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Justice department opposes Arizona effort to deny ‘dreamers’ driver’s licenses

Posted by   /  February 17, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Immigration, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Attorney General Mark Brnovich is getting no help from the Trump administration in his last-ditch bid to deny driver’s licenses to “dreamers.” In fact, the Department of Justice is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject his plea. Instead, Noel Francisco, the federal solicitor general, […]

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Arizona Supreme Court to decide whether ‘Dreamers’ get in-state tuition

Posted by   /  February 13, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether “dreamers” who the federal government has allowed to remain in the country are eligible to pay the same reduced tuition as other Arizona residents. In a brief order Tuesday, the justices said they want to […]

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Flake looks to meet Trump in the middle on immigration

Posted by   /  February 13, 2018  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

New proposal from Arizona senator incorporates elements of Trump’s proposal, offers pathway for Dreamers By Burgess Everett | POLITICO Sen. Jeff Flake is trying to meet President Donald Trump halfway on immigration. The Arizona senator and Trump foil will file an immigration amendment as early as Tuesday that mirrors some of the contours of the […]

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When was the last time a government turned down a million bucks?

Posted by   /  February 8, 2018  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

By Perla Trevizo | Arizona Daily Pima County’s supervisors voted for the first time to reject federal money that encourages collaboration between the Sheriff’s Department and the Border Patrol, citing Trump administration changes in immigration enforcement. On a 3-2 vote along party lines, the Board of Supervisors rejected a more than $1 million Operation Stonegarden […]

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Gosar escapes condemnation for “Dreamer remarks” at SOTU

Posted by   /  February 6, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Cristina Marcos | The Hill The House on Tuesday rejected an effort by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to condemn Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) for asking the Capitol Police to arrest immigrants without legal status who were guests of lawmakers at President Trump’s State of the Union address last week. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), […]

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Sens. McCain, Coons propose citizenship path for Dreamers, but no wall      

Posted by   /  February 5, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Congress is expected this week to pass yet another short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, Friday prompting a bipartisan pair of senators to introduce a narrow bill on immigration aimed at ending the impasse that has hindered a two-year budget deal. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Sen. Chris […]

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Gosar asks Capitol Police to arrest ‘dreamers’ at State of the Union

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

By Christina Marcos | The Hill Conservative Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) is calling for the arrests of young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, often called “Dreamers,” who attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday night. Dozens of Democrats and one centrist GOP lawmaker are bringing such immigrants as their […]

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[BREAKING] White House presents immigration plan with path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers

Posted by   /  January 25, 2018  /  Featured News, Immigration  /  No Comments

Could affect 28,000 immigrants in Arizona, 1.8M nationwide By Rachel Bade | POLITICO The White House presented Congress Thursday with an immigration reform plan that would satisfy a key Democratic demand — offering a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children—in exchange for dramatic restrictions on immigration going […]

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1 vote kills Tempe opposition to border wall

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

The vote came just one day after Flagstaff passed a resolution to oppose the wall KTAR.com The Tempe City Council failed to pass a resolution that would have opposed a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday. The resolution failed on a 3-4 vote. Before the vote was held, several Arizona residents spoke in front […]

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List of Arizona anti-wall cities grows; Tempe next up to vote

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

By Joshua Bowling | The Republic The Tempe City Council decided Thursday to put an anti-border wall resolution to a vote, backing concerns that such a wall could wreak havoc on the environment along the U.S.-Mexico border. The resolution, which stems from a “No Border Wall” campaign started by the Center for Biological Diversity, was […]

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