Dec 3, 2019

Ducey hints slow-down at ports of entry temporary

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday brushed aside concerns that a slowdown at border crossings into Arizona engineered by federal officials will affect visitors to Arizona – and supplies for a new auto manufacturing plant here.

Oct 4, 2017

Judge dismisses Arpaio’s criminal case, allows pardon to stand

A federal judge has upheld the validity of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's presidential pardon despite claims from critics that letting his clemency stand would encourage officials to disobey future court orders.

Jul 31, 2017

Joe Arpaio convicted of crime for ignoring judge’s order

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge Monday for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

Jul 12, 2016

Gosar: Ban DREAMers in military; Grijalva: Bring deported vets back

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar introduced a bill Monday to bar certain immigrants from serving in the military, a move he said is needed to keep the Obama administration from “enlisting DACA aliens through a backdoor amnesty program.”

Apr 27, 2015

Johnson: Border more secure, but it’s not ‘mission accomplished’ time yet

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said April 24 that the number of people apprehended at the border is “down considerably” from 2014, a sign that investments in border security are paying off.

Dec 23, 2014

Young immigrants get Arizona driver’s licenses

They waited in line in the dark outside motor vehicle offices, cheered when the doors opened and celebrated again upon passing their driving tests. For many young immigrants in Arizona, Monday marked a landmark day as they were able to get driver's licenses for the first time.

Nov 20, 2014

Immigrants granted bail after latest court ruling

The cases before a Tucson judge on Wednesday seemed fairly routine: Two men charged with drug offenses asking him to grant them bail. What stood out, however, was that the two men had a right to a bail hearing in the first place.

In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery speaks during a news conference in Phoenix. Hundreds of immigrants who have been denied bail under a strict Arizona law will now have the opportunity to be released after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in the closely watched case. The high court kept intact a lower-court ruling from three weeks ago that struck down the law, which was passed in 2006 amid a series of immigration crackdowns in Arizona over the past decade. Montgomery and Sehriff Joe Arpaio defended the law before the courts.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Nov 14, 2014

Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona. Hundreds of immigrants who have been denied bail under a strict Arizona law will now have the opportunity to be released.

Aug 14, 2014

Arizona leads states for rate of deferred-deportation applications

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.

Aug 13, 2014

Report: White House didn’t OK immigrant releases

More than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 were released strictly for budget reasons by immigration agency officials who kept the homeland security secretary in the dark about the plan, according to a federal watchdog's report.

Jul 7, 2014

Court clears way for “dreamers” driver’s licenses, says Arizona policy motivated by animosity

Calling the state policy motivated by animosity, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ordered that "dreamers'' who the federal government allow to work in this country also be issued Arizona driver's licenses, at least for the time being.

Nov 13, 2013

Advocates press on, despite grim 2013 outlook for immigration reform

Immigration overhaul advocates said they will keep fighting, despite a House Republican leader’s comment last week that there is not enough time left on this year’s legislative calendar to act on the issue.