A community garden where refugees such as Bhutanese-American Punya Koirala grow the vegetables of their homelands may soon be able to sell produce to grade schools and universities under a recently introduced bill.
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators Thursday called on their colleagues to stop blocking Roberta Jacobson's nomination as the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico, saying "we need our top diplomat in Mexico."
Undocumented immigrants pay an estimated $11.64 billion a year in taxes, according to a report by the Institution on Taxation and Economic Policy. Nearly $231.5 million of that amount is in state and local taxes for Arizona.
Editor’s note: Recently, a group of Cronkite reporters for the Borderlands program spent a week covering Pope Francis' visit to the border. In the end, the story became more than just about the pope. The reporters were among the few, if not the only student reporters, who covered the story from El Paso and Juárez, one of the biggest border communities in the world, from both sides. Here's an essay with their reflections:
By Molly Bilker and Miguel Otárola |
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016
CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico -- In the slanting afternoon shadows between this city and its sister across the border, Pope Francis ascended a ramp built overlooking the levee of the Rio Grande and blessed the U.S. and its people, including migrants and refugees.