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The real national emergencies Trump is ignoring

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

By focusing on the border, the president is distracting us from the greater threats facing America By Janet Napolitano and Karen Breslau | POITICO Janet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, is president of the University of California. She is author of the forthcoming book, “How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security […]

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SNL thinks Trump’s border wall makes perfect sense — if you’re “not that smart”

Posted by   /  February 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Vox Two years into the Donald Trump era, and the business of “playing president” is getting old for both the man himself and the famous actor who has to dress up each week and pretend to be him — at least according to the Saturday Night Live opener this week that took aim at the […]

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Ducey tweets support for Trump’s border plan after emergency declaration

Posted by   /  February 16, 2019  /  Featured News, Immigration  /  No Comments

  By Chris Coppola | Arizona Republic Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday posted a tweet expressing his support for President Donald Trump’s move to secure the funding he wants to build a border wall. Related: Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally mum over Trump’s border emergency UPDATE:  “Congress just did its job, approving more resources for […]

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Bannon-led backers to meet in Tucson about the effort to start building a border wall without federal funding

Posted by   /  February 6, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

  The group has entered into a partnership with the Kansas-based America’s Hemp Academy to supply the material if it is selected, according to organizers. By Ben Schreckinger | POLITICO It could have been an outtake from a hard-right reboot of “Ocean’s 11” for the Trump era: a gathering of some of President Donald Trump’s […]

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‘Remove the razor wire,’ some Arizona border-town residents plead

Posted by   /  February 4, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

  By Perla Trevizo | Arizona Daily Star It’s been nearly three months since troops first showed up at the Southern Arizona border, placing razor wire atop the fence and blocking some port lanes in anticipation of Central American caravans that instead went to the California line. As more troops are being deployed to the […]

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Extremists go knocking on Arizona congressman’s door

Posted by   /  February 1, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Gilbert real estate agent implicated By Nick Martin | Southern Poverty Law Center The staff for an Arizona congressman asked the U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday to look into the extremist group Patriot Movement AZ (PMAZ) after its leaders posted photos and video of the congressman’s house and information about security measures for the property. […]

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Immigration’s economic impact on Arizona might surprise

Posted by   /  January 29, 2019  /  Economy, Immigration  /  No Comments

  By Adam McCann | WalletHub Immigration, and how to handle it, continues to be a contentious topic in the United States in 2019. Currently, much of the debate revolves around border security and President Trump’s proposed wall. A partisan disagreement over funding for said wall is a big factor in the partial government shutdown […]

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Mesa mayor, others want more than a wall

Posted by   /  January 26, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

  Panel: Immigration reform would take a day if we were in charge By Graham Vyse | Governing A bipartisan group of border-state mayors in Washington, D.C., this week urged the federal government to pass comprehensive immigration reform and criticized President Donald Trump’s focus on building a wall between the United States and Mexico. “We […]

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[OPINION] How the shutdown is making life tougher on law enforcement (and easier on criminals)

Posted by   /  January 24, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

  By Dennis Burke, Roy Herrera and Mark Kokanovich | The Arizona Republic The FBI, Border Patrol, Homeland Security and courts lack vital resources during the government shutdown to handle cases properly. (Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The longest federal government shutdown seriously impairs law enforcement and safety in Arizona. We […]

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Ducey abandons suit to stop ‘Dreamers’ from getting driver’s licenses

Posted by   /  January 24, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times After fighting the issue in court for years, Gov. Doug Ducey has finally agreed to issue driver’s licenses to all deferred action recipients. In an announcement Wednesday, the state Department of Transportation said anyone who has an Employment Authorization Card issued by the […]

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