immigration

KNAU and Arizona News
5:48 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

US Supreme Court Gave SB 1070 Supporters Reason to Hope

The US Supreme Court gave state officials some reason to believe that part of its immigration law might actually be upheld as legal. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:06 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Supreme Court Hears AZ Anti-Immigration Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.

Liberal and conservative justices reacted skeptically to the Obama administration's argument that the state exceeded its authority when it made the records check, and another provision allowing suspected illegal immigrants to be arrested without a warrant, part of Arizona law aimed at driving illegal immigrants elsewhere.

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Fronteras
4:00 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Immigrants Find Loopholes In Arizona Self-Deportation Laws

Senate Bill 1070 may be Arizona’s most famous self-deportation bill, but it was not the first. Long before legislators came up with a law that would make it difficult to live in Arizona, they passed a law that made it difficult to work in Arizona. This was the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:00 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

US Senate Holds Hearing on AZ Immigration Law

The Senate Judiciary subcommittee took a closer look at Arizona's SB 1070. The law is designed to give police more power to detain and arrest those not in thge country legally. Schumer contends -- as does the Department of Justice -- that states can enforce immigration laws only with federal permission.

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Fronteras
4:00 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

After SB 1070, Some Migrants In Arizona Self-Deport

Alison Gamez says she will leave Arizona because of the state's immigration laws. Her husband came to the country illegally, but he has since received permission to work in the US.
Peter O'Dowd KJZZ

 A federal judge stopped the most controversial parts of Arizona's 2010 immigration law from going into effect. But supporters say that hasn't prevented the law from achieving one of its stated goals: Thousands of people who were living in Arizona illegally have left.

Jossie is one of them.

"A lot of time when the police was driving behind me, start shaking my body, stop breathing," says the mother of two teenagers, who now lives in Albuquerque, N.M.

Jossie is still afraid of getting deported, so we agreed not to use her last name.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Report: Net Mexican Migration To The U.S. Falls To Zero

A new Pew Hispanic Center study finds that net migration to the U.S. from Mexico declined to zero between 2005 and 2010.

About 1.4 million Mexican immigrants arrived in the U.S during that time. But just as many Mexicans returned to Mexico -- possibly more, the study found.

Researchers at the center analyzed data from multiple Mexican and U.S. government sources, including their censuses.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:30 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

US Supreme Court to Hear AZ Immigration Law

     PHOENIX (AP) _ The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on
Arizona's immigration enforcement law on April 25, in the last such
hearing of the high court's current term.
     The court will review a federal appeals court decision that
upheld a judge's ruling blocking key provisions of the Arizona law.
     One of those provisions requires that police, while enforcing
other laws, question a person's immigration status if officers have
reasonable suspicion the person is in the country illegally.

Fronteras
3:11 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

White House Immigration Proposal Could Help Thousands

This is what Enrique thought when he first noticed Ramona, a pretty brunette from Mexico, "It was as if I had seen the most beautiful girl in the whole world standing in front of me, and from then on we've been together.

"Its been about 10 years," says Ramona. "And it still feels like the first day."

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Fronteras
8:53 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Homeland Security Strips Arpaio of Immigration Powers

Joe Arpaio
Photo courtesy Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

The Department of Justice’s report alleging civil rights abuses in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office had immediate repercussions. Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security, announced that her department had severed its cooperative agreements with the sheriff’s office. The decision strips Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the ability to enforce federal immigration laws.

 

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Developing
11:32 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Arizona's Attorney General says state has good case

Attorney General Tom Horne says he believes Arizona has a good case when the U.S Supreme Court hears arguments in late April, on the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration law, known as 1070.

The Supreme Court hearing comes at the request of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  It follows a decision by the 9thU-S Circuit Court of Appeals upholding an injunction against key sections of the law.  Among those sections is a requirement that police, while enforcing other laws, check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally.

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