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One bill related to ‘sanctuary city’ restrictions still being pursued in Arizona

Posted by   /  February 24, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Immigration  /  No Comments

“I was undocumented,” said Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe, who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and brought to this country as a child. “You all know that.”/Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services/File photo By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily StarArizona Republicans are continuing to advance a measure related to the controversial issue of sanctuary […]

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Ducey, GOP leaders abandon sanctuary cities constitutional ban

Posted by   /  February 21, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror In his state of the state speech less than six weeks ago, Gov. Doug Ducey said one of his priorities for 2020 was a constitutional amendment banning sanctuary cities in Arizona. Now, amid opposition from civil rights groups and the business community, the governor says the legislation he helped […]

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Proposal to ban sanctuary cities sees opposition from Arizona businesses; Rose Law Group Immigration Law Department Chairman Darius Amiri sides with opposition

Posted by   /  February 18, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Immigration  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com When it comes to controversial sanctuary city policies, a coalition of Arizona small businesses is taking a stand. “Local First Arizona,” a group of roughly 3,000 local businesses, have voiced their opposition to SCR 1007 and HCR 2036 in a press release. The controversial proposals are currently undergoing fierce debate in Arizona’s state […]

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5 things Arizona cities can’t do thanks to state pre-emption laws

Posted by   /  January 18, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities can’t pass inclusionary zoning laws By Steven Hsieh | Phoenix New Times During his State of the State speech on Monday, Republican Governor Doug Ducey announced that he wants to ban “sanctuary cities,” the colloquial term for places where local cops limit their cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The governor was responding to a […]

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