On June 10, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued an official statement on immigration that called on its members to follow the law – and also to view the immigration debate that is roiling in many parts of the country through the prism of compassion. The statement reads:Read More »
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently joined an increasingly loud chorus of voices calling for a nuanced and humane solution to this complex problem.
The church boasts a perceived conservatism and politically prominent members, but how the LDS statement will precisely influence immigration legislation remains to be seen.
Federal judges engaged in a lively debate with lawyers Tuesday over Arizona's effort to require people to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote.Read More »
A state senator is accusing the Maricopa Community Colleges board of planning to break the law by reconsidering its tuition rates, a move the legislator said would result in undocumented students paying in-state tuition rates.Read More »
Arizona has more than 90 illegal tunnels under its border with Mexico, the most discovered in any state in the Southwest, law enforcement officials told senators this week.Read More »
The Obama Administration is keeping the National Guard on the U.S.-Mexico border for at least another three months where the soldiers support the Border Patrol by watching for people sneaking across the border.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking a federal judge to allow her countersuit against the federal government in the SB1070 lawsuit to move forward over the objections of the U.S. Department of Justice.Read More »
A divided federal appeals court panel Wednesday upheld the 51-month sentence for a Mexican man charged with illegal re-entry to the country, saying his 2000 conviction for having sex with a 14-year-old girl could be counted against him.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has picked a prominent Washington lawyer to argue Arizona's U.S. Supreme Court appeal of lower court rulings blocking implementation provisions of an illegal immigration law.Read More »
The 70 illegal immigrants, mostly men and mostly in their 20s and 30s, shuffle into the courtroom in shackles, still wearing the dust-covered clothes and shoes from when they crossed the desert into the U.S. from Mexico.
In only an hour or so, the dozens of immigrants will agree to plead guilty and be sentenced in a process that could play out for months for most federal defendants.