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Judge dismisses lawsuit by sanctuary city backers as a 'practical matter'

A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by supporters of Tucson's sanctuary initiative Monday, arguing he could not rule "as a practical matter or a matter of law" before next Tuesday's election.... Read more»

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Oct 28, 2019, 5:17 pm
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I am still stumped by the unified response of the City to Prop 205—which is to join with the likes of Finchem, Leach, et al. and pillory the idea that immigrants deserve to live among us as human beings with human rights to security and freedom from targeting. (And to do it by belittling the motives of the 205 campaign’s founders, supporters and legal staff) This campaign of fear has been “education” like the interference of Pinnacle and APS in the electoral race to improve access to solar power was “education”. Except this time it is paid for with our tax dollars,not just our electricity rates.  Seems like our local officials, from candidates to police chiefs, show up in their “uniforms” or identified by their titles on flyers, in print, and anywhere they can to tell us how to vote. 

The name calling has reached a point (actually some of the candidates started out at that point!) that makes a mockery of “civility” workshops that have attended and appreciated in the past. I always knew the state of Az was corrupt, and I’n actually kind of heartbroken as it sinks in that the city of Tucson appears to be too. Call me naive, but I thought we were better than this.

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Oct 28, 2019, 6:39 pm
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I find it quite fascinating how the initiative say they’re “disappointed… because our complaint showed… where [the city] were breaking the law”—considering that the intiative’s whole raison d’Ítre is the support of those who break the law. Immigration law is in need of reform, but we need to do it the right and consistent way, not by patching potholes with questionable means.

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Oct 29, 2019, 10:15 pm
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My understanding is that the logic is a)the victim will not report if she (lets suppose its a she) is afraid of deportation AND she will not report if she thinks that he (lets suppose its a he) can be deported and therefore escape justice or jail or prison in the united states. He needs to be prosecuted for the crime, not sent “home” where he can continue to perpetrate. For the longest time we actually had such a provision, I believe—where victims of domestic violence were granted a stay in this country to fully prosecute their cases.  I will happily take correction if I am wrong.

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Zaira Livier speaks to supporters at Exo Coffee about the bill, with a ballot for Tucson's sanctuary city bill.

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