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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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[REGIONAL NEWS] Statue of Liberty shown cuffed and arrested by immigration officials in new mural

Posted by   /  August 14, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

Mural by Izaac Zevalking. / Photograph courtesy Mat Luschek / Las-Vegas Review-Journal Mural in downtown Las Vegas by British artist Izaac Zevalking meant to draw attention to America’s founding by immigrants By Edward Helmore A mural of the Statue of Liberty, handcuffed and slammed on the hood of a police cruiser, is drawing attention in […]

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Ducey disapproves of Trump’s new green card policy, raids that don’t prioritize ‘bad guys’

Posted by   /  August 13, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

Gov. Doug Ducey speaks with a rancher on Arizona’s southern border./ Photo by Doug Ducey’s campaign | Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0 By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Gov. Doug Ducey took issue with President Donald Trump’s new policy of limiting green cards for poorer immigrants. The Trump administration on Monday announced a new policy that, beginning […]

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Arizona environmental group seeks injunction to halt construction of Trump’s border wall

Posted by   /  August 7, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Immigration  /  No Comments

Tutu’uli, a 6-month-old female jaguar at the Ecological Center of Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. Photo: Mark Henle/USA TODAY NETWORK  By Andrew Nicla, Arizona Republic  An Arizona-based environmental group is hoping to stop construction of President Donald Trump’s long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall in protected Arizona wilderness that harbors dozens of endangered or threatened species. On Tuesday, […]

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Senator Allen, seeking re-election, complains of ‘verbal lynching’ after inflammatory comments

Posted by   /  July 31, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Sen Allen said last week America is American “going to look like South American countries very quickly.” By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun State Senator Sylvia Allen, who reversed her decision not to seek reelection earlier this month, is now facing calls for her to be removed from her position of chair of the […]

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Supreme Court opens door to $1 billion for wall on Arizona-Mexico border

Posted by   /  July 28, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

U.S./Mexico Border: The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Trump administration can move forward with a plan to use military funds to build a wall through the San Pedro River, above, and 68 miles of the Arizona-Mexico border, at an estimated cost of at least $1 billion./Photo by Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star By […]

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Sen. Sylvia Allen warns the U.S. will soon ‘look like South American countries’ [UPDATE]

Posted by   /  July 27, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Steven Hsieh | Phoenix New Times Sen Sylvia Allen/Payson Roundup Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen — speaking at a Republican event this month — expressed concern that the United States is “going to look like South American countries very quickly,” warning that new immigrants will not be able to “assimilate” at the rate that […]

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Tucson mayoral candidates agree ‘sanctuary city’ initiative would be bad for city

Posted by   /  July 25, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

In January, the People’s Defense Initiative launched its campaign, Tucson Families Free and Together, to collect about 9,200 valid signatures from Tucson voters to place the sanctuary initiative on the November ballot./Photo courtesy of People’s Defense Initiative By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star  The four candidates vying to be Tucson’s next mayor clashed on […]

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Rep. Lesko introduces 6 immigration bills to get to ‘root of border crisis’

Posted by   /  July 24, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko By Jessica Swarner | KTAR U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona introduced six bills Monday that are “aimed at getting to the root of the border crisis.” “We have been dealing with the border crisis in Arizona for years, but it has really gotten to the point of breaking,” the Republican lawmaker […]

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Stanton defends vote on border funding bill, amid protests to close migrant ‘concentration camps’

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

Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General observed 51 women held in a cell designated for male juveniles with a capacity for 40. The photo was taken on June 12, 2019, at Border Patrol’s Fort Brown Station/Source: OIG By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror Outraged by images of migrant families sleeping on concrete floors […]

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