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[SUNDAY FEATURE] As Trump arrives in Phoenix, Arizona’s legislators are headed for Mexico on a trade mission

Posted by   /  August 20, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times On the day President Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in Phoenix next week, two dozen Arizona legislators will be leaving on a goodwill mission to Mexico. The lawmakers are part of a large contingent – more than 70 – that will travel to Mexico City and […]

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U.S. lawsuit over Arizona farmworkers shines light on Visa program

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

As demand for temporary workers soars, Labor Department cracks down on living conditions described as ‘horror show’ By Alejandro Lazo | The Wall Street Journal L MIRAGE, Ariz.— For the last two seasons, G Farms has depended on legal migrant workers to harvest potatoes, onions and watermelons growing in its fields on the outskirts of […]

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Regents ask AG to hold off on filing suit over ‘dreamers’ policy

Posted by   /  August 11, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying they are comfortable with their decision, members of the Board of Regents told Attorney General Mark Brnovich Thursday they have no plans to hike tuition for dreamers — at least not until the Supreme Court orders them to do it. In a letter […]

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Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO opposed to Senate immigration bill

Posted by   /  August 3, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

 By Griselda Zetino The head of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry doesn’t think new legislation reducing legal immigration into the United States, especially of workers, would be beneficial to Arizona’s economy. “We certainly understand the need to modernize our immigration system and, in fact, have been pushing to do so for the last […]

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Activists angered as DHS waives environmental rules on border projects

Posted by   /  August 2, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Grijalva, Gosar split on issue By Brianna Stearns | Cronkite News The Department of Homeland Security invoked a waiver of environmental and other regulations Tuesday to speed construction of border projects, a decision that critics said will “endanger wildlife and people.” DHS announced that it would exercise its authority under a 1996 law to exempt […]

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U.S. chamber: Farmers need illegal immigrants in workforce

Posted by   /  August 1, 2017  /  Economy, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizona needs its 920,000 foreign-born residents, both legal and otherwise, to fuel the state’s economy, according to a new study and some business leaders. The report Monday by the New American Economy says those families had $21.4 billion in household income in 2014, the […]

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Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt of court

Posted by   /  July 31, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Megan Cassidy | The Republic The immigration policies that elevated former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to fame were the same that would ultimately lead to his political demise, and now have made him a convicted criminal. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt of court, finding that he willfully […]

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House OKs spending bill with border wall funds, other amendments; Arizona votes outlined

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

By J.T. Lain | Cronkite News Thursday, July 27, 2017 WASHINGTON – The House passed a $713.4 billion defense spending “minibus” Thursday that rolled four separate spending bills together with scores of amendments, including almost $1.6 billion to begin construction of a border wall. The minibus – to fund Congress, courts and some parts of […]

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House to vote on $1.6 billion border wall funding

Posted by   /  July 25, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Poll: 62% doesn’t want border wall By Griselda Zetino | KTAR The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a bill that includes funding to start building President Donald Trump’s border wall. The president’s request of $1.6 billion to begin the construction of the border wall along the United States-Mexico border […]

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Study: Senate bill could give 1.8 million DREAMers path to citizenship

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, left, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, talk about their Dream Act 2017, which one report said could give as many as many as 1.8 million undocumented young immigrants a shot at permanent residency and, ultimately, citizenship. /Photo by Alex Valdez/Cronkite News Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said the Dream Act […]

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