Immigration

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U.S. extends temporary protection status for Somali immigrants

BY: - July 23, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security has extended temporary protections for Somali migrants, allowing them to apply for Temporary Protected Status through March 2023.  TPS is a benefit that grants a work permit and temporary protection from deportation to immigrants living in the U.S. who are from countries affected by natural disasters and armed conflict.  According […]

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GOP Sen. Wendy Rogers defends her promotion of racist ‘great replacement’ ideology

BY: - July 20, 2021

After a media report highlighting her use of language mirroring a racist conspiracy theory that was cited by white supremacist mass shooters, Flagstaff Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers doubled- and tripled-down on her assertion that immigrants are “replacing” white Americans and destroying “western civilization.” Rogers on Saturday retweeted an article by far-right outlet Breitbart Texas […]

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A Texas judge blocked DACA protections, ramping up pressure for congressional action

BY: - July 16, 2021

A Texas judge on Friday blocked the federal government from granting temporary work permits and deferral from deportation to first-time applicants to the Deferred Action from Childhood Arrivals program. 

Police critics arrested after 2019 immigration protest sue Phoenix, police

BY: - July 16, 2021

A man who Phoenix police arrested during an interview with the Arizona Mirror at a July 2019 protest and another bystander who police mistook for a right-wing agitator have filed a lawsuit against the City of Phoenix and several police officers.  

Feds slow to process new DACA applications, creating 55k case backlog

BY: - July 6, 2021

The federal government has been slow to approve thousands of applications it received this year for people who had been blocked from protections granted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for more than two years.

Activists tell Sinema to ‘put people over politics’ and call on end to filibuster

BY: - June 22, 2021

Community organizations rallied on Tuesday outside of U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office to pressure the once staunchly progressive lawmaker to end the filibuster to allow landmark election and immigration reform to pass with a simple majority.  Phoenix police responded to the rally near Camelback Road and 33rd Street and ordered everyone — including members of […]

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DACA recipients, families and advocates will push for permanent immigration status

BY: - June 17, 2021

Local and national immigrant rights groups made a promise to mark the 9th anniversary of the federal program benefiting thousands of immigrants who arrived in the country as children: Those young people who benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals won’t be celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary.

DPS: State trooper wrong to say he ‘smelled’ undocumented migrants

BY: - June 14, 2021

When the Arizona Department of Public Safety said it an April 16 press release that a trooper “observed 17 undocumented aliens” in a white van he had stopped on a highway, what was most notable to the state trooper was the stench of the men. 

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Biden’s approach to immigration a welcome change, but still fundamentally flawed

BY: - June 11, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris’s whirlwind swing recently through Guatemala and Mexico will do little to quell concerns in the short run about the latest surge of undocumented immigrants crossing our southern border, but it’s as good an occasion as any to take a measure of President Joe Biden’s emerging immigration doctrine.

Dreamer sues Paul Penzone for holding her longer in jail to allow ICE to arrest her

BY: - June 4, 2021

Sheriff Paul Penzone delayed the release of Máxima Guerrero from the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail last year to accommodate a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrest, in contradiction with Penzone’s stated practice and in violation of Guerrero’s constitutional rights, according to a federal lawsuit she filed Monday.

First steps in 2022 campaign for Dreamers’ tuition under way

BY: - June 1, 2021

The campaign to repeal a state law that forces Dreamers who graduated from Arizona high schools to pay out-of-state tuition at the state’s universities has begun, with the launch of a campaign committee that hopes to spend millions of dollars to support the measure on the 2022 ballot.

GOP voters more supportive of tuition breaks for Dreamers than GOP lawmakers

BY: - May 25, 2021

Only about 1 in 7 Republican lawmakers backed sending a measure to the ballot in 2022 that would let voters repeal a 15-year-old ban on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants, far less than the roughly 1 in 3 Arizona Republican voters that recent polling found supports the idea.