Immigration

Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years.

DACA ruling ‘excites’ Arizona Dreamers who have been waiting for years

On Dec. 7, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services made an announcement that had been anticipated by thousands for over two years: new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be immediately accepted.

Federal judge: Phoenix was wrong to exclude some immigrants from COVID aid All Phoenix residents, despite immigration status, can...

Phoenix was wrong to exclude some immigrants from applying for COVID-19 rent, mortgage and utility assistance under a program funded with federal dollars, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

AG can again try to reclaim money ‘lost’ when dreamers given in-state tuition rates

State Attorney General Mark Brnovich can bring back a claim in court to recover public money that he claims the Arizona Board of Regents illegally spent when granting in-state tuition to some public university...

Groups urge patience with DACA future riding on Biden administration, courts

President-elect Joe Biden promised on day one of his presidency to protect young immigrants who’ve been living in the country for over a decade from deportation.  Some of those immigrants, often known as dreamers, are...

Phoenix distributes help to refugee businesses, but other immigrant groups left out

The City of Phoenix has helped about 40 refugee and asylee-owned businesses navigate the economic crisis due the COVID-19 pandemic through grants funded with federal relief dollars.  Meanwhile, a federal judge is expected to decide...

Immigration advocates push Biden to not just bring back DACA but expand it

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is promising to reinstate an Obama-era program that shields deportation for some undocumented people who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were children.

How COVID-19 spread through neighboring ICE detention facilities in Eloy

In August, a group of Cuban asylum seekers held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Eloy Detention Center detailed how detainees who fell ill with coronavirus symptoms were put into solitary confinement instead of receiving treatment.

Maricopa County jails still a top recipient of ICE detainers

A jail operated by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office continues to be a top destination nationally for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to take custody of people arrested for alleged misdemeanors and felonies. 

Court filing: Parents of 545 migrant children separated in 2017 can’t be found

The parents of 545 migrant children who were separated in 2017 by the U.S. government have yet to be found and most were deported to Central America, NBC News reported. 
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