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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»

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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»

Report: Census undercount may have missed 1.6 million in U.S., 48,000 in Arizona

The 2020 Census - particularly challenging with the COVID-19 pandemic and a heated political climate - may have missed more than 1.6 million Americans, about 48,000 of them in Arizona, with the undercount disproportionately falling on minority groups.... Read more»

Neither side thrilled with immigration reforms in Build Back Better bill

Buried in the $1.9 trillion Build Back Better Plan is $100 billion for immigration reform, money that critics say has no business being in the bill and that migration advocates say does not go nearly far enough. ... Read more»

COVID vaccination added to requirements for immigrants seeking permanent residency

Immigrants to the U.S. seeking permanent residency are now are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policy update that took effect Friday. ... Read more»

Arizona groups demand Mark Kelly 'not hide' behind parliamentarian opinion on citizenship

Members of the We Are Home coalition gathered near U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly’s office in central Phoenix Monday to urge the senator to find “whatever means” to pass a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants following a Sunday parliamentarian setback.... Read more»

DACA recipients’ future uncertain – again – after latest court ruling

A federal judge’s ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful - the latest in a string of reversals and renewals - should have no practical impact on more than 600,000 covered immigrants for now, but it is sure to have an emotional impact.... Read more»

A Texas judge blocked DACA protections, ramping up pressure for congressional action

A Texas judge on Friday blocked the federal government from granting temporary work permits and deferral from deportation to first-time applicants to the Deferred Action from Childhood Arrivals program. ... Read more»

Obscure law denies Dreamers congressional jobs

A little-known law – specifically section 704 of Title VII of Division E of the federal budget –prohibits undocumented residents of the U.S. from holding a federal job, which includes paid internships and jobs on Capitol Hill, something the American Dream Employment Act seeks to change.... Read more»

Arizona voters will have opportunity to repeal in-state tuition ban for undocumented students

With a bipartisan vote, the Arizona House of Representatives passed a measure in favor of Senate Concurrent Resolution 1044, which will give voters next year an opportunity to repeal parts of a 2006 ban on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students.... Read more»

Az Republicans revive measure to repeal in-state tuition ban for undocumented immigrants

Republican Reps. Michelle Udall and Joel John brought back a measure on the House floor on Wednesday that would give voters an opportunity to a repeal an Arizona law prohibiting in-state tuition benefits for undocumented immigrants. ... Read more»

A place at the table: Latinas in Arizona strive for representation in politics

Latinos are a growing force in the nation’s political landscape, even as they lag in election to public office in Arizona and elsewhere. Hispanics account for the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority and more than half of the total U.S. population growth since 2010, with most of the increases in the Southwest. Hispanics make up nearly one-third of Arizona’s 7.3 million residents, although their last statewide representative was Raúl Castro, who was elected governor in 1974. That 46-year drought ended Jan. 4, when Anna Tovar and Lea Márquez Peterson were sworn in as Arizona Corporation Commissioners – Márquez Peterson as the chair – and became the first Latinas elected to statewide office in Arizona. ... Read more»

House OKs bills easing path to citizenship for undocumented residents

The House passed a pair of bills Thursday that would provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers and legal status to undocumented farm workers, potentially affecting millions in the U.S. and tens of thousands in Arizona.... Read more»

Bipartisan Senate coalition approves ballot measure to let dreamers pay in-state tuition

The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition and receive financial aid from Arizona universities if voters approve the change. The proposal aims to repeal parts of a 2006 voter-approved law that bars some immigrants from accessing public benefits.... Read more»

Dreamers in Arizona have mixed feelings about Biden’s immigration plan

President Joe Biden's plan to reform the U.S. immigration system includes preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and outlines a path to permanent residence and citizenship for its recipients, but some immigrants remain skeptical about the future.... Read more»

Immigration advocates hail order reinstating DACA; DHS promises appeal

The Trump administration said Monday it will abide by a court order – for now – to start accepting new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications, a move that could affect an estimated 682,000 undocumented immigrants.... Read more»

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