Borderlands

U.S. Customs and Border Protection to sponsor, recruit at Country Thunder

PHOENIX – Among the muddy cowboy boots, late-night RV dance parties and creative beer bongs typically displayed at Arizona’s annual Country Thunder music festival in Florence, concert-goers will also see a new recruitment booth for U.S. Customs and Border Protection this year.

Young leader in Arizona Democratic Party works to unite voters

TEMPE — On a sweltering spring afternoon, the normally gridlocked roadways are lightly traversed on a weekend afternoon. Jevin Hodge sits in a local coffee shop, a stylish three-piece suit draped over his athletic build, a gold watch adorning his wrist.

Morale, hiring practices could hinder plan to boost border agents

WASHINGTON – A Trump administration plan to hire thousands more border and immigration officers is “desperately” needed, but unlikely to happen quickly at agencies plagued by low morale and a cumbersome hiring process, witnesses told a Senate panel Wednesday.

Immigration advocates rally in Washington, vow to take fight back home

WASHINGTON – Immigration advocates from Arizona joined others from across the country at a rally outside the Customs and Border Protection office Tuesday, part of a three-day summit aimed at organizing grass-roots resistance to Trump administration policies.

Undocumented families use art to heal emotional wounds

Phoenix— “No estamos solos,” words meaning “we are not alone,” rang out at an art workshop for undocumented immigrants and their families led by Aliento, an organization that uses art to promote healing.

Trump budget would hire team of lawyers to secure land on border

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget calls for the hiring of 20 attorneys to help the federal government “obtain the land and holdings necessary to secure the Southwest border.”

Mexican presidential candidate files complaint against Trump policies

WASHINGTON – A leading candidate for the Mexican presidency filed a petition Wednesday in Washington that calls on President Donald Trump’s administration to stop its “racist, discriminatory speech” and “massive” deportation aimed at Mexican migrants.

As feds crack down on immigration, locals push to protect residents

WASHINGTON – Arizona city officials said Monday that while federal policy on immigration is shifting under President Donald Trump, municipalities still have a duty to make residents in their cities feel safe – undocumented or otherwise.