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Border lawmakers balk at Donald Trump’s wall request

Posted by   /  April 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

No House or Senate members from the region express support for the funding proposal By Laura Meckler and Kristina Peterson | The Wall Street Journal Not a single member of Congress who represents the territory on the southwest border said they support President Donald Trump’s request for $1.4 billion to begin construction of his promised […]

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Phoenix police to not take part in federal immigration deportations

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

KTAR.COM Phoenix City Council members voted to protect the local police department from taking part in a federal immigration deportation force on Wednesday. In a press release, the city council said it voted to “reject efforts by the Trump Administration to conscript Phoenix Police officers as part of a federal immigration deportation force.” The Phoenix […]

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Rep. Grijalva sues Trump Administration over border wall

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

Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ03) has teamed up with the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity to sue the Trump administration over the proposed border wall. The suit seeks to ensure that environmental laws—and all the red tape and studies that come with them—are enforced as Trump moves forward with his wall. Related: ACLU sues for Phoenix […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions launches tougher border plan during Arizona stop

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

KTAR.com U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday the federal government would take a more aggressive approach to immigration prosecution starting immediately. Sessions outlined the series of changes, which included plans to add 50 judges to immigration courts this year and 75 next year, while touring the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona, with Arizona Gov. […]

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Arizona history serves as key legal argument in states’ court brief supporting Trump travel ban

Posted by   /  April 11, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Emily L. Mahoney | Cronkite News When 13 states recently filed a brief in support of President Trump’s travel ban, they used Arizona’s rocky history of immigration enforcement at the core of their legal argument. Citing Arizona v. United States, the states aim to turn Arizona’s defeat over the notorious SB1070 into a victory […]

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Scottsdale company proposes US-Mexico border wall immune to tampering, attack

Posted by   /  April 7, 2017  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

KTAR.com A Scottsdale company has submitted a bid to help create a U.S.-Mexico border wall that is immune to both tampering and attacks. DarkPulse Technologies Founder Dennis O’Leary said his company would install fiber sensors in the wall that would instantly detect someone trying to get around the wall. “We actually embed our technology inside […]

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Former Governor Jan Brewer says politicians who support sanctuary cities should be jailed

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

KTAR.COM Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said politicians who support sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants, particularly those who commit crimes, should be jailed. “What are they thinking? They ought to be in jail, really,” Brewer told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” this week. “They’re harboring and protecting criminals. It’s unbelievable that they wouldvget away with this.” […]

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Arizona attorney general part of group backing Trump’s travel ban

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

By Steven Totten | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is part of a group of 11 other state attorneys general and one governor backing Trump’s travel ban on six primarily Muslim countries. Continued:

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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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