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Privately funded border wall hits a wall

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

A bid to build a privately financed border wall ended after six years with a whimper and some hunting cameras, but no actual wall, Arizona Capitol Times and Yellow Sheet Report said Tuesday. The Joint Border Security Advisory Committee began in 2011 as a panel of lawmakers and law enforcement officials tasked with spending money […]

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Don’t cross this line, Border Patrol argues in court

Posted by   /  December 5, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Issue of public right to see what’s going on By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Federal appellate judges grilled an attorney for the Border Patrol who argued Tuesday it has the right to keep observers and protesters at least 150 feet from a controversial checkpoint in southern Arizona. Assistant U.S. […]

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In trade off to protect ‘dreamers’, Flake says he will vote for tax bill

Posted by   /  December 1, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen and Daniel González | The Republic Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake said Friday he supports the Republican tax-cut bill after he struck a deal he said provides assurances of permanent protections for children of immigrants known as “dreamers.” Even without Flake’s backing, Republican leaders in the Senate predicted earlier in the day […]

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[IN-DEPTH] A border wall could drive the jaguar extinct in America

Posted by   /  November 21, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Brandon Loomis | The Republic | azcentral.com AHUARIPA, Mexico — Somewhere in the remote crags of the Sierra Madre Occidental of eastern Sonora, a female jaguar stalks a Mexican deer or a band of tree-climbing coatis. She could be the one. Her stomach and nose could lead her north a few dozen frontier miles to […]

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America’s wall in-depth

Posted by   /  November 13, 2017  /  Featured News, Immigration  /  No Comments

Decades-long struggle to secure U.S.-Mexico Border By Jean Guerrero | KPBS and Leonardo Castañeda | inewsource Before President Donald Trump’s promises of an “impenetrable” wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, there was America’s wall. As it stands today, the wall is imperfect. It is a hodgepodge of steel gates, concrete pillars, hip-high vehicle barricades and other […]

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Students march for DACA, against Arizona Attorney General’s lawsuit

Posted by   /  October 31, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Fortesa Latifi | Cronkite News “When student rights are under attack, what do we do?” “STAND UP, FIGHT BACK!” Last Thursday, the student organization Undocumented Students for Education Equity lead a march in support of DACA students. Dozens of students marched through Arizona State University’s main campus, chanting and holding signs. One sign read […]

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5 ways SB 1070 changed Arizona: A reading list

Posted by   /  October 31, 2017  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

By Antonia Noori Farzan | Phoenix New Times Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably familiar with Senate Bill 1070, Arizona’s infamous “show me your papers” law. You probably know that it led musicians, politicians, and activists to boycott the state. You may have heard that there was a protracted legal battle before the […]

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Immigrant population in Arizona increases to nearly 1 million in 2016

Posted by   /  October 26, 2017  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com There’s one state that a large number of immigrants like to call home: Arizona. Arizona was among the states with the largest increase in immigrants — both legal and illegal — between 2010 and 2016, according to the non-profit organization Center for Immigration Studies. The number of immigrants increased by more than 78,000 […]

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Top immigration official says solar-paneled border wall ‘not off the table’

Posted by   /  October 19, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Gabby Morrongiello | Washington Examiner A solar-paneled barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border is an option the Trump administration could pursue, according to a senior Customs and Border Protection official who has been closely monitoring the construction of prototypes that are meant to inspire a design for President Trump’s border wall. Related: A first look […]

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Arizona attorney general: Phoenix police rule does not violate SB 1070

Posted by   /  October 16, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

KTAR.com A recent Phoenix police policy change does not violate a controversial state immigration law, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office said Monday. In its finding, the office said the department’s policy limiting when officers can ask someone about their immigration status did not violate SB 1070 because it included a partnership with federal immigration officials […]

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