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Lawmakers host kids of deported mom to send message to Trump

WASHINGTON - Angel and Jacqueline Garcia de Rayos could have spent Tuesday celebrating their mother's 36th birthday, but the Mesa teens instead spent it in Washington instead to protest her deportation.


Arizona groups use social media to rally supporters, organize protests

PHOENIX -- Wearing matching blue shirts in front of the Arizona state Capitol on a recent afternoon, members of the immigration advocacy group LUCHA held up a large “report card” grading Arizona lawmakers on how they have done since the general election in November.


Childcare program allows refugee parents to focus on much-needed classes

PHOENIX - Refugee mothers and fathers face various barriers when they arrive in the U.S. with their children.


McSally faces tense crowd at town hall near Tucson

SAHUARITA – More than 250 people gathered at a town hall on Thursday to pepper U.S. Rep. Martha McSally with questions about immigration, health care and President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.


Latino comics use humor to highlight issues in Trump era

TEMPE — Tired of being typecast in Latino nights and Cinco de Mayo specials, comedian Nick Guerra, 34, kept his material free of any references to his Hispanic heritage early in his career, but the 2016 presidential election changed his mind.


Maricopa County attorney says new DHS policies will not change local immigration enforcement tactics

PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement memoranda released earlier this week will not change how local law enforcement officers enforce immigration in the near future.


Arizona officials react to new DHS order expanding immigration enforcement

The Department of Homeland Security has ordered more aggressive enforcement of detainment and deportation laws for undocumented immigrants, prioritizing those with criminal convictions but putting anyone in the U.S. illegally at risk of expulsion.


Slow lines at U.S.-Mexico border help street vendors make a fast buck

NOGALES, MEXICO — As drivers inch their way back to the U.S., vendors here have adopted the streets as their workplace, selling to those at border crossing lines. For most, it is their sole source of income.


Stepping into Glendale mosque, leaving with education about Muslim faith

GLENDALE – Glendale resident Steven Lane had always wanted to know more about the mosque that moved into the former church down the block.


Legal aid, advice available for immigrants, but ‘notario’ fraud also prevalent

PHOENIX -- President Donald Trump’s election and immigration executive orders have led to an increase in the number of immigrants seeking legal advice and assistance in Arizona, and local law organizations are responding to this influx by supplying pro bono and low-cost legal help to community outreach groups.


Supreme Court asked if Mexican family can sue in cross-border shooting

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court was asked Tuesday if a Mexican family can sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed their teenage son while the youth and the officer were on opposite sides of the border at El Paso, Texas.

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Homeland Security details plans to enforce Trump immigration policies

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security officially spelled out how it will enforce President Donald Trump's hardline immigration orders, sparking the same debate Tuesday that followed the president's original executive orders.