Immigration

Tucson to decide on ‘sanctuary city’ ballot measure in November

A Tucson effort create an ordinance restricting local law enforcement from working with federal authorities to enforce immigration laws will go before voters in November.

‘ICE Air’ flew more than 32K immigrants out of Mesa in less than 10 months

Phoenix-based Swift Air has a fleet of 27 aircraft that can fly customers to locations such as Chicago, Belgrade and even Cuba, but the company also is part of “ICE Air,” a network of operators who help the U.S. government deport immigrants, and flew more than 32,000 immigrants out of a Mesa airport in less than 10 months.

Immigration rally and arrests lead to criticism of Phoenix police handling of protests

“Close the camps! Free the children!” they chanted throughout the night.  

Migrant minors alleged unsanitary conditions, abuse at Yuma border station

Migrant minors who were detained at a U.S. Border Patrol station in Yuma have alleged mistreatment and sexual assault, according to records obtained by NBC News. Migrants claimed that agents took away their floor mats...

Migrants held in ICE’s only transgender unit plead for help, investigation in letter

Twenty-nine transgender women and non-binary migrants held at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility are calling for an investigation into poor medical services and mistreatment at the Cibola County Correctional Center in...

Torture by any other name

The horrifying and sickening treatment of child migrants and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border at the hands of at least some federal immigration and customs officials has been called “state-sanctioned child abuse.” The U.S....

Stanton defends vote on border funding bill, amid protests to close migrant ‘concentration camps’

Outraged by images of migrant families sleeping on concrete floors and testimony of children detained by U.S. officials, about 50 people gathered Tuesday afternoon in front of Democratic U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton’s office in Phoenix to demand he take a bolder stance on border and immigration issues. 

Phoenix groups denounce border and immigration detention conditions

Many demonstrators said the border and immigration detention conditions amount to human rights violations. They worried about the impact of the trauma adults and children experience. 

Facility for 1,300 migrant minors opens in Texas

An emergency influx facility opened on June 30 in South Texas to hold up to 1,300 migrant teens who arrived in the country alone to seek protections, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday.  

500-bed tent facility for migrant minors and families opens in Yuma

A Yuma tent facility to hold migrant families and minors is set to begin operations Friday night, according to the Associated Press. 
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