Immigration

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...

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...

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.

Proposal to limit legal immigration spurring some to opt out of food, health programs

Immigrant families in Arizona are opting out of food safety programs and public health clinics visits out of fear and confusion over a new proposal by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intended to...

All it takes sometimes is a single voice to speak out

Are there no courageous House Republicans?One of their colleagues, Rep. David Stringer, has been caught on tape – not once, but twice – uttering racist sentiments and voicing his contempt for immigrants of all...

Senate president joins chorus of Republicans calling on Stringer to resign

Incoming Senate President Karen Fann on Wednesday joined the chorus demanding the resignation of her seatmate, Rep. David Stringer, over racist comments that recently came to light.