Borderlands

Audit: Hiring of customs, border agents better, but still falling short

Customs and Border Protection is getting better at attracting and hiring job applicants, but it still has thousands of vacancies in its law enforcement ranks, a recent GAO audit says, burdened by a cumbersome hiring process and weak retention rates.

Border IOU

Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Secrecy surrounds Tucson shelter housing migrant children

Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva on Friday toured a Southwest Key facility in Tucson where he decried the dozens of migrant children who are locked away from their parents and out of view of the public, with some of them as young as 5 years old. The children smiled and greeted the Congressman, he said.


Strapped for workers, employers wait – and wait – on H-2B visa program

With unemployment near record lows, businesses are having trouble finding American workers to take jobs, and a guest-worker visa program that would let them bring on temporary foreign workers is costly, complex and capped tens of thousands of jobs below demand.


Citizenship question on census will intimidate immigrants, skew headcount, Latino leaders say

Latino leaders at a NALEO convention in Phoenix were worried a citizenship question on the 2020 census will suppress responses by undocumented residents and reduce funds for programs like Title 1 for education.


From border town to Belmont: Bob Baffert points to family, Nogales ranch as roots to horse racing success

From border town to Belmont: Bob Baffert points to family, Nogales ranch as roots to horse racing success.


What to do when an undocumented family member is arrested

Immigration attorney Rekha Nair says a lack of information – and plenty of misinformation – surrounds immigration detention.


Mexican ambassador: Mexico’s relationship with Trump in ‘better shape’

Two days after Mexico elected a new president, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said his country's relationship with the Trump administration is in better shape than it was a year and a half ago, but that there is still room for improvement.


Advocates, administration spar over pending citizenship applications

Immigrant-rights activists accused the Trump administration of erecting a "second wall" to potential immigrants by slowing citizenship application processing but federal officials strongly denied it, saying new citizens are being sworn in at "virtually the same rate" as always.

Citizenship Rush

Families Belong Together protest brings hundreds to Arizona Capitol

The Families Belong Together movement drew about 800 people to the Arizona Capitol on Saturday to protest the treatment of migrant families separated at the Mexican border under the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal entry into the U.S.