So far the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative has approved more than 53,000 young undocumented immigrants for temporary relief from deportation. The work permits many of these immigrants are receiving promise to not only open the door to legal work, but in Arizona, to higher education.
Five years of sensitive talks over water rights between the United States and Mexico are finally reaching a conclusion. Government leaders plan to sign an agreement at the Morelos Dam in Mexico next week.
The University of New Mexico, along with the federal and Navajo government have launched a health study 30 years after uranium mines were shut down on the Navajo Nation. Researchers plan to determine whether ongoing exposure to contaminated sites may be affecting pregnant women and children.