McCain: Immigration law wouldn’t negate Arizona law
A federal immigration overhaul unveiled Thursday would trump state law but wouldn’t necessarily nullify Arizona’s first-in-the nation crackdown on illegal immigration, said U.S. Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republic leading the effort to change the nation’s immigration policies.
US ex Justice O’Connor hosts immigration debate
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is hosting a forum on the economic implications of extending U.S. citizenship to immigrants living illegally in the country.
Lawmakers ready to unveil immigration deal
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators is almost ready to share with colleagues and voters an immigration overhaul crafted over several months.
Comprehensive immigration plan would take tough steps on border
A person familiar with proposed bipartisan immigration legislation being written in the Senate says the bill would require greatly expanded surveillance of the U.S. border with Mexico and greatly increased apprehensions of border crossers in high risk areas.
Immigrants play more vocal role in reform debate
There was a time when Karina Galicia would change the subject when her friends brought up immigration. She constantly worried that she would be arrested if anyone found out she was living in the U.S. illegally.
But after years of hiding it, she decided last year that telling her story would do more good than harm.
Raucous debate on immigration to get under way
WASHINGTON — Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week, opening what’s sure to be a raucous public debate over measures to secure the border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country and grant eventual citizenship to the estimated 11 million people living here illegally.
Flake: Guest worker program in immigration bill will go beyond agriculture
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Tuesday that a comprehensive immigration reform bill he is working on with a bipartisan group of senators will include a temporary worker program covering more than agriculture.
Arizona bishop calls for immigration reform to include family reunification
The Episcopal bishop for Arizona joined several religious and union leaders Wednesday urging that family-unification policies be included in any comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
Can the GOP win nationally without Hispanics? Look at Arizona
On the political map of the Southwest, Arizona stands out.
Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are independent-minded states that once leaned Republican but are trending Democratic, partly because of increasing numbers of Hispanic voters alienated from the GOP by its tough stance on illegal immigration.
Court asked to bar piece of Ariz. immigration law
SAN FRANCISCO — The federal government argued Tuesday that a section of Arizona’s 2010 immigration law that prohibits “harboring” people living in the country illegally should be blocked.
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