Immigration

A sheriff’s dilemma in the face of Trump’s immigration agenda
A sheriff’s dilemma in the face of Trump’s immigration agenda
How the controversy over ‘sanctuary cities’ is playing out in the rural West.
Trump’s false narrative of chaos at the border
Trump’s false narrative of chaos at the border
As asylum-seekers flee to the U.S., misguided immigration policies proliferate.
West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands
West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands
What would it mean to sever life-sustaining links along the U.S.-Mexico border?
The whites are back in town
...and the minorities are rockin' the suburbs.
No backup on the Northern border
No backup on the Northern border
Sheriff Donna Matoon and her 11 overworked deputies patrol Montana's Toole County and keep an eye on the Canadian border.
A different outdoor game
$50 million environmental fix for the border fence is just an opening play.
The invisible man
Chilean guest-worker Ricardo Arriagada herds goats that eat weeds to help prevent brush fires in Hercules, Calif.
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Population’s Paul Revere?
Frosty Wooldridge sees himself as a kind of Paul Revere, tirelessly warning the West about overpopulation – especially in the form of illegal immigrants.
Bring on the immigrants
Bring on the immigrants
Pete Letheby says the vanishing towns of the Great Plains and Midwest ought to open a welcoming door for immigrants.
One Nation, Under Fire
The Sonoran Desert homeland of the Tohono O’odham Nation has become a nerve-wracking police state, caught in the crossfire between drug and immigrant smugglers and the U.S. Border Patrol.
The myth trafficker
Keoki Skinner deals lemonade and information from his yellow fruit-stand van in the border communities of Douglas, Ariz., and Agua Prieta, Mexico
Raul Grijalva relishes a good fight
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva loves fighting for old-fashioned liberal causes like immigration rights, the environment, unions and strong social programs
Perseverance
Illegal border crossers face a dangerous journey filled with heat, dust, flies and thirst, and always the danger of capture and deportation
The Immigrant's Trail
This special issue of High Country News takes an on-the-ground look at the human landscape of illegal immigration in the West
What I learned as a self-appointed immigration agent
The writer once tricked a visitor from Colombia into obeying the immigration law, which leads to his suggestions for reform
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