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
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 show neither the Southwest Key employees nor the minors involved were ever interviewed by law enforcement, and the Maricopa County […]
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.
Beyond the scandals, Trump’s enmity for immigrants is becoming institutionalized
One of the problems with Trump’s scandal-ridden administration, aside from the scandals themselves, is that the media frenzy about the scandals makes it harder to notice the long-term damage being done to vital government agencies. A case in point: the U.S. immigration system.
Dem leader: If Rep. Stringer brings ‘toxicity’ to the Legislature, expulsion calls will follow
Rep. Reginald Bolding, a Phoenix Democrat and one of two black lawmakers, said he expects Democrats in the Arizona House of Representatives will push to expel Rep. David Stringer if the embattled Prescott Republican creates an “unsafe working environment” when the Legislature convenes in January. Stringer has been called on to resign by numerous groups […]
Stringer defiantly rejects calls for resignation, says remarks about minorities are ‘truthful’
State Rep. David Stringer said he won’t resign from the Legislature, rejecting calls from numerous Republicans who want him to step down over racist comments that came to light recently.