Immigration

Stanton shares Somali refugee’s story in supporting ‘NO BAN Act’

Nedifo Halane is one of many Somali refugees in Arizona who are waiting to reunite with their family members due to increased restrictions to legal immigration, including a ban on immigration from countries like Somalia.

Leaders say border wall blasting typical of feds’ neglect of tribes

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the “controlled blasting” for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.

Sanctuary city bills are ‘today’s SB1070,’ immigrant rights groups warn

Immigrant advocacy groups on Thursday called on Gov. Doug Ducey and lawmakers to stand down on efforts to strengthen the collaboration between law enforcement and immigration officials. 

State of disunion: Arizona lawmakers react to Trump speech at tense time

Arizona Republicans said they left the address feeling empowered, while the state’s Democratic lawmakers used terms like “eerie” and “bizarre” to describe the version of America painted by Trump.

Trump gave us a scary, nihilistic State of the Union speech

Impeached President Donald Trump’s one hour and 18-minute State of the Union rant was a new low in American politics, even in these unprecedented times.

Guesting game: Lawmakers send messages with State of the Union guests

WASHINGTON – For Michael Waldman, a speechwriter for former President Bill Clinton, the guests at the State of the Union address are “often as interesting as what’s on stage.” “You can tell lot of the...

‘English-only’ repeal law held in House Rules

The House Rules Committee, which reviews the constitutionality of proposed legislation, didn’t review a ballot referral to repeal Arizona’s English-only law as scheduled on Monday. 

Rep. Rivero blocks private border wall bill

Peoria Republican Tony Rivero cast the deciding vote Thursday, joining with Democrats to defeat a measure spearheaded by a GOP leader that sought to ease construction of a private border wall in Arizona.

Bill could make it harder to enroll children in public schools, critics say

A House bill from a Yuma Republican would require parents, guardians or caregivers to provide proof of legal custody when enrolling their children in school, a measure that a civil rights group said could infringe on a student’s right to a public elementary and secondary education.   

GoDaddy founder to cover tuition for ASU undocumented students

A new private scholarship will cover tuition and academic coaching for 35 immigrant students at Arizona State University who are state residents but don’t qualify for the in-state tuition rate because of a 2006 voter-approved law that prohibits the use of state funds to subsidize tuition for undocumented people. 
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