immigration

KNAU and Arizona News
2:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Pres. Obama to Announce Executive Action on Immigration, Raising the Ire of Republicans

The U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. is on the left side of the photo.
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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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:02 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Supreme Court Invalidates Arizona Law Denying Bail to Undocumented Immigrants

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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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Phoenix Receives Federal Money to Assist Undocumented Children

The wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Credit Getty

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.

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State Capitol News
5:01 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Obama Administration Takes Arizona’s Dreamer License Ban to Court

Credit Cheryl Evans/The Republic

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.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Gov. Brewer Asks Court to Block Dreamer Licenses

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Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer want federal appellate judges to reject a plea to force her to start issuing licenses right now to dreamers. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Huppenthal Asking for $1 Million to Handle Migrant Influx in Arizona Schools

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.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

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.

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State Capitol News
3:30 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Dreamers Challenge Driver’s License Denial Amid Legal Challenge

DACA applicants wait in line in Los Angeles to avoid deportation.
Credit Nick Ut/AP

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.

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State Capitol News
3:31 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Arizona Has Highest Percentage of DACA Applicants

A New York DACA signup event
Credit Melanie Reyes/The New York Immigration Coalition

A new report today shows a higher percentage of eligible Arizonans have applied for deferred action than any other state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Immigrant Influx Draws Media Criticism from Gov. Brewer

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Sonora Gov. Guillermo Padres answer questions last week about the flood of immigrants across the border following the meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The way Gov. Jan Brewer sees it, the media should be doing more to press the Obama administration for answers about the flood of immigrants across the border. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:31 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Sonora, Mexico Governor Says No To Migrant Blockade

Migrants on a northbound train in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Credit Associated Press

The governor of Sonora said his government has no plans to try to block the thousands of Central Americans who make their way through his country from trying to reach the United States. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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