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“Not one more day:” Local officials call for end to separating families at border

Posted by   /  June 15, 2018  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

  By Pablo Lopez for the Arizona Daily Star Local elected officials from Pima County, Tucson and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe called for an end to the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border at a news conference Thursday. “Today we stand together and we plead, not one more day,” Dustin Williams, Pima County superintendent […]

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GOP lawmaker: Not ‘enough white kids to go around’ in Arizona schools

Posted by   /  June 14, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Capitol Times A Republican lawmaker said his comment that “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” in Arizona’s minority-laden public schools was an attempt at an honest discussion on race. Rep. David Stringer, R-Prescott, said today he wants people to hear his full speech rather than the 51-second snippet […]

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Two Arizona House members fight it out over immigration measures

Posted by   /  June 14, 2018  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

  House leaders derail plan to force vote on bipartisan bills By Bryan Pietsch | Cronkite News House leaders this week derailed an attempt by Democrats and moderate Republicans to force a vote on a bipartisan package of immigration reform bills, announcing instead that they will bring two Republican bills to the floor. House Speaker […]

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Tucson federal judge wants prosecutors to tell migrants where their children are located

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

By Curt Prendergast | Arizona Daily Star After weeks of illegal border crossers pleading to know where their children are, a federal judge in Tucson told a prosecutor to help find them. Magistrate Judge Bruce G. MacDonald’s request on Monday came as magistrate judges in Tucson take an increasingly stern view of separating families after […]

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Grijalva, Dems call on education secretary to take back remarks about undocumented students

Posted by   /  May 25, 2018  /  Education, Immigration  /  1 Comment

DeVos stands by her remarks By Bryan Pietsch | Cronkite News Democratic lawmakers and advocates demanded Thursday that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos disavow her statement from earlier this week that schools can decide whether to turn over undocumented students to immigration officials. If she does not, they said, she should resign. “She’s already proven that […]

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Congressman Gosar wrong on immigration – he’s no John Adams

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

By Samuel Doncaster | Rose Law Group trial attorney Arizona Capitol Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) When refugees arrived at Arizona’s southern border seeking asylum, attorneys helped.  They advised newcomers about their rights, and they helped strangers ask permission to enter the land of the free.   That access […]

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Arizona federal courts too busy to add more border-crosser cases, chief judge says

Posted by   /  May 8, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Perla Trevizo| Arizona Daily Star Federal district courts in Arizona are already working at capacity and can’t take more prosecutions, their chief judge said Monday. He was responding to the U.S. attorney general’s announcement that the Department of Homeland Security is now referring 100 percent of unauthorized border crossings for prosecution. “We can only […]

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‘The Arizona Republic’ and ‘USA TODAY NETWORK’win Pulitzer Prize for border wall project

Posted by   /  April 16, 2018  /  Featured News, Immigration, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Cronkite students had a role By Anne Ryman | The Republic The Arizona Republicand the USA TODAY NETWORK on Monday received the most prestigious prize in American journalism, the Pulitzer Prize, for their reporting on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. “The Wall: Unknown stories, Unintended consequences,” a special report from 2017, won the Pulitzer […]

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Search is on for immigrants victimized under Arpaio’s watch

Posted by   /  April 12, 2018  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Some of wrongly detained immigrants can be compensated, but where are they? By Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling | Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting   Someone left a Bible on Samuel’s bunk. Samuel read it hungrily, blocking out the sounds of clanging metal doors, buzzers, voices of desperate men. He pictured his wife alone […]

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Arizona residents join suit to stop citizenship question on census

Posted by   /  April 12, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times With no action by the governor or attorney general, two Arizona residents filed suit Wednesday to block the Census Bureau from adding a citizenship question to the decennial count. Richard McCune of Nogales and Jose Moreno of Somerton joined with several Maryland residents to […]

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