Arizona Public Square believes that America is a nation of immigrants & Native peoples and that we are a more perfect union because of our diversity. As an organization that has our roots in Arizona, we are keenly aware of the political importance of these issue in our state, as well as the power our state has to affect the nation-wide discourse. We believe that our readers should be informed and active in discussion & action on immigration and Native rights issues.

DACA. Make your voice heard.

By Tamar Rala Kreiswirth DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, provides security to almost 800,000 young immigrants that were brought to the United States as children and for most of them, the United States is the ONLY home they know. Pamela Powers Hannley provides her opinion in this article. This quote from her article is […]

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No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

No Sanctuary for Criminals Act Original article by Gabe Acosta In an attempt to crack down on “illegal migrants”, the Trump administration has been working with Congress to pass the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. The aim of the bill would be to take away some of the powers of municipalities to determine their own […]

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No Word For Wall

On January 25th, President Trump signed a broad ranging executive order meant to curb “illegal immigration”. This order covers countries overseas in the Middle East, as well as countries south of the U.S. border. A key part of his presidential platform, this order is intended to start the planning of a wall on the southern […]

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A Muslim Ban… Maybe?

As many of you have heard by now, on January 27th President Donald Trump has signed a so called “Muslim ban” that stops all travelers and visa holders from seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. In addition, this order suspends the admission into the U.S. of all refugees for 120 days. This […]

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Immigration Articles

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DACA. Make your voice heard.

By Tamar Rala Kreiswirth DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, provides security to almost 800,000 young immigrants that were brought to the United States as children and for most of them, the United States is the ONLY home they know. Pamela Power

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Trump’s First Pardon

Trump’s First Pardon Original article by Gabe Acosta President Trump is setting up for a rally in Phoenix next week. This rally, like many before it, has the opportunity to bring up a huge Arizona controversy. Based on some public statements he has

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No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

No Sanctuary for Criminals Act Original article by Gabe Acosta In an attempt to crack down on “illegal migrants”, the Trump administration has been working with Congress to pass the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. The aim of the bill would be to take

Facts on Trump’s Immigration Order

Update, Feb. 9: This story has been updated with the latest legal developments. FactCheck.org President Donald Trump’s executive order — Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States – imposes a 90-day travel ban, with