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DACA recipient and subject of new Phoenix musical expresses concerns about pending Supreme Court decision

Posted by   /  January 22, 2020  /  Immigration, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 Contact: Michael Anthony Scerbo / Jennifer Sturgeon Rose+Moser+Allyn Public and Online Relations Email: mscerbo@rosemoserallynpr.com Email: JSturgeon@RoseMoserAllynPR.com Phone: (602) 615-6523 / (480) 495-3806 (PHOENIX) — Students at Camelback High School got a special sneak peak of a groundbreaking new musical, Americano! as the Phoenix political activist upon whose life […]

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Phoenix Theatre production ‘Americano!’ defines the American immigration experience

Posted by   /  December 12, 2019  /  Featured News, Immigration, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

A view of rehearsals at the Phoenix Theatre Company, which plans to feature Americano! in early 2020. / Photo Matt Schaefe / Scottsdale Independent The story of a Phoenix Dreamer debuts in early 2020 By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent All his life, three words meant more to him than any others he heard or read […]

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Trump barred from building border wall with military funds

Posted by   /  December 11, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

A section of the U.S. and Mexico border wall stands in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, U.S. /Photographer: Cate Dingley/Bloomberg By Peter Blumberg | Bloomberg U.S. judge in Texas ruled end-run around Congress was illegal, but president isn’t blocked from using money from anti-drug budget A U.S. judge barred President Donald Trump from using $3.6 billion […]

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Contract for stretch of Arizona border wall raises concerns of improper influence by Trump

Posted by   /  December 8, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

 Construction on the new 30-foot tall fence along the U.S.-Mexico border 2 miles east of the Lukeville, Arizona, port of entry. /Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star By Curt Prendergast | Arizona Daily Star   A $268 million border wall contract awarded last week was the latest in a series of big-dollar contracts in Arizona, but […]

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Arizona will continue to resettle refugees, Gov. Doug Ducey tells Trump administration

Posted by   /  December 7, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

Arizona Immigrant and Refugees Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The agency was founded in 1989 to provide social, economic and educational services to the inner city residents of Phoenix. In 2001, AIRS began resettling refugees. By Daniel Gonzalez | Arizona Republic Gov. Doug Ducey has agreed to accept the resettlement of refugees into Arizona […]

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Tucson joins Pima County in lawsuit against border wall construction in 3 preserves

Posted by   /  December 5, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

Border wall construction, Lukeville: Workers pour a foundation for the installation of border wall panels about 3 miles east of the Lukeville/Sonoyta port of entry./Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star By Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily Star   The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to join Pima County in taking part in a lawsuit aimed at […]

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Tucson City Council may take formal stance opposing Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’ immigration policy

Posted by   /  December 3, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

 Mayor Regina Romero/Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star 2019 By Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily Star   In the first meeting under new Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council will vote on whether to take a stance against the Trump administration’s enforcement of Migrant Protection Protocols that were recently expanded to Arizona’s border with Mexico. […]

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Regional News: Smugglers cut a truck-sized hole to drive 16 through US-Mexico border wall, feds say

Posted by   /  November 23, 2019  /  Immigration, Real Estate  /  No Comments

In November, a video team from Brookings Productions visited the U.S.-Mexico border region and captured these aerial images of where President Trump has proposed to build his border wall. /BY BROOKINGS PRODUCTIONS By Jared Gilmour | The Sacramento Bee Sixteen people were arrested in what federal officials described as a “brazen” smuggling attempt that involved […]

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House panel advances bill to expand farmworker visas, green card access; Arizona mixed on the bill

Posted by   /  November 22, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Farmworkers pick lettuce in Yuma 2012 By Wissam Melhem | Cronkite News A House committee gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill that would add 20,000 farmworker visas and let some workers apply for permanent legal residency, despite Republican concerns that it could open the door to more illegal immigration. The 18-12 vote Thursday by […]

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Attorney: Churches acted with ‘unclean hands’ to aid immigrants

Posted by   /  November 20, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

According to a lawsuit, the members of AZ Patriots sought to “intimidate” churches and their leaders and volunteers by “yelling at the people who were working at the churches.”/Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star 2018 By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times An attorney for the Patriot Movement says the group […]

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