Immigration

State gives new license for Southwest Key to re-open shuttered central Phoenix shelter

The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued a new license for Southwest Key to reopen the state’s largest privately run shelter for unaccompanied and separated migrant children and teens. 

Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA

Arizona joined 12 other states this week that asked the Supreme Court to roll back Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that they say has caused “irreparable harm” to their states.

Trans woman faces deportation after she stood on Phoenix light rail platform without a ticket

A minor infraction of Valley Metro’s code of conduct quickly led Naomi Ramirez Rosales to an immigration detention center, where she now faces deportation to Mexico. 

Judge tosses felony case against lawyer arrested during immigration rally

The felony case against Jamaar Williams that alleged he resisted arrest during a protest against inhumane treatment of migrants was tossed out by a judge Aug. 22. 

Regents reduce tuition for immigrant students, AZ high school grads

Effective immediately, students who graduated from an Arizona high school but don’t qualify for in-state tuition will pay between $9,000 to $18,000 less in annual tuition at the state’s three public universities, regardless of their immigration status.

Detained immigrants, groups sue ICE, DHS for inadequate medical care, disability accommodations

Immigrants with disabilities and medical and mental health conditions and two California immigrant-rights groups have sued the federal government for failing to provide health care and disability accommodations at its 158 immigration detention facilities nationwide, in violation of constitutional and statutory requirements. 

Flake: Racist language doesn’t make Trump racist

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake says President Donald Trump is guilty of making racist statements, but critics “go too far” when they use those statements to castigate Trump as a racist.

AZ Republicans take a giant step backwards on immigration and race

Once upon a time, not long ago, in a land called Arizona, there was a group of Republican politicians who wanted to shed the state’s post-SB1070 nativist image.

Ducey disapproves of Trump’s new green card policy, raids that don’t prioritize ‘bad guys’

Gov. Doug Ducey took issue with President Donald Trump’s new policy of limiting green cards for poorer immigrants.

Southwest Key seeks to reopen 2 shuttered Arizona facilities

Southwest Key has applied for new licenses with the Arizona Department of Health Services to resume operations at two shuttered shelters for migrant minors in downtown Phoenix and Youngtown. The locations closed last year after...
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