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Ducey: Trump tweet on border surge raises questions

Posted by   /  December 10, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday he has no knowledge of Arizona “bracing for a massive surge” of migrants through a “non-walled” part of the border despite a warning by President Trump. “We’re in constant communication with Homeland Security,” the governor said after being […]

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Border safety, trade high on agenda for Republican governors meeting in Scottsdale

Posted by   /  November 30, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Edgardo Lozoya and Alexa Avila | Cronkite News Gov. Doug Ducey maintained his firm stance on border security at a panel discussion Wednesday during the Republican Governors Association annual conference, but he also stressed the importance of the state’s extensive trade ties with Mexico. “There is a humanitarian and security crisis happening south of […]

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New Mormon leadership takes its first public stance, calls on Congress to make room for ‘Dreamers’

Posted by   /  November 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration, Regional News  /  No Comments

  By Bob Mims and David Noyce | Salt Lake City Tribune In the first major policy statement under newly installed President Russell M. Nelson, the LDS Church urged Congress on Friday to act quickly to protect from deportation hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers,” whose undocumented parents brought them to the United States as children. […]

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David Garcia’s call to reform ICE politically risky in Arizona

Posted by   /  July 20, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Carmen Forman | Arizona Capitol Times David Garcia isn’t playing it safe this election cycle. “This year is about making a statement. That’s what’s going to win,” the Democratic gubernatorial candidate said at a July 10 debate. In other words: Go bold or go home.   Capitalizing on fired up Democrats and a growing […]

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Democrats Sinema, O’Halleran vote with House Republicans to support ICE

Posted by   /  July 19, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen | Arizona Republic U.S. Senate hopeful Kyrsten Sinema joined with House Republicans on Wednesday to register her support for officers and staffers with the embattled Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The Arizona Democrat voted with nearly every Republican to pass a resolution effectively backing ICE at a time when many in […]

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Federal contractor admits to holding migrant kids at Phoenix building

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com A federal contractor terminated its lease at an office building in Phoenix after an investigation revealed that migrant children were being illegally housed in the unlicensed facility after being separated from their parents at the Arizona-Mexico border. Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego announced that MVM, Inc., a U.S. defense contractor, canceled its lease […]

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Grijalva says ‘paranoia and secrecy’ surround Tucson shelter housing migrant children

Posted by   /  July 9, 2018  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

Estimated 300 children at the shelter, 79 separated from parents By Rachel Beth Banks | Cronkite News U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva on Friday toured a Southwest Key facility in Tucson where he decried the dozens of migrant children who are locked away from their parents and out of public view, with some of the detainees […]

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Arizona GOP congressional candidate proposes Powerball-style lottery to pay for border wall [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  July 7, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Click here for video: Arizona’s Family By Dennis Welch | 3TV/CBS 5 A Republican congressional candidate is bucking her party over how to pay for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall. Irina Baroness Von Behr, who is running for the open seat in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, said Friday that taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to foot […]

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Defense contractor detained migrant kids in vacant Phoenix office building

Posted by   /  July 6, 2018  /  Featured News, Immigration  /  No Comments

A cellphone video shows immigrant children being led into a vacant office building in Phoenix. The defense contractor leasing the building, MVM Inc., claims publicly that it does not operate “shelters or any other type of housing for minors.” /Credit: Lianna Dunlap By Aura Bogado, Ziva Branstetter and Vanessa Swales | Reveal A major U.S. […]

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Pinal supervisors reject resolution condemning border separations

Posted by   /  June 30, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

  By Jake Kincaid | PinalCentral The charged political issue over illegal immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border took center stage this week at the Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting. The meeting Wednesday got off to an unusual start when a group of white-clad Democrats implored the board to pass […]

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