Borderlands

Death of a dream: Two responses to migrants who go missing in the desert

SOUTHERN ARIZONA – As thousands of migrants cross the Arizona desert, there are mechanisms in place to help them survive the dangerous journey. However, many don’t make it. Once that happens, another painful, and costly ordeal, begins for the families back home.

A different border crisis

NOGALES – For many along the border, the real crisis isn’t security or immigration, it’s wastewater flowing under and over the boundary. The four U.S. states along the southern border are dealing with an aging system that no one wants to pay the millions needed to fix.

Sewage is the real border crisis for many towns and cities

NOGALES – A failing, aging network of pipes and wastewater treatment plants that run from Mexico into U.S. cities is causing public health and environmental concerns for California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.