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Lawyers see return of stricter immigration enforcement

Lawyers see return of stricter immigration enforcement

Attorneys: Agents no longer take into account eligibility for deferred action programs.

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Delay disappoints immigrants, doesn't deter advocates

Delay disappoints immigrants, doesn't deter advocates

Protesters rally against judge’s decision to temporarily block deferred-action programs. 

February 17, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Tucson groups to host legal clinics for undocumented

Tucson groups to host legal clinics for undocumented

Clinics would offer legal help with deferred action and naturalization. 

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Neto's Tucson: Tucson 'Dreamer' follows promise of job, driver's license to California

Neto's Tucson: Tucson 'Dreamer' follows promise of job, driver's license to California

When we last left Carlos Martinez, the Tucson "Dreamer" who last year received a work permit and two-year temporary residency under Deferred Action, he said that if a job and driver's license were unavailable in Arizona, he would leave.

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Neto's Tucson: Tucson 'Dreamer' follows promise of job, driver's license to California

Neto's Tucson: Tucson 'Dreamer' follows promise of job, driver's license to California

Carlos Martinez, with two computer degrees, is heading for California and a job with IBM. He came to the United States illegally with his parents when he was 9. He holds his work permit, which was granted last year.

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Federal judge upholds ban on 'Dreamer' road licenses

PHOENIX - A citation against a "Dreamer" for driving without a license was not enough to get a federal judge to reverse his decision to let the state continue denying licenses to individuals protected from deportation under the Obama administration's "deferred action" program.

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'Deferred action' qualifiers get no Arizona driver's licenses for now

PHOENIX - Thousands of Arizonans in the federal "deferred action" program won't be getting licenses to drive, at least not now.

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Arizona allowed to argue that Dreamers suing to get licenses are driving anyway

PHOENIX - A federal judge ruled Thursday that attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer can argue in court those suing her for denying them licenses are driving anyway.

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Arizona argues it can deny driver's licenses to deferred-action migrants

Arizona argues it can deny driver's licenses to deferred-action migrants

PHOENIX - Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer told a federal judge Monday there is no legal basis to order the state to provide driver's licenses to certain illegal immigrants immediately, since they are not being harmed.

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PCC slashes tuition for some immigrants

PCC slashes tuition for some immigrants

Danilo Andrade, right, holds up one of the signs brought by more than a hundred people packed into El Pueblo Liberty Learning Center during the Pima Community College meeting. Andrade qualifies under the new policy.

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PCC slashes tuition for some immigrants

PCC slashes tuition for some immigrants

Dreams of an affordable higher education are about to come true for some young illegal immigrants who live in Pima County.

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Governor sued over driver's licenses

Governor sued over driver's licenses

PHOENIX - Calling the governor's actions illegal, civil-rights groups filed suit Thursday to overturn an order by Gov. Jan Brewer denying Arizona driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal government's "deferred action" program.

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Governor sued over driver's licenses

Governor sued over driver's licenses

"Our oppressors will not give us our freedom willingly," says Dulce Matuz, president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition.

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Tucson 'Dreamer' among first to receive work permit

Tucson 'Dreamer' among first to receive work permit

Carlos Martinez, 30, shows off his new work permit. He said he "pulled an all-nighter" preparing his application for temporary residency.

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Tucson 'Dreamer' among first to receive work permit

Tucson 'Dreamer' among first to receive work permit

Carlos Martinez went to a UA career fair Thursday to talk to high-tech company recruiters about his dream job. While the University of Arizona computer science and software systems grad had attended similar events, this time it was different.

September 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson 'Dreamer' among first to receive work permit

Tucson 'Dreamer' among first to receive work permit

Carlos Martinez, 30, shows off his new work permit. He said he "pulled an all-nighter" preparing his application for temporary residency.

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Más que soñadores, luchadores

Más que soñadores, luchadores

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Más que soñadores, luchadores

Más que soñadores, luchadores

Uno tuvo la dicha de estar presente en la toma de protesta del presidente Barack Obama, hecho que lo motiva a estudiar sociología y ayudar a los necesitados. El otro quiere ser un rescatista, luego un enfermero que salve vidas, y para llegar a serlo no le importa trabajar y estudiar con sólo…

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Más que soñadores, luchadores

Más que soñadores, luchadores

Julio César Chávez (izq.), de 18 años, y Édgar García, de 22, son soñadores que están en proceso de solicitar la Acción Diferida. Ambos llegaron al país siendo niños y han sido jóvenes ejemplares.

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