asked a question: “How are you feeling today?”

DACA march

Rep. Grijalva arrested protesting outside of Trump Tower in New York City

Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Tucson was arrested Tuesday morning during a protest in front of the Trump Tower in New York City, according to information from his campaign office.

Grijalva in handcuffs

Trump deals with Democrats and DREAMers decide whether to believe

PHOENIX — “It’s like another board game for them. Both the Democrats and the Trump administration. It’s always a game and they’re gambling with our lives,” Francisco Luna said.


Community leaders and organizations team up to collect funds for DACA renewals

PHOENIX - Local organizations, community leaders and immigration attorneys are teaming up to give donations, organize fundraising events and offer free legal services for the DACA recipients who have less than a month to apply for renewals.

Woman with son

White privilege isn’t so black and white

PHOENIX – To community members and Valley residents who gathered at First Church UCC to discuss ‘white privilege,’ the topic is no black and white matter.

Community church members

Despite slow going, faith leaders vow to continue push for DREAM Act

WASHINGTON - As he prepared to leave Washington and head back to Sahuarita after two weeks of praying and lobbying for the DREAM Act, the Rev. Randy Mayer said he was frustrated by the slow progress - but not surprised.


Buzz on rumored DACA deal dissolves to drone on what was really said

WASHINGTON - It was the greatest political deal that was - until it wasn't. Unless it still is. After Democratic leaders said Wednesday night that they had reached a deal with President Donald Trump to preserve DACA, without a border wall requirement, social media exploded - along with some Republican members of Congress.


As Democrats announce deal, Trump tweets, DREAMers and advocates react

PHOENIX — In a case that seems to be about he said/she said/he said, one thing is for sure: DREAMers say they are still not clear on the potential future of the program that allows them to stay in the United States.

Karina Ruiz

After the end of DACA, supporters and dissenters look to DREAM Act

PHOENIX — Two weeks after DACA was rescinded by President Donald Trump, many supporters and dissenters have now shifted their focus to the DREAM Act.

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