WASHINGTON — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.
WASHINGTON — An overhaul to the nation’s broken immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.
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.
More and better trade with Mexico is the key to solving immigration issues, said a group of border mayors Friday during a breakfast at Tucson’s Jewish Community Center.
WASHINGTON — Does a dramatic change in your social environment make you more conservative, and if so, what kind of change would it take?
The promised string of legal challenges to how law-enforcement agencies are applying Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, is under way.
A legal claim filed today says the Tucson Police Department acted improperly in a traffic stop last fall that drew dozens of protestors.
Two men are in custody after turning themselves in at the port of entry in Nogales, asking the government to grant them humanitarian parole and to re-open their immigration cases.
NOGALES, Ariz. — Typically when a priest gives his sermon, he stands at the pulpit before his congregation, with a depiction of Jesus on the cross behind him.
Hundreds gathered along the border fence in Nogales, Arizona this morning for a mass in remembrance of those who have died trying to cross the border.
The Tucson Unified School District is declaring itself an “immigrant destination district,” pledging to support students regardless of their immigration status.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for immigrant rights groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to rebuff a last-ditch attempt by the state to start prosecuting people for harboring those not in the country legally.
A lengthy Star investigation published last week revealed the highly disparate approach Arizona law enforcement agencies take to enforcing state immigration law SB 1070.
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.