Borderlands

Cuts in refugee admission defended as necessary, decried as ‘disastrous’

WASHINGTON - Three months after the Trump administration cut the number of refugees the U.S. will accept to the lowest level since 1980, aid groups in Arizona say they are already feeling the effects of the move they call disastrous but supporters say is necessary.

In rural Pennsylvania, family detention a world away from the border

WASHINGTON – A former nursing home in eastern Pennsylvania has been converted to a family detention center immigrants, one of three such facilities in the country. Protesters want the facility shut down, but federal officials are eyeing ways to expand the number of such facilities.

Arizona, New Mexico and Sonora team up on deal to ship natural gas to Asia

PHOENIX – The governors of Arizona, New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico, have agreed to a four-year pact to promote the production and transmission of natural gas produced in New Mexico. The gas is to be piped through Arizona to Sonoran ports on the Sea of Cortez, where it will be processed and sent to Asia.

A year after its supposed demise, DACA renewals struggle along

WASHINGTON – A year after the Trump administration said it would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program had received more than 230,000 DACA renewal applications after a court ordered the program kept alive while legal challenges played out - which they continue to do.

Caught between DACA and ACA, Dreamer’s hopes for kidney transplant dim

PHOENIX - Paul, 21, has been waiting for a transplant since his kidneys stopped working at age 2, but the wait has been complicated by the fact that Paul, a DACA recipient. He has learned that immigration status doesn't determine your place on the transplant list, as much as your ability to pay.