Arizona Catholics make pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

Arizona Catholics are among the faithful making a pilgrimage to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States.

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Catholic Church increasing Hispanic outreach

When Pope Francis visits Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, he will see the changing face of the Roman Catholic Church in America, which includes more Hispanics and immigrants.


Fact-checking GOP candidates’ statements on border issues

PHOENIX – Last night's main Republican presidential debate covered a wide range of issues including immigration and border enforcement. Cronkite News checked the facts behind some of the candidates' statements.

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Foreign STEM students may lose extended post-graduation work permit

A federal court ruling could end a program that allows tens of thousands of international students studying science, technology, engineering and math in the United States to work in this country for nearly two and half years after graduation.


At one border crossing, Mexico requiring U.S. citizens to show passports

SAN YSIDRO, California – At the Puerta Este border crossing, U.S. citizens and other foreigners walking into Mexico must now show their passports.

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Line to legal for immigrants can be decades-long

Jose Patiño Regalado says he’s played by the rules, waiting in line to become a legal immigrant, just as opponents of immigration reform insist. He’s waited 21 years.

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Changing exchange rates bring better bargains in Mexico

Mexico remains among the top foreign vacation spots, with visits already up 21.5 percent from last year, according to the Bank of Mexico.


‘Anchor Babies’ weigh in on birthright citizenship debate

While more Republican presidential candidates are using “anchor baby” to talk about birthright citizenship, Americans at the center of the debate question the controversial term.

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Latina women would lose health care if Planned Parenthood defunded

Latina women who rely on planned parenthood for basic health care brace for possible funding cuts following the fetal tissue controversy. Planned Parenthood officials say the majority of women who visit clinics in Arizona are not seeking abortions.


Report: DACA applications, renewals still growing after three years

WASHINGTON - The number of people applying for deferred deportation protection, and the number reapplying, have both risen as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program nears its third anniversary, new data shows.

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Weapons conviction reversed for immigrant caught near border

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday reversed the firearms conviction of an illegal immigrant who was caught near Green Valley in 2012 with guns, cell phones, a large supply of food and a radio scanner.


Slain Mesa clerk’s uncle urges Senate to crack down on immigrant custody

WASHINGTON - Michael Ronnebeck was back in Washington on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to crack down on repeat offenders in the immigrant population in order to prevent another killing like that of his nephew.