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In lieu of path to citizenship, advocates cheer immigration reforms in spending bill

While a pathway to citizenship was nixed in the most recent version of the Build Back Better Act, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and immigration advocates still welcome the protections from deportation expected to impact about 6.5 million undocumented immigrants. ... 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»

Haitian migrants at the border: An asylum law scholar explains how US skirts its legal and moral duties

The Conversation asked Karen Musalo, an expert on refugee law and policy, to unpack what went on at the U.S. border and whether the Biden administration is shirking its moral and legal obligations in deporting the Haitian migrants.... Read more»

More Central American children could rejoin parents in U.S.

Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied migrant children have been placed with sponsors across the country this year. Now, thousands more could arrive under a new federal program aimed at providing a path for children left behind in Central America to join immigrant parents.... 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»

U.S. extends temporary protection status for Somali immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security has extended temporary protections for Somali migrants, allowing them to apply for Temporary Protected Status through March 2023, a help for the 972 Somali refugees who settled in Arizona between 2016 and 2021.... Read more»

After judge blocks DACA, advocates call on Senate to pass American Dream and Promise Act

After federal judge's blocked new DACA applications, advocates are demanding Congress pass bills to grant work permits and protect more than 644,000 people from deportation — including about 35,000 in Arizona alone. ... Read more»

DACA recipients, families & advocates will push for permanent immigration status

Immigrant rights groups gathered to remember the nearly two decades that advocates have pushed for meaningful immigration reform and to mobilize support for two congressional proposals: the Farm Workforce Modernization Act and the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.... Read more»

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»

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House. Passing the DREAM Act became harder this week as Republicans ramped up their anti-immigration messaging amid a surge of migrant children crossing the border.... Read more»

Biden opened temporary legal status to thousands of immigrants. Here's how they could end up trapped.

Thousands of Venezuelan and Burmese immigrants just got to apply for temporary protected status. But as congressional Democrats work on a path to citizenship for immigrants who’ve had the status for decades, new grantees could be left out. ... Read more»

Supreme Court upholds DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Trump administration violated the law when it ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that give work permits to about 644,000 people and protects them from deportation—including about 35,000 people in Arizona alone. ... Read more»1

Democrats unveil bill to give DACA, TPS recipients path to citizenship

House Democrats unveiled legislation Tuesday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 2 million immigrants protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, Temporary Protected Status and other programs.... Read more»