Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild have announced a new Phoenix-Tucson Colorado River partnership as part of protecting the cities from drought and addressing the effects of climate change.
We spoke with Sergeant Jason Winsky of the Mental Health Investigative Support Team for the Tucson Police Department, Jim Dunn, executive director and CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Arizona and S.E. Smith, deputy editor of the opinion section at the Daily Dot.
The U.S. Department of Justice is weighing in on Governor Brewer’s denial of driver’s licenses for those in the Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, saying it’s a violation of federal law.
According to reporting from the Associated Press, the program would allow Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadoran immigrants who are legally present in the U.S. to request refugee status for child relatives still back at home.
The majority of Central American migrants who entered the country illegally this year are not showing up for appointments with federal immigration officers. However, their attendance rate at immigration court is much higher.
A judge has upheld a ban on uranium mining on federal lands that surround Grand Canyon National Park. The ruling prohibits new mining in the area for 20 years, but work can continue at a few existing claims.