Chase Hunter is an Arizona native who expects to graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in philosophy. Hunter has worked at an award-winning school newspaper, interned at the Arizona Republic and contributed to a documentary for the Cronkite School.
WASHINGTON - After years of steadily slashing the number of refugees it will accept, President-elect Joe Biden has said that he plans to raise the number of refugees who can be admitted to the U.S. to 125,000 from the Trump administration's current cap of 15,000.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden has promised to roll back many Trump administration immigration policies - but he's got his work cut out for him, as President Donald Trump has touched virtually every part of the issue, from the wall to travel bans.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration said Monday it will abide by a court order - for now - to start accepting new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications, a move that could affect an estimated 682,000 undocumented immigrants.
WASHINGTON - Mark Kelly can drop "senator-elect" from his title .Less than a month after Election Day, Kelly was sworn in as the junior senator from Arizona on Wednesday and will serve the remaining two years of the late Sen. John McCain's term.
WASHINGTON - The civics test. long been a crucial part of the citizenship process, gets its first update in decade next week, with twice the questions but the same passing score. USCIS calls it needed upgrade, critics see anti-immigrant motives behind the move.
WASHINGTON - Democratic mayors from around the state urged Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday to impose a statewide mask mandate, as COVID-19 cases surged past 4,000 for a second straight day and state hospitals neared capacity in their intensive care units.
WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of people turned the streets of Washington into a sea of flags and banners Saturday, marching and chanting in support of an embattled President Donald Trump as his election chances falter.
PHOENIX – Several national news outlets have called the presidential race for former Vice President Joe Biden, who is projected to become the 46th president of the United States. Arizona played a key role in the election.
WASHINGTON - County recorders say they do not expect problems - in fact, they believe Arizona is in better shape than most states - but are trying to tamp down expectations in light of what could be record-breaking turnout for a highly emotional campaign.
WASHINGTON - Recent polls suggest that about one in three Latino voters will support President Donald Trump this fall. But the also show that, while Trump's numbers may be higher than expected, Latino voters as a whole are firmly in the Democrats' camp.
WASHINGTON - Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013. The increase comes in a year of extremely harsh weather, but also of fewer border crossings.
WASHINGTON - Family friends said Prescott residents Carl and Marsha Mueller are "overwhelmed" by a whirlwind three days that saw the indictment of terrorists accused of killing their daughter, Kayla, whose story was featured in Wednesday's vice presidential debate.
WASHINGTON - News that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 led to well-wishes from Arizona lawmakers, a scrambling of his planned visits to the state next week - and some grumbling about the lack of safeguards at previous Trump rallies.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge late Tuesday blocked a steep increase in application fees set to take effect Friday for people seeking U.S. citizenship, an increase that advocates feared would have locked many immigrants out.
WASHINGTON - After 15 years in the U.S., Perla Macias dreamed of the day when she would become a citizen - but her dream was delayed six months this year as COVID-19, then budget cuts, hit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' ability to deliver services.
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema confronted the acting head of Homeland Security Wednesday over border wall construction she said has ignored the needs of local communities and bypassed environmental assessment reports.
WASHINGTON - A federal court Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census, calling the order a clear violation of the law would cause lasting damage.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it is making "drastic cuts" that will affect all agency services, including naturalizations, in order to avoid furloughs of nearly 70% of its workforce at the end of this month.
WASHINGTON - Hispanic Democrats are upset with what they see as a failure to adequately feature Latinos in the just-ended Democratic National Convention, but Biden campaign officials claim it was the "most diverse national political convention in history."
WASHINGTON - Phoenix native Holly Binswanger met her husband, Eric, through Commonwealth Youthchoirs, so it was natural the choir director would think of her when looking for voices from all 50 states to sing at the Democratic National Convention this week.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was in Yuma Tuesday for the second time in as many months to inspect the border wall he said has "closed up the border," But Democrats derided the Yuma visit as little more than an "inaccurate and desperate" campaign stunt.
When Kristin Urquiza wrote her dad's obit after his COVID-19 death, the Democratic National Convention was last thing on her mind. But Urquiza was there this week, with fellow Arizonan Jeff Jeans, to speak to the convention about health care concerns.