Borderlands

Southern border apprehensions surge to highest rate in 10 years

WASHINGTON - The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged to 144,278 in May, bringing the total for the first eight months of fiscal 2019 to 676,315, already more than any full year in the last decade, leaving authorities and aid groups "bursting at the seams."

Democrats push Dream Act through House, outlook in Senate less certain

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines, like much of the rest of the House, as Democrats pushed through a bill that would protect millions of "Dreamers" from deportation and create a pathway to citizenship, a bill Republicans said would only lead to more illegal immigration.

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.