Jude Joffe-Block is a senior field correspondent with member station KJZZ in Phoenix, Arizona and a reporter for Fronteras Desk, a public radio collaboration focused on demographic change and border issues in the Southwest.
Jude Joffe-Block is a senior field correspondent with member station KJZZ in Phoenix, Arizona. She is also a reporter for Fronteras Desk, a public radio collaboration focused on demographic change and border issues in the Southwest.
In last three months, ICE has released some 107,000 migrant parents and children in Texas, Arizona and California, many without next steps in place. Shelters, churches and volunteers have stepped in to help these families get to their next destinations. Most are trying to join relatives and friends elsewhere.
The man known as "America's toughest sheriff" will face a maximum penalty of six months in federal prison when he is sentenced in October.
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has earned friends and foes nationwide for his tough stance on illegal immigration. Now, immigrants and their allies in several US states are mobilizing to get him out of office.
US Department of Justice lawyers said in federal court Tuesday they will pursue criminal contempt of court charges against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his violation of a federal judge’s order in a racial profiling case.
Twenty years after the massacre at Srebrenica, the US aims to deport Bosnian immigrants suspected of involvement. But one Bosnian Serb facing deportation says he's been unfairly labeled a war criminal.
It's been 20 years since the Bosnian War, but some of the ethnic tensions that fueled that conflict live on among Bosnian refugees in Phoenix, Arizona.
José has already tried to escape from El Salvador to the US this summer — twice. But he's failed each time, and now he's dodging gang violence at home while trying to make yet another attempt to leave.
This year, an increasing number of Central American attempted to enter the US illegally. Now, as many are deported back home, there are concerns that due process was not served while they were held in detention facilities in the United States.
There was another exodus from Central America. It happened in the 1980s, when almost one million Guatemalans and Salvadorans fled to the US to escape civil war. And a group of American activists and religious leaders took big risks to help them stay.
The US-Mexico border is an unforgiving place, where weather can shift quickly from blazing heat to freezing nights. And even those trying to cross into the US illegally will call 911 when they are scared, suffering and need help.
The Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan immigration reform bill that would grant a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants. Some immigrants who came to the United States previously, however, say it's not fair that these immigrants get a special pass.