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The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would not block a lower court’s ruling that overturned Arizona’s voter-approved ban on bail for immigrant felony suspects who are in this country illegally.
Opponents of an Arizona law that denies bail to felony suspects who are in this country illegally urged the Supreme Court on Monday to let stand a lower court ruling that overturns the ban.
A federal circuit court ruling that overturned the state law banning bail for immigrants here illegally had been put on hold Friday, but the Supreme Court lifted its stay Thursday, letting the ruling taking effect and voiding the law for now.
It’s that time again, when I write up my election endorsements. Anyone who’s read this column knows I’m a strong Democrat, so it should come as no surprise I’m supporting Democrats all the way down the line. However, to those of you who vote for both Democrats and Republicans, here are a few reasons to favor the D’s this time around.
While Congressional District 1 is the 10th largest in the nation, and has one of the most diverse populations – both Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) and challenger Ariz. House Speaker Andy Tobin (R) agree that the majority of the district is rural and the needs of constituents are common.
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WASHINGTON – More than 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were sent to Arizona for processing by Customs and Border Protection this summer, but fewer than 200 of them ended up staying in the state.
Steve Smith is serious about stopping illegal immigration and believes in border fencing as an important part of the solution. Smith led the effort in his time in the House and Senate to construct a border fence along our southern border funded by private donations – NOT taxpayer dollars. Sheriffs Joe Arpaio and Paul Babeu have endorsed Steve Smith because he is serious about solving a real crisis.
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Two years after losing a 2002 statewide race for attorney general, Andrew Thomas won the post of Maricopa County attorney. During his six-year reign, Thomas forged an alliance with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and stretched the law to its limit to pursue indictments against undocumented immigrants.
Christine Jones decided to get into politics after retiring from her job as general counsel for GoDaddy.com, the Scottsdale-based Internet giant that licenses domain names. Jones started working for the company in 2002, when it was still a start-up with a few dozen employees and left after it was sold in 2011.
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One would think that law enforcement officers would enforce the law rather than try to circumvent it. Apparently Pinal County Sheriff Babeu missed that part of his orientation to be a sheriff. He said his appearance in Oracle on the 16th was to provide information to the community about these undocumented minors, something he said that the federal government wasn’t doing.
Since his 2013 appearance on Animal Planet’s “Rhino Wars,” Oro Valley resident and retired Navy Seal Craig “Sawman” Sawyer has been keeping plenty busy.
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The five Republicans running in District 11’s House and Senate races naturally had a lot to agree on when meeting for a debate at Pima Community College last week.
While Congress is in Washington debating President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend more than $3 billion to address the immigration crisis the nation is currently facing, and Republicans argue that border security measures need to be taken immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services is still struggling to find housing for the more than 65,000 immigrant children that have entered the U.S. from Central America over the last year.
The Town of Oracle was in a stark divide today over the arrival of a busload of children from Central America – about 40-60 in number – who are to be housed at the town’s Sycamore Canyon Academy, which currently serves the area’s troubled youth.
ARRIAGA, Chiapas, Mexico – As night falls, Samuel Carcamo, in a gray button-up shirt and cuffed jeans, stands on the tracks with dozens of other migrants waiting to climb on top of the northbound freight known as “The Train of Death.”
WASHINGTON – Two days after President Barack Obama asked for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to help stem a rising tide of immigrant children on the Southwest border, lawmakers on Capitol Hill were split over the request.