State Capitol News
8:54 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Lawmakers to Use Tax Dollars to Fight SB 1070 E-mail Subpoenas

Former state Sen. Russell Pearce
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

Republican legislative leaders are moving to use tax dollars to fight subpoenas of e-mails of current and former lawmakers. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
11:28 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Court on Track to Toss Brewer License Denial for DREAMers

Credit Politico

A federal appeals court may be poised to void a decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver's licenses to "DREAMers'' the Obama administration has allowed to stay and work in this country. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:10 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Feds Announce New Immigration Waiver Program

Federal authorities have announced a new policy to help some families stay together during the immigration process. The change is likely to have an impact on tens of thousands of families.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:20 am
Mon December 10, 2012

AZ Delegation May Be Key to Immigration Debate in Congress

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

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State Capitol News
9:56 am
Fri November 30, 2012

AZ's Denial of Driver's Licenses for Immigrants Goes to Court

Alessandra Soler, Exec. Dir., ACLU Arizona, explains a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging Gov Brewer's order denying state driver licenses to thousands of illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal ``deferred action'' program.
Credit Howard Fischer / Capital Media Services

The outcome of a lawsuit over whether certain illegal immigrants get state driver licenses is going to come down to a simple question: Are they authorized to be here. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:42 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

AZ Senator Introduces Revised Dream Act

Arizona's two Republican senators are moving forward with their own effort to allow the children of undocumented immigrants to gain permanent residency in the U-S.

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State Capitol News
4:23 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Law Denying Bail to Undocumented Immigrants Goes to Fed Court

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Friday on whether state voters stepped over the line by denying bail to illegal immigrants charged with certain crimes.

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State Capitol News
4:44 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

SB 1070 Faces Another Court Challenge Next Week

The state heads back to court this coming week over SB 1070, this time to defend a provision aimed at day laborers.

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State Capitol News
3:22 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Controversial Provision in SB1070 is Now in Effect

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton formally dissolved the injunction she issued two years ago against the provision of SB 1070 that requires police to question those they have stopped about their immigration status if there is reason to believe they are in this country illegally.

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State Capitol News
3:43 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

State's Attorneys Respond on SB 1070 Suit

Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer told a federal judge today she should reject a bid to keep a controversial section of SB 1070 from being enforced for at least for a little while longer.

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