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Local agencies don't plan to initially amp up immigration enforcement

Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Immigration

PHOENIX – Citing limited resources and Arizona’s controversial history, many local and state law enforcement officials said they have no plans to amp up their immigration enforcement in light of a presidential executive order calling for them to crackdown on illegal immigration.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Immigration, ICE

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Feds reviewing use of private immigration facilities

Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Immigration

TUCSON— Federal immigration officials are considering phasing out the use of private contractors at its detention facilities like one in Eloy amid pressure from immigrant advocates to end the practice.U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday that he’s asked an advisory council to review whether U.S. Immigration

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Immigration, Private Prisons, Department of Homeland Security

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Double lives: Dreamers exemplify struggle to find answers to illegal immigration

Sat, May 23, 2015

Immigration

For a dozen years, Belen Sisa kept a secret even from her closest friends. To them, she was Belen the excellent student, the varsity cheerleader, the homecoming queen. In fact, Sisa sits on the edge of America’s dizzying immigration system – she and her parents are in the country illegally.

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Tags: Arizona, Immigration Reform, DACA, Dreamers

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Ducey hands over fed suits to AG

Sat, Jan 31, 2015

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday ended direct control over litigation related to the state’s 2010 immigration-enforcement law and its decision not to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants granted deferred deportation under a 2012 policy created by President Barack Obama.

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Tags: Arizona, Governor Ducey, Immigration

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Pro-immigrant group Puente walking 60 miles to Eloy Detention Center

Fri, Apr 4, 2014

Immigration

PHOENIX — In a protest against deportations, Arizona pro-immigration group Puente will be walking 60 miles from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Phoenix Field Office to the Eloy Detention Center. The walk was scheduled to begin Wednesday morning with an 18-mile walk to Chandler, to resume the next morning

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Immigration, Puente, Immigration Walk

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Little-Known Immigration Mandate Keeps Detention Beds Full

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Immigration

Imagine your city council telling the police department how many people it had to keep in jail each night.That's effectively what Congress has told U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with a policy known as the "detention bed mandate." The mandate calls for filling 34,000 beds in some 250 facilities across

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, U.S. Congress, U.S. Immigration and Customes Enforcement, Florence

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A path to citizenship would boost our economy

Tue, Apr 23, 2013

Immigration

By Ruben Gallego Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:51 AMI want to thank our home-state senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, for their leadership and efforts as part of the "Gang of Eight" who last week introduced a long-awaited comprehensive immigration-reform bill.The bipartisan bill represents a major step toward fixing our

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Congress, Immigration reform, Ruben Gallego

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Gubernatorial contender backs immigrants' rights

Fri, Apr 12, 2013

Immigration

Arizona's leading Democratic gubernatorial contender pledged Thursday to usher in a friendlier era toward immigrants in a bid that reflects the state's evolving stance on immigration reform.Fred DuVal, a former Arizona Board of Regents president with deep roots in Democratic Party politics, said he would not continue Republican Gov. Jan

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Tags: Arizona, Immigration rights, Democrats, Fred DuVal

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How will we know Arizona border is ‘secure’?

Fri, Feb 1, 2013

Immigration

As Congress moves to tackle meaningful immigration reform this year, one of the obstacles may be determining when the border between the U.S. and Mexico can be declared secure.For years, even as border enforcement increased dramatically, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and other critics charged that the federal government doesn’t do

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Tags: Arizona, Border Security, Immigration reform, U.S. Congress

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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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