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  • Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

    Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:46:04 GMT
    A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are...More >>
    A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being...More >>
  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the legal immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups.More >>
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the...More >>
  • Border militias eye Arizona

    Border militias eye Arizona

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:58:58 GMT
    Organizations that watch militia activity say the groups are again eyeing Arizona after several years of decreased activity.  More >>
    Organizations that watch militia activity say the groups are again eyeing Arizona after several years of decreased activity.More >>
  • US rejects Pinal County proposal on jail payments

    US rejects Pinal County proposal on jail payments

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:24:32 GMT
    The federal government has rejected Pinal County's proposal that the county be paid more to house immigration detainees in the county jail.More >>
    The federal government has rejected Pinal County's proposal that the county be paid more to house immigration detainees in the county jail.More >>
  • UPDATE

    Court halts AZ denial of licenses for immigrants

    Court halts AZ denial of licenses for immigrants

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:56:06 GMT
    An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.More >>
    An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.More >>
  • Tucson police to track immigration enforcement

    Tucson police to track immigration enforcement

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-06-04 19:51:41 GMT
    Tucson police have announced a new database tracking encounters in which officers enforce SB1070, the state's so-called "show me your papers" law.More >>
    Tucson police have announced a new database tracking encounters in which officers enforce SB1070, the state's so-called "show me your papers" law.More >>
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    Court: MSCO deputy may have been "shaking down" immigrants

    Court: MSCO deputy may have been "shaking down" immigrants

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-05-20 01:15:34 GMT
    Newly released court records show an Arizona sheriff's deputy who killed himself may have been shaking down immigrants. The revelations in court documents released Friday tie the allegations of racialMore >>
    Newly released court records show an Arizona sheriff's deputy who killed himself may have been shaking down immigrants. The revelations in court documents tie the allegations of racial profiling against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office to the investigation into former Deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz.More >>
  • AZ desert rescue beacons let immigrants call for help

    AZ desert rescue beacons let immigrants call for help

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-05-01 01:06:39 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
    The U.S. Border Patrol has announced it is adding an additional 10 rescue beacons in the Arizona desert where many migrants cross. The 30-feet-tall towers are solar-powered and send out a call for rescueMore >>
    The U.S. Border Patrol has announced it is adding an additional 10 rescue beacons in the Arizona desert where many migrants cross.More >>
  • Boehner mocks GOP on immigration

    Boehner mocks GOP on immigration

    Friday, April 25 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-25 21:31:29 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via FlickrHouse Speaker John Boehner. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr
    House Speaker John Boehner mocked his GOP colleagues on Thursday during a meeting at the Middletown Rotary Club.More >>
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has never been afraid to bring the tears, and he mockingly did just that on Thursday during a meeting at the Middletown Rotary Club when he talked about his House colleagues' attitude toward taking on the tough issue of immigration reform.More >>
  • UPDATE

    Protesters march in downtown Phoenix against SB 1070

    Protesters march in downtown Phoenix against SB 1070

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:00 PM EST2014-02-26 19:00:16 GMT
    Protesters plan to march on Monday in opposition to Arizona's landmark immigration bill, known as SB 1070. The law requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status ofMore >>
    The Puente Movement is protesting, claiming SB 1070 has resulted in more racial profiling and deportations that have separated families.More >>
  • Arpaio to be interviewed in immigration case

    Arpaio to be interviewed in immigration case

    Thursday, February 20 2014 8:46 AM EST2014-02-20 13:46:31 GMT
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deposition will become part of a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups against the sheriffs and top prosecutors in Arizona's 15 counties.More >>
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deposition will become part of a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups against the sheriffs and top prosecutors in Arizona's 15 counties.More >>
  • UPDATE

    Civil rights case tests Arpaio's crime sweeps

    Civil rights case tests Arpaio's crime sweeps

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:49 PM EST2014-02-13 22:49:14 GMT
    When the justices of the United States Supreme Court allowed Arizona to move forward with the portion of SB 1070 that allows police to demand proof of a suspect's citizenship, they did so with some caution. OnMore >>
    A federal court judge is tasked with deciding whether Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crime suppression sweeps are constitutional.More >>
  • Arpaio demands feds pay costs in profiling case

    Arpaio demands feds pay costs in profiling case

    Thursday, January 16 2014 8:04 PM EST2014-01-17 01:04:56 GMT
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ArpaioMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    An Arizona sheriff's office facing huge compliance costs from a court ruling that found the agency had racially profiled Latinos has demanded that the federal government fork over nearly $38 million. MaricopaMore >>
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says in a letter Thursday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that Washington is to blame for providing some of his deputies with faulty immigration enforcement training.More >>
  • GOP lawmakers want to fight SB1070 subpoenas

    GOP lawmakers want to fight SB1070 subpoenas

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 8:32 PM EST2014-01-15 01:32:15 GMT
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    Republican leaders in the Arizona Legislature want taxpayers to pay for a legal fight against subpoenas seeking emails from nearly two dozen current and former lawmakers in a case stemming from a challengeMore >>
    Republican leaders in the Arizona Legislature want taxpayers to pay for a legal fight against subpoenas seeking emails from nearly two dozen current and former lawmakers in a case stemming from a challenge to Arizona's anti-immigration law, SB1070.More >>
  • Border Patrol to demonstrate new tunnel robots

    Border Patrol to demonstrate new tunnel robots

    Monday, January 13 2014 5:40 AM EST2014-01-13 10:40:23 GMT
    Border Patrol agents are using new robot technology to catch illegal activities inside tunnels at the Arizona-Mexico border. Agents in the Tucson sector will demonstrate on Tuesday how so-called "tunnelMore >>
    Border Patrol agents are using new robot technology to catch illegal activities inside tunnels at the Arizona-Mexico border. Agents in the Tucson sector will demonstrate on Tuesday how so-called "tunnelMore >>
  • AZ top 3 for immigration-related prosecutions

    AZ top 3 for immigration-related prosecutions

    Sunday, December 8 2013 9:23 AM EST2013-12-08 14:23:08 GMT
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    Arizona remains among the top three states in the nation for immigration-related prosecutions despite a drop in such prosecutions in the state. The Arizona Daily Star reports that half of all criminalMore >>
    half of all criminal defendants and 97 percent of petty-offense defendants in the state's federal courts are prosecuted for immigration violations.More >>
  • Arizona border fence plan stalled after 3 years

    Arizona border fence plan stalled after 3 years

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 10:09 PM EST2013-11-07 03:09:30 GMT
    A plan by Arizona lawmakers to build a mile of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money may be declared dead after more than three years.The Arizona Legislature's border security advisoryMore >>
    A plan by Arizona lawmakers to build a mile of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money remains stalled three years after it was sanctioned by the Legislature.More >>
  • Plaintiffs appealing AZ ruling on smuggling law

    Plaintiffs appealing AZ ruling on smuggling law

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 10:07 AM EST2013-11-06 15:07:53 GMT
    Both sides are now appealing a federal judge's ruling that Maricopa County's prosecution of people who arrange to be smuggled conflicts with federal law.The County Attorney's Office a week ago said itMore >>
    Both sides are now appealing a federal judge's ruling that Maricopa County's prosecution of people who arrange to be smuggled conflicts with federal law.More >>
  • UPDATE

    Arizona county appeals ruling on smuggling cases

    Arizona county appeals ruling on smuggling cases

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 8:35 AM EST2013-11-06 13:35:00 GMT
    The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is appealing a federal judge's ruling that it cannot charge immigrants with conspiracy if they arrange to be smuggled into the United States.A brief notice filed FridayMore >>
    The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is appealing a federal judge's ruling that it cannot charge immigrants with conspiracy if they arrange to be smuggled into the United States.More >>
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