Immigration

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.

Tuition bill covering dreamers approved by Senate

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to offer a special tuition rate to all graduates of Arizona high schools that will cover immigrants known as dreamers.

Former Arpaio top aide running for sheriff

Jerry Sheridan, who served as Joe Arpaio’s chief deputy and faced civil contempt of court charges alongside his boss in a long-running racial profiling lawsuit, is running for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020.

Bill would allow new higher-ed tuition rates for dreamers

Legislation that would allow public universities and community colleges to set a new tuition rate for every student who graduates from an Arizona high, regardless of immigration status, is ready to be considered by the full Senate.

Brophy McGee narrows inspection requirement on Southwest Key oversight bill

A Senate bill to expand state oversight of facilities like Southwest Key that house migrant children in Arizona won’t go as far as originally intended, some advocates said.  With the recent controversies surrounding migrant youth...

Republicans can’t straddle the wall much longer

There’s a wall in our politics right now, both symbolic and literal, and it threatens to divide America in ways we haven’t seen in more than a century.

Dems propose to add state, community oversight of migrant youth shelters

Democratic lawmakers have proposed several bills intended to increase protections for children at migrant shelters, which are privately operated and under the purview of federal agencies. Rep. Kelli Butler, D-Paradise Valley, has two bills...

Bannon and his ‘OG MAGA’ crew rally in Arizona for a private border wall

Steve Bannon and other Trump acolytes gathered in a conference room in a gated community in Sahuarita on Friday evening to speak to members of the Quail Creek Republican Club and their guests about their plan to use private funds to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

Can Southwest Key bounce back from state freeze?

With an admissions freeze imposed on Southwest Key by state health regulators in effect for more than 100 days,  the nation’s largest operator of shelters for migrant minors now houses fewer than 250 youth in Arizona.
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