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What’s likely to happen to Arizona’s proof of citizenship law

Though the Supreme Court ruled in 2013 Arizona’s requirement of proof of citizenship for people registering to vote in state elections was not permissible in federal elections, Republican state officials have tried again, hoping for different results.... Read more»

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Arizona sued for demanding proof of citizenship from voters

Mi Familia Vota, a national voting rights group, sued sued Arizona on Thursday to block a new law - passed the Republican-controlled Legislature down party lines - requiring individuals to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. ... Read more»

Arizona could force U.S. Supreme Court to again consider proof of citizenship for voting

A GOP-sponsored bill signed into law Wednesday in Arizona by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey requires documentary proof of citizenship to register to vote, a mandate that the U.S. Supreme Court has said is unconstitutional.... Read more»

Arizona advocate pushes for voting and immigration reform

Immigrants and their advocates with United We Dream put up a banner outside the White House Wednesday highlighting President Joe Biden’s continued deportations and expulsion of asylum seekers while pushing Arizona’s representatives to pass a pathway to citizenship.... Read more»

In challenge to legal precedent, Arizona Republicans move to add ID check in federal elections

An Arizona House committee voted Wednesday to advance an election reform bill that would request a change to the federal elections voting form with an ID verification requirement - despite a previous court ruling that such a change violates federal law.... Read more»

Arizona GOP pushes bills to require voters prove citizenship

The Republican-controlled Arizona House voted Monday to amend and advance election reform bills that would require voters to furnish proof of citizenship upon registration and prohibit election officials from being on hand counting teams. ... 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»

Business executives: Path to citizenship a tool to combat labor shortages

Time is running out for Senate Democrats to deliver millions of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship that their families nationwide have been clamoring for years, and business leaders in Arizona are emphasizing the economic benefits of a path to legalization. ... Read more»

Citizenship applications backlog doubles from 2015 to 2020

The backlog of applications for eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens more than doubled between 2015 and 2020, according to a report from a Government Accountability Office that portrays U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as a strained and inefficient agency.... 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»

Arizona Dems, youth call for historic pathway to citizenship package

Democratic elected officials from the Arizona legislature, the City of Phoenix and the Tempe Union High School district are urging President Joe Biden and Congressional leaders to pass legislation to secure a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented residents. ... 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»

FactCheck: Rudy Giuliani’s bogus election fraud claims

A New York court suspended former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s law license in that state for making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about the 2020 presidential election results to the courts and the public at large, while serving as former President Donald Trump’s lawyer.... Read more»

Do voting laws protect or restrict access? House echoes Arizona debate

Democratic and Republican members of the House Administration Committee stuck largely to their talking points during a hearing on the effect that voter ID laws, proof-of-citizenship requirements and lack of language assistance have on elections, with one side saying the changes protect and the other side saying they restrict voting.... Read more»

Ducey: Arizona didn’t underperform in 2020 Census

Arizona performed well in the 2020 Census, despite a lower-than-expected population figure that cost the state a projected 10th congressional district and potentially hundreds of millions in federal funding over the next decade, Gov. Doug Ducey told reporters on Thursday.... Read more»1

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»

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