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Council looks at dropping 'Aviation' from Barraza roadway

The Tucson City Council will consider changing the name of a cross-town highway Tuesday, to get rid of a "clunky" name and more fully recognize Maclovio Barraza, a labor and civil rights activist.... Read more»2

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Phx hunger-striker breaks fast after 22 days, but protest continues

After 22 days with no food as part of an immigration reform protest, Phoenix resident Cristian Avila broke his fast Tuesday and was sent to a Washington-area hospital for a checkup. Avila was one of four hunger strikers who had been living and fasting in a tent on the National Mall in hopes of compelling congressional action on immigration reform.... Read more»1

Immigration advocates push to keep focus on comprehensive reform

Advocates are planning 177 events in more than 150 cities Saturday, which they are calling the National Day for Dignity and Respect. Dawn Le, deputy campaign manager of Alliance for Citizenship, one of the organizing groups, said the day aims to pressure House leaders to move on immigration reform.... Read more»3

Latino groups worry about funding for Affordable Care Act enrollment

The Obama administration is counting on Latinos to help make the Affordable Care Act a success, but there may be troubles ahead: Hispanic health centers and community organizations say they don’t have the funding or resources to carry out the complicated sign up process for the 10 million Latinos who will be eligible for new public and subsidized health coverage options.... Read more»

The top 4 reality-defying arguments against immigration reform

Less than two weeks after the Senate passed a historic immigration reform bill by a bipartisan 68-32 margin, opponents of reform have already started peddling a bevy of reality-defying excuses about why the House of Representatives should not follow suit. Opponents of reform are grasping at straws in their effort to block reform from happening.... Read more»

Advocates say path to citizenship is path to brighter economy for all

Immigration advocates released a study of Latino banking habits Tuesday that they said supports the case for a pathway to citizenship, which they said in turn opens the door to greater economic prosperity for all.... Read more»1

Immigration bill criticized for going too far – or not far enough

Sponsors of a comprehensive immigration reform bill said no one would be happy with all parts of the bill and a hearing Monday seemed to bear that out, with some in the day-long session saying the bill goes to far and other saying it does not go far enough. ... Read more»

Few Arizonans applying for deferred deportation program

Only 14,069 of the estimated 80,000 Arizonans eligible for deferred deportation had applied for the federal program through its first six months, a rate much lower than the nation as a whole.... Read more»1

Arizona’s GOP senators join push for immigration reform

Arizona’s two senators joined six others Monday to unveil a bipartisan “tough, but fair” plan for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for some people now here illegally.... Read more»

Immigration advocates happy at inaugural mention, eager for action

Latino groups, citing the mention of immigration reform and the prominent role Hispanics played in Monday's inauguration, said they are optimistic that President Barack Obama can move beyond words to action in his second term - and impatient for that to happen. ... Read more»1

Mexican ambassador: Now is the time for immigration reform

The Mexican ambassador to the United States said Wednesday that immigration reform is vital for relations between the two countries and that the time for reform is now.... Read more»1

Evangelicals call for bipartisan, ‘humane’ immigration reform

Representatives of nine Christian organizations said Tuesday they have banded together to promote “humane and bipartisan” U.S. immigration reform policy.... Read more»

As economy improves, Latinos still lag in workforce

Minorities continue to lag behind whites across several economic indicators, even as the job market improves, a report released Thursday said.... Read more»

Report: Most states rejected SB 1070-style laws in 2011

The majority of states that considered immigration bills similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 rejected them in 2011, a testament to the negative effects such laws have on a state’s economy and reputation, a new report claims.... Read more»5

State-level immigration bills hit record number in 2011

The number of immigration bills proposed in state capitals reached a record 1,592 this year, but the number actually signed into law fell by one–fourth, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.... Read more»

Obama: 'I need a dance partner' on immigration

President Obama on Monday blamed Republicans for his administration’s failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform, saying several conservative lawmakers who once supported the measure have buckled under political pressure. (with video)... Read more»1

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