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County vote supports woman seeking refuge at church

County vote supports woman seeking refuge at church

Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto has been at Southside Presbyterian Church since last month.

September 02, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Faced with deportation, woman seeks church sanctuary

Faced with deportation, woman seeks church sanctuary

Second time this year Southside Presbyterian has offered shelter to undocumented immigrant.

August 06, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Feds grant stay to immigrant living in Tucson church

Feds grant stay to immigrant living in Tucson church

An undocumented immigrant who has been living in sanctuary with his wife and son at Southside Presbyterian Church since May 13 has received a stay in his deportation case.

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Tucson church ready to offer immigrant family sanctuary today

Tucson church ready to offer immigrant family sanctuary today

Daniel Neyoy Ruiz might not be fleeing the wars in Central America that led many to the doors of Southside Presbyterian Church more than 30 years ago — but to his family, the situation is no less desperate.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Humanitarian group prohibits Border Patrol search of Arivaca camp

Volunteers with a local humanitarian aid group stopped Border Patrol agents from entering their camp outside of Arivaca to search for people whose footprints they said they followed there.

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Tucson protesters to fight felony charges with deportees' accounts

Tucson protesters to fight felony charges with deportees' accounts

Activists who stymied a day’s immigration proceedings in Tucson earlier this month by chaining themselves to a detainee transport bus have announced the first step in their legal defense: a pair of hotline numbers.

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Attorney says border-crossers at center of Tucson protest were deported

Up to 70 detainees who were on the buses blocked by a Tucson protest Friday have now been deported through Calexico, Calif., and Del Rio, Texas, said Margo Cowan, a Tucson attorney and activist.

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Dreamers released from custody

Dreamers released from custody

Surrounded by supporters, the "Dream 9" wore their caps and gowns and big smiles - just as they did 17 days before in Nogales, Sonora.

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Hearing could free 'Dream 9' pending review of their request for asylum in US

Seven of the nine young adults who turned themselves in at the Morley Gate in Nogales two weeks ago will have their asylum cases heard before an immigration judge, their attorney said Monday.

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Status of detained 'Dream 9' still in limbo

Status of detained 'Dream 9' still in limbo

Before their attempt to re-enter the U.S. through the Morley Gate Port of Entry in Nogales, these nine Dreamers participated in a prayer circle in a restaurant. The nine were detained and eventually released.

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Status of detained 'Dream 9' still in limbo

Status of detained 'Dream 9' still in limbo

Before their attempt to re-enter the U.S. through the Morley Gate Port of Entry in Nogales, Sonora, nine "Dreamers" participate in a prayer circle in a restaurant near the port. The nine were detained in their attempt.

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Status of detained 'Dream 9' still in limbo

Status of detained 'Dream 9' still in limbo

As long as the focus on immigration reform continues to be on border security, the frustration level about deportations will continue to grow, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva says.

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Tucson group ask for release of ‘Dreamer’ protesters

Tucson group ask for release of ‘Dreamer’ protesters

Organizers gathered in front of Rep. Raúl Grijalva’s office asking the U.S. government to release the so-called “Dream 9” who tried to come back into the country through the Nogales port of entry Monday.

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'Dreamers' seek US entry with humanitarian parole

'Dreamers' seek US entry with humanitarian parole

NOGALES, Sonora - A group of nine young adults who lived in the United States without legal status spent most of Monday inside the offices of the DeConcini Port of Entry after they tried to come back in, seeking humanitarian parole.

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‘Dreamers’ cross Nogales border in test of federal policy

‘Dreamers’ cross Nogales border in test of federal policy

NOGALES — Nine “dreamers” from across the United States arrived at Morley Gate,the Pedestrian crossing in Nogales, Sonora, this morning wearing caps and gowns and looking for entry into the United States.

July 22, 2013 1:55 pm Photos

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Conmemoran medio siglo de lucha de derechos civiles en Tucsón

Conmemoran medio siglo de lucha de derechos civiles en Tucsón

Hace apenas 50 años, hablar español en clase era prácticamente prohibido para los alumnos latinos y algunos restaurantes ponían rótulos en los que anunciaban que no se admitían "ni perros ni mexicanos".

April 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Public defenders bring home big awards

Three local public defenders were honored recently at the 10th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference in Tempe.

July 02, 2012 9:33 am

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