U.S. House passes Dreamers bill over GOP objections, as immigration debate intensifies
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House took up two bills Thursday that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living and working in the United States, including a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the country as children.
The crisis at the border won’t end until we admit we need immigrants at least as much as they need us
When it comes to the subject of immigration, humanity and common sense matter. That’s where every conversation on the topic should start.
New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles
WASHINGTON — Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House.
Biden insists border’s closed, unveils plan to halt migrants at source
WASHINGTON – The White House had a message Wednesday for migrants who are flocking to the southern border in hopes of getting into the U.S. – “this is not an invitation, the border is not open.” The message came as part of a multipoint plan of aid, diplomacy and policy that a Biden administration official […]
Ducey signs bill recognizing validity of consular ID cards
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would end a ban on state agencies and local governments recognizing the validity of consular identification cards. In a press statement on Friday, Ducey said Senate Bill 1420 “enhances public safety by offering a secure, reliable form of identification to be accepted in Arizona.” SB1420 and its mirror […]
Bipartisan Senate coalition approves ballot measure to let dreamers pay in-state tuition
The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition and receive financial aid from Arizona universities if voters approve the change.
GAO: Pentagon estimates of border duty costs, impact were unreliable
The Pentagon did not have reliable estimates for the cost of its work supporting Homeland Security efforts on the southwestern border and did not assess the impact of those efforts on military readiness, a new report says.
Consular ID measure headed to Ducey’s desk
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a measure to end a 2011 law that prohibits state and local governments from recognizing consular identification cards.
Brnovich, ABOR agree to dismiss lawsuit over tuition for dreamers
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Board of Regents agreed to dismiss the remaining claim in a 2017 lawsuit over the tuition rates granted to some undocumented students.
Senate moves to repeal AZ law banning undocumented immigrants from in-state tuition
Arizona high school graduates would be eligible for in-state tuition and public financial aid at state universities and colleges, even if they are undocumented, under a proposal that won approval Wednesday in a legislative committee.
In border towns, asylum-seekers call on Biden for immediate action on crisis
On his second round of executive orders on immigration, President Joe Biden said his administration will promptly review the “safe and orderly processing of asylum claims.”
Brnovich sues Dept. of Homeland Security over deportation pause
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the Biden administration can’t temporarily pause deportations because he signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the final days of the Trump administration that gives him broad powers to block changes in how the federal government enforces federal immigration laws.