Customs and Border Protection is getting better at attracting and hiring job applicants, but it still has thousands of vacancies in its law enforcement ranks, a recent GAO audit says, burdened by a cumbersome hiring process and weak retention rates.
Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva on Friday toured a Southwest Key facility in Tucson where he decried the dozens of migrant children who are locked away from their parents and out of view of the public, with some of them as young as 5 years old. The children smiled and greeted the Congressman, he said.
With unemployment near record lows, businesses are having trouble finding American workers to take jobs, and a guest-worker visa program that would let them bring on temporary foreign workers is costly, complex and capped tens of thousands of jobs below demand.
Latino leaders at a NALEO convention in Phoenix were worried a citizenship question on the 2020 census will suppress responses by undocumented residents and reduce funds for programs like Title 1 for education.
Two days after Mexico elected a new president, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said his country's relationship with the Trump administration is in better shape than it was a year and a half ago, but that there is still room for improvement.
Immigrant-rights activists accused the Trump administration of erecting a "second wall" to potential immigrants by slowing citizenship application processing but federal officials strongly denied it, saying new citizens are being sworn in at "virtually the same rate" as always.
The Families Belong Together movement drew about 800 people to the Arizona Capitol on Saturday to protest the treatment of migrant families separated at the Mexican border under the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal entry into the U.S.
This is the first year that Mexican citizens living abroad were able to register to vote without having to return to Mexico. More than 150,000 citizens living in the U.S. registered for the July 1 elections.