immigration

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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Fronteras
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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State Capitol News
9:04 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Opponents Once Again Try to Challenge SB 1070 in Federal Court

Attorneys for the state asked a federal judge late Friday to reject a new bid to block a key provision of SB 1070 from taking effect.

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Fronteras
9:17 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Arpaio Discrimination Trial To Conclude Thursday

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Gage Skidmore

A class action lawsuit that goes to trial in Phoenix on July 19 will bring more attention to the tactics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The Arizona sheriff has been vocal that cracking down on illegal immigrants is among his top priorities. Plaintiffs claim Arpaio and his deputies discriminate against Latinos.

Every Latino motorist who has been stopped by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office since 2007 or will be stopped in the future is included in the class action suit.

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Fronteras
10:14 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Plaintiffs Rest in Arpaio Discrimination Suit

Lawyers for Sheriff Joe Arpaio are making their case in Federal court today that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office does not discriminate against Latinos.  

After more than four days of testimony, attorneys for the plaintiffs accusing Sheriff Arpaio of racial profiling rested their case Tuesday. Cecilia Wang of the ACLU said even though Sheriff officers testified they did not engage in the practice, their other statements revealed problems at the department. 

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Fronteras
12:15 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Undocumented Immigrants Launch Bus Tour

Activists paint the vintage bus they plan to drive across the South to protest deportations.
Jude Joffe-Block

A group of undocumented immigrants is launching a national bus tour from Arizona this week to promote immigrant rights and protest deportations. The riders are planning stops in Southern states that have passed restrictive immigration laws.

The bus tour's slogan is 'No Papers, No Fear.' The riders ultimately plan to arrive in North Carolina by the end of next month, in time for the Democratic National Convention.

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Fronteras
11:33 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Tactics Go On Trial

Maricopa County, AZ, Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Courtesy of NPR

A class action lawsuit that goes to trial in Phoenix today will bring more attention to the tactics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The Arizona sheriff has been vocal that cracking down on illegal immigrants is among his top priorities. Plaintiffs claim Arpaio and his deputies discriminate against Latinos.

Every Latino motorist who has been stopped by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office since 2007 or will be stopped in the future is included in the class action suit.

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State Capitol News
5:18 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Attorneys Warn of Risks from President's Dream Program

Attorneys are warning today of the risks that may face those who apply for program announced last month by the president to allow some in this country illegally to remain. 

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Fronteras
9:23 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Legal Battles Continue Over SB 1070-type Laws

In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law, the legal battles continue in the five other states that passed similar laws. Georgia and Alabama's immigration enforcement laws are back before a federal appeals court.

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9:01 am
Fri July 6, 2012

California Senate Passes TRUST Act

  

The California Senate approved a bill Wednesday that aims to clear local jails of non-criminal undocumented immigrants and restore immigrants’ trust in local law enforcement.

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