Immigration

Bipartisan bill could give undocumented Arizona farmworkers path to citizenship

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week could mean a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants in Arizona who work in farms.The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 was...

MariCo supes unanimously appointed extremist who called Latino lawmakers ‘illegals’ to GOP post

Nearly 15 months after she made local and international headlines for her role in a protest at the Capitol in which pro-Trump activists called Latino and Native American legislators and staff “illegals” and told them to “get out of my country,” the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Jennifer Harrison to a partisan position.

Migrant shelter shut down by feds for child abuse incidents reopens in Youngtown

A migrant youth shelter in the West Valley that was shut down last year by the federal government following reports of child abuse has reopened, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Remembering the ‘unjustly dead’ on Los Días de los Muertos

Los Días de los Muertos is a prime occasion to remember the unjustly dead – people who, through no fault of their own, have had their lives senselessly cut short.

New facility for unaccompanied, separated migrant children and teens opens in Phoenix

Neighborhood Ministries recently opened a new program in partnership with the federal government to care for migrant children who arrived at the border alone to seek protection or were separated from their parent or relative by border officials.

Right-wing extremist falsely claims affiliations with international journalism groups

The leader of the right-wing extremist group AZ Patriots, Jennifer Harrison, appears to have used fraudulent press credentials when she attended a conservative event at Grand Canyon University earlier this month.

Legislator readies defense of ‘heart and soul of SB1070’ as Tucson voters decide on sanctuary city measure

Nearly a decade after the passage of Senate Bill 1070, a Republican lawmaker is ready to defend Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law by imposing more penalties as Tucson voters consider limiting the law’s reach...

FEMA reimburses $700k to AZ churches, nonprofits for assisting migrant families

Pima County and 14 state nonprofits and faith organizations were awarded more than $700,000 in federal funds to reimburse part of their work of assisting thousands of migrant fathers, mothers and children who were released by border and immigration officials earlier this year, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

More than 750K immigrant Arizonans, families spared from ‘public charge’ changes, for now

A new criteria for a public charge test applied to people seeking a U.S. immigrant visa or green card that indirectly affects roughly 755,000 Arizona residents was blocked last week from implementation by courts...

New shelter for migrant minors to open in December

A New Leaf will open a third shelter in Arizona to house migrant youth who arrived in the country alone or were separated from a parent or relative at the border, according to a federal agency.
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