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Federal prosecutors drop charges against 4 No More Deaths volunteers

Federal prosecutors are dropping misdemeanor charges against four No More Deaths volunteers for their work in a remote wildlife refuge in Arizona. ... Read more»

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New charges filed against No More Deaths volunteer

NMD volunteer Scott Daniel Warren, 35, now faces up to 10 years in prison, or more, after a grand jury indicted him on two counts for harboring illegal aliens and one count of conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens. ... Read more»

9 No More Deaths volunteers face charges for leaving water, supplies on wildlife refuge

Nine members of No More Deaths face federal misdemeanor charges for entering a wildlife refuge in Southern Arizona and leaving food and water in the remote desert. ... Read more»

Rosa Robles Loreto leaves sanctuary of Tucson church after 461 days

Surrounded by a packed house of supporters and reporters in a Tucson chapel, Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto thanked her family, her lawyer and advocates for helping her endure 461 days of sanctuary as she avoided deportation at Southside Presbyterian Church.... Read more»2

Tucson woman marks one year in sanctuary

One year after entering a Tucson church to avoid being deported, an immigrant woman and the community that supports her marked the anniversary. In a small room at a South Tucson church, Rosa Robles Loreto counts the things she's missed: The birthdays of her two sons. Their baseball games, too numerous to count. Her anniversary with her husband.... Read more»

12 Operation Streamline protesters sentenced to time served

Twelve immigration activists were sentenced Monday to time served for their role in a 2013 Tucson protest that stopped two buses carrying migrants destined for federal prosecution under the fast-track Operation Streamline. ... Read more»1

Judge finds Operation Streamline protesters guilty

Twelve immigration activists were found guilty Tuesday on two charges relating to their arrests during an October 2013 protest that stopped two buses carrying immigrants slated for the federal government's fast-track immigration court known as Operation Streamline. ... Read more»

Judge quashes most charges in Operation Streamline trial

Most of the charges lodged against 12 immigration activists for their role in an October 2013 protest against Operation Streamline were dropped by a Tucson judge on Tuesday. ... Read more»2

Man in sanctuary at Tucson church gets Christmas Eve reprieve

After 90 days in sanctuary at a north Tucson church, Francisco Perez Cordova was able to join his family at home on Christmas Eve after immigration officials agreed to close the deportation case against him. ... Read more»1

New immigration order may not cover Tucson sanctuary cases

Immigration officials have refused to grant Francisco Perez Cordova a stay of deportation despite his being the father of five U.S. citizens. He remains in sanctuary at a Tucson church.... Read more»

Sanctuary cases have new future after Obama address

While President Obama pressed Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform during a speech in Las Vegas on Thursday, attorney Margo Cowan was planning new legal pathways to blunt deportation orders for the two people now in sanctuary at Tucson churches. ... Read more»

Obama gives 'sense of excitement' for those in sanctuary

President Obama's announcement of new guidelines for immigration enforcement means that two people who sought sanctuary in Tucson churches while facing deportation have new hope that they won't have to leave their families behind. Francisco Perez Cordoba and Rosa Robles Loreto watched the speech, surrounded by parishioners at their churches.... Read more»1

Video & full text of Obama's immigration speech

Obama to undocumented immigrants who fit certain criteria: "Here's the deal ... you'll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law ... It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive."... Read more»

Undocumented woman marks 100 days in sanctuary in Tucson church

For 100 days, Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto has stayed on the grounds of Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, waiting and hoping for some reprieve from the deportation order that sent her into sanctuary in August. Supporters and faith leaders marked the stretch of time Saturday morning.... Read more»6

St. Francis in the Foothills provides man sanctuary from deportation

St. Francis of the Foothills is giving refuge to a Tucson man who has had a deportation order hanging over his head for months. For nearly a year, Francisco Perez Cordova has feared leaving his home. With a formal order of deportation hanging over his head, Cordova has worried that a drive to work or the grocery store could lead to his removal from the United States, separating the married father of five from his family. ... Read more»1

Sanctuary movement in Tucson may give refuge to third immigrant

A third person may take refuge in a Tucson church if immigration officials do not accept his request for a stay of deportation on Wednesday. Francisco Perez Cordova will go into sanctuary at St. Francis in the Foothills on Thursday night unless authorities agreed to give him a stay of deportation and close his case. ... Read more»

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