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PINAL COUNTY & ARIZONA NEWS : Immigration

Az Dems: SB 1070 'a tool of divisive voices for political gain'
Mon, Jun 25, 2012Immigration
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 Read More

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

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Poll: Arizona voters support Dream Act
Fri, Apr 27, 2012Immigration
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.

Tags: Arizona, Immigration Reform, Dream Act

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Immigration law, politics see wave of change in 2 years
Mon, Apr 23, 2012Immigration
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.

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, 2011Immigration
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.

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

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-Brewer's lawsuit over Obama immigration policy dismissed
Sat, Oct 22, 2011Immigration
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.

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

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-Arizona prison businesses are big political contributors
Sun, Sep 4, 2011Immigration
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.

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

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-Brewer: If 'Scorpions for Breakfast' book is late, blame Obama
Tue, Aug 23, 2011Immigration
If Jan Brewer does not get her book done in time for a Nov. 1 planned rollout, it will be the president's fault.

Tags: Arizona, Jan Brewer, Arizona Governor, Barack Obama, Preident of the United States

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-U.S. Alters Policy on Deporting Immigrants
Fri, Aug 19, 2011Immigration
In a surprise announcement, the Obama administration said it will review the deportation cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants and might allow many of them to stay in the U.S., a decision that angered immigration hard-liners and pleased Hispanic advocacy groups.

Tags: Federal Government, Illegal immigrants, Hispanic advocacy groups

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-Key obstacles stand in way of state border fence
Tue, Aug 16, 2011Immigration
A committee that is raising money to build a new fence on the Arizona-Mexico border will face a crippling reality check when it comes to the two things it needs most — money and land.

Tags: Arizona, Border fence, oint Border Security Advisory Committee

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-Immigrant deaths along Arizona border drop 38 percent
Tue, Aug 16, 2011Immigration
Migrant deaths along the Arizona border are down significantly this year, corresponding with a sharp drop in apprehensions by the Border Patrol.

Tags: Arizona, Border deaths, Illegal immigration

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