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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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Pima County to participate in border wall lawsuit against Trump administration

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

Several groups have sued the Trump administration for waiving environmental reviews and other laws to hasten border wall construction in protected areas, including in Pima County./Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star By Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily Star   The Pima County Board of Supervisors will take part in a lawsuit aimed at curbing construction of […]

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Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court signals it sides with Trump

Posted by   /  November 13, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 12, 2019, in advance of the court considering whether the Trump administration is legally allowed to end the program. /Photo by Robin Bravender/ Arizona Mirror By Allison Stevens | Arizona Mirror The U.S. Supreme Court appears […]

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[IN-DEPTH] Water woes rise with border wall in Cochise County

Posted by   /  November 10, 2019  /  Immigration, Water  /  No Comments

By Rocky Baier and Curt Prendergast | Arizona Daily Star   As picnickers barbecued and chatted next to an idyllic pond on the Slaughter Ranch in the southeastern corner of Cochise County, a crane operator on a hilltop a few miles away added panels to the new 30-foot-tall border wall. The roughly 200 feet of wall […]

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Tucson voters overwhelmingly strike down ‘sanctuary city’ proposal

Posted by   /  November 6, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Alex Kack, a field organizer for Proposition 205, talked to a resident in the Amphitheater neighborhood recently. After partial results, just 29% had voted “yes” on the proposition./Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star Regina Romero becomes Tucson’s first Latina mayor By Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily Star  Tucson voters overwhelmingly opted against the “sanctuary city” […]

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Arizona farmers like – but don’t love – ‘agricultural immigration’ bill

Posted by   /  November 2, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

By Megan U. Boyanton | Cronkite News  Arizona farm groups said a proposal to expand the immigrant workforce and make it easier for those workers to stay in the U.S. is an important first step toward solving the problem of getting and keeping reliable workers. But it’s only a first step, they said, and will […]

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