Tribpedia: Arizona Immigration Law

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The Arizona Immigration law, first known as the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act,” makes it a crime for illegal immigrants to be in Arizona without carrying legal documentation and authorizes state and local law enforcement to transfer undocumented immigrants immediately to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

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The Polling Center: Texas' Date With Immigration Reform

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Large group for immigration reform, walks up Congress Ave. towards the Texas Capitol on February 22nd, 2013
Large group for immigration reform, walks up Congress Ave. towards the Texas Capitol on February 22nd, 2013

As many GOP leaders argue that passing comprehensive immigration reform is in the GOP’s best interest, some data suggests that the long-term interest of party strategists and the short-term self-interest of members of Congress are not necessarily in sync.

Deferred action recipients can get a two-year reprieve from deportation proceedings and a work permit. Undocumented immigrants who have lived in the country for at least five straight years, are in school or have graduated from high school or have obtained a GED, or are honorably discharged from the military, may apply.
Deferred action recipients can get a two-year reprieve from deportation proceedings and a work permit. Undocumented immigrants who have lived in the country for at least five straight years, are in school or have graduated from high school or have obtained a GED, or are honorably discharged from the military, may apply.

Number of Deferred Action Applications on the Decline

After peaking in September, applications for deferred action have dropped off dramatically. Immigration attorneys think most undocumented immigrants have been in a wait-and-see mode since federal lawmakers began crafting different versions of immigration reform. 

Ruling May Fuel Challenges to Arizona Immigration Law

Stakeholders are awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration-enforcement law. But opponents of the law were recently given, at least temporarily, a new path to try to stop the legislation. A judge recently ruled individuals in Arizona may file suit if they feel they could be hurt if the law is put into effect.

Julián Aguilar, Ben Philpott, Emily Ramshaw and Reeve Hamilton talk at KUT's Views and Brews for the Tribune's Tribcast on April 24, 2012.
Julián Aguilar, Ben Philpott, Emily Ramshaw and Reeve Hamilton talk at KUT's Views and Brews for the Tribune's Tribcast on April 24, 2012.

The Weekly TribCast: Episode 129

In this week's special edition of the Tribcast, taped live before an audience at the historic Cactus Cafe, Reeve, Emily, Julian and Ben talk about Texas primaries, the Supreme Court taking up the Arizona immigration law and The Colbert Report.

Immigration protest at Texas Capitol. February 22nd, 2011
Immigration protest at Texas Capitol. February 22nd, 2011

Jury Still Out on Local Immigration Enforcement

Wednesday’s court ruling that the city of Farmers Branch does not have the authority to enact immigration legislation is being hailed as a major victory for immigrants in Texas. But attorneys caution that the decision hardly means all state and local ordinances are dead on arrival. 

Updated: Perry Gets Nod From Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff," joined Rick Perry on the campaign trail today as the governor aims to mend fences with the GOP voters he has alienated with his moderate stands on illegal immigration. Arpaio, of Arizona, endorsed Perry in the morning and is to appear at two town hall gatherings.

In-State Tuition Law Now Haunts Candidate Perry

Thanks to Gov. Rick Perry, Karla Reséndiz was able to attend the University of Texas and pay in-state tuition rates — even though she is not a legal resident of Texas. Reséndiz and others like her are now the focus of a harsh political debate. And Perry finds himself is in an unusual position: facing attacks for being insufficiently hardline on illegal immigration.

Race and Immigration at The Texas Tribune Festival

We'll be liveblogging throughout the weekend from the Texas Tribune Festival's race and immigration track — which includes panels on cross-border cartel violence, interdependence between the U.S. and Mexico, the relationship between illegal immigration and criminal justice, and the economics of immigration reform. 

Few Satisfied by Obama's Immigration Policies

With the Latino vote a key to his re-election, President Obama faces a conundrum: On immigration he's attacked from the left and the right, by disillusioned Latino critics and by conservatives who accuse him of failing to secure the country's borders and pursuing a backdoor amnesty — even as he deports a record number of immigrants. 

Is Perry Tough Enough on Immigration for Republicans?

As Gov. Rick Perry adjusts to his front-runner status for the GOP presidential nomination, his opponents are planting seeds of doubt about how tough he has been on illegal immigration, from his compassion for immigrant college students to the tightrope he has walked between securing the border and protecting the state’s symbiotic relationship with Mexico. 

Protesters march down Congress avenue towards to the Capitol for the Immigration rally on Feb 22, 2010.
Protesters march down Congress avenue towards to the Capitol for the Immigration rally on Feb 22, 2010.

Perry and Latinos Coexist Uneasily in Politics

Gov. Rick Perry position on "sanctuary cities" wasn't popular with hundreds of Latino officials in San Antonio recently. But his record of job creation and his business-friendly approach may cause some to look beyond his anti-immigrant rhetoric if he decides to seek the White House.