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Bridge connecting Guatemala and Mexico on the Rio Suchiate. Guatemalans hoping to make it to the U.S. take rafts across.

'Programa Frontera Sur:' US Intercedes in Southern Mexico

US funds Mexican government's efforts to slow Central American illegal immigration.

Beatriz Escalante and her son at a Yuma church shelter after crossing illegally in hopes of receiving asylum.

New Surge of Central Americans Seen on Border

Unaccompanied youth, women with small children still making their way north.

Commercial trucks coming through the Mariposa Port of Entry. (2015)

Kirkpatrick in Nogales: 'A Wall Doesn't Make Sense'

U.S. Senate candidate focuses on the border in challenging incumbent McCain.

Arizona-Mexico Border: Cooperation, Not Confrontation

National political rhetoric belies what locals see as a 'region, not a border.'

Report: U.S.- Mexico Border Trade at All-Time High

More than 100,000 jobs in the state are supported by trade with Mexico

Judge: Shooting near Douglas by Border Patrol Justified

19-year-old Carlos LaMadrid was shot in 2011; agents called it accidental.

Commercial trucks inspected at the Mariposa Port of Entry. (2015)

Arizona Ports of Entry Handle $31B in 2015, UA Study Says

10% increase in two years result of every state in US importing, exporting through state.

Environmental Impact of Border Barriers in the Past Decade

Sierra Club publishes "11 Years of Lawlessness"

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Obama Administration Orders Deportation Enforcement

Effort targeting Central American women and childrenm

Music Without Borders

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A Tucson couple celebrates their 80th anniversary; A Book I Love, and a look at a Tucson neighborhood through the eyes of a lifelong resident.

Mexican Peso Remains Low Despite Strong Economy

Mexico's economy grew 2.7 percent in the first quarter of this year

Arizona Border Sheriffs Say No to Governor's Drug Strike Force

3 of 4 Arizona border sheriffs say they won't participate in strike force

Border Patrol inspection

Can Inland Checkpoints Stop Border Drug Trafficking?

Border Patrol union chief says yes; Douglas mayor says they don't work.

Sue Chilton

Southern Arizonans Tell of Border Life to House Committee

Ranchers want end to Border Patrol checkpoints along I-19, more rural outposts

There is one idea which would spend billions of additional dollars for personnel, equipment and barriers along the border with Mexico, but this is raising red flags for environmentalists.

Sierra Club: Border Wall Would Harm Endangered Species

Environmental group says Donald Trump's proposal has risks for wildlife.

The border of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico is separated by a large brown metal fence.

Nogales Kmart to Close in July; Worries about Economic Impact

Loss of retailer may reduce city sales tax revenues, hurt cross-border shopping traffic.

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