Families separated by their immigration status sloshed through a muddy trickle of the Rio Grande to embrace at the U.S./Mexico border. Their reunion was a momentary truce organized by immigrant advocates and supervised by the Border Patrol.
The shortage of federal funding for upgrades and additional staff at America's ports of entry has opened the door to creative solutions, including partnerships with private companies eager to move international commerce faster and more efficiently.
A remote campground in southwest New Mexico has recently become a sanctuary for star gazers seeking a pristine night sky at a time when the rapid spread of light pollution prevents more than half of the world's population from seeing the Milky Way.
Residents of Vado, New Mexico are filling the potholes in their dirt roads with recycled roof shingles. It's a temporary solution for an ongoing problem in colonias across the U.S./Mexico border.
Grand Canyon National Park is trying to move past a scathing sexual misconduct report released in January by the Inspector General’s Office. In attempts to change the culture of harassment the agency is investigating just how extensive complaints of sexual harassment have been at national parks, is setting up a confidential hotline and for the first time, is appointing a woman to oversee the park.
Immigration attorneys in El Paso are joining forces to denounce what they describe as an abuse of power on behalf of immigration enforcement officers. Chief among their concerns is the prolonged detention of asylum seekers.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell wrapped up her visit to the Southwest at the Grand Canyon. She talked with the park’s new superintendent and staff about the park's culture of sexual harassment and hostility.
Navajo leaders and community members are outraged and are petitioning for a federal investigation into the shooting death of a Navajo woman last March. The Maricopa County Attorney said Friday he will not press charges against the police officer involved.
A woman who sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being subjected to a series of body cavity searches has reached a settlement with the agency worth nearly half a million dollars.
As parents prepare to send their children off to college in the fall, many are concerned about their kids' safety. One in four female college seniors has experienced sexual assault on campus. That’s according to a recent survey by the Association of American Universities.