By Megan U. Boyanton | Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
WASHINGTON - The much-anticipated first day of open House impeachment hearings arrived Wednesday with none of the drama of recent high-profile events like the Kavanaugh confirmation, with one Arizona lawmaker describing the hearing as "pretty dry."
By Lindsay Walker | Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
WASHINGTON - Protesters from across the country, including several from Arizona, crowded the street outside the Supreme Court, chanting "si, se puede" and "home is here" as justices inside the court weighed the future of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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 Lindsay Walker and Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
WASHINGTON - Yazmin Irazoqui-Ruiz and Reyna Montoya will be watching as the Supreme Court considers the fate of DACA Tuesday. The two Arizona DACA recipients were cited in the dozens of brief filed in the case, including opposing briefs from the state and from Arizona advocacy groups.
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 Christopher Lindsay | Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
SCOTTSDALE – Salt River High School volleyball players were targets of racial taunts. Their governing body is organizing a committee to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
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 Lindsay Walker | Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona universities suffered the largest percentage cuts in state aid to higher education since the start of the recession and saw the second-largest increase in student tuition at the same time, a new report shows.
By Lindsay Walker | Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona school officials told a Washington forum Tuesday that the state has made strides in teacher recruiting and retention, but there is still a long way to go to fixing a problem that saw 21% of teacher jobs vacant at the start of this school year.
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 Lindsay Walker | Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
WASHINGTON - Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., announced a book deal Monday that will put her memoir, "Dare to Fly," on bookshelves in May, just six months before she stands for re-election.She's just the latest to pen a book, joining former Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake as election-year authors.