U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is looking to put Gov. Jan Brewer on the hot seat on the eve of April’s SB1070 U.S. Supreme Court hearing when his subcommittee conducts a hearing on state-level illegal immigration enforcement efforts.Read More »
Strong family ties, the cost of returning to their native countries and fewer economic opportunities back home have kept illegal immigrants in the U.S., despite strict immigration laws here, a new report claims.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature filed an amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in the appeal of a ruling that blocked enforcement of SB1070, the state’s immigration enforcement law.Read More »
Attorneys for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer have asked a federal judge to consolidate two of the three remaining challenges to the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law.Read More »
Lawyers for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed their opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in her appeal of a ruling that blocked enforcement of the most controversial sections of the state's immigration enforcement law.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona's immigration enforcement law on April 25, in the last such hearing of the high court's current term.Read More »
As President Obama reflects on his trip to Arizona on Jan. 25, he has some soul searching to do. In recent months, the President has displayed a schizophrenic approach to immigration as he attempts to straddle impossible opposites.Read More »
Undeterred by major setbacks last year, a freshman legislator is once again pushing immigration bills that could lead to another showdown over how best to confront the issue.
Sen. Steve Smith, a Maricopa Republican, is proposing laws that would require school districts to count the number of students who are in the country illegally and to require hospitals to report patients who cannot prove their lawful status.
Though it has practically no chance of passing, a bill to repeal SB1070 exposed deep political divisions at the state Capitol about how to confront illegal immigration, a complex and often emotional issue.
Those divisions were again on display on the Senate lawn, when dueling protesters hailed and criticized the immigration law — all within an earshot of each other.
While the Monday press conference to announce a bill to repeal SB1070 set up the potential for a fierce confrontation on the Capitol lawn, protestors mostly kept to their respective sides of the courtyard, with only the occasional comment volleyed between the groups. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t have their opposing views on full display.Read More »