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Court halts Trump plan to exclude undocumented migrants from census

A federal court Thursday blocked President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census, calling the order a clear violation of the law would cause lasting damage.... Read more»

Hundreds join 'COVID safe' protest caravan outside Eloy immigration detention center

More than 100 cars and trucks circled for hours Friday, carrying honking and cheering protesters, outside of a private immigration detention center in Eloy, demanding that ICE release hundreds of migrants before they contract COVID-19. ... Read more»

Plan to equip all DPS officers with body cameras has some public advocates skeptical

Gov. Doug Ducey’s fiscal 2021 budget proposes spending about $5 million to provide body cameras to all sworn personnel in the Arizona Department of Public Safety, but some critics of police use of deadly force worry the cameras will be used to protect officers more than the public. ... Read more»

ACLU: Phx cops wrongfully used tear gas, pepper bullets vs. anti-Trump protesters

A year after Phoenix police fired tear gas and pepper-spray bullets at a crowd protesting President Donald Trump, the ACLU, two advocacy groups and several protesters have filed a lawsuit claiming police used excessive force and repressed free speech.... Read more»

Latino activists aim to register 75k new voters in Arizona

Community advocacy groups like Arizona Advocacy Network, Mi Familia Vota and Puente decided to work together to make sure eligible minorities were registering to vote — and actually making it to the polls. They called the new coalition One Arizona. ... Read more»1

'Killing us at border' — Trump doubles down in Phx stump speech

"I respect Mexico as a country but the problem we have is their leaders are much smarter more cunning than our leaders," Donald Trump told a fervent crowd of about 4,000 at the Phoenix Convention Center. "And they're killing us at the border." Trump later claimed that some 15,000 attended — 3-4 times the capacity of the room.... Read more»6