Feds want to chime in on Arizona's harboring ban - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Feds want to chime in on Arizona's harboring ban

Posted: Updated:
  • ImmigrationMore>>

  • Back to school even in Texas immigration prison

    Back to school even in Texas immigration prison

    For about 200 immigrant children held with their mothers, life inside a South Texas federal immigration prison means going to school eight hours a day.
    For about 200 immigrant children held with their mothers, life inside a South Texas federal immigration prison means going to school eight hours a day.
  • Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:29:39 GMT
    President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.
    President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.
  • Report: Border Patrol housing poorly planned

    Report: Border Patrol housing poorly planned

    A report by the federal Department of Homeland Security has found the parent agency of the Border Patrol mishandled a housing project for agents in Ajo, Arizona.
    A report by the federal Department of Homeland Security has found the parent agency of the Border Patrol mishandled a housing project for agents in Ajo, Arizona.

PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has asked an appeals court to let its lawyers participate in arguments over Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's bid to overturn a ruling that bars police from enforcing a minor part of the state's 2010 immigration law.

Brewer is appealing a decision by a lower-court judge who ruled in favor of civil rights groups that sought to block the law's prohibition on harboring illegal immigrants.

The Justice Department filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the appeal and says it wants to participate in arguments before the appeals court on April 2.

Brewer's lawyers say the harboring ban is aimed at confronting crime and doesn't conflict with federal policies.

Opponents say the ban is trumped by federal law.

Related stories:

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices