Borderlands

More than 150,000 Mexican citizens living in U.S. registered to vote for July 1 election

This is the first year that Mexican citizens living abroad were able to register to vote without having to return to Mexico. More than 150,000 citizens living in the U.S. registered for the July 1 elections.


Melania Trump visits west Phoenix shelter for migrant children

First lady Melania Trump visited the Southwest Key shelter in Phoenix Thursday to talk to staff and children housed there.


‘Something special’: World Cup popularity endures even without U.S. team

The World Cup, even without the participation of the United States National Team, has once again become a major event both in Arizona and around the country


House soundly rejects last-ditch effort to pass immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON - A last-ditch effort to get an immigration reform bill through the House was soundly defeated Wednesday, with almost half of the Republicans joining all Democrats to reject the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act on a 301-121 vote.


Immigrant mom sues to be reunited with daughter taken at Arizona border

WASHINGTON - A Guatemalan woman who was separated from her 12-year-old daughter after they crossed the border near San Luis, Arizona, said she will sue the federal government in an effort to get her child back.


Slim hopes for immigration bill, despite E-Verify, farmworker visas

WASHINGTON - House leaders added employer checks and an expanded farmworker visa program in their latest attempt to get an immigration bill that can pass, but most lawmakers leaving a GOP caucus meeting the day before an expected vote appeared skeptical of its chances.


Supreme Court ruling on travel ban stuns Muslim community

A Somali immigrant says the ban is personal because relatives are still trapped in the country. Rep. Paul Gosar said the ban keeps America’s borders safe. VERTICAL: Borderlands


Victims’ families take plea to White House for stringent border laws

WASHINGTON - The separation of families at the border has sparked a firestorm of criticism, but the "Angel Families," who have lost a family member to crime committed by an immigrant, were at the White House to tell the president that separation is a small price to pay for border security.


Patriot Movement AZ supports preservation of Chinese Cultural Center

Leaders of the Chinese community advocating for the preservation of the center reached out to the Patriots group for its support of small business.

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Immigration reform stalls in House, as GOP-backed plan is shot down

WASHINGTON - Some conservative House Republicans bucked their party's leaders Thursday and joined Democrats to kill a GOP-backed immigration reform bill, dimming chances that any reform bill will pass the House.


AZ ACLU worries Trump’s executive order too vague to halt family separations

Leaders of the Arizona ACLU and a Tucson-based coalition fighting to change immigration policy fear President Trump’s executive order will not end family separation and encouraged people to remain vigilant on immigration issues | Cronkite News


Native American lawmakers combat Trump stance on immigration

Indigenous people are among the thousands of immigrants being detained the border, according to the Arizona Legislature’s Indigenous Peoples Caucus. Arizona leaders from the Pascua Yaqui, Tohono O’Odham and Navajo nations said the issue goes back generations and told the story of a Guatemalan girl separated from her mother | Cronkite News