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Arizonans join hundreds in raucous protests demanding action on DACA

Hundreds of protesters packed the lobby of a Senate office building Thursday, their chants echoing off the marble walls as they demanded that Congress vote to protect DACA recipients.... Read more»

Groups increase push for immigration reform, but prospects uncertain

The goal of a protest organized by the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition: halting buses carrying deportees away from the facility. Because of a federal government holiday on this day, there were none, but Jose Patino, whose parents brought him from Mexico to the U.S. illegally 18 years ago, said the message still needs to be heard.... Read more»

Only 1/2 of eligible immigrants have applied for deferred action

A year after the Obama administration said it would defer deportation of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, only about half of eligible Arizonans have applied for the program. Nationally, an estimated 59 percent of eligible immigrants have applied to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.... Read more»1

Advocacy groups looking to early ballots to boost Latino votes

Groups out to boost voting by Latinos in Arizona are combining classic get-out-the-vote tactics with a push for casting early ballots.... Read more»

Demand for GEDs surges due to illegal-immigrant deferrals

There are no citizenship requirements for K-12 schools in Arizona. For illegal immigrants who have dropped out or are too old to return to high school, however, going for a GED may be the only option if they want to qualify for deferred action.... Read more»

Prop. 300 crushing dreams of college educations

Universities and colleges in Arizona are seeing a drop in enrollment from potential students unable to prove citizenship. Children of illegal immigrants are blocked from scholarships, and forced to pay out-of-state tuition.... Read more»1