illegal immigration

Phoenix police have arrested four people for blocking parts of a major downtown road at a protest outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Phoenix.

Police moved the crowd off the street at around 12:30 p.m., but four protesters remained including two who chained themselves to ladders.

Activists cheered as handcuffed protesters were placed into squad cars and then calmly dispersed shortly after.

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Immigration advocates are calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against an Arizona law that denies bail to illegal immigrants. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan Reports, as of now, the law is still on the books.

Appeals Court to Hear Undocumented Immigrant Bail Case

Jan 3, 2014
washingtonpost.com

A federal appeals court has agreed to hear new arguments about whether undocumented immigrants charged with serious crimes can make bail. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

State Lawmaker Wants to Amend Driver's License Law

Jan 11, 2013

A Phoenix lawmaker wants to spell out in statute that those in the president's deferred action program are entitled to state driver licenses.

This year's election changed the debate on immigration reform in Washington, but big hurdles remain to reaching a grand compromise.