Immigration

Despite ICE detainer ruling, business as usual for Arizona sheriffs

Two weeks after a federal court halted some detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Arizona law enforcement agencies say they are still doing business with the agency as usual.

ICE determining immigration status of pregnant Marshallese women found in Petersen home

The eight women who were found in a property raided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety this week in connection to a multi-state investigation into Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen are currently having their immigration status reviewed.

Arizona community colleges and universities urge Supreme Court to keep DACA

Four public and private Arizona higher education institutions are among the 165 colleges and universities nationwide that have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep in place an Obama-era program that temporarily protects some young immigrants from deportation and grants them a work permit.

Trump’s relentless assault on immigrants threatens their futures, and even their lives

Trump has flipped U.S. immigration policy on its head and the fate of millions of people is at stake. In some cases, the consequences of Trump’s new and proposed policies are a matter of life or death.

VP Pence coming to Arizona to bolster McSally

Vice President Mike Pence will join U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona this week at a series of private events in Green Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale. Few details have been released about the trip.

‘America helps humanity’: Arizonans advocate for refugee resettlement in the midst of possible shutdown

The smell of fried oil filled the room inside the International Rescue Committee offices in Glendale. Rodain Abo Zeed, donning a white chef uniform top and a tan hijab, turned behind small kitchen counter as she prepared falafels, tabbouleh and baklava with cashews.

Audit shows deep, worsening trauma for migrant children in custody

An inspector general’s report on the mental health of migrant children in federal detention found multiple shortcomings in how officials cared for children in custody last fall, with significant trauma and worsening mental health problems.

ASU: 30 students have benefited from reduced tuition covering undocumented immigrants

Approximately 30 students at Arizona State University have had their tuition reduced by as much as $12,700 annually thanks to a policy revision adopted by the Arizona Board of Regents last month.

ICE plans to build ‘hyper realistic’ replica of Arizona to train for urban combat

A poorly redacted document has revealed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to build a “hyper realistic” depiction of a “city in Arizona” so it can better train its officers for “combat” in urban settings.

Members of extremist ‘patriot’ group have to delete posts, stay away from churches, court docs say

Four members of the right-wing extremist group AZ Patriots will have to remove some videos and posts from their social media accounts and will be restricted from engaging in certain activities around the churches...
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