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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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Phoenix city council to vote on becoming sanctuary city in two weeks

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

KTAR The Phoenix City Council will be asked to vote in two weeks on the issue of becoming a sanctuary city, a councilman said Wednesday. “A citizen dropped off a petition requiring a public vote on whether or not the city of Phoenix is going to vote on becoming a sanctuary city,” Councilman Sal DiCiccio […]

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McCain and Flake take lead in opposing immigration ban

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

By Isaac Windes and Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona’s two U.S. senators quickly emerged as the leading Republican opposition to President Donald Trump’s order suspending the admission of all refugees for 120 days and blocking the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. The order also indefinitely bars Syrian refugees from entering […]

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Napolitano defends DACA, vows to help DREAMers at California colleges

Posted by   /  January 30, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Dustin Quiroz | Cronkite News Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Washington panel Friday that she will use her current position as president of the University of California to protect DREAMers, whether the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is still in place or not. President Donald Trump promised during a campaign […]

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Governor keeping licenses from immigrants, says attorney general

Posted by   /  January 29, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via The Daily Courier Gov. Doug Ducey’s repeated assertions that he is not the one fighting to keep “deferred action” recipients from getting licenses to drive are not true, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Friday, Jan. 27. Since taking office two years ago, Ducey has […]

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Trump immigration rules likely to exacerbate home builders’ labor shortfall

Posted by   /  January 29, 2017  /  Immigration, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Foreign-born workers account for nearly 30% of all those employed in construction trades By Chris Kirkham | The Wall Street Journal he U.S. home-building industry, which relies heavily on immigrant labor, could face significant challenges under stricter immigration enforcement rules outlined during President Donald Trump’s first week in office. Foreign-born workers account for nearly 30% […]

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