Victor Calderón

News Producer/Host

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.

Republican state Senator Kate Brophy McGee said she is leading an effort by some state lawmakers to learn more about the unaccompanied minors being housed in facilities in Phoenix and Tucson.

Lou Gum

As the federal government struggles to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunite families separated at the border, the well-being of the young children being kept in facilities in Arizona and neighboring states must be considered, state Representative Charlene Fernandez told KAWC.

Lou Gum

State Representative Charlene Fernandez joined lawmakers earlier this month in visiting a facility housing children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Congressman Grijlava's Office

Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva will run unopposed for his ninth term in the U.S. House. But he says his district will still figure heavily in upcoming elections. Grijalva tells KAWC's Victor Calderón that he expects Republicans to heighten their rhetoric about the U.S.-Mexico border.

Victor Calderón

More than 100 people marched down Main Street in San Luis, Arizona on Saturday to call for the speedy reunion of families separated at the border. Many held signs and dressed in white as a sign of solidarity.

They chanted slogans including "Love, Not Hate, Makes America Great" as they walked from the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center to the San Luis Port of Entry and back for a planned rally. The march coincided with a national day of action around the country sponsored by a group called Families Belong Together.