Senior Field Correspondent
Senior Field Correspondent Devin Browne (Phoenix) was born and raised in a small suburb of Los Angeles known nationally for its natural disasters (fires, mudslides, and earthquakes, mainly). In 2008, she moved into the heart of the city, to one of L.A.'s most bustling immigrant portals. There she launched MacArthurParkMedia.com, a site about how the American experience now starts. A more personal account of her time in MacArthur Park, living with a Mexican family, can be found on the-entryway.com.
She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2005, and later studied radio at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. Her stories have aired on Marketplace, The Environment Report, and PRI's The World. She has also written for LA Weekly.
In the early 1990s, President Bill Clinton promised that the North American Free Trade Agreement would create such great jobs in Mexico that Mexicans wouldn’t need to illegally immigrate here. But in the two decades since, the number of people living here illegally has nearly quadrupled.
The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed by the leaders of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada 20 years ago, strengthening our business ties, disrupting labor and changing the nature of our supermarkets.
Immigration is to Phoenix as water is to Hermosillo. But the radio station there can actually sort of fix the issue.
In honor of Mexico's elections this weekend, most of the country will ban alcohol sales.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces re-election this fall at what might be his most vulnerable point. There are national repercussions for his controversial style, but is there also enough local backlash to unseat him from office?
Medical examiners were unable to determine the cause of death of a detainee in one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails. The veteran's family now plans to file a lawsuit.
Southwestern states like Arizona and Nevada grew more than most during the boom years. But their growth coming out of the recession has lagged - Arizona's only regained a quarter of the jobs lost during the Great Recession.
Many young immigrant activists in Arizona have great political reach -- and impact. Yet they can't vote. This doesn't stop them from influencing the voters who can.
The point of so-called "self-deportation" laws is to make unauthorized immigrants want to leave on their own. But in spite of the laws, many haven't left.
The point of so-called self-deportation laws is to make a place so difficult for unauthorized immigrants that they leave -- or “self-deport” -- on their own. Arizona has passed several laws and initiatives in this vein over the last 10 years, but the data show that in spite of them, many unauthorized immigrants have found a way to stay.
President Obama wants to have the world's largest share of college graduates by 2020. For that to happen, Latinos need to start earning more degrees. A new report details best practices for closing the college-completion gap, some of which have been banned in Arizona.