Immigration

Who pays for infrastructure in Borderland colonias?
Who pays for infrastructure in Borderland colonias?
In places like Vado, New Mexico, good roads are hard to find.
A vigil about the true cost of family separation
A vigil about the true cost of family separation
Outside a controversial detention center in Colorado, protestors highlight both the family burdens from and the profitability of deportation.
A family held their relatives captive; a community set them free
A family held their relatives captive; a community set them free
A labor trafficking case shows Westerners can sometimes still count on each other to protect those in need.
An island from the past
An island from the past
Teow Lim Goh’s poetry revisits a dark place in the West’s immigration history.
When crossing the border is your daily commute
When crossing the border is your daily commute
A day in the life of agricultural laborers whose work and lives straddle the Arizona-Mexican border.
Harry Reid exits the ring
Harry Reid exits the ring
In an era of political gridlock, Congress loses a leader who got things done for the West.
ICE raids confirm worst fears of young immigrants
ICE raids confirm worst fears of young immigrants
Immigration sweeps are having a chilling effect on Dreamers, key leaders in the California resistance.
Western states react to Trump’s immigration travel ban
Western states react to Trump’s immigration travel ban
At least eight Republican Congressmen have broken with their party line in opposition.
Tolerance in Trump’s America
Tolerance in Trump’s America
Amid fear and despair, we’ll have to find ways to talk to each other.
Lies and damn lies: What to believe on the campaign trail
Lies and damn lies: What to believe on the campaign trail
HCN sorts truth from fiction on the campaign trail.
Why Utah’s Mormons waffle on this year’s GOP candidate
Why Utah’s Mormons waffle on this year’s GOP candidate
Trump sparks a conflict between morality and political belief.
This election season’s unexpected power players: undocumented immigrants
This election season’s unexpected power players: undocumented immigrants
Donald Trump’s rhetoric is sparking a movement to mobilize Hispanic voters.
In Arizona’s shift toward purple, a backlash to Trump hastens the pace
In Arizona’s shift toward purple, a backlash to Trump hastens the pace
Democrats hope increased Latino turnout will upset Republican dominance in the state.
A guide to borderland education programs
A guide to borderland education programs
A number of universities, especially those in border states, have programs that examine the influx of people who bring change to their new homes.
How for-profit detention persists in the West
How for-profit detention persists in the West
Federal policy changes only go part of the way in dismantling private immigrant detention.
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s criticism of Trump wins him national prominence
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s criticism of Trump wins him national prominence
His decision to sit out the GOP convention reflects his principles and the purpling of Arizona.
See the members of this unofficial border patrol
See the members of this unofficial border patrol
The Arizona Border Recon aims to provide intel and back-up for federal officers at the U.S.-Mexican border.
On the road with a transient immigrant rights lawyer
On the road with a transient immigrant rights lawyer
Lawyer Melanie Gleason is traveling the West, offering legal advice pro bono.
Stop attacking pastoralists. We’re part of natural resource management, too.
Stop attacking pastoralists. We’re part of natural resource management, too.
A sheepherder speaks out about labor and environmental concerns.
How Nevada became the first Western caucus (and why it matters)
How Nevada became the first Western caucus (and why it matters)
The early caucus drew attention to Western issues. In November, the state will play an even bigger role.
The time of painful impossibilities
The time of painful impossibilities
A reading by U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.
12 stories from the archives you should read now
12 stories from the archives you should read now
A look at our writers' favorite stories of all time, as our 45th anniversary draws to a close.
Western nativism has a rotten odor
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