Immigration

Guesting game: Lawmakers send messages with State of the Union guests

WASHINGTON – For Michael Waldman, a speechwriter for former President Bill Clinton, the guests at the State of the Union address are “often as interesting as what’s on stage.”“You can tell lot of the...

‘English-only’ repeal law held in House Rules

The House Rules Committee, which reviews the constitutionality of proposed legislation, didn’t review a ballot referral to repeal Arizona’s English-only law as scheduled on Monday.

Rep. Rivero blocks private border wall bill

Peoria Republican Tony Rivero cast the deciding vote Thursday, joining with Democrats to defeat a measure spearheaded by a GOP leader that sought to ease construction of a private border wall in Arizona.

Bill could make it harder to enroll children in public schools, critics say

A House bill from a Yuma Republican would require parents, guardians or caregivers to provide proof of legal custody when enrolling their children in school, a measure that a civil rights group said could infringe on a student’s right to a public elementary and secondary education.

GoDaddy founder to cover tuition for ASU undocumented students

A new private scholarship will cover tuition and academic coaching for 35 immigrant students at Arizona State University who are state residents but don’t qualify for the in-state tuition rate because of a 2006 voter-approved law that prohibits the use of state funds to subsidize tuition for undocumented people.

Bill to ease private border wall construction advances

A bill that would allow private border wall construction in Arizona cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Lawrence walks back anti-refugee comments, makes excuses

Lawrence told Fox 10 he “absolutely misspoke.” He said to ABC15 that his comments were “taken out of context.” And he stated to KTAR he was “taunted by someone” to say he is OK with being called a bigot, something that was “a mistake” and “was dumb on my part.”

Top Dem: Jay Lawrence refugee comments ‘shocking and mean-spirited’

The top Democrat in the Arizona House of Representatives has condemned Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence for saying he is bigoted against refugees.

Jay Lawrence: ‘I don’t want refugees settled here… Call me a bigot’

At a Jan. 16 political event, Republican state Rep. Jay Lawrence said that refugees “take from us” and generally make life worse in Arizona, a view he admitted makes him bigoted.

Monday Musings: Celebrating MLK amid Trump’s white nationalism

Our current president is not only working against many of the principles espoused by Dr. King, he is also indirectly soliciting white nationalist political support.
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