Immigration

Ducey pledges aid to Yuma to handle influx of migrants

Gov. Doug Ducey said he’ll provide whatever state assistance he can to Yuma after Mayor Douglas Nicholls declared an emergency over an influx of migrants in the border city.

Fann holds tuition bill, has second thoughts on its need

Senate President Karen Fann said she’s asking the Arizona Board of Regents whether they need the legislature’s permission to create a new tuition category and plans to sit on legislation to create a new tuition rate for all Arizona high school graduates until she gets an answer.

Hate group Identity Evropa rebrands itself in Arizona

The hate group Identity Evropa is attempting to rebrand itself and has chosen Arizona as its home in doing so. Non-profit news agency Unicorn Riot first reported on the filing with the Arizona Corporation...

ICE: Almost 24k migrant family members released in AZ since December

Between March 5 and April 8 – a span of 34 days – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released 9,200 migrant parents and their children to community groups in Arizona, mainly in Phoenix and Tucson, according to figures provided Wednesday by the agency. That is about 271 migrant family members released per day.

Gallego ‘will take any of the janitors’ over Stephen Miller

Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego is fuming over an inflammatory video from White House aide Stephen Miller’s high school days that resurfaced this week on social media.

CBP: Southern border apprehensions topped 360,000 in first half of year

In March alone, Border Patrol apprehended more than 92,000 people trying to cross the southern border, said Brian Hastings, Border Patrol chief of operations, on a conference call Tuesday. That was the most in March since 2007, according to CBP documents.

Somali refugee mom still waiting to reunite with children, husband, after more than 2 years

“Family always needs each other, family helps each other,” Nedifo Halane said in Somali through a translator in her Phoenix apartment.

Documents: Stringer voiced ugly views on child sex, minorities, poor people

Summaries of interviews and documents provided to the House Ethics Committee that were made public Wednesday paint a vivid picture of former Rep. David Stringer as someone who frequently made comments denigrating minorities and poor people, disliked Mormons and didn’t believe child sex-trafficking either existed or damaged the victims.

Montogomery declines to prosecute Southwest Key abuse incidents

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute three cases of child abuse involving Southwest Key employees and three migrant minors because it didn’t find enough evidence to sustain criminal charges.

Rep. Stringer, facing ethics inquest for sex crime and racist remarks, resigns

Embattled Rep. David Stringer has resigned his legislative office, the House of Representatives announced late Wednesday afternoon. Stringer was facing an Ethics Committee investigation into two complaints filed against him this year. One related to...
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