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Justice Dept. will appeal DACA ruling, asks to go directly to Supreme Court

DOJ officials said they are appealing last week's decision by a federal judge that blocked the Trump administration from ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and want to take the "rare step" of asking the Supreme Court to intervene, leap-frogging over the 9th Circuit.... Read more»

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Arizona law enforcement doesn’t reflect state’s diversity

Despite national calls for more diverse law enforcement agencies, very few, if any, Arizona police departments reflect the demographics of the communities they serve.... Read more»

Flynn pleads guilty of lying to FBI in Russia probe

President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty in a Washington, D.C. courtroom Friday morning to willfully and knowingly making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI about his conversations with Russia's ambassador.... Read more»

'Cause of my life' - Giffords rebrands gun-control group with her name

Gabrielle Giffords is a woman of few words, but the name of the formerly voluble lawmaker speaks volumes. Tuesday, the gun-control advocacy group she founded after surviving an assassination attempt was rebranded, and now simply bears her last name.... Read more»

House advances bill to limit president’s creation of nat'l monuments

A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments.... Read more»

Number of firearm background checks decline under Trump

In August 2017, Arizona saw a 12 percent decrease in gun background checks compared to August 2016. Background checks have continued to decrease since President Donald Trump has taken office.... Read more»

Napolitano has hopes for NAFTA, despite U.S.-Mexico relations

Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano thinks there is a deal to be had in the current renegotiation of NAFTA, if the deterioration of relations between the United States and Mexico doesn’t get in the way of finding common goals.... Read more»1

Judge orders gov't to explain why Arpaio conviction should be tossed out

Saying the existing case law doesn't support erasing the conviction of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the federal judge who found him guilty of criminal contempt has asked government lawyers to explain why they are backing the former lawman's request to completely vacate the case after he was pardoned.... Read more»

Relatives of undocumented children caught up in ICE dragnet

In a shift from how it operated during the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is cracking down on relatives who let undocumented kids stay with them after entering the U.S.... Read more»

Trump's DOJ agrees with Arpaio on vacating ex-sheriff's criminal conviction

The Justice Department filed papers Monday with the federal judge who convicted ex-Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio, supporting a bid by defense attorneys to vacate his criminal conviction in the wake of a pardon by President Trump. A friend of the court brief said the pardon was "unconstitutional" and that the conviction should stand.... Read more»

Az universities and colleges react to DACA

Universities and colleges across Arizona sent statements to reassure their students.... Read more»5

One day after DACA decision, Dems push for vote on DREAM Act

Arizona DREAMers joined other advocates on Capitol Hill Wednesday as Democrats called for a quick vote on a “clean” DREAM Act, which would keep many of the protections that could be lost if DACA is revoked. ... Read more»

Advocates’ response to DACA decision is swift, broad-based, emotional

Immigration advocates vowed they would go to court to block a Trump administration plan to wind down a deferred deportation program for young immigrants, almost as soon as Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the plan Tuesday.... Read more»

White House: Phasing out DACA least harmful to young immigrants

Trump administration officials defended their proposal to “wind down” a deferred deportation program over the next six months, calling it the least disruptive way of terminating a program that has protected 800,000 young immigrants.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers sour on plan to revoke DACA, vow to work on new bill

Arizona Democrats, joined by some Republicans, had harsh words for the Trump administration’s Tuesday announcement that it will revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unless Congress can agree on a replacement in six months.... Read more»

Marchers go from White House to ICE offices to protest DACA decision

Hundreds of demonstrators marched peacefully in Washington Tuesday to protest the Trump administration’s decision to “wind down” deferred deportation protections for illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.... Read more»

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