Law & Government

Immigration rally and arrests lead to criticism of Phoenix police handling of protests

“Close the camps! Free the children!” they chanted throughout the night.

Jury awards ex-Senate Dem staffer $1M in discrimination lawsuit

An African American woman who claimed she was fired from a staff job with the Arizona Senate’s Democratic caucus won a $1 million judgment in federal court on Friday.

Ducey signals push to revamp cosmetology licensing requirements

Recent remarks by Gov. Doug Ducey suggest that cosmetology will be the next step in his push to reduce occupational licensing requirements in Arizona.During a question-and-answer session at an Arizona Chamber of Commerce luncheon...

Where’s the transparency on Tempe’s license plate reader program?

Imagine my surprise when I found out my license plate was in the massive secret database used by the Tempe police. It was a couple of years ago when my truck was photographed in my...

Dems warn looming health care ruling could be ‘catastrophic’

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress are warning that a looming court decision could upend the Affordable Care Act and leave millions of Americans without health insurance.The case -- argued Wednesday before the U.S. Court...

Nurses are biggest beneficiaries of licensing fee waivers

A program that allows low-income Arizonans to get started on their careers without paying fees for their state-issued occupational licenses has been a hit with people who are going into nursing.Under the 2017 law,...

Migrant minors alleged unsanitary conditions, abuse at Yuma border station

Migrant minors who were detained at a U.S. Border Patrol station in Yuma have alleged mistreatment and sexual assault, according to records obtained by NBC News.Migrants claimed that agents took away their floor mats...

Migrants held in ICE’s only transgender unit plead for help, investigation in letter

Twenty-nine transgender women and non-binary migrants held at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility are calling for an investigation into poor medical services and mistreatment at the Cibola County Correctional Center in...

Torture by any other name

The horrifying and sickening treatment of child migrants and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border at the hands of at least some federal immigration and customs officials has been called “state-sanctioned child abuse.”The U.S....

ADOT limits fed access to Arizona driver’s license photos

Recent reports by the New York Times and the Washington Post of documents obtained by the Georgetown Center on Privacy and Technology laid bare how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses statewide driver’s license...
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