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Trump attacks Bush on sanctuary cities

Donald Trump says that “the state of Florida had sanctuary cities while Jeb Bush was governor,” and “nobody said anything.” But we could find no evidence that any Florida city or county fit the bill of a sanctuary city at that time, at least not officially.... Read more»

Factchecking Carson on border apprehensions

Ben Carson, Republican candidate for president, said that “a lot” of the people captured crossing the U.S. border and then released are from Iraq, Somalia and Russia.... Read more»

Arpaio denies investigating racial profiling case judge

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, took the witness stand on Friday during his civil contempt hearing and denied that his office used a confidential informant to investigate the judge presiding over his racial profiling case.... Read more»

Federal judge presses state of Texas on birth certificate denials

A federal judge on Friday repeatedly asked an attorney for the state of Texas if denying birth certificates to dozens of U.S.-citizen children is an appropriate response to a problem whose scope is still unknown.... Read more»

Arpaio says he wasn’t directly involved in investigation of racial profiling

Taking the stand in a civil-contempt hearing Thursday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he wasn't directly involved in an internal investigation of his officers.... Read more»

Judge rebukes Border Patrol for destroying video evidence

A federal judge lambasted the agency for its handling of evidence, including destroying digital video that a coalition of immigration rights groups said shows that the agency regularly breaks its own policies regarding the treatment of immigrants held in Southern Arizona BP stations. ... Read more»

Az lawmakers give blessing to Pope Francis’ speech to Congress

Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation gave generally high marks to Pope Francis’ Thursday speech to Congress that touched on immigration, climate change and the death penalty. Rep. Martha McSally focused on the tone as much as the topics. Washington could use “a lot of compassion, and love, and peace and cooperation,” which is exactly what she said the pope brought to the city.... Read more»

Grijalva: New ICE contract with private prison corp. is 'unconscionable'

Citing concerns about the treatment of women and children in prisons runs by the GEO Group, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva called for an investigation into a recent decision to grant the company a contract to run new alternative detention programs. ... Read more»

Arizonans join 100-mile march to D.C., and Pope Francis, in deportation protest

A group of women marched 100 miles to visit Pope Francis in order to bring attention to the deportation and separation of families. ... Read more»

DHS appeals order to release immigrant women and kids

Immigration officials continue to defend the use of family detention, even as Homeland Security moves forward on reforms that will shift the facilities toward short-term processing centers. ... Read more»

Civil Rights Comm. hammers immigration authorities on family detention

In a scathing report released Thursday, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said it found evidence that immigration officials were interfering with the constitutional rights of families in detention, and called on Homeland Security to immediately release them. It cited conditions that are "useless, punitive and not necessary."... Read more»

Pope's U.S. visit may deepen Republicans' Hispanic problem

The upcoming visit by the most socially progressive pope in generations threatens to drive a further wedge between the Republican Party and the Hispanic voters it needs to win back in order to retake the White House.... Read more»

FactChecking the CNN Republican debate

The candidates flubbed claims on vaccines, immigration, Hillary Clinton and more.... Read more»

Union chief: Send 5,000 more Border Patrol agents

More boots on the ground and fewer supervisors to oversee them: That’s what the head of the United States Border Patrol union told a congressional committee is needed for the understaffed and outgunned federal agency grappling with the threat that violence south of the Rio Grande will spread north.... Read more»

Second immigrant dies in ICE detention in Arizona

Two Mexican men have died in immigration holding centers in Arizona this year, including Juan Garcia-Hernandez, 39, who collapsed inside a detention facility in Florence on Monday afternoon. ... Read more»

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