Immigration

Migrant children in AZ shelters to keep play time, education services, despite end of federal funding

The Arizona Department of Health Services reassured two concerned Democratic lawmakers that migrant children and teens housed in state-licensed facilities are guaranteed play time and an education.This month, Democratic Reps. Kelli Butler of Phoenix...

U.S. Supreme Court delays Census citizenship question

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed the addition of a citizenship to the 2020 Census, calling the justification the Trump administration offered for including the question "contrived."In a complicated decision regarding...

U.S. Senate passes border aid bill, heads to battle against House

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved its own $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package for the southern U.S. border, setting up a clash with U.S. House lawmakers who passed a dramatically different version...

U.S. House approves $4.5B border aid package

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $4.5 billion package late Tuesday to spend on humanitarian aid at the U.S.-Mexico border, though Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump have already voiced their...

Report shows migrant families do show up to immigration court

Immigration court data from Sept. 2018 to May 2019 shows most migrant families attend their immigration hearings, according to an analysis by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.The data refutes testimony from CBP Acting...

New generation of dreamers gears up for fights, hopes for wins

For more than a decade, immigrants lacking a legal status who arrived in the country as children have pushed for a pathway to citizenship. Known as “dreamers,” these youth have been arrested in demonstrations, stopped deportations of family members and strangers, sued the state of Arizona, won the right to obtain driver’s licenses and lost in-state tuition.

Arizona ranks 46th for childhood well-being, Kids Count report says

Arizona scrapes along the bottom of the nation in children’s well-being, ranking 46th in 2019 Kids Count data released Monday. Lack of affordable housing emerged as a pressure point.

Julián Castro stresses police reform, says Trump failed on immigration Democratic candidate for president was speaking in Tempe at...

Democratic candidate for president Julián Castro called President Donald Trump “a failure” when it comes to immigration during a town hall event hosted and broadcast by Fox News.“In our name, little children have been...

Mesa Mayor: Citizenship question on census ‘a real threat to my city’

Mesa Mayor John Giles spoke against the controversial citizenship question being considered for the 2020 Census during a press call Wednesday organized by the Leadership Conference Education Fund, a civil rights and research group.“It...

Trump’s tariff threat: a dumb way to extort Mexico and violate its sovereignty

Ducey knows the president’s tariff threat is wrong, but he’s not willing to stand up for the people of Arizona, even if Trump’s plan could cost us thousands of jobs, because he’d rather curry favor with Trump than protect the economic prosperity of Arizona and Mexico.
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