Problems surface over Arizona’s 2007 employer sanction immigration law
The immigration debate in Arizona reached a boiling point in 2007 when the state passed a groundbreaking law targeting those often blamed with fueling the nation’s border woes: Employers who hire immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
Court denies injunction against Brewer’s driver’s license order
A federal judge has rejected an activist group’s request for an injunction against Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order denying drivers’ licenses to young illegal immigrants who are allowed, under a federal program, to stay in the country.
Immigration reform poses challenges along two borders
Immigration laws passed by Congress will inevitably impact farmers on the US borders with Canada and Mexico. They will be on the front lines if a new immigration reform act authorizes more access to private property for patrols, more boots on the ground, more surveillance drones in the air and more regulation of agricultural workers in the fields.
Arizonans plan pro-immigration march in Phoenix
Activists say hundreds of Arizonans are expected at a pro-immigration march marking International Workers’ Day.
Some say immigration bill is bad deal for the GOP
WASHINGTON — Some feisty Republicans are challenging a claim widely held among GOP leaders that the party must support more liberal immigration laws if it’s to be more competitive in presidential elections.
Franks, Montgomery push constitutional amendment for victims’ rights
After his daughter was shot, execution-style, in 1979 by a gang member out to kill a police officer’s child, John Gillis and his wife were forced to sit outside the courtroom during the killer’s trial.
Arizona officials bring case for immigration reform to Washington
A delegation of Arizona state and local officials came to Washington Wednesday to press for comprehensive immigration reform, saying the time for action is now while the nation is paying attention.
Senators challenge Napolitano on border-security metrics in reform bill
WASHINGTON – Skeptical senators Tuesday challenged Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on how her department plans to provide a “meaningful” border-security figure, which is the key to a route to citizenship for immigrants here illegally.
Congressional immigration debate signals big shift
The national mood on immigration has changed dramatically since Arizona approved a first-of-its-kind immigration law, igniting a furor over border security and the country’s treatment of immigrants.
Immigration-reform bill criticized for going too far – or not going far enough
WASHINGTON – The man behind Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration crackdown law told a Senate committee Monday that border-security provisions in the comprehensive immigration reform bill filed last week are “not serious.”
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