Immigration law

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Jul 19, 2023

Biden administration tells judge its new asylum rule is not reboot of Trump’s efforts

The Biden administration argued Wednesday that its new asylum rule is different from versions put forward under President Donald Trump in a court hearing before a judge who threw out Trump's attempts to limit asylum on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Feb 11, 2020

GOP lawmaker proposes legislation to allow ‘dreamers’ in-state tuition

Parting ways with party members, a Prescott Republican wants to allow "dreamers'' who attend Arizona colleges and universities to pay the same in-state tuition as any other resident.

Oct 3, 2016

A timeline – the tumultuous legal life of Arizona’s SB1070

Six years after its enactment, Arizona’s most famous anti-illegal immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, is now but a shell of its old self. The courts have defanged it, and a settlement reached recently between the state and its critics further defined and limited how the police may enforce it.

Apr 6, 2016

Federal court rules in favor of Arizona ‘dreamers’

Arizona cannot legally deny “dreamers” the right to drive, a federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks, as he Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, right, and Vice President Joe Biden, left, welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Dec 12, 2014

President’s immigration action creates uncertainty for employers

This week, Congress is poised to act on a broad appropriations measure to fund most federal government programs through the end of fiscal year 2015. Some Department of Homeland Security (DHS) measures, though, will only get funded to early 2015.

Jan 17, 2014

AZ lawmakers target guns, unions, marijuana & more in 2014

As Arizona’s economy rebounds and revenues stabilize, Gov. Jan Brewer and legislators can finally focus on more traditional policy debates, instead of mightily trying to save a sinking fiscal ship.

Dec 10, 2013

Lawyers in profiling case can’t agree on monitor

Lawyers in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office were unable to agree on a recommended candidate to monitor the agency's operations to ensure it isn't making unconstitutional arrests.

Nov 1, 2013

McCain urges House to act on immigration reform, says issue can’t wait

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., urged the House Thursday to act on immigration reform, even if that means moving on its own piecemeal approach to the problem rather than the Senate’s comprehensive reform bill.

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 21, 2013

Visa backlog from shutdown could cause shortage of farm labor

This month’s federal government shutdown caused a backup in seasonal farmworkers’ visa applications that some groups say could lead to a labor shortage during the coming winter vegetable harvest.

Oct 8, 2013

9th Circuit refuses to lift injunction of immigration law

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that bars enforcement of a minor section of Arizona's 2010 immigration law.