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KNAU and Arizona News
7:29 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Arpaio Testifies In Racial-Profiling Case

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

  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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:32 am
Wed January 28, 2015

NAU English Professor Monica Brown Weighs In On The Power Of Dehumanizing Language

NAU English professor Monica Brown
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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.

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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.
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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

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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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