Arizona has the highest rate of deferred deportation applications in the nation, with two-thirds of the estimated 34,000 eligible immigrants in the state signing up, a new report says.Read More »
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Arrests of illegal immigrants along the U.S. border with Mexico are at the lowest level since the Nixon administration, indicating that fewer people are attempting to cross the border to live or work in the United States.Read More »
The U.S.-Mexico border is safer than it ever has been, but Arizona will remain the most-active region for border crossing even as apprehensions continue to drop, according to a report released Thursday.Read More »
For many undocumented students, the only realistic hope of becoming legal U.S. residents is Congress passing legislation dubbed the DREAM Act, short for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. As proposed last year, the act would offer undocumented students without criminal records a path to citizenship if they complete two years of post-secondary education or military service.Read More »
Hispanic parents across the state are worried that police officers stationed at schools - whose mission is to become a role model to the students and foster a sense of trust between children and police - will start treating students like suspected law-breakers, after Arizona's new immigration law goes into effect.
Schools are doing their best to downplay the possibility of such a scenario. But the bill’s authors say police officers in Arizona are required to investigate potential state immigration crimes, no matter what beat they're working.Read More »