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Trump call for merit-based immigration puzzles experts

Posted by   /  March 7, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Cronkite News Immigration advocates are unsure what the merit-based immigration system President Donald Trump called for last week would do for the country – mostly because they don’t know exactly what the president meant. “Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have […]

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The Arizona lawman challenging President Trump’s border wall

Posted by   /  March 6, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Kevin Johnson | USA TODAY Updated NOGALES, Ariz. — Tony Estrada is the law here — not President Trump. The well-worn crossing along the Mexican border is a place where President Trump’s strident campaign rhetoric aimed at Mexican immigrants still throbs. And few feel the sting more than the 73-year-old Santa Cruz County sheriff. […]

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The mythical link between immigrants and high crime rates

Posted by   /  March 2, 2017  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

4 Arizona areas were studied Much of the debate surrounding the federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants centers on the notion that they pose a threat to public safety. It’s a viewpoint that has persisted for years, long before Donald Trump made it a hallmark of his presidential campaign and began signing executive orders ramping up […]

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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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