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On Monday, Arizona’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies went before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal court is considering the constitutionality of the entire law, as well as one of its provisions that was struck down by a federal judge in 2013.
January 13, 2015
One case is the state’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies. The court will also hear arguments on a decades-old civil rights lawsuit, addressing how Arizona teaches English Language Learners.
January 12, 2015
Immigration
A report released Thursday suggests President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration doesn’t go far enough to shield parents of US citizens from deportation.
January 08, 2015
The new school superintendents of Arizona and the Tucson Unified School District met Wednesday to discuss the fate of ethnic studies in the city’s public schools. It has been a controversial issue between the state and school district for several years.
January 07, 2015
Young immigrants known as DREAMers celebrated getting driver's licenses for the first time on Monday. But Arizona continues to bar another immigrant group from driving legally.
December 22, 2014
Starting Monday, Arizona must allow young immigrants known as DREAMers the right to apply for driver’s licenses.
December 18, 2014
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Civil rights advocates on the border say new federal guidance restricting racial profiling doesn’t go far enough. The rules released Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice include exceptions for border enforcement.
December 09, 2014
A part of Arizona’s history all but disappeared when the U.S.-Mexico border was created about 160 years ago. Parks and museums on both sides of the border have begun working together to revitalize and preserve a living history that gives people a way to connect to their roots.
November 28, 2014
A federal judge in Texas struck down the state's voter ID law less than a month before Election Day, characterizing it as discriminatory against African-Americans and Latinos.
October 10, 2014
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The U.S. has been investing in violence prevention programs in Central America so fewer kids will feel the need to migrate. But some say other U.S. policies are making the region more violent.
October 06, 2014

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