Immigration

Farmers and ranchers lose vital support during shutdown
Farmers and ranchers lose vital support during shutdown
The funding stalemate has halted Department of Agriculture programs that the rural West relies on.
Border security will always be elusive
Border security will always be elusive
The Borderlands have long been governed by impermanent and shifting policies.
After natural disasters, workers rebuild — and face exploitation
After natural disasters, workers rebuild — and face exploitation
Immigrant workers and day laborers are especially vulnerable to health risks and wage theft.
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
Pot dollars and range riders
Pot dollars and range riders
News in brief.
The Freedom Caucus and the West
The Freedom Caucus and the West
The new Tea Party-friendly movement is small but already has had a big impact on Western issues.
How Western towns ​profit​ from detaining immigrants
How Western towns ​profit​ from detaining immigrants
Detention facilities provide economic stability for many rural towns.
Utah's Supreme Court delivers a victory for immigrant rights
Utah's Supreme Court delivers a victory for immigrant rights
Tens of thousands are deported each year for accepting plea deals. Now they will have a new way to fight back.
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