Immigration

Phoenix distributes help to refugee businesses, but other immigrant groups left out

The City of Phoenix has helped about 40 refugee and asylee-owned businesses navigate the economic crisis due the COVID-19 pandemic through grants funded with federal relief dollars.  Meanwhile, a federal judge is expected to decide...

Immigration advocates push Biden to not just bring back DACA but expand it

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is promising to reinstate an Obama-era program that shields deportation for some undocumented people who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were children.

How COVID-19 spread through neighboring ICE detention facilities in Eloy

In August, a group of Cuban asylum seekers held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Eloy Detention Center detailed how detainees who fell ill with coronavirus symptoms were put into solitary confinement instead of receiving treatment.

Maricopa County jails still a top recipient of ICE detainers

A jail operated by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office continues to be a top destination nationally for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to take custody of people arrested for alleged misdemeanors and felonies. 

Court filing: Parents of 545 migrant children separated in 2017 can’t be found

The parents of 545 migrant children who were separated in 2017 by the U.S. government have yet to be found and most were deported to Central America, NBC News reported. 

Detention center in Eloy has most COVID-19 cases of any ICE facility

La Palma Correctional Center, a privately run immigration detention center in Eloy, has recorded the most COVID-19 cases among immigration detainees in the country.

Trump has mounted an unprecedented attack on legal immigration. America will be worse for it.

Donald Trump has deviated 180 degrees from past Republican administrations on U.S. immigration policy. 

I worked at Homeland Security. The agency’s ‘shocking’ actions ignore constitutional basics.

During my work at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration, I constantly met colleagues whose journeys brought them to DHS because they were moved by 9/11 or a passion to achieve immigration reform. These colleagues and their unique journeys often inspired me. 

Trump campaign aims to win Latino support in Arizona

As his campaign has expanded operations in Arizona to reach Latino voters, President Donald Trump held a “Latinos for Trump” panel and rally in Phoenix on Monday where business owners and elected officials spoke about their immigration stories and thanked Trump for his policies around taxes and international trade agreements.

Reports of the Republican Party’s death are not greatly exaggerated

The Republican Party may not be dead yet, but it’s probably time to put it out of our misery.
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