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Sarah Smallhouse and Si Schorr: Why the Arizona Legislature is a hothouse for odd laws

Sarah Smallhouse and Si Schorr: Why the Arizona Legislature is a hothouse for odd laws

Inquiring national minds ask: What accounts for the “super weirdness” in Arizona (Gail Collins, The New York Times, Feb. 26) and “What’s the deal with Arizona?” (Aaron Blake, Washington Post, Feb. 26).

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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What 6,400 readers told us about the Star

Thank you to the nearly 6,400 readers who accepted our invitation to tell us what you expect from the Arizona Daily Star’s Sunday print edition.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Enforce SB 1070 in reasonable, legal, proportional fashion

A lengthy Star investigation published last week revealed the highly disparate approach Arizona law enforcement agencies take to enforcing state immigration law SB 1070.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Maurice "Mo" Goldman: Is Immigration Reform Still Possible in 2013?

Maurice "Mo" Goldman: Is Immigration Reform Still Possible in 2013?

Immigration reform efforts are reaching a critical time as we near the end of 2013 and with the turn of the calendar a congressional midterm election year is looming.

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Crowd gathers in Phoenix to protest deportations

PHOENIX — Protesting immigration activists danced and chanted Monday outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix, calling on President Obama to end all deportations.

October 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Report: 32 felons among those released from immigration detention facilities

A detainee who had a felony second degree robbery and countless convictions for prostitution and solicitation for lewd conduct was among more than 300 people Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Phoenix released in February as part of a nationwide operation to save money.

May 16, 2013 3:47 pmLoading…

Senate Gang of 8 close on immigration deal

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators neared agreement on a comprehensive immigration bill that would put illegal immigrants on a 13-year path to citizenship, officials with outside groups keeping up with the talks said Thursday.

March 21, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Day labor provision in Arizona's SB 1070 unconstitutional, appeals court rules

PHOENIX — A part of Arizona's 2010 immigration law aimed at day laborers and those who hire them is unconstitutional and unenforceable, a federal appeals court ruled today.

March 04, 2013 11:44 amLoading…

Senators reach agreement on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.

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Brewer sued over driver’s license policy for immigrants

Brewer sued over driver’s license policy for immigrants

PHOENIX — Immigrant rights advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks to overturn Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under a new Obama administration policy.

November 29, 2012 11:00 amLoading…

Court rejects ACLU effort to block Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court Tuesday spurned a request by civil rights groups for a new injunction to once again block Arizona's 2010 immigration law.

September 25, 2012 4:24 pmLoading…

Judge questions whether she can block SB 1070 provision

PHOENIX — A federal judge questioned this morning whether she has the right to once again block the state from enforcing the most controversial provision of its 2010 law aimed at illegal immigrants.

August 21, 2012 11:59 amLoading…

Brewer defends order on illegal immigrants

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday the federal government and parents of young illegal immigrants are at fault, as she defended her order denying driver’s licenses and other public benefits to those who get work authorizations under a new Obama administration policy.

August 21, 2012 11:31 amLoading…

Judge to hear arguments over Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX — A judge will hear arguments this morning over a request by opponents of Arizona’s immigration law that would thwart a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the statute’s most contentious section.

August 21, 2012 9:25 amLoading…

Napolitano defends Obama's immigration policy

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is defending President Barack Obama's decision to stop deporting many illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and let them apply for work permits.

July 19, 2012 8:51 amLoading…

Ariz. police agencies lose federal immigration arrest authority

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has stripped seven Arizona police agencies of their special powers to make federal immigration arrests.

June 25, 2012 5:35 pmLoading…

Feds' move weakens Arizona’s ability to enforce remaining SB 1070 provision

Homeland Security will not send its officers to pick up suspected illegal immigrants snared by local police in Arizona unless the person meets the agency’s priority criteria.

June 25, 2012 12:43 pmLoading…

Obama to Hispanics on immigrants: I see my kids

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — President Obama, in a strikingly personal appeal, renewed his call for an overhaul of America’s immigration laws before a supportive Latino audience Friday. He portrayed rival Mitt Romney as an obstacle to measures that would give young illegal immigrants a path to c…

June 22, 2012 3:31 pmLoading…

Hearing on Arizona immigration law set

PHOENIX — A judge presiding over challenges to Arizona’s immigration enforcement law will hear arguments Monday over a request by the law’s opponents for class-action status in their lawsuit that seeks to overturn the law.

June 01, 2012 9:16 amLoading…

NH resolution supports Arizona’s immigration law

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Senate has passed a resolution in support of the tough Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of people they want to stop for any reason.

May 09, 2012 10:13 amLoading…

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