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Brnovich urges skeptical Supreme Court to let states step to defend public charge rule

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told the Supreme Court Wednesday that it would set a “dangerous precedent” if it let the Biden administration drop an immigration policy and refused to let the states step in to defend it. ... Read more»0

Despite rising Russian tension, Arizonan says 'I’ll stay' in Ukraine

Despite U.S. warnings that Americans should leave Ukraine in the face of a possible Russian invasion, former Arizona resident Lada Roslycky says she is standing her ground. ... Read more»0

As assistance for renters still lags, fears of eviction rise in Arizona

The number of Arizonans fearing eviction has grown sharply since a pandemic moratorium on evictions ended in September, with advocates and landlords both saying rental assistance from the federal government has not reached renters fast enough. ... Read more»0

Feds – again – deny endangered species status to Sonoran desert tortoise

The Sonoran desert tortoise has been denied endangered species status by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a second time after a 14-year battle waged by advocates to protect the “ancient, iconic species of the desert.” ... Read more»0

Informe: Pequeña fracción de las solicitudes de DACA enviadas a ICE

De más de 3 millones de solicitudes de DACA desde 2012, alrededor de 900 fueron remitidas al Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas, todavía demasiadas para los defensores que dijeron que se les prometió que no se compartiría información con las agencias de control. ... Read more»0

Tiny fraction of DACA applications sent to ICE; still gives advocates pause

Of more than 3 million DACA applications since 2012, about 900 were referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement – still too many for advocates who said they were promised no information would be shared with enforcement agencies. ... Read more»0

Las familias de Az no recibieron crédito fiscal por hijos, aunque el programa ha reducido la pobreza

Enero fue el primer mes desde el verano pasado que las familias de bajos ingresos de Arizona no recibieron un cheque bajo el programa Child Tax Credit, lo que dejó a los padres luchando por ayuda y a los defensores preocupados por el aumento de la pobreza.... Read more»0

Arizona families face first month without child tax credit payments since July

January was the first month since last summer that Arizona low-income families did not get a check under the expanded Child Tax Credit program, leaving parents scrambling for help and advocates worrying about an increase in poverty. ... Read more»0

Court: University of Arizona not liable for off-campus assault by former player

The University of Arizona cannot be held liable under Title IX for a football player’s off-campus assault of his girlfriend, even though the university exercises “substantial control” over its student athletes, a federal court said Tuesday. ... Read more»0

DHS tightens vaccination requirements for travelers at border crossings

The Department of Homeland Security began requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination over the weekend for essential as well as nonessential travel across the U.S.-Mexico border - a requirement expected since last fall, but one that raises concerns among officials in border towns.... Read more»0

Arizonans protest at U.S. Capitol as Senate takes up voting rights, Kelly endorses changing filibuster

Arizonans were among the activists protesting in Washington D.C. as the Senate began consideration of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Sen. Mark Kelly announced that he'll back changing filibuster rules for the measures.... Read more»0

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