Senior Field Correspondent
Senior Field Correspondent Jude Joffe-Block (Phoenix) caught the radio bug while assisting a radio reporter in Mexico, and has been happiest wearing headphones and pointing microphones ever since. She initiated Fronteras Desk coverage in Las Vegas as the project's first Senior Field Correspondent there. She then joined the Phoenix newsroom in July 2012. Previously, she contributed stories on immigration and criminal justice to KALW in San Francisco and multimedia content in both Spanish and English to the Associated Press in Mexico. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Yale University, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico.
The news that the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday was well received by grassroots groups pushing for reform.
Two provisions in the Senate immigration bill would make it easier for foreigners over the age of 55 to spend time in the U.S. One provision specifically helps Canadian snowbirds visit the States longer.
A federal district judge declined to immediately halt a ban that prevents certain young immigrants from getting driver's licenses in Arizona. But his opinion also suggested there are legal problems with the current policy.
Meeting members of one family who live on both sides of the border, when their own relatives can't visit.
The Gang of Eight is calling for 90 percent effectiveness across the border. But a new study suggests eliminating a key factor from the effectiveness equation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee begins considering the bipartisan immigration bill on Thursday, along with 300 amendments that could destabilize the bill.
The survey questioned Latinos' perception of police in the counties surrounding Phoenix, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago.
Maricopa County is prosecuting unauthorized immigrants working with fake papers as felonies, which would disqualify them from benefiting from possible legalization.
Marches for immigration reform are scheduled throughout the country Wednesday. Seven years ago, a historic May 1 day of action helped crystallize the modern immigration reform movement.
Earlier this month, Phoenix leaders fielded questions about SB 1070 while on a trade mission in Mexico City. How did they talk about Arizona's immigration bill abroad?