By Vandana Ravikumar | Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned an Arizona death row inmate's conviction for the 1994 sexual assault and murder of a 4-year-old Tucson girl, saying attorneys in his case "dropped the ball" by failing to challenge the state's evidence.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Monday, Nov. 25, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security said it will bus asylum seekers from Tucson to El Paso, Texas, where they will be sent back to Mexico to await a decision on their claims under the Trump administration's Migration Protection Protocols.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
WASHINGTON - House members sparred Tuesday over the Trump administration's so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy for asylum-seekers, with Democrats calling it unsafe and "abhorrent" and Republicans saying it has helped reduce a massive backlog in immigration courts.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court grappled with the push to end the DACA program, with some justices suggesting that the Trump administration's justification did not take into account its full impact and others agreeing that the government had provided more than enough reasons for its decision.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
WASHINGTON - Just over half of voters in southern border states disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling border and immigration issues, and no more than 40% of those polled had a "great deal/a lot" of trust in the way Border Patrol officials are doing their jobs.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
WASHINGTON - Lawyers in Arizona and southern Nevada are alarmed after receiving notices that Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to set new court dates for their clients who are currently protected from deportation by DACA.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
WASHINGTON - The acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services insisted to a House panel that there are no new plans to end "medical deferred action," but Democrats called the administration "cruel" for considering the notion in the first place.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is moving forward with plans to collect DNA samples from immigration detainees, including those without criminal offenses, raising alarms among both privacy and immigration advocates.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
WASHINGTON - Border officers apprehended nearly 1 million migrants at the southern border in fiscal 2019, an 88 percent increase over the previous year, according to Customs and Border Protection numbers released Tuesday.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday let stand lower court rulings that said Maricopa County is responsible for controversial policing practices of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
WASHINGTON - Kurt Volker is still serving as executive director of the McCain Institute, after resigning as U.S. special envoy for Ukraine when his name surfaced last week in a whistleblower's report on President Donald Trump's dealings with that country.
By Vandana Ravikumar and Lindsay Walker | Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizonans on opposite sides of the immigration debate were in Washington Wednesday where they rallied on opposite sides of the Capitol in hopes of making their respective cases to Congress.