Immigration

DACA ruling a victory, but push for permanent status continues

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday to block the Trump administration from ending a program that shields thousands of immigrants who arrived in the country as children from deportation offered relief to Arizona recipients and advocates, but no permanent answers. 

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration challenge to DACA

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday salvaged an Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young, unauthorized immigrants known as “Dreamers” to remain in the country without immediate fear of...

Phoenix PD: ‘Confusion’ caused erroneous felony charges against Dreamers

The Phoenix Police Department said “confusion on the paperwork process” led to felony charges for four Arizona residents after they were arrested following a May 30 protest denouncing the death of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

Trump administration unveils sweeping plan to limit asylum claims

The Trump administration has unveiled its furthest-reaching plan yet to change asylum law in the U.S., redefining the meaning of “persecution” and raising the bar for refugees seeking protection under the Convention Against Torture, among other changes.

COVID-19 cases at Eloy Detention Center surge by 460% since Friday

On June 11, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 at the Eloy Detention Center in Pinal County. Four days later, that number jumped 460% to 123 confirmed cases, ICE reported Monday.  

GAO: Border officials spent migrant care funds on canines, ATVs, more

PHOENIX – Customs and Border Protection officials spent funds that were supposed to go to medical care and migrant processing facilities to pay for computer upgrades, canine units, ATVs and other items instead, a...

COVID-19 compounds precarious conditions for trans woman in ICE detention

Shortly after Shakira Najera Chinel arrived at the Eloy Immigration Detention Center in September 2019, she began to have stomach problems. Since then, the 29-year-old asylum seeker’s gastrointestinal condition has turned chronic.

Phoenix police ‘wrongly arrested’ protesters, who could now be deported

Four people could face deportation proceedings after Phoenix police arrested them during a Saturday night rally to protest the death of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement, according to advocacy groups. 

Leaked chats show neo-Nazis, extremists tried to sway 2018 Arizona elections

Self proclaimed Neo-Nazis and other extremists worked together to try and sway the outcome of Arizona’s 2018 midterm election by a variety of means including promoting candidates they liked or ones they felt were doomed to fail, according to leaked chat logs. 

The legacy of SB1070: The rise of Arizona’s new political order

The power base in Arizona has shifted in the past 20 years, and we have the state’s Republican Party to both thank and blame for that.
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