Immigration

Bowers rejects Stringer request to remove Ethics Committee chairman

On the eve of a key deadline to turn over documents in an ongoing investigation into two complaints against Rep. David Stringer, State House Speaker Rusty Bowers rejected a requested by the embattled lawmaker to remove the chairman of the House Ethics Committee over allegations of bias.

St. Vincent de Paul opens Phoenix center to hundreds of migrant families

The doors of St. Vincent de Paul will stay open to accommodate roughly 100 migrant family members every day in Phoenix, in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Jessica Berg, chief program officer for the Catholic charity group.

Stringer can release subpoenaed document, but says he won’t

Embattled state Rep. David Stringer has the authority to ask the District of Columbia Bar and the Arizona Supreme Court to waive confidentiality for a document sought by the House of Representatives Ethics Investigation into sex crimes charges he faced in Maryland in 1983.

Pastor shares how the City of Phoenix could help with release of migrant families

A letter of support from the city, his city council member or police would go a long way, he said. That would recognize, and in a way legitimize, the work he and his congregation have done for six months. With that, Garcia said he can better mobilize support.  

House panel approves Southwest Key reform bill; Dems reluctantly support it

The House Health and Human Services Committee approved on a 9-0 vote Thursday a Senate proposal changing how the state oversees federally contracted facilities like Southwest Key that run migrant youth shelters.

Courts: Stringer may actually be able to comply with legislative subpoena

The Arizona Supreme Court has clarified that an order sealing a document related to Rep. David Stringer’s arrest on sex crime charges in the early 1980s only applies to those who obtained the document from the State Bar of Arizona, but doesn’t bar Stringer from complying with a legislative subpoena if he has his own copy of the letter.

Arizona Supreme Court says Stringer can’t give document to Ethics Committee

A judge’s order prohibits Rep. David Stringer from turning over a document sought by the House Ethics Committee in its investigation into sex crime charges he faced in Maryland the early 1980s, according to the Arizona Supreme Court.

Stringer won’t release document to Ethics Committee, attorney says

An attorney for Rep. David Stringer said he won’t release a document that the House Ethics Committee has subpoenad as part of its probe into sex crimes charges he faced in Maryland in 1983.

As migrant family crisis strains volunteer network, no help to be found from Ducey or City of Phoenix

Nonprofits and church leaders overwhelmed by the daily release from federal custody of hundreds of migrant families have for weeks asked for local and state leaders to assist and support what they say is a humanitarian crisis. However, neither Gov. Doug Ducey’s office or City of Phoenix leaders have offered a plan to assist. Two Phoenix councilmembers punted the issue back to the federal government.  

Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that some undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime, while authorities determine their deportation status.