Asians make long transcontinental journey to reach U.S., new opportunities
LA PEÑITA, PANAMA – An increasing number of migrants from far-flung places in Asia are attempting to get to the United States via a long journey through South and Central America.
On their way north, pregnant migrants brave a harrowing jungle crossing in Panama
BAJO CHIQUITO, Panama – Panama has been overwhelmed by the increasing numbers of migrants coming through the Darién jungle that separates it from Colombia – an increasing number of them are pregnant women.
Ducey, Hoffman pledge flexibility, but say school doors will open Aug. 17
PHOENIX - Arizona schools must open their doors to at least some of their students on Aug. 17, state officials said Thursday, but districts will have the flexibility to offer alternative schooling to students who want to stay home.
One Cuban migrant family’s long, perilous journey to freedom
PHOENIX – Cubans seeking political asylum are increasingly taking a long, dangerous, intercontinental journey.
Diamondbacks minor-leaguer tests negative for coronavirus as team adjusts to new normal
PHOENIX – An Arizona Diamondbacks player has tested negative for the coronavirus as the team adjusts to a new normal.
Court ruling on Cuccinelli reverses – for now – limits on asylum claims
WASHINGTON - Soon after being named acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli sharply reduced the amount of time migrants have to make their case for asylum. One problem - Cuccinelli was not legally the acting director, a court ruled, voiding the policy in the process.
Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Phoenix double-murderer
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for Phoenix double-murderer James McKinney, rejecting his argument that he should have been sentenced by a jury and not by the Arizona Supreme Court.
Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can enforce its proposed new "public charge" rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the U.S.
Census studied citizenship question even after losing in Supreme Court
WASHINGTON - Even as it was losing the fight last summer to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the bureau was running tests it says show the question would not have hurt response rates.The findings will not affect the 2020 Census, but advocates call it an unwelcome distraction.
Justices seem skeptical of death-row inmate’s claim for new hearing
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Wednesday of the notion that Arizona double-murderer James Erin McKinney should get a new sentencing hearing, asking if that would not be a "windfall" for McKinney at the expense of his victims' families.
Supreme Court to hear appeal of double-murderer on Arizona’s death row
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked Wednesday to consider whether a jury should hear double-murderer James McKinney's argument that trauma from a "horrific" childhood must be considered when weighing the death penalty. The ruling could affect as many as 19 others on death row.
Supreme Court rejects Brnovich attempt to fast-track opioids lawsuit
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Arizona's attempt to fast-track a case against the owners of Purdue Pharma in an effort to protect assets of the company for victims of the opioid crisis.