Immigration

Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border

House Democrats renewed calls Friday for the Defense Department to investigate the legality of President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy thousands of active-duty and National Guard troops to the U.S-Mexico border.

AZ groups cite ‘extreme danger,’ call for ICE to release all detained transgender migrants

Two Arizona groups are asking the federal government to release all transgender migrants held in immigration detention centers, alleging they face “extreme danger” while in detention.

‘This is our home. This is where we belong.’ Arizona dreamers hear decisive Supreme Court arguments on DACA

A safety thread. That’s how Carlos Yanez describes the temporary immigration program that grants him relief from deportation and a two-year work permit.

Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court signals it sides with Trump

The U.S. Supreme Court appears unlikely to salvage an Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young immigrants with no legal status known as “dreamers” to remain in the country without immediate fear of deportation.

Kavanagh, Lawrence still plan to add penalties to sanctuary cities

Two Republicans lawmakers said they’ll continue with legislative plans to add penalties on sanctuary cities, even after an overwhelming majority of Tucson voters said ‘no’ to a ballot initiative to limit city cops from...

Tucson voters reject sanctuary city initiative in landslide

An effort to limit Tucson police officers from inquiring about the immigration status of people they stop was voted down by a wide margin, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election.The ballot initiative, Proposition...

Bipartisan bill could give undocumented Arizona farmworkers path to citizenship

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week could mean a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants in Arizona who work in farms.The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 was...

MariCo supes unanimously appointed extremist who called Latino lawmakers ‘illegals’ to GOP post

Nearly 15 months after she made local and international headlines for her role in a protest at the Capitol in which pro-Trump activists called Latino and Native American legislators and staff “illegals” and told them to “get out of my country,” the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Jennifer Harrison to a partisan position.

Migrant shelter shut down by feds for child abuse incidents reopens in Youngtown

A migrant youth shelter in the West Valley that was shut down last year by the federal government following reports of child abuse has reopened, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Remembering the ‘unjustly dead’ on Los Días de los Muertos

Los Días de los Muertos is a prime occasion to remember the unjustly dead – people who, through no fault of their own, have had their lives senselessly cut short.
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