Borderlands

Emergency border funds get final OK, after some odd political turns

WASHINGTON – Congress gave a final OK, and the president is expected to sign, a border funding bill that does not include many migrant protections the House wanted - but it does send $4.59 billion to border agencies that said they could run out of funds to handle the surge of migrants at the border.


Supreme Court rejects – for now – citizenship question on 2020 Census

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court handed a temporary victory to opponents of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, saying the government will have to go back and make a better case in court if it wants to include the question that critics say will suppress minority participation.


Arizona lawmakers split as House, Senate pass emergency border funds

WASHINGTON - Arizona representatives split down party lines Tuesday as the House approved $4.5 billion in emergency border funding, setting up a showdown with the Senate which passed its own version of the measure Wednesday.


Phoenix Rising’s Flemmings, Lambert prepare for Jamaica-Curacao clash

LOS ANGELES – Potential injuries could boost selection chances for Phoenix Rising’s Junior Flemmings and Kevon Lambert ahead of Tuesday’s Jamaica-Curaçao soccer clash.


Corridors for cats: Conservationists work to keep jaguar populations genetically viable

ALAMOS, Mexico – Jaguars in Sonora and Sinaloa come and go through a series of corridors, which keeps these core populations genetically diverse. If those corridors are destroyed, the northernmost jaguars in the Americas could die out.


Arizona National Guard chief defends role of troops at border

WASHINGTON - The head of the Arizona National Guard defended the use of military troops on the border, telling a House subcommittee that their support puts more Border Patrol officers on the front lines - what one official called "badges back to the border."


Cameras and coexistence: Learning to live with jaguars

SAHUARIPA, Mexico – Jaguars once roamed the Americas from Argentina to Arizona. To ensure the survival of the endangered cat, conservationists are working to change the minds of ranchers in Sonora, Mexico.


Sewing class in Peru is ‘home’ for Venezuelan woman

A Peruvian woman opens her arms to Venezuelan refugees fleeing turmoil in their home country.


Even as they adapt to life in Peru, Venezuelans dream of returning home

Many of the 700,000 Venezuelans who moved to Peru in recent years dream of returning home, which could slow their integration into Peruvian society. Even though Spanish is spoken in both countries, there are many differences between the nations..


Trump’s pledge to quickly deport ‘millions’ earns praise, provokes alarm

PHOENIX – Trump pledges to deport ‘millions’ of undocumented immigrants President Donald Trump pledged to have federal authorities remove millions of undocumented immigrants next week, setting off a flurry of warnings from immigration advocates to prepare families for possible deportation.


A child of two nations: Hope for ‘democracia’ in Peru spurs new parents

A newborn represents the vanguard of a new generation of Peruvians born to Venezuelan refugee parents


On the border of a new future: Young Venezuelans in Peru

Youth emigrating from Venezuela experience a mix of optimism and apprehension about starting their new lives in Peru.