Borderlands

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.


‘It’s hard to be a Gypsy in my town’

NORTHEASTERN HUNGARY — Maybe it’s because of the deep crow’s feet etched into his russet skin, but Milán “Igor” Hudák’s eyes look a little defiant as he scans the small Hungarian villages through a car window one early evening in March.

Three boys play near a dumpster as night falls in the Slovakian Gypsy ghetto.

Tracing Baja California’s evolution, one bottle of wine at a time

VALLE DE GUADALUPE — The turnaround point in Valle de Guadalupe’s advertised “Ruta del Vino,” or “Wine Route,” lies about 25 minutes east of the coastal highway that leads north to Tijuana.

Vineyard bottles

Immigrants in Arizona use hometown associations to help back home

MESA — Thousands of immigrants in the U.S. who maintain strong ties with Mexico are working together and pooling resources to improve life back in Mexico through hometown associations.


Border residents tell Congress something must be done, disagree on what

WASHINGTON - Southern Arizona residents Nan Stockholm Walden and Sue Chilton didn't agree on much in their testimony to a House subcommittee Thursday, but they did agree on one thing - something needs to be done to better protect border communities.


Border residents cope with discovery of drug smuggling tunnel in their neighborhood

TIJUANA -- Tijuana resident Jaime Romero was with his son in Yuma when he received a call from his home security system alerting him that someone was invading his home.


Mexican shoppers surge across the border for lower prices in US

NOGALES, MEXICO — The pedestrian crossing line into the United States winds out of the port of entry building and into the city on an early weekday afternoon. As those waiting mingle in line, others return to Mexico coming the other way, arms heavy with shopping bags.


How jazz music is bridging cultures in Baja California

TIJUANA — Jacinto “Chinto” Mendoza’s first instrument was the violin. He was just 5 years old. A couple of years later, he adopted his signature instrument, the alto saxophone.


Charrería, Mexico’s oldest sport, is young and alive in the United States

Mexico’s oldest sport is young and alive in the United States.

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Border Patrol ramps up safety initiatives in Arizona

A Black Hawk helicopter buzzed through the sky over the Sonoran landscape and hovered over a spot where Border Patrol agents rappelled down to rescue an injured migrant. It was all part of a demonstration to show the rugged conditions and effort to save lives.


Arizona business leaders work to strengthen ties with Mexico

SCOTTSDALE - Arizona and Mexico are moving forward and forging closer ties, despite heated presidential campaign rhetoric, according to some leading business and Republican leaders in the state.


Deported Veterans find help at shelter in Mexico

TIJUANA, MEXICO — Serving in the U.S. military is no guarantee of citizenship. Hector Barajas found out the hard way.

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