Social Refresh: February 17, 2017
Social Refresh: Top Cronkite News stories of the week
Arizona businesses close for “A Day without Immigrants”
PHOENIX - Dozens of Phoenix area businesses closed their doors and their employees stayed home for “A Day Without Immigrants,” a national effort to highlight the contributions of immigrants to the U.S. economy.
Phoenix schools encourage students to prepare for STEM careers
PHOENIX - The Cartwright School District is working to bridge the gap between its students and STEM education to encourage more Latinos and young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering, or STEM.
Navajo Nation partners with ASU professor to bring science and technology education to reservation
MESA – Shawn Jordan had traveled five hours to Church Rock, New Mexico, in the Navajo Nation. It was his first time on the Navajo reservation.
ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession
PHOENIX – A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.”
Children say goodbye to mural they painted on border fence
NACO,SONORA - Children who painted a mural on a section of the border fence in Mexico gathered to take a final look at their artwork before the structure is torn down to make way for a new border barrier.
DACA Students Anxious as President Trump Tightens Immigration Controls
PHOENIX – As President Donald Trump signs a flurry of executive actions, DACA students anxiously wait to find out their fate. During the presidential campaign, he promised to put an end to the program that protects undocumented immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children.
Diaper bags out, clear bags in: Heightened security moves into Sun Devil Stadium
TEMPE – Arizona State University now allows football fans to rely on clear bags to carry items into Sun Devil Stadium, joining other professional and college teams seeking to make game days safe and secure but drawing mixed reviews from fans.
Arizona soldier salutes 3,000 flags during 9/11 memorial in Tempe
TEMPE – Adriana Sandoval was a kindergartner when the two commercial airliners crashed into the twin towers. The youngster witnessed the atrocities of man through a television screen.
Grijalva bill would give deported vets a chance to come back to U.S.
WASHINGTON - Hector Barajas' Army service should have guaranteed him military benefits after he was honorably discharged.
Gosar: Ban DREAMers in military; Grijalva: Bring deported vets back
WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar introduced a bill Monday to bar certain immigrants from serving in the military, a move he said is needed to keep the Obama administration from "enlisting DACA aliens through a backdoor amnesty program."
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.