Immigration

Hispanic churches file federal lawsuit against anti-immigrant Arizona ‘patriot’ groups

A network of small Hispanic churches that for months have welcomed and aided migrant families who have been processed by federal immigration officials on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against two Arizona anti-immigrant groups.

By backing Trump’s Mexico tariffs, Ducey in conflict with business and GOP allies

In supporting President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexico in an attempt to halt illegal immigration, Gov. Doug Ducey is standing against some of his biggest allies.

House GOP leader wants to bar cities from stopping private wall construction

House Majority Leader Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, is planning to propose legislation next session that would allow for private groups to build a wall along the border on private land, regardless of whether city or county zoning allows such structures.

Ducey backs Trump’s tariffs against Mexico

In a series of tweets, Gov. Doug Ducey voiced support of for President Donald Trump's plan to implement a series of progressively increasing tariffs on Mexican imports in response to a surge of migrants...

La reconquista will not be televised, but we can still vote

There’s been a growing trend in recent years – in case you haven’t noticed – of Latinos in Arizona and nationwide getting elected to public office.

‘Dreamer’ graduates face uneven higher ed options

Among a sea of blue caps and gowns, some draped with cords and colorful stoles, were Blanca Collazo and Jordi Santos. They’re both good friends. They were both born in Mexico and arrived in the United States as toddlers.

Arizona legislative session ends without English-only law repeal

A proposal to ask voters to repeal the state’s English-only law and instead favor bilingual education failed to make the cut this legislative session.

Guardado, Garcia to lean on street experience, bring new voices to Phoenix City Council

Phoenix voters in the south, central and west sides of the city picked two outsiders to represent them on city council this week: union leader Betty Guardado for District 5, and immigrant rights activist Carlos Garcia for District 8.

Amid budget squabbles, six people became American citizens at the AZ House

While lawmakers were preparing for the marathon process of passing the state budget, six immigrants were welcomed as new U.S. citizens on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives on Thursday morning.

Townsend calls out security, humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border

Rep. Kelly Townsend on Monday presented a proclamation on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives declaring a security and humanitarian crisis at the border with Mexico.