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DHS secretary visits Nogales, says undocumented children aren’t lost, ‘they don’t want to be found’

The 1,475 undocumented children reportedly lost in the federal system “are not lost,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters “they just don’t want to be found.”


Story of the 1,475 missing immigrant children is more complex than it appears

New laws that require undocumented families to be detained separately at the border add to concerns over the almost 1,500 immigrant minors who are unaccounted for by the U.S. government.


Study puts Hurricane Maria’s death toll at more than 4,600; some residents still struggle with power

At approximately 6:15am Hurricane Maria made landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico as a strong category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155mph.


Critics: DeVos should retract undocumented students remarks or resign

WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers and advocates demanded that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos disavow her statement that schools can decide whether to turn over undocumented students to immigration officials. And if she does not, they said, she should resign.


Border Patrol praises cooperation of Arizona National Guard along the border

The collaboration between the National Guard and Customs and Border Patrol as part of Operation Guardian Support has so far proved to be beneficial in the efforts to secure the Arizona-Mexico border.


Phoenix City Council votes to sue over citizenship question on 2020 Census

Phoenix City Council voted on Tuesday to pursue litigation against a 2020 Census question that asks about citizenship status.


McSally, immigration agency directors decry ‘loopholes’ in asylum law

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the three main border agencies told a House subcommittee that loopholes in immigration law are letting large numbers of immigrants seek asylum by claiming "credible fear" of harm if they are sent home - but said it's up to Congress to fix the problem.


Puerto Rico’s push for food independence intertwined with debate over statehood

Hurricane Maria has reignited a small movement in Puerto Rico aimed at strengthening the local food system so the island can survive and thrive without dependence on the mainland U.S.


Hurricane provides opportunity for Puerto Rico’s battered tourism industry

Puerto Rico’s tourism industry appears headed toward recovery: Hotels are opening, cruise ships have returned and the airport is bustling.


Groups work to help Puerto Ricans recover after Hurricane Maria

Public and private groups traveled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to help with cleanup efforts and assist residents.


May 16, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Cronkite News education reporters bring a series of stories on the state of schools and the future for students in Arizona.


May 15, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Borderlands reporters bring stories on DACA, Native American hoop dancing and more.