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PINAL COUNTY & ARIZONA NEWS : Immigration

Brewer’s order to end migrant driver licenses ‘contradictory’
Wed, Nov 21, 2012Immigration
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 Read More

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, 2012Immigration
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 Read More

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, 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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