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Immigration Reform

Esther Cepeda: Obama strings Hispanics along on immigration

Last week’s award for truer words were never spoken goes to David Martin, who served as deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security in the first two years of the Obama administration.

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Effort to link immigrant students with higher education resources launches in Tucson

Effort to link immigrant students with higher education resources launches in Tucson

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.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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…
Community, business and faith leaders call for immigration reform

Community, business and faith leaders call for immigration reform

We are proud to be Arizonans and residents of a state whose rich history includes pioneers with a strong spirit and the stamina to endure the hardships of settling a rough, untamed country to create a bountiful place to live, rich in nature’s beauty and resources.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Capitol Hill staffer quits job to fight mom's deportation in Arizona

Capitol Hill staffer quits job to fight mom's deportation in Arizona

WASHINGTON — Erika Andiola came to Washington expecting it would be the place to make a difference in the immigration reform fight - until the immigration fight hit closer to home. Andiola on Wednesday said she quit her job in the office of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, to go home and foc…

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Southern Arizonans join fast for immigration reform

Southern Arizonans joined the National Fast for Families to call for immigration reform and send a message to Congress that the country cannot wait any longer.

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Boehner: No formal talks on immigration bill this year

WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year.

November 13, 2013 12:31 pmLoading…
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.

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Fitz: Preserving the Arizona we love requires standing up for immigration reform

Undocumented men, women and children continue to trespass, and die, in our cruel desert and immigration reform proposals continue to die in Washington’s moral wasteland.

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Brewer finds call for immigration reform premature

PHOENIX — A call Thursday by President Obama for the Republican-controlled House to approve immigration reform this year is getting a decidedly cool reception from Gov. Jan Brewer.

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McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a town hall in Tucson.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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Faith-based groups push for immigration reform

Faith-based groups push for immigration reform

Faith communities across the nation are relying on marches, books and multistate radio ad campaigns to launch bigger and bolder efforts to push for comprehensive immigration legislation this year.

September 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Grijalva/Vela bill on immigration deserves support

Supporters of immigration reform in the House are running out of time. Congress will be in session eight weeks before the end of the year, and too many of those days will be wasted by the Republicans’ insistence on playing a game of chicken on the debt ceiling and the budget.

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Grijalva introduces immigration bill

Border lawmakers are not ready to give up on immigration reform just yet.

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Grijalva introduces his own immigration reform bill

Seeking to shape comprehensive immigration reform, U.S. Representatives Raúl Grijalva of Arizona and Filemon Vela of Texas introduced a bill today that shifts the focus to the ports of entry and the environment.

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Groups, politicians continue push for immigration reform

Groups, politicians continue push for immigration reform

Politicians and activists in favor of immigration reform haven’t taken a break from pushing for legislation that would bring 11 million people out of the shadows.

August 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Live chat on immigration reform Thursday

Live chat on immigration reform Thursday

As Congress gets ready to return to Washington after the August recess, immigration reform will be a topic of contention.

August 25, 2013 1:34 pmLoading…

Guest Column: Legalizing undocumented immigrants makes economic sense

As Congress takes a summer respite to figure out how to move immigration reform forward in the House, mounting evidence shows that reform would be a plus to the national economy.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona 'Dreamers' supported in Chicago activists

CHICAGO - A small group protesting U.S. deportation policies is staging a sit-in at Rep. Luis Gutierrez's office in Chicago.

July 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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