Immigration

Refugees gather at Capitol as House approves resolution supporting refugee resettlement in Arizona

Refugee and immigrant families visited the state Capitol on Thursday to support a resolution proclaiming that “members of the Legislature welcome and declare their support for resettling all types of refugees in Arizona.”

Southwest Key admissions ban lifted at one Phoenix shelter

State health regulators have allowed one of 11 facilities operated by Southwest Key to accept new migrant children after 127 days of an admission freeze imposed under an October settlement, according to the shelter operator.

Migrant youth shelter reform bill approved in Senate

All 30 Senators voted Wednesday in favor of moving forward a proposal to add oversight of facilities that operate shelters for migrant children in Arizona. The measure will now go to the House of Representatives.

**UPDATED** Members of right-wing extremist group barred from AZ House of Representatives

Two members of a right-wing extremist group have been barred from entering the Arizona House of Representatives.

AZ delegation splits on party lines as US House votes to block Trump’s border wall emergency

The U.S. House voted to block President Trump’s emergency border wall declaration on Monday, delivering a stinging rebuke to the White House.

Bill to add state oversight of facilities like Southwest Key ready for Senate vote

The Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would impose more local oversight on facilities like Southwest Key, which contracts with the federal government to house migrant youth.

Ex-Rep. Kolbe signs letter urging Republicans to fight Trump’s emergency declaration

WASHINGTON – A former Arizona Republican congressman is urging current GOP representatives to fight President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund construction of the border wall he campaigned heavily on in 2016. Jim Kolbe, a...

Journalist sues ICE to shed light on contractor that held migrant children in Phoenix offices

The Center for Investigative Reporting and journalist Aura Bogado sued the federal government this week to obtain a contract with a company that held migrant children overnight in an commercial office building in Phoenix....

DCS-backed proposal an ‘absolute devastation’ for unaccompanied migrant youth

A policy proposal introduced twice in the Senate could have devastating consequences for migrant minors in Arizona who were abandoned, abused or neglected and arrived in the country alone to seek protections, advocates said.

The faces of immigrants are everywhere

Contrary to widely mistaken popular belief, immigrants and the profound role they play in U.S. society are not confined to those grainy images Fox News loves to run with the inflammatory “Battle at the Border” logo it routinely plasters on stories about immigration.
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