DACA recipients across the country, and here in Arizona, continue to react to Tuesday’s announcement from the Trump administration that the program would wind down over the next six months. Students from a couple of Phoenix high schools walked out Tuesday in protest, and many so-called “Dreamers” are thinking about what they do next.
Less than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, another powerful storm is on a path towards the southern United States. Hurricane Irma was upgraded to a Category 5 storm yesterday, and it’s expected to hit parts of Florida this coming weekend.
The Phoenix Police department's actions at President Donald Trump’s rally last month dominated the conversation at a community listening session Tuesday night. “I don’t expect that anything is going to be resolved in one night or in 12 listening sessions, but I think that it’s a start and I’m hopeful,” said Phoenix resident Rebecca Johnson after the event.
Ever since the Trump administration’s announcement that it is ending the DACA program for immigrants brought to this country as children, questions have arisen for journalism students. They may be assigned to report on the decision while also being affected by DACA personally.
Opponents of Arizona's new universal private school voucher program have succeeded in blocking the law until voters can weigh in next year. Officials in Maricopa County finished checking a random sampling of anti-voucher signatures today.
The Mexican government on Tuesday expressed its “deep regret” following the White House’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that has shielded young people living in the state illegally from deportation.
Tonight is the first of 13 community listening sessions scheduled with the Phoenix Police Department and other city staff, to give the public a chance to give their feedback to the Police Department. A recent editorial defended the actions of the Phoenix Police Department during President Trump’s downtown rally, and it was critical of those who interrupted a Phoenix City Council meeting.
As protesters and police clashed outside of the Phoenix Convention Center last month during President Donald Trump’s rally, everyone could hear the helicopters flying above. But much higher in the air, something else was flying that not many knew was there: A Phoenix Police Department plane.
As we’ve heard, there are roughly 800,000 DACA recipients across the U.S, and City Lab recently took a look at where they are, and how they impact those states’ economies. With me to talk about that is City Lab staff writer Tanvi Misra.
For a broader policy and political perspective on DACA — and what its future could entail — we turn to Doris Meissner. She is a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, where she directs its U.S. immigration policy work.