MIAMI — Carlos Salamanca fled Venezuela’s growing political turmoil in January with his wife, two teenage children and $7,000.
Carlos Salamanca, his wife and teenage children came to the U.S. from Venezuela in January with just $7,000. Most nights they sleep in an old Nissan he bought for $1,000.
WASHINGTON — President Obama insisted Thursday that he’s not the “deporter in chief,” as critics have labeled him, but the “champion in chief” of a fairer immigration policy.
After Arizona passed SB 1070 in 2010, it looked like many states would enact similar immigration laws.
About 45,000 donations from every state in the country — and a handful from outside the United States — brought in $3.8 million to the legal-defense fund Gov. Jan Brewer created in 2010 to defend SB 1070.
Law-enforcement officers along the border approached and detained people suspected of recently crossing into the country illegally even before Arizona’s tough new immigration law.
There was a time not long ago when the Border Patrol thanked Arizona officers for their cooperation with barbecues and practice ammunition. Now, departments get millions a year in paid overtime, with some officers nearly doubling their salaries and dozens more marked cars out patrolling the streets.
Arizona’s controversial immigration law took effect when the state was in the worst part of the recession, so gauging the economic impact is no small task.
Tucson police dispatchers fill out a form each time an officer requests an immigration check. The Star reviewed 2,030 forms completed in July and August and shared the findings with TPD Chief Roberto Villaseñor.
A call from local police to the Border Patrol does not necessarily lead to a deportation.
Last summer, the Arizona Civil Rights Board sent a survey about SB 1070-related policies to the 134 law-enforcement agencies in the state, and 34 agencies responded.
On Oct. 2, a U.S. district judge permanently blocked Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office from continuing with several practices related to its immigration enforcement and required radically improved record keeping.
SB 1070 was supposed to standardize local immigration enforcement across Arizona.
A measure declaring Pima County an “Immigrant Welcoming” community was passed today by the Board of Supervisors.
Skeptics, rejoice. The menace of speed cameras along county highways is finally behind us.
Sen. Jeff Flake was in Tucson Tuesday visiting with professional groups and outlining his priorities for the year.
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.
DOUGLAS — Separated by steel bars that divide Agua Prieta and Douglas, participants in a cross-border posada Tuesday recalled Joseph and Mary’s journey in search for lodging — and the journey of all the migrant families.
The band Buknas de Culiacan has made its mark with narcocorridos, ballads glorifying drug kingpins.
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.