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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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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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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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The Arizonification of America

Thu, Oct 18, 2012

Election 2012

With the “papers please” provision of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration law now in effect, Bill Clinton roused an overflowing crowd at Arizona State University last week with a special shout out to the state’s “dreamers,” the highly organized ranks of undocumented youth seeking permanent residency either through education or

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Immigration reform, Dreamers, Richard Carmona, SB 1070

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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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Supremes to hear AZ immigration case

Mon, Apr 23, 2012

US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Immigration politics will hit the Supreme Court this week as justices weigh how much border-control clout the states can deploy.

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Tags: US Supreme Court, Arizona, Immigration Reform

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Hispanic Voters On The Fence Daily Caller

Sat, May 7, 2011

Immigration

KTSM News Channel 9 Daily Caller Candidate Barack Obama 2012 campaign team is set to announce a Hispanic outreach campaign next week, just as President Barack Obama travels to the Mexican border to give a speech on immigration. Hispanics are a key element in his

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Tags: Arizona, immigration Reform, Mexican Border, Barack Obama

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Obama Appears To Rule Out Acting On His Own On Immigration

Fri, Apr 29, 2011

Immigration

President Barack Obama on Thursday appeared to rule out acting on his own to implement some provisions of an immigration reform bill that failed to win congressional approval last year.

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Tags: Barack Obama, Arizona, Immigration Reform

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