Across the U.S. and here in Arizona, cities are debating whether they should continue offering safe havens to undocumented immigrants against President Donald Trump’s policies. Across the border, Mexico City is implementing sanctuary city policies of its own.
Six Mexican senators are planning visits with publicly elected officials and Latino community leaders in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday, as part of a campaign to cultivate relationships with American officials friendly to Mexican migrants and to help migrants facing possible deportation.
On one of former President Barack Obama’s last days in office he used his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect 1.35 million acres surrounding a pair of buttes in southern Utah called Bears Ears. Some lawmakers are lobbying for President Trump to reverse the designation under the rallying cry of “Trump the monument.”
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to build a wall along the 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border. He remains resolute, despite the obstacles that stand in his way. One is the Tohono O’odham, the American Indian tribe that straddles the two countries. Tribal leaders say a wall would desecrate land they believe to be sacred.
Last year, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world united with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. That protest continues as President Donald Trump advances development. The movement has brought a megaphone to the battle between what tribes believe to be sacred and what westerners consider fair game all across the United States. KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk Correspondent Laurel Morales spent months digging deeper into this pervasive issue here in the Southwest to produce this series Earth+Bone.
President Donald Trump’s executive order to build a border wall that he signed Wednesday was vague on the details of how it would be built or if it would replace the massive border fences that already exist. One border project in Southern Arizona may offer a clue.
President Donald Trump announced that he intends to stick to a cornerstone promise of his campaign for a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border.
Since the November election, Mexico has been bracing for the inevitable shift in its relationship with the U.S.
During his campaign, and in his press conference on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump promised tougher trade regulations with Mexico. His words have already affected the value of the Mexican peso, according to experts.
Mexico is already preparing to work with the new U.S. administration with a significant, and controversial, change in the Mexican president’s cabinet.