immigration

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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State Capitol News
9:25 am
Mon June 16, 2014

State Legislator Pushes Plan on Out-of-State Migrants

Sen. Kelli Ward speaks during a committee meeting earlier this year.
Credit Cheryl Evans/The Republic

A state lawmaker has come up with her own plan to deal with migrants being shipped here from Texas. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:52 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Homeland Security Head Defends the Department’s Child Welfare Policies

Credit Department of Homeland Security

The head of Homeland Security denied Thursday that what his agency is doing with children flooding into this country illegally is only encouraging more to come. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:01 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Immigrant Rights Groups Allege Child Abuse by Customs and Border Protection

The wall along the Arizona-Mexico border.
Credit Getty

Immigrant rights groups filed a complaint today alleging what they called systemic abuse of children who are picked up by Customs and Border Protection. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:27 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Maricopa Prosecutor Says ICE May Be Violating Child Abuse Laws

Credit tucsonsentinel.com

Maricopa County’s top prosecutor is warning immigration officials they may be violating child abuse laws. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:18 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Judge Allows State to Block In-State Tuition for DREAMers

The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund at a 2010 press conference in Phoenix.
Credit AP/Elliot Spagat

A judge has given Gov. Jan Brewer the go-ahead to try to block policies that allow DREAMers to pay lower tuition at community colleges. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:29 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Lawsuit Seeks to Prevent In-State Tuition for DACA Participants

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit azfamily.com

An assistant attorney general told a judge today that Gov. Jan Brewer is entitled to go to court to enforce pretty much any state law she wants, even those that don’t involve state government. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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2:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Flagstaff Group to Protest Immigrant Deportation Milestone

The wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Credit vassar.edu

A Flagstaff group will protest what they say is the 2 millionth immigrant deportation under the Obama Administration. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the rally is part of a nationwide day of action.

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State Capitol News
8:28 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Appeals Court Mulls Constitutionality of Arizona Bail Ban

The Arizona-Mexico border
Credit Photo by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, nationalgeographic.com

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to void a state constitutional provision denying bail to some people awaiting trial who are in this country illegally. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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