Only the federal government can grant amnesty. But cities and counties can effectively opt to stop deportations—and increasingly, they are.
The Supreme Court declined to revive a provision in an Arizona immigration law Monday. The provision seeks to make it a crime to encourage illegal immigration into Arizona or to transport illegal immigrants within the state.
Republican House leaders released long-awaited guidelines for overhauling the nation’s immigration system Thursday, drawing measured praise from reform supporters for opening the door to negotiations with Democrats that could lead to passage of a bill this year.
After a year of dithering, House Republican leaders are close to unveiling a barebones set of principles that they say will guide them in crafting a series of immigration bills. The proposal could make its public debut as early as … Continue reading
There is some belief that states, not the federal government, should have more say over immigration policies.
PHOENIX — Rejecting claims of privilege, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered Gov. Jan Brewer to turn over internal documents and memos leading up to her decision to deny driver’s licenses to “dreamers.”
For nine years, Steve Johnston has toted gallons of water, food packages, clothing and blankets up and down Arizona’s rugged border terrain, leaving the provisions on immigrant trails into the U.S. in the name of saving lives.
TURLOCK — It’s the best Christmas present ever for the Chaparro family: Maria “Isobel” Chaparro, last seen screaming and in handcuffs as immigration officials whisked her away from her Turlock home in 2010, is back with her husband, Cesar, and … Continue reading
PHOENIX — Arizona will grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants allowed to remain in the country as family members of military personnel, even as it continues to defend a separate decision denying licenses to “dreamers,” immigrants who entered the country … Continue reading
PHOENIX — A detective for Arizona’s state police force has resigned following the discovery that she was living in the country illegally after being brought to the U.S. from Mexico by her family at a young age.