State Capitol News
5:03 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Rights Groups Still Trying to Stop SB 1070

Civil rights groups are making a last-ditch effort this afternoon to keep a key provision of the state's immigration law from being enforced as early as next week.

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5:22 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Deportations Are Up, But Is Anyone Applauding?

Since they were deported, 21-year-old Jose Contreras, right, and a 24-year-old man named Alejandro, spend much of their time on the on the banks of the Tijuana trying to figure out how to get back into the U.S.
Adrian Florido

Every year, the Department of Homeland Security releases statistics showing how many deportations its enforcement agencies -– Immigration and Customs, the Border Patrol -- have carried out in the previous year.

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State Capitol News
4:00 am
Thu September 6, 2012

State Can Enforce Status Check Part of SB 1070

Gov. Jan Brewer reacts Wednesday to the refusal of U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton to issue a new injunction against a key provision of SB 1070.
Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

A federal judge gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the state to enforce a key provision of SB 1070. But that is not the last word on whether it is legal.

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State Capitol News
5:28 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Judge Rules SB 1070 Can Move Forward

A federal judge cleared the way today for the state to start enforcing the most sweeping provision of its 2010 immigration law.

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State Capitol News
2:44 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Civil Rights Groups Take SB1070 to Court Again

A federal judge this morning questioned a bid by civil rights groups to get her to again block the state from enforcing a key provision of a 2010 law aimed at illegal immigrants.

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11:15 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Young Immigrants Protest Arizona Governor's Order

Activists gathered at the capitol on Wednesday in protest of Brewer's executive order.
Jude Joffe-Block

Young undocumented immigrants in Arizona who began the day celebrating a new federal policy for deportation relief ended the day protesting.

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State Capitol News
11:07 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Atty: Gov. Brewer May be Acting Illegally by Denying Driver's Licenses

A move by Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver licenses to illegal immigrants in the federal government's deferred action program may not be legal.

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4:58 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Governor Hampers Immigrants Applying for Deferred Prosecution

AZ Governor Jan Brewer
Pete Souza, official White House photographer

Gov. Jan Brewer moved today to block those who take advantage of the Obama administration's deferred prosecution program for illegal immigrants from getting public benefits or even driver licenses.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:18 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Virtual Agent Screens Travelers on the Border

BORDERS/University of Arizona

In Nogales Arizona, the latest news on the US/Mexico border is… robotic.

The National Center for Border Security and Immigration has a new virtual border patrol agent.

Meet the AVATAR, or Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real-Time.

(Sound of AVATAR greeting: "Hello, I am AVATAR")

He’s bilingual, friendly, professional, and a computer.

His face smiles at you from a touch-screen kiosk.

Travelers who frequently cross the border can apply for something called the Trusted Travelers program.

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5:26 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Applications Accepted Wednesday for Deportation Repreive

The United States will begin accepting applications tomorrow for qualifying illegal immigrants to be granted a two year reprieve from deportation.

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