Jude Joffe-Block is the Phoenix correspondent for the Fronteras Desk, a public media collaboration in the Southwest.

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Features by Jude Joffe-Block

Border towns hit hard as fewer migrants cross

Fewer migrants crossing Arizona’s border mean a slump for towns that relied on the smuggling economy.
Posted In: Immigration, migrant workers

Construction is back in Southwest, but where are the workers?

Housing seems to be in recovery mode in places like Phoenix, Arizona. But it may be tough for homebuilders to lure back construction workers.
Posted In: southwest, arizona, construction, employment

Arizona manufacturer sees Mexico as key to growth

It's been 20 years since NAFTA was signed. These days, the mantra is that more manufacturing plants in Mexico should be good for the U.S.
Posted In: Mexico, NAFTA, arizona, Small Business, manufacturing

Tracking drug smugglers on interstate highways

The U.S. gives millions to local officers to enforce specific stretches of interstate roads.
Posted In: Crime
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