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Az immigration groups call for end to deportations & shut down of ICE detention sites

A gathering organized by the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, Poder Latinx, Arizona Jews for Justice and United We Dream was part of a national day of action Thursday where immigration advocacy groups called for an end to deportations and for closure to all immigration detention centers. ... Read more»

Not enough: Workers rally in Phoenix, U.S. for $15 minimum wage, end of tipping

Activists around the country rallied in support of the Raise the Wage Act – a provision that would eventually raise the federally required minimum wage to $15 an hour – included in President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. More than 1.6 million workers, mainly in the restaurant industry, are paid a minimum wage in the U.S. as low as $7.25 on the federal level and, more recently in Arizona, $12.15 an hour.... Read more»

Biden’s first day brings immigration reforms, but AZ leaders push for more

The first hours of the Biden administration included a sweeping immigration plan that still must pass Congress, including a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. Immigrant leaders in Arizona said they are optimistic, but will continue to push Biden to implement immediate meaningful changes.... Read more»