Family-based immigration, which is the standard term used by immigration lawyers and professionals, is the most common way for people to immigrate to the United States and reunite with their families. Critics refer to it as “chain migration,” and the Trump administration has publicly expressed its adamant opposition.
WASHINGTON - Decades after Congress and the courts sharply limited Native Americans of the ability to enforce their laws, lawmakers have only recently started to restore that authority to tribal courts and cops.
WASHINGTON - Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said a new "master database of voters" should help Arizona and other states improve the accuracy of voter rolls and increase access to voter registration, by combining the Social Security death index with voting and drivng records from multiple states.
WASHINGTON - Arizona had the fifth-highest fatal hit-and-run rate among states in 2016, a year that saw the most hit-and-runs fatalities nationwide, according to the AAA, which said that pedestrians and cyclists are the two most likely victims of hit-and-run accidents.
WASHINGTON - First-time Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni lost to Republican Debbie Lesko in Arizona's 8th District, but experts say Democrats can still consider the closer-than-expected race a victory in the staunchly conservative district - and a warming for to the GOP for fall.
WASHINGTON - New campaign filings show Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, has raised $8.2 million, more than the three leading GOP contenders for Senate combined, and a recent poll showed her winning a matchup against any of the three leading Republicans. But experts say it's early yet.
WASHINGTON - As students walk out of classes to protest gun violence, the federal agency that had collected data on school shootings quietly stopped gathering it last year, leaving advocates scrambling to make sense of varied and sometimes conflicting private records.
WASHINGTON - Since 2016, Arizona has methodically worked its way through a backlog of 6,424 rape kits that had been sitting in evidence rooms for years, testing more than half by this spring resulting in eight hits on suspects in previously unsolved crimes.
WASHINGTON - With days to the 8th District election, most experts say Democrat Hiral Tipirneni has an uphill fight against Republican state Sen. Debbie Lesko in the heavily GOP district, but Democrats are eager to vote in this special election season, leading to a close race in a normally safe district.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court approved the hiring of a special prosecutor to challenge former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's claim that his contempt of court conviction should be vacated after his presidential pardon, after the Justice Department said it sided with Arpaio.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday voided a federal law allowing deportation of immigrants who commit "crimes of violence" as unconstitutionally vague, a decision hailed by Arizona immigration lawyers as a "promising step forward."
WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats at a Washington training session on how to sell a progressive message to the voters in conservative districts didn't agree on all points, but they all said they plan to stick to their guns and that they think Democrats have the best chance in years in the state.