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DACA could end in federal court. Most of today’s high school graduates can’t get protection from the program anyway. 

On Course

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — or DACA — provides protection from deportation and work athorization to some undocumented people brought to the US as kids. It’s a lifeline that’s fading away. 

Rodney Montreuil grew up in Cap-Haitien, Haiti and has lived in Phoenix for the last two decades.

This Haitian schoolteacher helps new arrivals from Haiti resettle in Arizona

A girl wearing a pink shirt drinks a beverage with her mother, wearing a grey shirt, outdoors at a table.

Immigrant communities connect with Indigenous products to nurture, heal during pandemic

Reyna Montoya is an Arizona resident and the founder of Aliento, an immigrant aid organization.

Why is Arizona trending blue? Ask Latinos and immigrants who live there.

Eight square-size pictures of young men and women appear over a white background.

2020 Election: The voting power of Latino youth

Every 30 Seconds
Adela Diaz, who will be a first-time voter in 2020, at home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Health disparities are top of mind for Latina student voter

Every 30 Seconds

Long before the pandemic, Adela Diaz, an Arizona college freshman, was aware of disparities in health care access and outcomes for minorities in the US. The pandemic has widened the gap, she says.

Lauren Holden and Gary Cripps made some quick changes to their wedding in light of the coronavirus. 

Many people aren’t putting love on hold during COVID-19


Dating while in isolation is probably not the ideal way to hook up with a new partner, but dating apps are all reporting increases in usage. Boredom and a little loneliness are likely playing a part. 

A family wearing protective face masks walks toward the US at the Paso del Norte International Border bridge.

US-Mexico border closure brings local economy to a halt


The mostly rural, US border region depends on commerce from northern Mexico. But new travel restrictions block cross-border travel for commerce or sightseeing — cutting off US businesses from most of their Mexican customers.

A woman holds a visibly distraught woman with her face in her hand.

Arizona volunteers form ‘underground’ network to house migrants released by ICE


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.

sinks where migrant children allegedly bathed in Phoenix

Immigrant kids held in second Phoenix office seen bathing in sinks

A defense contractor that held immigrant children overnight in a Phoenix office building operates a second office nearby where a neighbor has seen immigrant children bathing themselves in bathroom sinks.