Sheriff Joe Arpaio has completed his first day of testimony in a hearing to decide whether he should be held in contempt of court for violating orders to stop his immigration patrols.
Arpaio testified for about an hour before the hearing finished for the day. He is expected to be back on the stand Thursday.
The normally defiant and tough-talking sheriff was more mild-mannered and meek than usual as he fielded questions about his immigration efforts. He frequently said "I don't recall" in response to questions.
Language is powerful. Monica Brown knows that. She's an English professor at Northern Arizona University, a children's author and a Latina. Until last week, Brown had never heard the term "a deportable" used to describe an immigrant to the U.S., and it left her with an uneasy feeling. In this commentary, Brown says there's a ripple effect of negativity when we use language that dehumanizes people.
Tonight President Obama will address the American people to outline his executive order overhauling U.S. immigration policy. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s being opposed by nearly all congressional Republicans.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block a lower court ruling overturning an Arizona law that denies bail to undocumented immigrants who are charged with crimes. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the decision will likely result in numerous bail hearings in the state.
Phoenix is one of nine cities chosen to receive federal funds to provide legal aid for undocumented children who cross illegally into the U.S. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the money will help children seeking asylum from violence in some Central American countries.
Lawyers for the Obama administration told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the state’s policy of refusing to give driver’s licenses to dreamers is illegal. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.
State School Superintendent John Huppenthal said Wednesday Arizona schools already are feeling effects from unaccompanied minors crossing into this country illegally and warned of dire impacts if the Obama administration enacts some type of amnesty.
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The state’s top education official warned that Arizona schools could be inundated with immigrant children if President Obama enacts an amnesty plan. As Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, John Huppenthal is asking the federal government for $1 million to handle the influx.
Attorneys for dreamers are asking a federal appeals court to make good on its ruling that their clients are entitled to driver’s licenses while they challenge Jan Brewer’s interpretation of state law. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.