Oct 30, 2013

Arizona business groups in Washington lobby for immigration reform

Arizona business leaders were in Washington to lobby the state’s congressional delegation on immigration reform Tuesday, just the latest in a string of groups trying to pressure Congress on the issue.

Oct 30, 2013

Dreamers protest outside Arizona AG’s office

Some youth living in the country illegally and pushing for immigration reform burned their high school diplomas in front of the Arizona Attorney General's Office in Phoenix.

Oct 29, 2013

Immigration bill’s fate murky on eve of lobbying

WASHINGTON (AP) ai??i?? Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the decades-old system.

Oct 23, 2013

Arizona advocates try to take immigration appeal directly to Boehner

They rode for 43 hours in a bus from Phoenix, hoping to appeal to House Speaker John Boehner on immigration reform, but when they arrived at his office in Washington they were turned away.

Oct 15, 2013

Crowd gathers in Phoenix to protest deportations

Protesting immigration activists danced and chanted Monday outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix, calling on President Barack Obama to end all deportations.

More than 100 immigrants who are in this country illegally came to Washington to lobby lawmakers and demonstrate in front of The White House, asking President Obama to defer deportation of illegal immigrants. (Cronkite News Service photo by Emilie Eaton)
Jul 25, 2013

Immigrants bring fight to White House, demand end to deportations

Katherine Figueroa was 9 and watching television reports of a workplace raid in Phoenix when she saw video of her parents being hauled away by sheriff’s deputies.

Battle over how judges are appointed could resurface
Jul 16, 2013

Court asked to overturn immigrant license policy

Immigrant rights advocates urged a federal appeals court on Monday to halt Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's order denying driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy, arguing that Arizona's policy is unconstitutional because it's trumped by federal law.

Former Arizona Rep. John Shadegg holds a newspaper in which Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. the GOP’s 2012 vice presidential nominee, called for immigration reform in the wake of the Boston bombing. It’s proof that reform is not just a Democratic issue, said Shadegg, a Republican. (Cronkite News Service photo by Michelle Peirano)
Apr 25, 2013

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.

Dennis DeConcini
Apr 15, 2013

Regent proposes new tuition category for ‘Dreamers’

A member of the Arizona Board of Regents suggested creating a special new tuition category for university students whose parents brought them to United States illegally when they were children.

Feb 28, 2013

Pima cuts tuition for those in immigration program

TUCSON ai??i?? Pima Community College is reducing tuition for Pima County residents enrolled in a new federal program for illegal immigrants brought to the United States at a young age.

Sep 17, 2012

Young Arizona immigrants fight for a piece of the American dream

Early in September, Reyna Montoya awoke to hear the heavy downpour outside her home in Mesa. She reacted the way most Arizonans would — with a giddy enthusiasm and a sense of wonder at seeing a million tears fall from the sky to wash away the desert heat. “We never get to see the rain here,” she said. Montoya, 21, was recounting the story to make a point: Arizona is her home and she’s n[...]

Mar 3, 2011

For Mexican workers, journey to Arizona fields an epic one

The sun won’t come up for another few hours, but Miguel Gonzalez’s day began not long after midnight, when he made his lunch and then made his way to the port of entry here with other residents of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora.