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The national infrastructure for refugee resettlement was built to take in about 85,000 people a year. President Donald Trump’s administration cut the cap to 45,000 this year. But the U.S. will likely let in less than half of that number.
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Jun. 5, 2018
The Interior Department seized $4.8 million in drugs during a weeklong sting operation on Arizona tribal land.
May. 31, 2018
Two bears have been euthanized this week after Arizona officials say they became a public safety threat. One mother bear left two cubs behind.
May. 31, 2018
The Trump administration’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Mexico, Canada and the European Union was quickly condemned by officials south of the border.
May. 31, 2018
Across the border from Texas in Northern Mexico, a reporter for a national newspaper was found dead this week. He’s the sixth journalist killed in that country this year.
May. 31, 2018
Activists vow to hold a day of non-violent protest against a toughened Homeland Security Department policy that separates parents seeking asylum in the U.S. from their children.
May. 30, 2018
Two-thirds of Arizona’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representative gathered in downtown Phoenix Wednesday for a hearing on the opioid crisis and border security, and Gov. Doug Ducey was among the witnesses who testified.
May. 30, 2018
Mexico will elect a new president in a month, and some business people in the neighboring country want their employees to vote against a populist candidate.
May. 29, 2018
Lookouts reported a human-caused fire Monday outside Sedona, despite the fact that Arizona has closed more public land and issued more fire restrictions than any other state. The fire has grown to 230 acres and is 25 percent contained.
May. 29, 2018
At least 2,500 Native-American women have been murdered or they’ve gone missing in North America since 1900. There are likely many more, but many Native women go unreported. One researcher is trying to change that.
May. 28, 2018
Many retailers across the globe see in e-commerce a way to expand beyond borders. The Mexican-based company Elektra is one of them, and it wants to compete with giants such as Amazon with a new online store focused on immigrant consumers in the U.S.
May. 25, 2018
Immigration officials want to get rid of a policy that allows some foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the country while they build a start-up business, and the change would affect foreign students studying at Arizona universities.
May. 25, 2018
The city of Phoenix has been betting on technology industries to fuel its economy. And a local organization wants to take advantage of that trend, as well as the city’s close relationship with Mexico, to make Phoenix competitive in the global market.
May. 24, 2018
When President Donald Trump called for a military presence at the border last month, state leaders rallied around the plan. National Guard units from across the country were deployed to the Mexican border, an executive mandate adopted by the last three U.S. presidents. This time, the mission's very different.
May. 24, 2018
A new report says there was widespread abuse of immigrant children detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection during President Barack Obama’s administration. CBP says the accusations are false.
May. 23, 2018
A Phoenix non-profit, with the help of a Mexican foundation, is offering loans to help lawful permanent residents pay their U.S. citizenship application fees.
May. 22, 2018
Phoenix will wade into the legal battle to block a question about citizenship from the upcoming U.S. Census as the City Council voted Tuesday to join either New York or California in one of the ongoing lawsuits against the federal government.
May. 22, 2018
Mexico’s four presidential candidates threw barbs at each other, gave few detailed proposals of for governance and frequently riffed on their country’s frayed relations with the United States.
May. 21, 2018
A delegation of Arizonan business and government leaders will visit Mexico City, as the city of Phoenix continues to strengthen its economic and political ties with the Mexican capital.
May. 18, 2018
More than 90 candidates or public office holders have been killed in Mexico since the beginning of the country’s campaign season last year, as organized crime threatens to interrupt the country's small-town electoral process.
May. 18, 2018

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