Immigration

As Trump visits border, AZ congressional Dems reject ‘manufactured’ crisis claims

Arizona Democrats say there's no crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, despite President Donald Trump's attempts this week to intensify support for a wall.Democrats, including those who represent the districts that border with Mexico, accuse...

A school where refugee and immigrant students find their voice

“Our students need their voice, they need to be heard, and if they don’t have a way of sharing that voice, the talents and the gifts they have will never be shared,” Faulkner said. Her official title is intensive intervention specialist.

Sheriff Penzone: Southwest key child abuse investigations fell through the cracks MCSO will hire two auditors to supervise all...

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said things fell through the cracks in the investigations his agency conducted into three reports of child abuse at a Southwest Key facility for migrant children in Youngtown.

Sonoran guv: Build bridges, not walls

With the backdrop of a presidential trip to the southern border and a government partially shut-down over disagreement on funding for a border wall, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich of Sonora, Mexico, told the Arizona Mirror she rejects plans to build a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The victims weren’t a priority for their caretakers or the police

At every point in the story about migrant children being the victims of abuse at the hand of Southwest Key shelter employees, you see the same thing: People more concerned with covering their asses than actually protecting these vulnerable children.

Deaths of migrant kids underscore risks of hieleras

Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, 7, died on Dec. 8 in an El Paso hospital. Felipe Gómez Alonzo, 8, died on Christmas Eve at a medical center in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Records suggest MCSO didn’t fully investigate child abuse claims at migrant shelter

Public records released to the Arizona Mirror shed light into the three reports of child abuse that led the federal government to shut down a shelter for migrant minors in Youngtown in September.The reports...

ACLU of Arizona sues ICE, DHS for records on immigration call center

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona is suing for records on an immigration call center local law enforcement officers use to check the immigration status of the people they encounter.

Retired AZ judges to ICE: Stop arrests at courthouses

A group of 68 retired judges from 23 states sent a letter Wednesday to the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement urging the agency to stop arrests at courthouses. Among those judges were 16 from Arizona, including two former chief justices of the Arizona Supreme Court.

‘I felt like they crushed me there’: Salvadoran teen describes discrimination at Glendale Union

Estefany Sandoval left El Salvador for many reasons: her parents physically abused her, gangs were zeroing in on her community and she felt like she couldn’t be herself.