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Immigration plan needs to include a path to citizenship

Tue, Jan 15, 2013

Immigration

By Roberto Reveles, My Turn Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:15 PMArizona has been at the epicenter of our country’s often-ugly debate on immigration for too long, but the ground is shifting, and the reverberations of our state’s deplorably contentious conversation over the issue are once again being felt all the

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Tags: Arizona, Immigration Reform, SANE

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Rules eased for some seeking Green Card

Thu, Jan 3, 2013

Immigration

Some illegal immigrants who are immediate relatives of U.S. citizens might not have to spend as much time apart while they process their green cards after a change was announced by the Obama administration."The law is designed to avoid extreme hardship to U.S. citizens, which is precisely what this rule

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Tags: Arizona, Immigration, Families, Green Card

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Brewer’s order to end migrant driver licenses ‘contradictory’

Wed, Nov 21, 2012

Immigration

Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order denying driver’s licenses and ID cards to undocumented immigrants who obtain work permits through President Barack Obama’s deferred-action program is a significant change in state policy, records obtained by The Arizona Republic show.Over the past eight years, Arizona issued licenses and ID cards nearly 40,000

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Tags: Arizona, Governor, Jan Brewer, Arizona licenses & ID Cards

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Statement by the President on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arizona v. the United States

Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Immigration

I am pleased that the Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's immigration law.  What this decision makes unmistakably clear is that Congress must act on comprehensive immigration reform.  A patchwork  of state laws is not a solution to our broken immigration system – it’s part of the

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Tags: Arizona, U.S., President of the United States, SB1070, Barack Obama

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Az Dems: SB 1070 'a tool of divisive voices for political gain'

Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Immigration

Arizona Democratic Party Executive Director Luis Heredia issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling Monday on SB 1070:The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled section 2B of SB 1070 to be constitutional. That does not make it just or moral. Other parts were ruled unconstitutional as

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Democratic Party, Luis Heredia, SB1070

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Poll: Arizona voters support Dream Act

Fri, Apr 27, 2012

Immigration

Three out of four registered voters in Arizona support the Dream Act, according to a new state poll.The Merrill/Morrison Institute survey indicated that 73 percent of registered voters support the Dream Act -- 45 percent of them strongly.

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Tags: Arizona, Immigration Reform, Dream Act

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Immigration law, politics see wave of change in 2 years

Mon, Apr 23, 2012

Immigration

Two years ago today, Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070, considered at the time to be the toughest immigration-enforcement law in the nation.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, AZ Legislature, Immigration Reform, SB 1070

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-Tucson Sector arrests at border fall 40 percent last year

Sat, Nov 5, 2011

Immigration

NOGALES - The number of illegal immigrants arrested by the Border Patrol in the Tucson Sector fell by more than 40 percent last year, a significant drop that indicates illegal immigration has slowed considerably in Arizona.

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Tags: Janet Napolitano, Tucson, Border security, John McCain

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-Brewer's lawsuit over Obama immigration policy dismissed

Sat, Oct 22, 2011

Immigration

A U.S. District Court judge Friday dismissed Gov. Jan Brewer's lawsuit against the federal government over immigration enforcement, saying federal courts lack the authority to overturn higher court rulings or to tell the U.S. government how to do its job.

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Tags: Arizona, Jan Brewer, Immigration enforcement, U.S. District Court

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-Arizona prison businesses are big political contributors

Sun, Sep 4, 2011

Immigration

Corrections Corp. of America, the country's largest private-prison operator, says it thrives by offering better service at a lower cost than state-run prisons. It's an argument echoed by the three smaller rivals bidding on a 5,000-bed private-prison contract with the state of Arizona.

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Tags: Arizona, Corrections Corp. of America, Private prisons, Jan Brewer

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