Immigration

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. 

Voters will have opportunity repeal in-state tuition ban for undocumented students

BY: - May 10, 2021

Moments after a bipartisan vote at the House of Representatives passed a measure to ask state voters to repeal a 2006 ban on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students in Arizona, Reyna Montoya and Jose Patiño were in disbelief.  Patiño and Montoya were both high school students when 71% of Arizona voters in 2006 told […]

Gallego urges de-escalation in deadly Colombia protests

BY: - May 8, 2021

Congressman Ruben Gallego is calling for President Ivan Duque of Colombia to de-escalate his administration’s deadly militarized response to nationwide protests in a country agitated by police violence, corruption, killings of social and environmental leaders and unpopular government reforms.  In eight days of protests, 37 people have reportedly died. Many of the deaths, which some […]

Two Republicans revive measure to repeal in-state tuition ban for undocumented immigrants

BY: - May 6, 2021

Republican Reps. Michelle Udall and Joel John brought back a measure on the House floor on Wednesday that would give voters an opportunity to a repeal an Arizona law prohibiting in-state tuition benefits for undocumented immigrants. The measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution 1044, had stalled in the lower chamber for two months.  As the House was […]

COMMENTARY
Mark Brnovich inauguration

Recovery should be our biggest priority right now. Conservative posturing is a distraction.

BY: - May 4, 2021

Few need a reminder that we are in the middle of an economic contraction and a sustained public health emergency. But apparently, some Republican officials do.

Border deployment the latest in National Guard’s ‘roller coaster’ year

BY: - April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – When Gov. Doug Ducey sent hundreds of National Guard members to help at the border last week, the move may have been unexpected – but it was not unusual for the troops that have spent a year shuttling from one crisis to another.

COMMENTARY

Who benefits from Ducey’s border theatrics?

BY: - April 21, 2021

Gov. Ducey has a rare opportunity to help pass comprehensive immigration reform. But immigration scare tactics win elections.

Up to 100 new immigration judges would be added under Biden budget request

BY: - April 13, 2021

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration on Friday released a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that would increase the number of immigration judges and allocate millions in funding to clear backlogs of hearings and asylum requests.

Federal judge denies Brnovich injunction in deportation pause lawsuit

BY: - April 9, 2021

A federal judge in Arizona on Thursday said she’ll deny a request from Attorney General Mark Brnovich to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing a temporary pause on deportations. 

An Air Force spy plane just flew along the U.S-Mexico border

BY: - April 1, 2021

One of the U.S. Air Force’s high-altitude spy planes flew a path along the United State’s border with Mexico Thursday. 

Ducey wants to deploy the National Guard to the border

BY: - March 26, 2021

Gov. Doug Ducey wants to use Arizona National Guard troops to help local law enforcement officials to deal with the crisis at the Mexican border and is asking the federal government to help cover the costs.