News

November 15, 2018

Mayor’s comments on proposed “public charge” rule

The administration is proposing a rule that would “dramatically broaden the ‘public charge’ test that has been a part of federal immigration law for decades. The new rule could force immigrant families to choose between permanent legal status and their ability to access basic needs like healthy food, safe housing, and health care.”

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October 29, 2018

Mayor’s prepared remarks at the Tree of Life Synagogue Candlelight Vigil

The Tree of Life Synagogue has joined a growing fraternity. The Sikh temple in Wisconsin—where, in 2012, a white supremacist gunman killed 6 and wounded 4. The Jewish Community Center in Kansas—where, in 2014, a white supremacist gunman killed 3. The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina—where, in 2015, a white supremacist gunman […]

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October 27, 2018

Mayor’s statement on Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

“Our hearts go out to the victims of today’s anti-Semitic terrorist attack. Today’s synagogue shooting follows a week of hate-fueled domestic terrorism, which started with a bomb sent to a prominent Jewish man. My father served in World War II to defeat Nazis and their hideous ideology. Is our generation up to the same task? […]

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September 19, 2018

Tucson mayor, refugee groups push for support of resettlement program

Arizona Daily Star “’Wherever they come from initially, when they’re here, they’re Tucsonans,’ Rothschild said, urging support of the resettlement program.” Read more…

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September 18, 2018

Mayor’s press conference on U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

Currently, there are 68.5 million displaced persons worldwide, 25.4 million of whom are refugees, making this the largest global refugee crisis in recorded history. Refugee service organizations are asking people to call 1-855-472-8930 and leave a message for Judiciary Committee Leadership demanding that the cap be raised to 75,000.

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Resettled refugee numbers dropping in Tucson

Tucson News Now “Several social service agencies in Tucson who assimilate refugees, say the number of refugees being resettled in Tucson has dropped nearly 80 percent.” Read more…

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Tucson mayor holds press conference to urge support of refugees

KVOA “‘Tucson has always welcomed refugees,’ said Mayor Rothschild. ‘There’s no question that people coming into this country who are escaping trauma and war need the help that these agencies provide to have the best chance of becoming successful and productive members of society. The Refugee Resettlement Program does so much for so many. It […]

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September 7, 2018

Mayor joins TUSD, volunteers for Steps to Success walk

On Friday, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild joined more than 100 volunteers and Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) staff members for the district’s 9th Steps to Success walk.

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August 27, 2018

Veterans Court receives federal grant

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild held a press conference at City Hall on Monday to announce the award of a federal grant to the Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court (Veterans Court), part of Tucson’s City Court system.

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August 23, 2018

Indoor football comes to the Tucson Arena

Billed as “Half the Field, Double the Football, Triple the Fun,” indoor football moves at a faster clip and is a higher-scoring game than regular football.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild summed it up as, “Indoor football is to regular football as the Sonoran hot dog is to the regular hot dog,” and encouraged Tucsonans to check it out.

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