Fifteen Arizona groups have received payment from a federal agency that in October approved more than $700,000 for local non-profits, faith groups and governments to cover part of the funds they spent assisting migrant families released by border and immigration officials last year.
When his bare feet touched the cold dirt floor marking the end of an 18-hour drive, the 9-year-old boy didn’t feel at home. Wrapped in a blanket, in the middle of the night, the boy stepped away from his dad’s parked truck.
In his State of the State speech last month, Gov. Doug Ducey called for a 2020 ballot measure constitutionally banning “sanctuary cities,” breathing new life into the acrimonious immigration debate.
After Gov. Doug Ducey and legislative leaders vowed to no longer pursue a constitutional amendment that would ban sanctuary cities in the state, about 40 longtime Latino activists, young community organizers and Democratic lawmakers took to the State Capitol to celebrate.
In his state of the state speech less than six weeks ago, Gov. Doug Ducey said one of his priorities for 2020 was a constitutional amendment banning sanctuary cities in Arizona. Now, amid opposition from civil rights groups and the business community, the governor says the legislation he helped author to do just that is dead.
President Donald Trump hit familiar notes ranging from the economy to Arizona-focused issues such as immigration and sanctuary cities in a Wednesday night rally at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Republican proposals to amend the state constitution to ban sanctuary jurisdictions would in essence force local law enforcement agencies to take direction from federal immigration officials to identify and detain people, according to local immigration experts.
Tony Valdovinos is a “Dreamer” who sees the world as it is, not as he thinks it should be. It’s a personal philosophy that’s served him well.
The Trump administration plans to tap the Pentagon for another $3.8 billion in military funds to pay for border wall construction this year, a move critics blasted as “theft,” a raid and a money grab.
After an opponent of a Republican proposal to outlaw sanctuary cities in Arizona said the measure was “racist,” the GOP chairman of the panel shut down his testimony, sparking a demonstration by other critics...