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Report: Undocumented immigration into U.S., especially from Mexico, is down

PHOENIX – Undocumented immigration from Mexico has dropped so significantly over a decade that Mexicans no longer make up the majority of those living in the U.S. illegally, according to a Pew Research Center report.

Some Arizona residents push back against police through protests, ballot box

PHOENIX – As thousands of protesters hit the Phoenix streets in July 2016 to protest the killings of black people by police, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin felt their anger.

How will robots change the agricultural industry in Arizona?

PHOENIX – Each day, workers at Abby Lee Farms walk down the aisles – sometimes on stilts – to inspect, prune and hand pick tomatoes on the 3-acre, indoor facility in Phoenix.

Bernie Sanders, Tom Perez visit Mesa to rally Democrats, push for change

MESA – Arizona voters may have voted Republican in the 2016 presidential election, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez recently visited Mesa to share their confidence in the state’s ability to turn blue.

Arizona groups use social media to rally supporters, organize protests

PHOENIX -- Wearing matching blue shirts in front of the Arizona state Capitol on a recent afternoon, members of the immigration advocacy group LUCHA held up a large “report card” grading Arizona lawmakers on how they have done since the general election in November.

Teachers, families rally at state Capitol to ask for more education funding

PHOENIX – Students, teachers and parents were among those that crowded around the Arizona state Capitol building Monday to ask the state Legislature to give public education more funding.

Legislator wants to add dyslexia handbook to schools

PHOENIX – An Arizona legislator wants to create a dyslexia handbook to distribute to traditional public and charter schools.

Students colonize Mars moon in Honeywell Aerospace Challenge

Colonizing a moon of Mars is not an easy task.

ASU’s James Baldwin mural aims to reclaim stereotypes

GLENDALE--Last week, the Arizona State University Black Student Union held a community mural painting on the ASU West Campus for Black History Month, inviting community members to contribute to a painting of writer James Baldwin. Baldwin's unfinished manuscript "Remember this House" is the basis for the Oscar-nominated documentary on racism, "I Am Not Your Negro."

Photo gallery: The view from the U.S.-Mexico border

PHOENIX – With President Donald Trump's executive order to move forward with construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall, people across the country are turning their gazes south. Cronkite News journalists report from communities on both sides of the border. Here is a gallery of photos from their travels.

Nogales wary about executive order to start building border wall

NOGALES, ARIZONA - As President Donald Trump signed executive orders in Washington to build a wall and increase enforcement of the U.S.-Mexico border, Carlos Santa Cruz’s small section of fence behind his house was quiet and serene. A landscaper in Nogales and Rio Rico, he has lived right next to the border for 37 years and has seen the changes that have come with different presidential administrations.

Scottsdale community forum seeks to build bridges with police

SCOTTSDALE – Six Valley police chiefs on Monday joined community members in Scottsdale to help bridge the gap between police and the community and discuss best practices for community policing.