Borderlands

Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA

WASHINGTON - Arizona joined 12 other states this week that asked the Supreme Court to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which they say has caused "irreparable harm" to their states.


DHS plan to close Flores ‘loophole’ likely to get tied in knots

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration unveiled new rules to replace the Flores agreement, a 1997 court ruling that severely limits the amount of time migrant children can be held by the government, but advocates say plan is flawed and that Flores is not likely to go down without a fight.


‘Large and in charge’ drag queen inspires youth, other queens of color

PHOENIX – Black, “large and in charge” drag queen Rosie Cheeks wants to encourage other people of color and people of all sizes to be comfortable in their skin.


Excavations reveal little wealth disparity in ancient Teotihuacán civilization

TEOTIHUACAN – Scientists sifting through the ruins of Teotihuacán say there appears to have been little wealth disparity in one of the largest cities in the ancient world. “You can have a complex urban society without a high level of inequality,” one ASU researcher says.


Guns from U.S. partly fueling crime rise in Mexico; business group says

MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Employers Confederation expressed alarm at rising rates of violent crime since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office in December, and it blames some of the situation on weapons smuggled in from the U.S.


Senate GOP steamrolls Democrats, gets immigration bill out of committee

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee pushed through a GOP-backed bill that would force migrants to apply for asylum at facilities outside the U.S., raise the limit on how long immigrant children can be held in detention and add 500 new immigration judges, among other changes.