Borderlands

Arizona Latino immigrants seek citizenship to vote, fight discrimination

PHOENIX - Mexican immigrant Blanca Lorena Puente loves the United States, so much so that she is applying for citizenship in order to participate in the election process.


Will the Latino ‘sleeping giant’ wake and vote this November?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Andrea Montes turns 18 just weeks before the November election, and the Wisconsin resident plans to vote for the first time.


Arpaio’s criminal contempt referral sparks contemplation, rage

When Daniel Magos first learned Friday that a judge referred Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the U.S. Attorney's Office for criminal contempt of court prosecution, he felt a flood of relief and elation. And then he wept.


Stanton says immigration reform should be a priority in Clinton White House

PHILADELPHIA - Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton told a panel of mayors here that immigration reform needs to be Hillary Clinton’s “No. 1 domestic priority” if she is elected in November.


What I learned reporting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border

Editor's Note: Recently, a group of Cronkite News reporters travelled along the U.S.-Mexico border to work on stories about the results of a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News border poll. Mauricio Casillas, a recent graduate of the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, was one of the reporters who contributed to our coverage. Here, he reflects on his experience as a Borderlands reporter.


There’s a new speaker in town: Arpaio addresses GOP convention

CLEVELAND - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was awarded a prime speaking slot at the final day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, delivering a speech with familiar themes of stopping illegal immigration and protecting law enforcement.


Arizonans join anti-wall protest at generally quiet GOP convention

CLEVELAND – For Buckeye resident Ernesto Lopez, the border wall promised by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is disturbing enough that he was willing to drive from Arizona to Cleveland to be part of a protest against it.


Why here and why now: Behind the scenes of the border poll

A new Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll surveyed nearly 1,500 people living in 14 U.S.-Mexico border cities.


Public safety concerns transcend border wall debate

A new Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll of residents along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border reveals a disparity between countries in perceptions of public safety.


At GOP convention, little sympathy for border wall opponents

CLEVELAND - Sun City resident Barbara Wyllie believes Donald Trump’s proposal for a border wall is still the best solution for American safety, despite a new poll that shows the overwhelming number of border residents don't want a wall built.


Border poll project: Share your feedback

Tell us what you think of the Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News Border Poll and our coverage of the U.S.-Mexico border.


Economic concerns rise to the top in borderlands poll

Jobs, wages and the economy top the concerns of residents along the U.S.-Mexico border.