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Citizenship applications soar, and that means more potential homeowners

Posted by   /  May 15, 2017  /  Immigration, Real Estate  /  No Comments

And more pressure on housing supply By Kelsey Ramírez | HousingWire Naturalized citizenship is on the rise, and they will be putting more pressure on the housing market . . . and housing inventory. Naturalized citizenship is defined as immigrants who become U.S. citizens, opposed to those who are born in the country. According to […]

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U.S. Supreme Court urged to uphold Arizona’s drivers license policy

Posted by   /  May 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Arizona Daily Independent Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently joined with 13 other states to file an amicus brief in support of the petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Arizona’s right to deny driver’s licenses to undocumented illegal aliens. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

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Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Arizona voters do not want US-Mexico border wall

Posted by   /  May 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Nearly two-thirds of Arizona voters do not want a border wall constructed on the United States-Mexico border, a KTAR News/OH Predictive Insights poll released Wednesday said. Related: Lawmakers vote to strip Penzone of gang, immigration enforcement funds Sixty-two percent of respondents to the poll indicated they do not want the wall. Thirty-seven percent said they […]

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California bill would blacklist contractors who build Trump’s border wall

Posted by   /  April 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Katy Murphy /Tribune News Service Contractors would have to choose between building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico and doing business with California under a legislative proposal that advanced in the Senate Tuesday. As California continues to fight the Trump administration’s agenda, Senate Bill 30 by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, would […]

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Border lawmakers balk at Donald Trump’s wall request

Posted by   /  April 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

No House or Senate members from the region express support for the funding proposal By Laura Meckler and Kristina Peterson | The Wall Street Journal Not a single member of Congress who represents the territory on the southwest border said they support President Donald Trump’s request for $1.4 billion to begin construction of his promised […]

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Phoenix police to not take part in federal immigration deportations

Posted by   /  April 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

KTAR.COM Phoenix City Council members voted to protect the local police department from taking part in a federal immigration deportation force on Wednesday. In a press release, the city council said it voted to “reject efforts by the Trump Administration to conscript Phoenix Police officers as part of a federal immigration deportation force.” The Phoenix […]

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Rep. Grijalva sues Trump Administration over border wall

Posted by   /  April 12, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ03) has teamed up with the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity to sue the Trump administration over the proposed border wall. The suit seeks to ensure that environmental laws—and all the red tape and studies that come with them—are enforced as Trump moves forward with his wall. Related: ACLU sues for Phoenix […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions launches tougher border plan during Arizona stop

Posted by   /  April 12, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

KTAR.com U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday the federal government would take a more aggressive approach to immigration prosecution starting immediately. Sessions outlined the series of changes, which included plans to add 50 judges to immigration courts this year and 75 next year, while touring the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona, with Arizona Gov. […]

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Arizona history serves as key legal argument in states’ court brief supporting Trump travel ban

Posted by   /  April 11, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Emily L. Mahoney | Cronkite News When 13 states recently filed a brief in support of President Trump’s travel ban, they used Arizona’s rocky history of immigration enforcement at the core of their legal argument. Citing Arizona v. United States, the states aim to turn Arizona’s defeat over the notorious SB1070 into a victory […]

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Scottsdale company proposes US-Mexico border wall immune to tampering, attack

Posted by   /  April 7, 2017  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

KTAR.com A Scottsdale company has submitted a bid to help create a U.S.-Mexico border wall that is immune to both tampering and attacks. DarkPulse Technologies Founder Dennis O’Leary said his company would install fiber sensors in the wall that would instantly detect someone trying to get around the wall. “We actually embed our technology inside […]

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