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Feds release deferred action application tips

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a list of tips Monday for those applying for deferred action status, along with a video on the process.... Read more»

Texas checkpoints deter illegal immigrants seeking abortions

Illegal immigrants who live in the Rio Grande Valley and are seeking an abortion after 16 weeks face a hurdle beyond Texas’ strict laws. They must make a long drive north and face internal border checkpoints.... Read more»

Homeland Security agents smuggle drugs & guns, obtain child porn

Homeland Security is the first line of defense against threats to Americans, entrusted with guarding the borders, protecting the skies and cracking down on potential terrorist attacks. But instead, hundreds of DHS agents have been busy smuggling drugs, guns and illegal immigrants, obtaining child porn, and raking in thousands in bribes and theft.... Read more»1

Texas lawyers: Those approved for deferred action can get IDs

Texas Department of Public Safety rules mandate that applicants for driver’s licenses or ID cards prove they are in the country legally. Some immigration lawyers and legal scholars say that applicants approved for deferred action qualify for such licenses.... Read more»

Commentary

When did undocumented kids become Moby-Dick?

When Gov. Jan Brewer speedily signed an executive order banning driver’s licenses to “DREAMer” undocumented immigrants who obtain work permits under a new White House program, I found myself “growing grim about the mouth” like a certain protagonist in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.... Read more»1

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: 'Top 2' primary initiative in peril

An interview with Mohur Sarah Sidhwa, a Democrat running for state House in LD9, plus TucsonSentinel.com editor Dylan Smith and Arizona Capitol Times editor Jim Small break down the news.... Read more»

How immigration enforcement impacts children & families

What happens to children when their parents are deported? How do these deportations, now more numerous than ever, affect families and the communities in which they live? Deportations break families up and have a wider effect on the community as a whole, not just the individual and the family involved.... Read more»4

Texas gov.: 'Deferred action' doesn't change state policies

Texas Gov. Rick Perry advised state agencies on Monday that despite the Obama administration’s “deferred action” policy allowing illegal immigrants a two-year reprieve from deportation and a work permit, Texas’ policies on persons in the country illegally remain unchanged.... Read more»1

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: LaWall, Cox and Napier interviewed

An interview with Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall, the incumbent Democrat, along with Dustin Cox, a Democratic candidate for state Houe in LD9, talk show host Emil Franzi, and Mark Napier, a Republican candidate for Pima County sheriff.... Read more»

Rothschild, Phx mayor call for in-state tuition for deferred immigrants

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Phoenix’s Greg Stanton both called Friday for illegal immigrants granted deferred action status to be able to attend Arizona schools by paying in-state tuition rates.... Read more»1

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Heinz fighting uphill battle vs. Barber

Interviews with Matt Heinz, a Democratic candidate for CD2, and Stefanie Mach, Democratic candidate for state House in LD10, and Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly.... Read more»

Az Dems: Brewer 'grandstanding' on deferred action

Democratic legislators criticized Gov. Brewer’s move to deny drivers licenses to young illegal immigrants granted relief from deportation in a Thursday press release. “The governor is using her elected position to grandstand at the expense of finding real solutions to the issues our state is facing.”... Read more»1

Applicants for deferred action hopeful about future

Rocio Hernandez and Rodrigo Morales were strangers before Wednesday morning, when they sat side by side in immigration lawyer Jackie Watson’s South Austin law office.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Pima Dems chair profiles presidential election

Interviews with financial advisor Shelly Fishman, along with GOP state house candidate Ethan Orr and Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers.... Read more»

Brewer bars benefits, licenses for illegal immigrants

Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order Wednesday, denying drivers licenses and other benefits to illegal immigrants who receive “deferred action” status. But “it actually is no different than what was already in place,” she said at a press conference.... Read more»1

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