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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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Phoenix council denies ‘sanctuary city’ request, will look at SB 1070 challenges

Posted by   /  February 16, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Brenna Goth | The Republic The city will look to take other steps in response to President Trump’s executive order. The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday denied a citizen request to designate Phoenix a “sanctuary city,” but it will look at possible legal challenges the city could make to a state law that requires […]

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[IN-DEPTH] What a wall along the Mexican border means for the U.S. housing market

Posted by   /  February 10, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Clare Trapasso | realtor.com hen Donald Trump announced on the campaign trail that, if elected, he would build a wall along the border of Mexico, many Americans didn’t believe it would ever happen. Well, now that’s he’s commander in chief, he insists he’s going to make good on that promise and has already made […]

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Arizona mother may be facing deportation owing to Trump immigration

Posted by   /  February 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Margaret Hartmann | New York Magazine Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos inside an ICE van. Photo: Rob Schumacher/AP The detention of an Arizona mother who left Mexico and entered the U.S. illegally when she was 14 is drawing attention to an element of President Trump’s executive order on immigration and border security that was overshadowed […]

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Complaints against Eloy immigration judges to remain undisclosed

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

By Katie Campbell | Pinal Central The Justice Department has denied a Freedom of Information Act request for complaints filed against immigration judges at the Eloy Detention Center. In December, PinalCentral requested records of all complaints filed with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the nature of the allegations from Jan. 1, 2006, to […]

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Mayor Greg Stanton: Phoenix can’t be a ‘sanctuary city’

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

By Brenna Goth |The Republic Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton responded Thursday to calls for the city to defy state law on immigration issues, saying he wouldn’t ask local police officers to do what activists say it will take to make Phoenix a “sanctuary city.” Related:  Many Arizona police agencies show little appetite for new executive […]

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