Immigration

Family, former detainee say fumes at Eloy ICE facility is ‘poisoning’ women

Yanely Fernandez recalled the June night when her cellmate Yarjelis Chiquinquirá Madueño Dávila passed out in her arms.

ICE terminates cases for two DACA youth arrested without probable cause

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has terminated the immigration cases for Máxima Guerrero and Roberto Cortes, who were arrested by the Phoenix Police Department following a May 30 protest and placed in immigration proceedings when federal agents detained them at a local jail. 

Prosecutors drop cases against 4 AZ migrants who could face deportation proceedings

The four Arizona residents who were arrested by the Phoenix Police Department after a May demonstration and later taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement won’t face any civil or criminal state...

The Supreme Court says ‘Dreamers’ can stay, for now. It’s time we let them stay for good.

I know Dreamers. I count many of them as friends. I’ve worked with them. I’ve marched with them. I’ve celebrated their triumphs and shared in their heartaches.

DACA ruling a victory, but push for permanent status continues

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday to block the Trump administration from ending a program that shields thousands of immigrants who arrived in the country as children from deportation offered relief to Arizona recipients and advocates, but no permanent answers. 

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration challenge to DACA

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday salvaged an Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young, unauthorized immigrants known as “Dreamers” to remain in the country without immediate fear of...

Phoenix PD: ‘Confusion’ caused erroneous felony charges against Dreamers

The Phoenix Police Department said “confusion on the paperwork process” led to felony charges for four Arizona residents after they were arrested following a May 30 protest denouncing the death of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

Trump administration unveils sweeping plan to limit asylum claims

The Trump administration has unveiled its furthest-reaching plan yet to change asylum law in the U.S., redefining the meaning of “persecution” and raising the bar for refugees seeking protection under the Convention Against Torture, among other changes.

COVID-19 cases at Eloy Detention Center surge by 460% since Friday

On June 11, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 at the Eloy Detention Center in Pinal County. Four days later, that number jumped 460% to 123 confirmed cases, ICE reported Monday.  

GAO: Border officials spent migrant care funds on canines, ATVs, more

PHOENIX – Customs and Border Protection officials spent funds that were supposed to go to medical care and migrant processing facilities to pay for computer upgrades, canine units, ATVs and other items instead, a...
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