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Fear & uncertainty: Asylum-seekers in limbo under Trump’s expanding ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

As the Trump administration seeks to expand the "Migrant Protection Protocols" or "Remain in Mexico" program along the southwest border, migrants and shelter operators worry about the future, even as asylum reviews tighten further. ... Read more»

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Guest opinion

Giffords: Bipartisanship on border security is possible

In these fraught political times, just weeks away from a high-stakes election, you might think it would be impossible for Democrats and Republicans in Congress to achieve anything on a contentious issue like border security. Think again.... Read more»


Mayor of mayhem: New leader for embattled Juárez

Héctor "Teto" Murguía Lardizábal took the helm of the troubled Mexican border city Sunday from former mayor José Reyes Ferriz. Juárez, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, is embroiled in a war among drug cartels and law enforcement that has resulted in more than 6,600 murders since 2008.... Read more»

Search continues for man shot at Texas border reservoir

The plot's still thickening in the incident on Falcon Lake. That may smack of mystery-novel cheesiness, but the incident — involving an American woman's claims that Mexican drug pirates shot her husband while the two were on Jet Skis in the border reservoir — has caught national attention.... Read more»


Arizona speed bumps

Be careful when you drive through Arizona, no telling what you might run over. ... Read more»

Pima County, Mexican officials to share DNA data on border remains

In 2004, DNA analysis first helped forensic anthropologist Dr. Bruce Anderson give a family answers about one young woman who disappeared while crossing illegally into Arizona. Pima County officials hope an agreement with Mexican officials to share databases of DNA information will help close even more of the 640 cases involving unidentified remains.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Volunteers pick up tons of migrant trash in desert

Volunteers from Humane Borders and the UA pick up thousands of pounds of trash left behind by migrants every year.... Read more»8

Mexico's illegal immigrants? Americans

With all of the discussion about Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law, many people have countered that Mexico should look at its own immigration laws and problems. The majority of illegal immigrants in Mexico are ex-pats from the U.S., not Central America.... Read more»

Think again

Is farm work funny, Mr. Colbert?

House Minority Leader John Boehner says he thinks it’s weird that Democrats have “time to bring a comedian to Congress but they don't have time to end the uncertainty by extending the tax cuts." The reaction to Colbert’s appearance has been largely negative. Washington does not like this character who captures the city so well—at least not in person.... Read more»

Hispanic business owners blame SB 1070 for exodus of customers

Some Latino-business owners blame their struggles on what they call an exodus of their customer base – immigrants who are afraid of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, and are fleeing to other states.... Read more»

Secure Communities deportation program expands in Texas

The controversial Secure Communities program that identifies immigrants in local jails now operates in every Texas county.... Read more»

Despite murdered reporters, Mexican paper presses on

"What do you want from us?" It's an odd question for a newspaper to ask of the people it covers. But when those people have an arsenal rivaling an army — and no reservations about murdering journalists to keep them from doing their jobs — a paper's role leading the public conversation takes on a different and deadly dynamic.... Read more»

Sonoran dogs heating up culinary world

The Sonoran hot dog is making a national name for itself lately, thanks to numerous articles and TV spots "discovering" what has been common along the border and in Southern Arizona for years. The full shebang touts bacon, beans, tomatoes, mayonnaise, cheese, avocado, vinegar-soaked jalapeños and two types of onions, fresh and grilled.... Read more»

In Mexico, little to cheer for during bicentennial

The yellow skulls and bones of the 14 heroes sit in glass crypts decorated in gold engravings and red ribbons, a testament to old glory. These remains of leaders who fought for Mexican independence were put on public display to celebrate two centuries of the Mexican nation — a moment to be rejoiced tonight.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Birthright madness: Anti-immigrant sentiment at fever pitch

Well it's happening again in Arizona. State Senator Russell Pearce and his side-kick, Rep. John Kavanaugh are getting ready to unveil their newest assault on undocumented immigrants, this time with a bill designed to eliminate birthright citizenship.... Read more»2

Border & immigration

Feds reducing deportation risk for many illegal immigrants

The Obama administration has changed the nation's immigration enforcement strategy in ways that will reduce the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants and will likely blunt the impact of any state laws designed to deport vast numbers of people.... Read more»

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