Mexico has ordered its consulates to issue birth certificates to its citizens living illegally in the United States. The move is aimed at helping millions apply for temporary work permits and driver's licenses. But some analysts contend there’s another motive for the policy change.
January 26, 2015
The federal government announced Friday the largest environmental settlement in United States history is final. Anadarko Petroleum and its subsidiaries will now shell out $5.15 billion for abandoning uranium mines on the Navajo Nation and other contamination they left around the country.
Funding for the Department of Homeland Security, the parent agency of Customs and Border Protection, expires Feb. 27. The agency's independent watchdog says the $62 million cost of the border drone program is not justified. Drone program managers say the findings show a "fundamental lack of understanding " of the program.
Deported youth in Mexico feel angry and forgotten. A group of them wants to be included in the United States debate on immigration reform.
The federal government doesn't have the budget to upgrade all of the nation's outdated border crossings. But a new program allows it to accept donations from entities willing to do the work and raise the funds.
On Monday, Arizona’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies went before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal court is considering the constitutionality of the entire law, as well as one of its provisions that was struck down by a federal judge in 2013.
Like Mexican society at large, some reporters in Mexico have a renewed sense of mission following the alleged abductions and presumed murders of 43 college students in September 2014.
Federal regulators made changes Monday to the Mexican gray wolf protections, listing the Mexican wolf as endangered in its own unique subspecies. But some conservationists say the new rules won’t have lasting impacts.
One case is the state’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies. The court will also hear arguments on a decades-old civil rights lawsuit, addressing how Arizona teaches English Language Learners.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is asking a federal judge to not pursue contempt proceedings against him.
It has been four years since a shooting in Tucson left six people dead and several others injured, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Thursday there were several bell-ringing ceremonies held in the city to commemorate the anniversary.
A report released Thursday suggests President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration doesn’t go far enough to shield parents of US citizens from deportation.
The number of active wells across the state of New Mexico is 60,000. Compare that to the number of state inspectors who check those wells. Statewide there are just 14.
The new school superintendents of Arizona and the Tucson Unified School District met Wednesday to discuss the fate of ethnic studies in the city’s public schools. It has been a controversial issue between the state and school district for several years.