Immigration

GAO: Pentagon estimates of border duty costs, impact were unreliable

The Pentagon did not have reliable estimates for the cost of its work supporting Homeland Security efforts on the southwestern border and did not assess the impact of those efforts on military readiness, a new report says.

Consular ID measure headed to Ducey’s desk

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a measure to end a 2011 law that prohibits state and local governments from recognizing consular identification cards.

Brnovich, ABOR agree to dismiss lawsuit over tuition for dreamers

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Board of Regents agreed to dismiss the remaining claim in a 2017 lawsuit over the tuition rates granted to some undocumented students. 

Senate moves to repeal AZ law banning undocumented immigrants from in-state tuition

Arizona high school graduates would be eligible for in-state tuition and public financial aid at state universities and colleges, even if they are undocumented, under a proposal that won approval Wednesday in a legislative committee.

In border towns, asylum-seekers call on Biden for immediate action on crisis

On his second round of executive orders on immigration, President Joe Biden said his administration will promptly review the “safe and orderly processing of asylum claims.” 

Brnovich sues Dept. of Homeland Security over deportation pause

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the Biden administration can’t temporarily pause deportations because he signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the final days of the Trump administration that gives him broad powers to block changes in how the federal government enforces federal immigration laws. 

Biden ends Trump policy to separate migrant children from their parents

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed three executive orders on Tuesday evening that reverse controversial policies from the previous administration, including one that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents.

New FHA lending rules give Dreamers path to ‘the American dream’

Homeownership is again within the reach of nearly 641,000 young adults nationwide who benefit from the Deferred Action from Childhood Arrivals program, thanks to a change implemented on Jan. 19 at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Immigration reform is important enough for the Senate to scrap the filibuster

Witnessing Arizona turn its congressional representation to Democrat was electrifying to see. However, this was no accident: Latinos and other underrepresented groups in Arizona broke turnout records that favorably supported Democrats. As a Latino immigrant who has lived in Arizona since 4th grade, this feels like progress, considering we are not that far removed from the days when Joe Arpaio’s deputies raided our neighborhoods and armed citizens showed up at the border regularly. 

Biden’s first day brings immigration reforms, but AZ leaders will push for more

On the afternoon of President Donald Trump’s last day in office, a 44-year-old woman from Venezuela walked to a downtown Nogales port of entry to request asylum for her seven-year-old daughter and her 76-year-old aunt. 
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