| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:00 PM
A federal judge has struck down a 2005 Arizona law that made smuggling immigrants a state crime, saying it conflicted with federal laws governing immigration.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton said in her Friday ruling that the state law was...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:46 PM
Barriers to gay marriage fell in Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming on Friday following a series of federal court actions in the latest in a series of legal victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America.
In Arizona, U.S. District Judge John Sedwick...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Same-sex couples in Arizona, Wyoming and Alaska will all be free to obtain marriage licenses by next week after federal judges struck down bans in two of those states Friday and the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request for a further stay in Alaska.
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:35 PM
A federal appeals panel has overturned a 2006 Arizona law aimed at denying bail to people who are in the U.S. illegally and charged with a range of felonies.
Proposition 100, a ballot measure that gained approval from nearly 80% of the state’s...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Yoselin Ramos had long wanted to trek to the United States to escape the crushing poverty and rising violence in her hometown in Guatemala.
But it wasn't until the 24-year-old heard about a "new opportunity" that she packed a bag and left her home...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Florida has the dubious distinction of having one of the highest rates in the country when it comes to children without health-care coverage. Meanwhile, every day, according to its budget analysts, Florida turns its back on $10 million in federal tax...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Demonstrations began Tuesday in the Arizona town of Oracle, the latest municipality trying to come to grips with the surge in children and women from Central America who have illegally crossed into the United States in record numbers, straining local...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:12 AM
In a sharply worded opinion, a federal appellate panel struck down an Arizona policy that prohibits young immigrants known as Dreamers from getting driver’s licenses.
The case has been closely watched since it pits the Obama administration’s...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Moments after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took his first tour of a southern Arizona detention facility housing about 900 migrant children in makeshift cages Wednesday, he had a message for Central American parents who are on the brink of...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:35 AM
To the editor: The recent influx of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the border has led Republicans to blame President Obama. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is just the latest to demand that the president “secure the borders.” (“...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:14 PM
At least 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into the United States through Texas are being taken to a makeshift emergency shelter in Arizona over the weekend, the latest effort by authorities scrambling to handle what has been described as...