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Feds try to streamline immigration case backlog

Officials have adopted a series of recommendations to streamline federal immigration courts, where a record-high number of backlogged cases mean it can take 18 months for a case to be heard—bringing the “fairness and effectiveness” of the courts into question.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: Villaseñor says 'SB 1070 undermines local law enforcement'

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor on the Supreme Court’s decision on SB 1070, plus Pima County supervisor candidate Mike Hellon and Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times... Read more»

Border agents: Harsh desert claims lives of 4 men

In separate incidents over the weekend, Border Patrol agents found four dead men in the desert. A pregnant woman was located near Sells, sitting near her dead husband’s body, while bodies were also found near Lukeville and Queens Well.... Read more»

Guest opinion: SB 1070

Supreme Court failed to fully protect against racial profiling

Though making an effort to limit the opportunities for racial profiling, the Supreme Court still upheld one of S.B. 1070’s central and most offensive provisions, the requirement that law enforcement officers demand proof of legal status from anyone they suspect is undocumented.... Read more»4

Commentary

Top 10 things to know about Utah's demographics and immigration policies

In advance of Utah’s Republican primary Tuesday, here are 10 important facts about immigrants and people of color in the state that display their significant economic, cultural, and electoral power.... Read more»1

Opponents have millions set aside to continue fight against SB 1070

Groups opposed to Arizona’s SB 1070 said Monday they have set aside millions of dollars to continue fighting the law, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision on the immigration law.... Read more»

Who won? Who’s talking? Both sides claim victory in SB 1070 ruling

In the flurry of statements following the high court’s much-anticipated ruling on SB 1070, no one admitted defeat. All claimed victory of some kind and most saw the decision as a step in the right direction. But with no referees to say for certain who won, victory is open to interpretation.... Read more»4

Comic: SCOTUS sausage

SB 1070 ruling a 'win-win'

We’ve been able to pull back the curtain and show how the SCOTUS sausage is made. The ruling Monday was a classic “win-win” situation: both sides called it a win.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: Breaking down SB 1070's local effects

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jeff Rogers, Pima County Democratic Party chairman, all broke down the local effect of SB 1070.... Read more»

Rothschild: City will enforce SB 1070 carefully

Today the Supreme Court struck down significant parts of SB 1070. I remain concerned with the provision the Supreme Court upheld, at least for the time being - the provision that requires local law enforcement to verify citizenship if they suspect a person is in the country illegally.... Read more»

Grijalva: Upholding SB 1070 status checks 'a grave error'

Today’s Supreme Court ruling largely struck down a law we have always recognized as an extremist attempt to undermine our core values and our Constitution. Unfortunately, the Court made a grave error in upholding the discriminatory ‘show me your papers’ provision that violates basic rights and denies equal justice.... Read more»1

DHS: No more pickups of noncriminal suspected illegal aliens

Federal immigration agents will no longer go to pick up people who are suspected by Arizona police of being illegal immigrants unless the suspects are convicted criminals, recent border crossers, or have been previously deported, senior Homeland Security officials said Monday.... Read more»4

Obama 'pleased' but 'concerned' by SB 1070 decision

President Barack Obama said Monday that he’s “pleased” but “concerned” by the Supreme Court ruling that struck down much of Arizona’s SB 1070, but left in place a requirement that police check the immigration status of those they detain.... Read more»

What they're saying about SB 1070

Politicians and activists react to the Supreme Court’s decision on SB 1070: President Obama, Gov. Brewer, Sens. McCain and Kyl, state legislators, candidates and more.... Read more»

Farley: SB 1070 'political grandstanding'

Arizona state Reps. Chad Campbell, Steve Farley and Anna Tovar released brief statements on the Supreme Court’s SB 1070 ruling. “SB 1070 is a far cry from reasonable. It lets politicians get away with political grandstanding instead of enacting real reform,” Farley said.... Read more»

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