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LGBT Global Persecution Leads to Asylum Seekers in Southern AZ

Marco Antonio Galdino left São Paulo in 1995, lives in Tucson while he awaits appeal of refugee rejection.

No Immediate Action for Sanctuary Case, Immigration Officials Say

However deportation order is still in effect two days after Mexican immigrant moves into church.

NPR Report: Border Patrol Deadly Force Questioned

A lawyer in Corpus Christi, Texas currently represents families in three BP shootings where agent was in U.S. and victim in Mexico.

Doc Pieces Together Story of Migrant Found Dead in AZ Desert

“Who is Dayani Cristal?” puts Pima County on international map as it premiers across the world.

AZ Can Sue Maricopa CC District Over In-state Tuition for DREAMers

Judge rules state is allowed to take action against the community college district; says Atty. Gen. Tom Horne responded properly.

Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal of SB 1070 Harboring Ban Block

The justices declined to review ruling that barred police from arresting people for sheltering immigrants living in U.S. undocumented.

Horne Asks 9th Circuit to Remove Temp Block of Abortion Rules

New Arizona abortion medication regulations were scheduled to begin April 1; Planned Parenthood had asked for blockage, fed court granted last week.

Court Reviews Law Denying Bail to Undocumented Immigrants

A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday over constitutionality of Proposition 100 which was voter approved to amend state Constitution.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, February 28, 2014

A look at Gov. Brewer's veto of SB 1062; Tucson Mayor Rothschild's State of the City address.

AZ Week: 'SB 1062 Slap in Face to Many Arizonans'

Painfully ironic to have this type of legislation introduced on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act, says founding director of ASU's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy .

AZ Week: Opposing Sides Debate Good, Bad of Vetoed SB 1062

Supporter says bill could have 'helped gay community;' opponent says it would hurt state's reputation.

Advances Made, LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Remains

Transgender Pima County lawyer says situation even more difficult for trans people; most states including AZ don't have laws protecting LGBTQ people in workplace.

Play Depicts Tragedy That Helped Ignite Civil Rights Movement

Violent 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till is now a one-act play currently onstage at the Tucson Symphony Center.

Brewer Vetoes Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Bill would have allowed business owners to deny service to gay people based on 'sincerely held' belief.

Tucson Bakery Owner: My Beliefs Don't Belong in My Business

Sonya Books is against SB 1062 and says she has strong religious beliefs but would still bake for gay wedding.

Pressure Builds on Brewer to Veto Religious Freedom Bill

Her top political adviser joins long bipartisan list of politicians, businesses, rights groups in calling for rejection.

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