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Tensions skyrocket as COVID-19 fears grip Arizona detention center

BY: and - April 13, 2020

Rodrigo Martínez was certain he had a fever. Gasping for air, he said, felt like breathing pepper. It burned. 

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SB1070 drove his family away. Now he’s fighting for other families.

BY: - February 24, 2020

When his bare feet touched the cold dirt floor marking the end of an 18-hour drive, the 9-year-old boy didn’t feel at home. Wrapped in a blanket, in the middle of the night, the boy stepped away from his dad’s parked truck.

Trump swipes at foes, touts record, vows to hold Arizona in November

BY: - February 20, 2020

President Donald Trump hit familiar notes ranging from the economy to Arizona-focused issues such as immigration and sanctuary cities in a Wednesday night rally at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Bonding over baklava: Lawrence meets with refugee advocates

BY: - February 18, 2020

Refugee advocates met with Rep. Jay Lawrence last week to get the Republican lawmaker who said “I don’t want refugees settled here” to support two legislative proposals welcoming adults and children fleeing war and persecution around the world to Arizona.


Extremist group Patriot Movement AZ agrees to settle federal lawsuit with Valley churches

BY: - January 21, 2020

Members of the extremist group Patriot Movement AZ have reached an agreement in a federal lawsuit brought by small Hispanic churches who sued them for disrupting their work of welcoming migrant families.


Monday Musings: Celebrating MLK amid Trump’s white nationalism

BY: - January 20, 2020

Our current president is not only working against many of the principles espoused by Dr. King, he is also indirectly soliciting white nationalist political support.


In Trumpworld, it’s the ‘immigrant threat,’ not Trump, that must be impeached

BY: - November 22, 2019

For three gut wrenching and shameful minutes, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan – one of Trump’s staunchest defenders – without a shred of evidence raised the specter at Tuesday’s impeachment hearings that Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman might be a traitor.