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Protesters stand in front of Tucson police headquarters during a 2014 protest over the SB 1070-related arrest of an immigrant in the country illegally.

Advocates and Arizona officials have agreed to restrict the remaining parts of Arizona's controversial anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070, ending a lawsuit that began in 2010. Police officers cannot prolong a stop solely to conduct immigration checks and cannot use race or ethnicity as a basis to suspect that someone is in the country without authorization. Read more» 1

Protesters stand in front of Tucson police headquarters during a 2014 protest over the SB 1070-related arrest of an immigrant in the country illegally.

After reviewing more than a year's worth of Tucson police records, the ACLU said that officers were prolonging traffic stops to investigate drivers' immigration status by holding them until Border Patrol agents arrive, violating the civil rights of immigrants and the department's own policies. Read more» 1

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz rally in Texas prior to the 2016 Texas primary.

As the presidential race again turns West, Ted Cruz is zeroing in on what has become the defining issue of the Republican nominating process: illegal immigration. On Friday, that renewed focus brought the U.S. senator from Texas to Arizona. Read more»

Thousands of marchers protested Arizona's then-new immigration law in Tucson on May Day in 2010.

A federal judge upheld the "papers, please" provision of Arizona's controversial immigration law, rejecting claims that it discriminates against Hispanics. But Judge Susan Bolton issued a permanent injunction blocking part of the law that barred stopping a vehicle to hire day laborers. Read more»

It’s not every day someone looks forward to going to MVD, but Monday was different for many Arizonans. That’s because Arizona Dreamers qualifying under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for the first time could apply for an Arizona driver’s license at the Motor Vehicles Division. Read more» 2

A Motor Vehicle Division office in Tucson.

For Erick Lizarraga, 18, getting a driver's license means a little more freedom and a little less fear. Until last week, he was one of 22,000 "Dreamers" in Arizona, granted a work permit under President Obama's 2012 decision to grant deferrals to young people, but unable to legally drive in the state. Read more»

Advocates fielded calls in Washington, D.C., from voters around the country on Election Day in an effort to make sure minority voters knew where and how to vote and to head off any problems with voters being turned away.

Latino voters went to the polls Tuesday focused on immigration reform and jobs, according to a pre-Election Day poll of Latino voters across the nation and in 10 key states – including Arizona. Read more»

The Supreme Court will hear at least two cases from Arizona in its next term, and could take up more. Experts say that level of activity before the court is unusual for state Arizona’s size.

The Supreme Court term begins Monday and, as in recent years, Arizona will be arguing cases before the justices in this term. Two Arizona cases have already been accepted by the court for argument and several others are in the pipeline, a level of activity unusual for a state Arizona's size. Read more»

Victoria Lopez, policy and advocacy director for the ACLU of Arizona, said a federal lawsuit challenging SB 1070's 'show your papers' provision is a way to show that the provision has caused harm to at least one person.

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of SB 1070's requirement that law officers to determine whether someone is in the country illegally if they have reason to suspect it. The case involves a woman detained after a traffic stop in Pinal County. Read more»

Marco Galdino leads protestors in chants against the enforcement of Arizona's anti-immigration law in front of Tucson Police headquarters on Monday.

Sunday's arrest of an illegal immigrant rekindled frustration over the enforcement of Arizona's SB1070. While protestors argued that Tucson police don't use discretion in calls to Border Patrol, the police chief said TPD calls half as often as it could. Read more» 6

President Obama has been very vocal about immigration reform for the last ... six years Read more»

After a raucous call to the audience, the Tucson City Council agreed unanimously Tuesday to urge President Obama to use administrative action to stop the deportation of immigrants without serious criminal histories. Read more» 1

The ACLU has filed a second claim against the Tucson Police Department over enforcement of SB 1070. At issue is whether police officers had a reasonable suspicion to call for an immigration check on Jesus Reyes Sepulveda during a traffic stop in January 2014. Read more»

In the wake of a settlement agreement between South Tucson and the ACLU, the Tucson Police Department will establish a database to track calls to immigration authorities required by Arizona's SB 1070. Read more» 1

South Tucson officials signed a comprehensive agreement Monday, revamping the city's policies on enforcing SB 1070, closing a racial profiling complaint filed last year by the ACLU on behalf of stopped by police. Read more»

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