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Immigration protections in Biden’s social policy bill face a new test in the Senate

Nearly 100 House Democrats are pushing the Senate to expand immigration protections in President Joe Biden’s massive social spending and climate bill, and advocates say that it may be a last opportunity for years to advance any reform. ... Read more»

Immigration advocates shave heads to protest failure to pass citizenship for dreamers

60 immigrant leaders and advocates shaved their heads in line with a historical tradition of Korean people to show their commitment to pushing for a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants as attempt, as plans that would do that stall in the Senate. ... Read more»

Poll finds broad support in Arizona for a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants

Arizona voters overwhelmingly support a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who meet the conditions for “earned citizenship” - undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, farmworkers, essential workers and those with Temporary Protected Status.... Read more»

Immigration reform blocked from reconciliation bill in Congress, but Democrats vow to try again

The U.S. Senate parliamentarian has turned down a plan to include a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented people in the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, a blow for Democrats and immigration advocacy groups when the decision was disclosed late Sunday. ... Read more»

Community groups tell Fann to stop election 'audit', focus on struggling Arizonans

Two community groups and Democratic lawmakers asked Senate President Karen Fann to stop the controversial election audit and focus instead on hearing from families struggling to recover economically from the pandemic as lawmakers hammer out a budget.... Read more»

Bill would require people, groups registering voters to register with elections officials

House Bill 2373 would require every person and group that registers people to vote to get a unique identifier number from the county recorder if they submit more than 25 voter registration forms in a calendar year and then place their unique identification numbers on every voter registration form they submit. ... Read more»

Arizona leads nation in proposals to suppress votes, groups say

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, Arizona leads the nation in “proposed voter suppression legislation in 2021.” Arizona community organizations and voting rights groups have identified approximately 40 bills introduced by Republican lawmakers that would make it harder for voters to cast their ballot.... 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»

As COVID death toll nears 200K, Az groups point to GOP’s 'lack of leadership'

The chair of the Greater Phoenix chapter of Progressive Democrats of America said the death toll of COVID-19 could've been prevented by President Donald Trump and Gov. Doug Ducey, both Republicans.... Read more»

Phoenix police 'wrongly arrested' protesters, who could now be deported

Four people could face deportation proceedings after Phoenix police arrested them during a Saturday night rally to protest the death of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement, according to advocacy groups.... Read more»