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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»

AG Brnovich wants to cancel Biden’s 100-day pause on deportations

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked DHS to comply with the “Sanctuary for Americans First Enactment (SAFE) Agreement", signed in the final days of the Trump administration. The agreement was seen as a last-ditch effort by the Trump administration to sabotage any immediate changes President Joe Biden made on immigration. ... 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»

Community groups launch COVID relief fund for undocumented families

When Gov. Doug Ducey was asked during an April 2 town hall event what message he had for the state’s undocumented community, who are left without access to state and federal economic relief programs to assist people during the COVID-19 crisis, the Republican leader provided no comfort or reassurance.... Read more»

School resource officers called a key safety tool, but critics fear discrimination

In the nationwide, student-led push for changes to gun policy change after a school shooting Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida, Toves and other school resource officers have come into the public spotlight. While Democrats have emphasized gun control measures to improve school safety, Republicans, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, have pushed for more security, including funding for law enforcement officers on campus.... Read more»

'Anchor babies' weigh in on birthright citizenship debate

While more Republican presidential candidates are using “anchor baby” to talk about birthright citizenship, Americans at the center of the debate question the controversial term. "Even the notion of anchor baby is ridiculous," said Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez, an ASU professor. "People have been anchoring on both sides of the border for generations."... Read more»1