Some residents in the border town of Arivaca, Ariz., have claimed a local Border Patrol checkpoint does not make the community safer, but subjects people, especially Latinos, to unnecessary harassment.
October 21, 2014
In a wide-ranging conversation with Democratic Rep. Bet O'Rourke of Texas, he says the United States can create a more secure border and crate jobs via economic assistance to the city of Juárez, Mexico.
October 16, 2014
About 200 immigrant children held at a family detention center in Artesia attend classes in math, science and physical education. They also recieve English language courses.
Community members say the Slide Fire, which scorched more than 21,000 acres of forest in Oak Creek Canyon last spring, could have been extinguished much sooner. Today much of the popular canyon north of Sedona has been reduced to black snags and ash, and is a mudslide waiting to happen.
People will gather Friday to mark the two-year anniversary of the death of a Mexican teenager killed in Nogales, Sonora by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
A federal judge in Texas struck down the state's voter ID law less than a month before Election Day, characterizing it as discriminatory against African-Americans and Latinos.
Ranchers from Arizona, Texas and New Mexico are meeting with Mexican colleagues to check results from experimental grass seedling plots. If the variations of native seeds can take hold in the harsh desert, it's possible barren land can be reclaimed.
A Navajo presidential candidate says he will appeal a case challenging his ability to speak Navajo fluently. A tribal hearing officer ruled against him Thursday.
Tourists abandoned the Mexican border city of Juárez in droves when a vicious drug war erupted in its streets. Now the city wants to win them back with the help of a new shuttle service.
An attorney who came to Phoenix to protect the civil rights of protesters says she herself was unfairly arrested by Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies during SB 1070 protests in 2010.
The child migrant crisis has directed new attention to Central America's struggles with organized crime. Now El Salvador is looking to community policing as a security strategy for the country.
The U.S. has been investing in violence prevention programs in Central America so fewer kids will feel the need to migrate. But some say other U.S. policies are making the region more violent.
A candidate for Navajo president will have to take a test or be called to testify to prove he’s fluent enough in Navajo to be eligible for the seat, the tribe’s Office of Hearings and Appeals decided Friday.
Seventy percent of immigrants who arrived to the United States illegally are not showing up for their appointments with federal authorities. But their attendance rate in court is higher.
The recovery plan involves installing a new ventilation system. It also includes fixing deficiencies in the facility's safety protocols and better job training for on-site staff.