Borderlands

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Supreme Court denies Maricopa appeal to wash its hands of Arpaio policy

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has refused to hear Maricopa County's claim that it should not be held liable for the actions of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies for a policy of racial profiling of Latino drivers, letting a circuit court ruling against the county stand.

Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that some undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime, while authorities determine their deportation status, a ruling critics said could open the door to abuse.

Pentagon could divert $30 million Fort Huachuca project to border wall

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has identified $150 million of military construction projects in Arizona that could be tapped to fund a border wall, with a $30 million project at Fort Huachuca the likeliest target in the state, under President Donald Trump's declaration of a nationa border emergency.

Arizona sheriff, advocates on hand for Trump veto over border emergency

WASHINGTON - Backed by sheriffs and members of "angel families," including three from Arizona, President Donald Trump vetoed a bill that would have blocked his declaration of a national emergency at the border. It was the first veto of his term, but will not clear the way to funding a wall.

House panel votes to restrict power of DHS to bypass regulations for wall

WASHINGTON - A House committee voted along party lines to rescind the law that lets the secretary of Homeland Security waive regulations that get in the way of a border wall, a move critics say is used increasingly by the Trump administration as it presses forward on the wall..

Democrats unveil bill to give DACA, TPS recipients path to citizenship

WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 2 million immigrants protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, Temporary Protected Status and other immigrant protection programs targeted by the White House.

City officials weigh local impact of plan to trim immigrants’ benefits

WASHINGTON - A Trump administration plan to limit public assistance for legal immigrants simply "passes the buck down to cities who are going to have to figure out how to pay" for the lost benefits, officials were told at a National League of Cities conference.