Borderlands

COVID-19 in Arizona: Unemployment checks with an extra $600 could come next week

PHOENIX – Phoenix Zoo announces major staff cuts, Gov. Ducey asks the Trump administration for a disaster declaration and other news from the Grand Canyon State.


The push to get vital COVID-19 information to Arizonans who don’t speak English

PHOENIX – With federal officials facing criticism over delays in translating vital information about COVID-19, organizations and local governments have stepped in to fill the void by offering their own translations on TV and social media of guidelines meant to combat the disease.


A decade since SB 1070: We want to hear how it affected you

PHOENIX – Arizona’s Legislature passed SB 1070 nearly a decade ago, but its after-effects can still be felt today. Cronkite News wants to hear your story.


Maricopa County ranks No. 2 for potential census undercount, report says

PHOENIX – Low self-response rates and other factors will be a major issue for underserved communities in the 2020 census, which already is underway.


U.S., Mexico to limit ‘nonessential’ border crossings to stem COVID-19

WASHINGTON - The U.S. and Mexico will stop all "nonessential" border crossings after midnight Friday in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, but goods and essential workers will still be allowed to cross, the White House announced Friday.


White House: Plan to turn away migrants aims to protect public health

WASHINGTON - Border officials will start turning away all undocumented migrants and asylum seekers beginning Saturday, in what President Donald Trump called an effort to protect "our border agents, migrants and to the public at large" from COVID-19.


Federal government keeps immigration courts open despite coronavirus risks

PHOENIX – With several immigration courts still open across the country, the idea of courthouses acting as incubators and disseminators of the virus remains a concern.


Court ruling on Cuccinelli reverses – for now – limits on asylum claims

WASHINGTON - Soon after being named acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli sharply reduced the amount of time migrants have to make their case for asylum. One problem - Cuccinelli was not legally the acting director, a court ruled, voiding the policy in the process.


Trump touts economic accomplishments to receptive Latino business group

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told an audience of Latino business leaders Wednesday that Hispanics are seeing economic gains across the board as a result of tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks that have led to " the booming Trump economy."


Mexican government’s ‘Health Windows’ aid U.S. immigrants with preventative care

TUCSON – Ventanilla de Salud is a free program funded by the Mexican government that gives immigrants access to affordable health care. Last month, volunteers provided free checkups across Tucson.


Supreme Court vacates ruling in Nogales cross-border shooting

WASHINGTON - Advocates were not surprised but still "truly heartbroken" Monday when the Supreme Court overturned a lower court that had said a Mexican family could sue a Border Patrol agent in Nogales who shot and killed their son in 2012.

Supreme Court facade

Two Arizona witnesses, two very different views at border wall hearing

WASHINGTON - While Tohono O'odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr. repeated his opposition Thursday to the border wall and the damage it's causing sacred sites, Arivaca rancher Jim Chilton testified that a wall is needed to protect his land and his family.