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Submit documents by Friday or lose insurance, feds say

Submit documents by Friday or lose insurance, feds say

More than 6,000 Arizonans risk losing federal marketplace health insurance.

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Children from 6 countries become US citizens

Children from 6 countries become US citizens

"It feels good,” one said. "I’m not a refugee anymore."

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US judge says Arizona can require new voters to prove citizenship

US judge says Arizona can require new voters to prove citizenship

PHOENIX — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Election Assistance Commission to require would-be Arizona voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register.

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Voter suppression dressed up as legal opinion

Call it the Hassle Maxim:

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Arizona sues federal elections commission over voter form

PHOENIX — Two state officials filed suit Wednesday in a bid to force the federal Election Assistance Commission to let Arizona add a requirement for proof of citizenship to that agency’s voter registration form.

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Some see 'border surge' as too costly

Some see 'border surge' as too costly

Technology is a major component in securing the border, but spending billions more on equipment and manpower under the Senate immigration bill has some asking whether it's too expensive.

June 28, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Some see 'border surge' as too costly

Some see 'border surge' as too costly

The U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center at the Joint Field Command Building, Tucson Sector Headquarters, 2430 S. Swan Road. The "border surge" would add 20,000 patrol agents.

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Senate sends immigration overhaul to House

Senate sends immigration overhaul to House

WASHINGTON — With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America’s shadows. The bill also promises a military-style effort to secure the long-porous…

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Justices rebuff Ariz. on proof of citizenship

Justices rebuff Ariz. on proof of citizenship

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Justices rebuff Ariz. on proof of citizenship

Justices rebuff Ariz. on proof of citizenship

PHOENIX - Saying federal law trumps state, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Monday that Arizona cannot demand proof of citizenship from individuals who use a federal voter registration form.

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AP source: Immigration bill could exclude many

WASHINGTON — A promised path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally may leave out hundreds of thousands of them.

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AP source: Senate plan would tighten border security

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators finalizing a landmark immigration bill has agreed to require greatly increased surveillance of the border and apprehensions of people trying to cross it, a person familiar with the proposals said Wednesday.

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Border tour: McCain calls for better technology, tweets about woman climbing fence

Border tour: McCain calls for better technology, tweets about woman climbing fence

NOGALES, Ariz. — More technology and better coordination among agencies might be what it takes to secure the U.S.-Mexico border enough to offer a path to citizenship to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, a group of senators said.

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Framework for immigration overhaul receives mixed reaction

A group of eight Democratic and Republican senators - including Arizona's John McCain and Jeff Flake - released a framework for comprehensive immigration reform Monday. The plan, described in four pages, includes tighter border security, an employment verification system, a path to legal sta…

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Lawmakers agree: It's now time for immigration fix

There's no question there's momentum for immigration reform this year.

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Voter ID appeal headed for high court

PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court will consider how far Arizona - and other states - can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering.

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Supreme Court to review voter ID law in Arizona, other states

PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to consider how far Arizona — and other states — can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering.

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New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

The group at Tumacácori Mission takes the citizenship oath. Monday's event was part of a much larger, weeklong series of ceremonies nationwide for new citizens. About 32,000 people are expected to become new Americans.

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New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

Maribel Lopez, 38, of Rio Rico was among the group of new Americans. She and son Manuel Jr., 4, attended a reception after the ceremony.

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New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

In the shadow of a Spanish mission, 11 people became U.S. citizens during a ceremony Monday at Tumacácori National Historical Park.

September 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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