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Court overturns Arizona law denying bail to immigrant felony suspects

Court overturns Arizona law denying bail to immigrant felony suspects

By Camaron Stevenson Cronkite News WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Wednesday overturned Arizona’s Proposition 100, saying the voter-approved law banning bail for felony suspects who are believed to be in this country illegally is unconstitutional on its face. A divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law violated due-process rights of suspects

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Report: ‘Unfair’ Arizona tax system unduly burdens poor residents

By Miranda Rivers Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona’s poor are among the most overtaxed in the nation relative to the state’s better-off taxpayers, according to a recent survey of “tax fairness” in the states. The Wallethub survey asked 1,050 people across the country to define what a fair state and local tax system should look

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Arizona Lawmaker: Require high schoolers to pass same civics test as immigrants

By Anastasia Reynolds Cronkite News PHOENIX – If a state lawmaker gets his way, high school students would have to pass the same civics test required of immigrants before receiving their diplomas. “We believe there are certain facts of civic society that we should know,” Rep. Steve Montenegro, R-Avondale, said at a news conference Wednesday.

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Arizona leads states for rate of deferred-deportation applications

By Aubree Abril Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona has the highest rate of deferred deportation applications in the nation, with two-thirds of the estimated 34,000 eligible immigrants in the state signing up, a new report says. The Migration Policy Institute report cited a “mixed picture” for the two-year-old federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program,

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VIDEO: The child immigration crisis in 10 numbers

LatinaLista — Recent reports indicate that the swell of undocumented children is easing and that many of those who have arrived have either been reunited with long absent parents or deported back to the countries they fled. However, there are still thousands in the care of the American government. Being denied access to the children,

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Guest Voz: Priest shares insights of visit with Central American migrant children transferred to AZ border patrol station

LatinaLista Editor’s Note: Fr. Sean Carroll is the executive director of the Nogales, AZ-based Kino Border Initiative, a binational apostolic initiative and migration advocacy organization with offices in both Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. This week, Fr. Sean was invited to tour the Nogales Border Patrol station where some of the thousands of Central

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