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Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court to support a same-sex couple that was refused service by a baker who said that making their wedding cake would have violated his religious beliefs.

Supreme Court justices wrestled Tuesday with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights. Read more»

Many of the more than 1,000 protesters who showed up for Thursday’s events in Washington were DACA recipients or their friends or family, including dozens who came from Arizona.

Hundreds of protesters packed the lobby of a Senate office building Thursday, their chants echoing off the marble walls as they demanded that Congress vote to protect DACA recipients. Read more»

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children. Read more»

Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks after a Heritage Foundation presentation at which he said his agency would focus on businesses that knowingly employ undocumented workers.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to boost its efforts targeting businesses by “four to five times” and will prosecute employers who knowingly hire illegal workers. Read more»

Protesters gathered to march on the Phoenix field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after the Trump administration’s Sept. 5 announcement that it would end DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – in six months.

Advocates and lawmakers in Arizona say the path to a bill protecting DREAMers got more difficult last week, when the White House issued a list of immigration policy priorities that it said must be part of any DACA legislation. Read more» 1

Protesters gathered to march on the Phoenix field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after the Trump administration's Sept. 5 announcement that it would end DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – in six months.

Advocates and lawmakers in Arizona say the path to a bill protecting DREAMers got more difficult this week, when the White House issued a list of immigration policy priorities that it said must be part of any DACA legislation. Read more»

Protestors outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Phoenix on Sept. 5, the day the Trump administration announced plans to phase out the DACA program over six months. That plan included an Oct. 5 deadline for current recipients to renew their coverage.

More than one in four of the estimated 154,200 immigrants who stand to lose their DACA protection in the next five months did not meet the deadline to apply for a renewal. Read more»

Mark Kelly and his wife, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at the Capitol where they called on Congress to act on gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords turned and shook her fist toward the U.S. Capitol on Monday after telling lawmakers “the nation is counting on you” to act in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. Read more»

Sen. John McCain was one of three GOP senators whose decision to vote against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill killed it. McCain said he could not vote for a bill being rushed through.

Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying Tuesday that they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal. Read more»

Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano told a Washington forum that reaching agreement on a new NAFTA deal would benefit the U.S., Mexico and Canada, but walking away could be disastrous.

Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano thinks there is a deal to be had in the current renegotiation of NAFTA, if the deterioration of relations between the United States and Mexico doesn’t get in the way of finding common goals. Read more» 1

Cindy McCain, a longtime advocate against human trafficking, said it’s long past time to update the Communications Decency Act, which she and other say gives cover to online sex trafficking.

Proponents say the bill would allow courts to vigorously enforce federal and civil laws relating to online sex trafficking, but critics say it could do more harm than good. Read more»

Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva and Ruben Gallego were highly critical of a hunters' rights bill they called a thinly veiled attempt to ease restrictions on silencers and armor-piercing bullets.

Gun-control advocates blasted a hunters’ rights bill in a House hearing Tuesday, calling it little more than a “cowardly” attempt to ease restrictions on silencers and armor-piercing bullets being pushed by the gun lobby. Read more»

Rep. Raul Grijalva said that Democrats “have to be prepared to take that risk” to shut down the government in December to force a vote on the DREAM Act. “Unless we get the DREAM Act, then nothing else moves,” he said.

Hispanic House members took a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook Friday, saying they are willing to risk a government shutdown later this year if they cannot get a vote on the DREAM Act. Read more» 1

An existing stretch of border fence wall on the border near Brownsville, Texas. In the past two weeks, two Arizona companies have been awarded contracts by Customs and Border Protection to build prototypes of President Donald Trump’s promised wall for length of the border.

A Sierra Vista company won one of four contracts awarded last week to build prototypes of President Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, the second round of awards in as many weeks. Read more»

House and Senate Democrats gathered to demand a vote on the DREAM Act, just one day after the Trump administration announced that it would phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals over the next six months.

Arizona DREAMers joined other advocates on Capitol Hill Wednesday as Democrats called for a quick vote on a “clean” DREAM Act, which would keep many of the protections that could be lost if DACA is revoked. Read more»

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