Immigration

COVID-19 compounds precarious conditions for trans woman in ICE detention

Shortly after Shakira Najera Chinel arrived at the Eloy Immigration Detention Center in September 2019, she began to have stomach problems. Since then, the 29-year-old asylum seeker’s gastrointestinal condition has turned chronic.

Phoenix police ‘wrongly arrested’ protesters, who could now be deported

Four people could face deportation proceedings after Phoenix police arrested them during a Saturday night rally to protest the death of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement, according to advocacy groups. 

Leaked chats show neo-Nazis, extremists tried to sway 2018 Arizona elections

Self proclaimed Neo-Nazis and other extremists worked together to try and sway the outcome of Arizona’s 2018 midterm election by a variety of means including promoting candidates they liked or ones they felt were doomed to fail, according to leaked chat logs. 

The legacy of SB1070: The rise of Arizona’s new political order

The power base in Arizona has shifted in the past 20 years, and we have the state’s Republican Party to both thank and blame for that.

Community groups launch COVID relief fund for undocumented families

More than 20 community groups launched the Arizona Undocumented Workers Relief Fund to privately raise funds to help families make rent payments, buy food and cover other essential needs.

COVID-19 cases increase after ICE assured judge of no suspected cases

Three days after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials claimed in court filings that there were no longer any active or suspected COVID-19 cases in an Arizona immigration detention facility, four more detainees there tested positive for the virus.

ACLU asks Border Patrol to stop arrests near hospitals, sensitive locations

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and 20 other groups sent a letter to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Tucson requesting the agency affirm it isn’t arresting border community members near hospitals and health centers. 

Tensions skyrocket as COVID-19 fears grip Arizona detention center

Rodrigo Martínez was certain he had a fever. Gasping for air, he said, felt like breathing pepper. It burned. 

ICE: Detainee at La Palma facility in Eloy tests positive for COVID-19

A 45-year-old immigrant from Guatemala detained at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first coronavirus case confirmed in an Arizona immigration detention center, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

First he called Mexicans ‘criminals,’ then he called COVID-19 the ‘Chinese virus’

First he called Mexicans criminals, and we spoke out. Then he banned the Muslims, and we spoke out.
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