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Migrant Quilt Project

Border deaths honored one story at a time through art

Tattered jeans, backpacks, and love letters are stitched together and tell the story of migrants who made their way into the U.S. through the Arizona desert but perished before reaching their destination. "The goal is to humanize these people," said Jody Ipsen, founder of the Migrant Quilt Project. ... Read more»0

Demolition begins on border mural painted by children in Naco

For the past two months, residents of Naco, Mexico, have seen construction vehicles along the border. On Tuesday, workers began bringing down part of the fence that features a one-mile mural that Mexican children have painted over the past six years.... Read more»0

Slow lines at U.S.-Mexico border help street vendors make a quick buck

As drivers inch their way back to the U.S., vendors here have adopted the streets as their workplace, selling to those at border crossing lines. For most, it is their sole source of income.... Read more»0

Mesa mother at center of Phx immigration protests deported

The mother who sparked protests outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Phoenix after federal authorities detained her has been deported to Nogales, Mexico.... Read more»0