Apr 13, 2022

Our Passover story and theirs: From Egypt to Arizona

When I am at my Passover Seder this year, I will be proud to be American and to live in the state of Arizona, and I will be proud that we celebrate not only our unity but our diversity. We should welcome refugees of all races and religions. This is what makes America a project with fighting for when viewed in light of the Passover story.  

Aug 19, 2021

Ducey, Bowers welcome Afghan refugees to state

Arizona’s Republican governor and House speaker said August 19 they would welcome Afghan refugees into the state, staking out a clear position in a dispute that has been dividing their party.

Dec 9, 2019

Ducey consents to refugee resettlement in Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday he won't take advantage of an offer by President Trump to allow Arizona to opt out of taking refugees, at least not up front.

Jan 30, 2017

McCain and Flake take lead in opposing immigration ban

Arizona’s two U.S. senators quickly emerged as the leading Republican opposition to President Donald Trump’s order suspending the admission of all refugees for 120 days and blocking the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Jan 29, 2017

Hundreds gather at Phoenix airport to protest Trump immigration ban

More than 500 protesters gathered in terminal four of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Sunday to protest Trump’s latest executive order, which banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Oct 25, 2016

Arizona regularly among top states for number of resettled refugees

They come from Somalia and Myanmar, the Congo and Bhutan and Vietnam – and they all end up in Arizona. More than 15,400 refugees from 42 different countries were resettled in Arizona from fiscal 2012 through the just-ended fiscal 2016, according to the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.

Mar 17, 2016

Lawmakers move closer to holding charities liable for refugee crimes

Unable to block the Obama administration from sending refugees here, state lawmakers are now erecting a new roadblock.

Feb 17, 2016

Thorpe says feds turn refugees into scapegoats, not him

After a heated debate Wednesday, a House panel voted to refuse to use state and local resources to cooperate with efforts to place refugees here unless the federal government meets certain conditions.

Feb 9, 2016

Lawmakers seek more roadblocks for Middle East refugees

Seven Republican lawmakers are trying to erect new roadblocks to the federal government resettling Middle East refugees in Arizona.

Dec 14, 2015

Breaking point? Once again, Sinema angers Democratic base

For disgruntled liberals who have spent the past three years watching Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema vote with Republicans on core partisan issues, her vote for a temporary halt on accepting new Syrian refugees into the United States was a tipping point.

Nov 30, 2015

Young refugees who arrive at the border alone struggle in U.S.

Immigrant youth who arrive at the border alone and have no family to take care of them in the U.S. often struggle to build a life.

Nov 17, 2015

Migrant rights organization leads protest of Ducey refugee policy

A group of about 25 demonstrators chanted “Ducey, we reject your racism” outside the Governor’s Tower this morning in a protest against Gov. Doug Ducey’s call for an “immediate halt” to the resettlement of all refugees in Arizona. Ducey is among 26 mostly-Republican governors across the United States to call for the federal government to […]