Nearly four years since Arizona passed what was then considered one of the toughest laws dealing with illegal immigration, the state is the first stop of a series of conferences to talk about how schools can help undocumented students.
Border lawmakers are not ready to give up on immigration reform just yet.
WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that she is resigning with confidence from the Obama administration and that her tenure helped the agency prevent terrorist attacks and respond to disasters.
Surrounded by supporters, the "Dream 9" wore their caps and gowns and big smiles - just as they did 17 days before in Nogales, Sonora.
The nine men and women sitting in the Eloy Detention Center knew what they were doing as they approached the Morley Gate in Nogales July 22. They knew they had no way to legally cross and would be detained as part of the asylum request process, that they might be in custody for months before…
PHOENIX - President Obama's decision last year to allow young people living in the U.S. illegally to stay and work marked the biggest shift in immigration policy in decades, hailed as a landmark step toward the American dream for a generation of immigrants.
PHOENIX - A federal judge grilled Gov. Jan Brewer's attorney Friday, suggesting the governor may have no legal excuse for denying driver's licenses to "dreamers" while letting others with virtually the same documentation drive.
PHOENIX - The Arizona Board of Regents will start the process next month to see if there are ways that some illegal-immigrant "Dreamers" can qualify for lower tuition than they now have to pay.
Ann Weaver Hart, president of the University of Arizona
Northern Arizona University president
The presidents of Arizona's three public universities are voicing support for tuition breaks for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children and now are protected from deportation.
PHOENIX - A federal judge has blocked illegal immigrants in the new "deferred action" program from arguing in court that they are being "irreparably harmed" by the refusal of Gov. Jan Brewer to let them have Arizona driver's licenses.
There's no question there's momentum for immigration reform this year.
PHOENIX - An immigration activist who's one of the leaders of the Dream Act movement is joining the staff of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema as a district outreach director.
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Washington Post:
PHOENIX - Saying she wants to clarify what she believes is obvious, a Phoenix lawmaker wants to amend state law to let thousands of illegal immigrants in the president's deferred-action program get Arizona driver's licenses.
La despedida en materia de legislación migratoria de los senadores republicanos salientes Jon Kyl, de Arizona, y Kay Hutchison, de Texas, fue vergonzosa y constituye la respuesta menos indicada y más desafortunada a la votación de los latinos en las recientes elecciones.
PHOENIX - Calling the governor's actions illegal, civil-rights groups filed suit Thursday to overturn an order by Gov. Jan Brewer denying Arizona driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal government's "deferred action" program.
"Our oppressors will not give us our freedom willingly," says Dulce Matuz, president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition.