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Star investigation: Arizona’s border wall is being built with anti-drug money. But it won’t stop hard drugs.

Posted by   /  October 20, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

Workers prepare foundation for the installation of new border wall panels about 3 miles east of the Lukeville/Sonoyta port of entry. An Arizona Daily Star analysis of federal drug-smuggling cases shows a majority of hard drugs are going through ports of entry rather than being smuggled across the desert./Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star For the first […]

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Trick or Treat American-Style

Posted by   /  October 17, 2019  /  Immigration, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Children from Nogales, Sonora, climb through hole in the international border fence to trick-or-treat in Nogales, Arizona, on Halloween 1987./ Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Photo.

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Arizona lawmaker seeks to impose new liability on ‘sanctuary cities’

Posted by   /  October 16, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A state lawmaker wants to put taxpayers of any city that enacts a “sanctuary” policy on the financial hook if police fail to call immigration officials on someone who is a convicted felon, is in this country illegally and goes on to commit another felony. […]

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Trump acted unlawfully by moving money to Texas, Arizona for wall construction

Posted by   /  October 12, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Megan U. Boyanton and Kailey Broussard | Cronkite News  A federal judge in Texas Friday blocked an administration plan to use $3.6 billion in Pentagon funds for border wall construction, calling President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure the funds “unlawful.” U.S. District Judge David Briones said Trump cannot use the […]

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[IN-DEPTH] Ancient watering hole in Southern Arizona at risk from border wall construction

Posted by   /  September 8, 2019  /  Immigration, Water  /  No Comments

An 18-wheeler on Highway 2 in Mexico speeds past Quitobaquito Springs, which is just on the U.S. side of the border near Lukeville./Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star By Curt Prendergast | Arizona Daily Star   An ancient spring near Lukeville has slaked the thirst of desert travelers for centuries, but its days may be numbered […]

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Arizona delegation splits along party lines on fund shift for border wall

Posted by   /  September 5, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

 Concertina wire tops the border wall in San Luis, Calif./Ash Ponders for The Washington Post By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star The Southern Arizona congressional delegation split along party lines over the shift of $3.6 billion in Pentagon funding from constructing military projects to the border wall. Reps. Raúl Grijalva, Ann Kirkpatrick, and Tom […]

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Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA

Posted by   /  August 30, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Wissam Melhem | Cronkite News Arizona joined 12 other states this week that asked the Supreme Court to roll back Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that they say has caused “irreparable harm” to their states. The brief was filed on behalf of 12 attorneys general and one governor, all Republicans, who claimed […]

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Trump administration begins to replace existing border barriers in Arizona using military funds

Posted by   /  August 24, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

The existing vehicle barrier, left, and the new wall construction mock-up being upgraded at the US-Mexico border near Santa Teresa, New Mexico, in April. /Customs and Border Protection/Mani Albrecht By Rafael Carranza | Arizona Republic  Construction to replace outdated border barriers with newer, taller bollards paid for using military funds is underway along the Arizona-Mexico […]

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Gov. Ducey: Tucson voters should reject ‘sanctuary city’ ballot

Posted by   /  August 23, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Gov. Doug Ducey has added his voice to those urging Tucson residents to reject a ballot measure to declare the community a “sanctuary city.” The governor said Thursday that all three mayoral candidates are opposed to the proposal that has gathered enough signatures to be […]

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State politicians speak out against Eloy ICE facility

Posted by   /  August 16, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

Felipe Perez, right, Sharon Girard and Sen. Martin Quezada, far left, spoke during a demonstration outside Eloy Detention Center on Thursday morning./Maria Vasquez/PinalCentral By Maria Vasquez | Eloy Enterprise Close to 15 demonstrators gathered outside Eloy Detention Center on Thursday morning for a press conference to criticize conditions and treatment of detainees being held in […]

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