Immigration

FEMA reimburses $700k to AZ churches, nonprofits for assisting migrant families

Pima County and 14 state nonprofits and faith organizations were awarded more than $700,000 in federal funds to reimburse part of their work of assisting thousands of migrant fathers, mothers and children who were released by border and immigration officials earlier this year, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

More than 750K immigrant Arizonans, families spared from ‘public charge’ changes, for now

A new criteria for a public charge test applied to people seeking a U.S. immigrant visa or green card that indirectly affects roughly 755,000 Arizona residents was blocked last week from implementation by courts...

New shelter for migrant minors to open in December

A New Leaf will open a third shelter in Arizona to house migrant youth who arrived in the country alone or were separated from a parent or relative at the border, according to a federal agency.

Despite ICE detainer ruling, business as usual for Arizona sheriffs

Two weeks after a federal court halted some detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Arizona law enforcement agencies say they are still doing business with the agency as usual.

ICE determining immigration status of pregnant Marshallese women found in Petersen home

The eight women who were found in a property raided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety this week in connection to a multi-state investigation into Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen are currently having their immigration status reviewed.

Arizona community colleges and universities urge Supreme Court to keep DACA

Four public and private Arizona higher education institutions are among the 165 colleges and universities nationwide that have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep in place an Obama-era program that temporarily protects some young immigrants from deportation and grants them a work permit.

Trump’s relentless assault on immigrants threatens their futures, and even their lives

Trump has flipped U.S. immigration policy on its head and the fate of millions of people is at stake. In some cases, the consequences of Trump’s new and proposed policies are a matter of life or death.

VP Pence coming to Arizona to bolster McSally

Vice President Mike Pence will join U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona this week at a series of private events in Green Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale. Few details have been released about the trip.

‘America helps humanity’: Arizonans advocate for refugee resettlement in the midst of possible shutdown

The smell of fried oil filled the room inside the International Rescue Committee offices in Glendale. Rodain Abo Zeed, donning a white chef uniform top and a tan hijab, turned behind small kitchen counter as she prepared falafels, tabbouleh and baklava with cashews.

Audit shows deep, worsening trauma for migrant children in custody

An inspector general’s report on the mental health of migrant children in federal detention found multiple shortcomings in how officials cared for children in custody last fall, with significant trauma and worsening mental health problems.
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