Borderlands

Border fencing in Yuma County debated as migrant families continue to arrive

YUMA – Residents and workers in Yuma County questions the effectiveness of more border fencing in combating illegal immigration.


Tucson Cine Mexico, in its 16th year, celebrates thriving Mexican film industry

TUCSON – Tucson Cine Mexico launched its 16th annual festival Wednesday night celebrating Mexican cinema through film screenings and discussions with Mexican filmmakers.


Migrants dropped off by ICE outside Phoenix bus stations are left with few resources

PHOENIX – Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently released more than 100 migrants outside a Phoenix Greyhound station, with few resources.


Pentagon moves ahead on border wall, as House can’t override Trump veto

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's proposed border wall continued to inch forward this week, as the Democrat-controlled House failed Tuesday to block the border emergency declaration that let the Pentagon approve $1 billion in wall work Monday.


New Chicanos Por La Causa center to empower Maryvale community through education, jobs

PHOENIX – The new center by Chicanos Por La Causa aims to drive employment and improve education rates in Maryvale through partnerships with Walmart and the Maricopa County Community College District.


Supreme Court denies Maricopa appeal to wash its hands of Arpaio policy

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has refused to hear Maricopa County's claim that it should not be held liable for the actions of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies for a policy of racial profiling of Latino drivers, letting a circuit court ruling against the county stand.


Event in Tucson reveals what it’s like to Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes

TUCSON – The second annual Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes event on Thursday showed participants the hard truth of what it’s like to live as a refugee in the United States.


Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that some undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime, while authorities determine their deportation status, a ruling critics said could open the door to abuse.

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Pentagon could divert $30 million Fort Huachuca project to border wall

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has identified $150 million of military construction projects in Arizona that could be tapped to fund a border wall, with a $30 million project at Fort Huachuca the likeliest target in the state, under President Donald Trump's declaration of a nationa border emergency.


Ducey and Mexico’s ambassador stress bilateral ties and NAFTA replacement

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena stressed the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement at a luncheon Tuesday.


Influx of migrants dropped off by ICE has churches, faith groups near breaking point

TOLLESON – Local churches’ resources are being stretched as more and more migrants are being dropped off by ICE.


Arizona vigil for New Zealand victims wields love to overcome hate, terrorism

TEMPE – Hundreds gathered at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe Saturday night to hear lawmakers, civil rights activists and local leaders of faith organizations voice their support for the Muslim community in wake of the New Zealand terrorist attack.