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Trump budget would hire team of lawyers to secure land on border

Posted by   /  March 18, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Cronkite News President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget calls for the hiring of 20 attorneys to help the federal government “obtain the land and holdings necessary to secure the Southwest border.” A border runs through it: Tribes wary of wall on reservation land The budget, which calls for a $1.1 […]

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Report: Immigrants living in Arizona contribute $21.4 billion to state’s economy

Posted by   /  March 9, 2017  /  Economy, Immigration  /  No Comments

  By Betty Beard | TucsonSentinel.com A New York group urging immigration reform has calculated that about 900,000 immigrants living in Arizona contribute at least $21.4 billion to the state’s economy through purchases as well as taxes. The Partnership for a New American Economy, a bipartisan group headed by former New York City Mayor Michael […]

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Trump call for merit-based immigration puzzles experts

Posted by   /  March 7, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Cronkite News Immigration advocates are unsure what the merit-based immigration system President Donald Trump called for last week would do for the country – mostly because they don’t know exactly what the president meant. “Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have […]

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The Arizona lawman challenging President Trump’s border wall

Posted by   /  March 6, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Kevin Johnson | USA TODAY Updated NOGALES, Ariz. — Tony Estrada is the law here — not President Trump. The well-worn crossing along the Mexican border is a place where President Trump’s strident campaign rhetoric aimed at Mexican immigrants still throbs. And few feel the sting more than the 73-year-old Santa Cruz County sheriff. […]

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The mythical link between immigrants and high crime rates

Posted by   /  March 2, 2017  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

4 Arizona areas were studied Much of the debate surrounding the federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants centers on the notion that they pose a threat to public safety. It’s a viewpoint that has persisted for years, long before Donald Trump made it a hallmark of his presidential campaign and began signing executive orders ramping up […]

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Work on Trump’s border wall to begin near Tucson, 2 other locations

Posted by   /  February 26, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Michael Squires and Rafael Carranza | The Republic Work on the wall President Donald Trump has promised to erect along the nation’s 2,000-mile southwestern border will begin near Tucson, as well as El Paso, Texas, and El Centro, Calif., according to the Department of Homeland Security. Related: Arizona House wants cities to help in […]

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A sampling of Arizona reaction to president’s immigration enforcement order

Posted by   /  February 23, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Arizona Officials React To New DHS Order Expanding Immigration ADI News Services By Sophia Kunthara The Department of Homeland Security has ordered more aggressive enforcement of detainment and deportation laws for undocumented immigrants, prioritizing those with criminal convictions but putting anyone in the U.S. illegally at risk of expulsion. The memos, which were released Tuesday […]

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Why Trump’s immigration crackdown could sink U.S. home prices

Posted by   /  February 23, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Prashant Gopal | Bloomberg In San Francisco, an Indian software engineer on a work permit canceled plans to bid on a $900,000 home. In Washington, a Brazilian nonprofit executive passed on a fixer-upper near her office. And, in Mesa, Arizona, a 24-year-old son of undocumented Mexican immigrants won the trust of a bank — […]

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Tribal leader says native lands won’t be bisected by Mexico wall

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

By Lindsey Ellefson | MEDIAite Donald Trump let it be known that he plans to move forward with his plans to build a wall on the southern border, as he promised during the campaign that led to his presidency. Two Mexican presidents have already denounced the plans, but the leaders of a Native American tribe […]

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Economic impact of immigration by state; Arizona in the middle

Posted by   /  February 17, 2017  /  Economy, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Richie Bernardo | WalletHub Since taking office, President Donald Trump has kept his promise to reform immigration policy. He first signed an executive order on Jan. 25 to begin constructing a concrete wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico. Another directive followed two days later, temporarily barring entry of immigrants from seven countries […]

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