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PNS Daily News - July 25, 2017 


Another Obamacare repeal showdown expected in the Senate; the President’s son-in-law in the hot seat in the Russia probe; and a setback for federal immigration agents. We’re covering those stories and more on today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - AZ: Immigrant Issues

Protestors from Arizona joined a large group that disrupted the last day of the legislative session in Austin, Texas, on Monday, to oppose a bill similar to SB 1070. (Promise Arizona)

PHOENIX – The specter of SB 1070 is back - this time in Texas - and about a thousand people, including dozens from Arizona, rallied at the Texas Legislature in Austin to protest the new law. Senate Bill 4, signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott a few weeks ago, declares sanctuary cities ill

Progressive groups, labor activists and immigrants' rights groups will be protesting today in observance of May Day. (PDA)

PHOENIX -- Today is May Day, also known as International Worker's Day, a celebration of labor rights that has evolved in recent years into a day to also honor the contributions of immigrants. The group Puente Arizona will be leading a rally at 4 p.m. at the Statehouse Complex against the immigrati

The Trump administration has authorized greater use of expedited removals, which allows deportation of immigrants without going before a judge. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – Families of mixed immigration status in Arizona are being told to make a plan. Under President Donald Trump's new immigration policy, just about anyone who lives in the U.S. who is not a legal resident can be deported, sometimes quickly. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement a

The Rayos children meet with Rep. Grijalva before President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress. Left to right: Ernesto Lopes of Puente Movement, Rep. Grijalva, Jaqueline Rayos-Garcia, Angel Rayos-Garcia. Courtesy: office of Rep. Grijalva.

PHOENIX – "We're here for our Mom." That's the message from two Arizona teenagers who attended last night's speech by President Trump. The mother, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, made headlines this month when she became one of the first people deported under Trump's more aggressive immigration pol

Congresswoman Martha McSally speaking at a town hall in Sahuarita, Arizona on February 23. (Dennis Newman/PNS)

SAHUARITA, Ariz. -- Just two weeks after dismissing town halls as "political theatre," Congresswoman Martha McSally met face to face with voters from her swing district in Southern Arizona. In a meeting that was polite and boisterous, Southern Arizona voters finally got the chance to hear from Rep

Protesters sang patriotic songs in front of Sen. John McCain's office in Tucson to protest immigration raids. (Indivisible Southern Arizona)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Dozens of protesters serenaded Sen. John McCain's Tucson office with patriotic songs on Sunday as a way of speaking out against the latest wave of immigration raids that swept up hundreds of people in six states over five days last week. Officials at the Immigration and Customs En

Civil rights activists are rallying today at the Arizona State Capitol. (United Against Hate Coalition)

PHOENIX – Several hundred people from the United Against Hate Coalition will attend a rally at the state Capitol today, the first day of the new legislative session. The rally, which they are calling the "People's State of the State Address," aims to push political leaders to stand up for ci

Crosses on the border fence with Mexico honor people's lives lost crossing into the United States. (Jonathan McIntosh/Creative Commons/Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. – The U.S. Border Patrol purposely drives migrants into remote desert areas, causing hundreds to get lost and disappear in 2015. That's one finding in a new report by two Tucson-based immigrants' rights groups. Researchers combed through reports made to the Missing Migrant Hotl

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