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Highlights of the data from our poll of 1,427 residents of 14 U.S. and Mexico border cities.


About Cronkite News borderlands reporting

Learn more about the goals of the Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News border poll and the team behind it.


Poll: Residents would like easier, faster border crossing

Residents on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border want to make it easier to cross for work, according to a new poll.


Poll: Border cities oppose wall between communities

Border cities view themselves as neighbors and oppose a wall, according to a poll by Cronkite News, Univision News & Dallas Morning News.


Mexican officials call for strengthening trade relationship with U.S.

WASHINGTON - Mexican officials told a Washington audience Monday that there must be a strong trade relationship between the U.S. and Mexico in what they called a "challenging time" for the bond between the two nations.


Majority of U.S.-Mexico border residents oppose building a wall

Results from a poll of 1,400 residents along the U.S.-Mexico border indicate opposition to a new border wall.


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.

‘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.

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.


Cochise spending thousands to keep endangered wolf out of region

SOUTHEAST ARIZONA — Inside a large chain-link cage at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, a Mexican gray wolf gently moves from behind a tree and into the open air. It stands in the midday sun, dark-lined eyes looking intently beyond the fence, before settling under the tree for shade.

Bill Stoller photo

A trip through southeastern Arizona is a chance to see the complexities of border life

U.S.-Mexico Border — Over the weekend, Borderlands team digital reporters Miguel Otárola and Molly Bilker, along with photographer Courtney Pedroza, took a reporting trip that brought them through some of the historic landmark towns of southeastern Arizona. The trip began in Bisbee, took a quick jaunt to Douglas and its sister city in Mexico, Agua Prieta, and eventually ended in Nogales.


An Arizona family’s cross-country pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

This trip was not off to a smooth start for the Hanning family.