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With a makeshift collection of protective gear, immigration attorney Margarita Silva arrives at an Arizona ICE detention facility on March 20 to meet a client.

Nearly a month into a seemingly worldwide shutdown, it may be hard to find an everyday business or public area that has not been closed because of COVID-19. Many companies have allowed their employees to work from home, but businesses deemed essential are still in operation. This includes grocery stores, fuel stations, banks, transportation systems, pharmacies – and most U.S. immigration courts. Read more»

A children’s choir sings on the Senate floor before a proclamation is read on Refugee Lobbying Day, Feb. 10.

The Arizona Senate unanimously passed a pro-refugee resolution expressing gratitude for refugee contributions within the state. It’s waiting on a vote by the House. Read more»

The Nonprofit and Community Organization Panel featured, from left, Lydia Guzman, director for advocacy and civic engagement of Chicanos Por La Causa; Elizabeth Wentz, director of Knowledge Exchange for Resilience at ASU; and Carla Vargas Jasa, president and CEO of Valley of the Sun United Way.

Inaccurate Census figures can lead to a loss of federal funds essential for many communities, and they can result in a state losing seats in Congress. These worries are especially prevalent in Arizona, where there are considerable populations of immigrants and Native Americans. Read more»