Borderlands

Tears, cheers as Supreme Court lets stand deferred deportation case

WASHINGTON - Immigration reform advocates cried at the steps of the Supreme Court Thursday as they learned that the justices would not overturn lower courts that had blocked plans to defer deportation for millions of immigrants here illegally.


Arizonans: How do you feel about Mexico as a country?

A recent survey released by the Center for Economic Research and Teaching in Mexico says Mexican public opinion on the United States has steadily improved over the past decade. Cronkite News wants to know if the feeling is mutual.


Democrats blast plan to ban undocumented immigrants from military

WASHINGTON - Angry members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus accused House Republicans on Wednesday of "compromising national security" with a proposal that would ban DREAMers from serving in the military.


Flake: Building ‘fortress America’ won’t help economic growth

WASHINGTON - America cannot grow economically if it closes the borders to commerce and builds "fortress America," Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said Wednesday at a conference on U.S.-Mexico trade.


Lawmakers trade ‘hate,’ ‘censorship’ barbs in ‘illegal alien’ debate

WASHINGTON - The House spent several hours in bitter debate Thursday over a Republican-backed bill that would force the Library of Congress to continue using the term "illegal alien" in its catalog instead of the library's preferred "noncitizen."


House balks at Library of Congress plan to drop term ‘illegal alien’

WASHINGTON - House Republicans are trying to block a Library of Congress proposal to replace the term "illegal aliens" with "noncitizens" in its subject listings, a move the GOP called an attempt to "unilaterally censor these terms."


Phoenix Latino leaders respond to Trump’s Curiel comments

PHOENIX — Local Latino and community leaders Wednesday denounced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments about a Mexican-American judge, calling them offensive and derogatory.


South of the border, public opinion of U.S. headed north

WASHINGTON - Make America great again? Mexicans think it is already. Or at least they did in 2014.


Elderly refugees struggle to build new life in Arizona

PHOENIX – Building a new life can be difficult enough for a young refugee. It’s even harder for an elderly person to learn a new language and culture while coping with displacement and loss.


Cronkite News Borderlands Special: May 13, 2016

The Cronkite News team reports on immigration and borderlands issues from across Arizona, including how biometric data is helping to track people coming in and out of the country, how a soccer club is bringing refugees together and how Latino issues are affecting this year's election.


Hungary built fence to slow the flow of refugees through the country

SZEGED, Hungary - It runs nearly 109 miles and stands 13 feet tall. Its sharp edges touch three countries.

A razorwire fence stands between Hungary and Serbia’s 109-mile border. The fence was completed by Hungary in September of 2015, in an effort to keep refugees seeking asylum from coming into the country.

Punjab to Peoria: Arizona had most Indian deportation cases in 2015

WASHINGTON - They come across the Arizona border in search of a better life, hundreds of them every year, leaving behind a native country where they no longer feel safe. India.