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Deported Veterans: Banished for Committing Crimes After Serving in the U.S. Military

Washington Post Senior Correspondent Kevin Sullivan looks at deported veterans, a group that has almost no attention in the Washington debate over immigration reform. They are part of a little-known cadre of warriors who served in the U.S. military as green-card holders — permanent legal residents continue reading »

Congressman Says Giving DREAMers A Path To Citizenship But Deporting Parents Is ‘Compassionate”

Undocumented youths brought to the country by their parents, or so-called DREAMers, should be given a pathway to citizenship while their parents should be deported, according to statements by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) at two Texas town hall events in Bastrop and Luling on Saturday. continue reading »

Counting the Votes on Immigration Reform in the House

For most people who follow the immigration debate, it is an issue which at its core is about values like fairness, faith, and family. Those who support immigrants’ rights and want to see our immigration system reformed follow the ins and outs of the debate via nightly news, daily media clips, or blogs like this one. continue reading »

ICE Closes Dozens of Deportation Cases in Arizona

At age nine, U.S.-born Kathy Figueroa became the public face of hundreds of children impacted by immigration raids and family separation in Arizona. In a YouTube video she pleaded with President Barack Obama for the release of her parents. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Arizona Court Rejects Law Targeting Day Laborers and their Employers

In immigration news, an Arizona court has rejected the state's efforts, under SB 1070, to target day laborers and those people who might hire them. In the unanimous decision was based on the fact that the law only targeted day laborers and not others deemed to be interrupting traffic. continue reading »

Battle Against Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 Continues

The legal battle against Arizona's harsh SB 1070 immigration law will continue in 2013 although the future of the section of the measure prohibiting housing or transportin continue reading »

Deferred Action Immigrants Denied Driver’s Licenses in Arizona

A coalition of organizations on Thursday filed suit against the state of Arizona for denying driver's licenses to undocumented young people who have been given a reprieve from deportation under the federal Deferred Action program. continue reading »

In Arizona, Latino Mormons at a Crossroads

José Hernández hasn’t made up his mind about who he’s going to vote for in the upcoming election. “I like things about both, Romney and Obama,” said Hernández, 29, who works as an electrician in Mesa, Arizona. He says he likes that Republican continue reading »

Arizona Campaign Builds Against “America’s Toughest Sheriff”

A movement to oust Joe Arpaio, America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” from office continues to gain momentum in Arizona. Actions range from a Latino voter mobilization to an infusion of support from out-of-state groups helping run anti-Joe Arpaio radio ads on Spanish radio. continue reading »

“Citizens for a Better Arizona” Call To Stop Reelection of Sheriff Arpaio

A number of organizations in Arizona are working to get out the Hispanic vote here in Maricopa County to stop controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio from winning another term in next month's elections. continue reading »

Arizona Immigration Law Hinders Reporting of Domestic Violence

Undocumented immigrants who are the victims of domestic violence could be among those most negatively affected by the entry into force of the Arizona law that allows police to question the immigration status of people they arrest. continue reading »

Arizona Latinos Experiencing Racial Profiling With “Show Me Your Papers” in Effect

Members of the Hispanic community in southern Arizona say they have experienced racial profiling by the police after the entry into force of the "show me your papers" provision of the state's harsh immigration law. continue reading »

Agriculture Industry Harmed by Restrictive State Immigration Laws-70% of Ag Workers are Undocumented

The American agricultural industry is facing billions of dollars in losses due to labor shortages resulting from recent anti-immigrant laws passed in various states around the country. The American farming industry is heavily continue reading »

If Mitt Romney was Actually Mexican, Would He Still Support Arizona’s’ SB 1070?

As reported, U.S. District judge lifted an injunction against the “show me your papers” provision of Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-immigrant law, allowing this draconian provision to go into effect. Many agree that the implementation of this provision will involve rampant racial profiling of Latinos in Arizona. No doubt, additional legal challenges will be brought to stop it. continue reading »

Arizona Police Fear Being Sued Over SB 1070 Provision

Arizona law enforcement agencies are concerned about the potential for lawsuits once the "show me your papers" provision of the state's controversial immigration law takes effect. continue reading »

Sheriff Will Not Be Charged for Threatening Deportation of Undocumented Gay Lover

An Arizona sheriff known for a hard-line stance on illegal immigration won't face criminal charges for allegedly threatening to have his undocumented gay lover deported, the state Attorney General's Office said Friday. continue reading »

Does Mitt Romney Still think SB 1070 Is A “Model” For The Nation?

The reviews are in about the first few days of deferred action, with a range of observers praising the program and citing inspiring stories of young people who have a new opportunity to contribute to the only country they know as home. Describing an application workshop held by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights continue reading »

Arizona Mayors: Undocumented Students Should Get In-State Tuition Rates

The mayors of Tucson and Phoenix said Friday that they want young undocumented students who apply for Deferred Action to pay in-state tuition at Arizona community colleges. continue reading »

Prison Companies Making Big Money Off Arrests of Illegal Immigrants

A recent review by the Associated Press found prison companies are seeing large profits from the detention of undocumented immigrants. However, it is the American taxpayers who are paying more than $2 billion a year. continue reading »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Trial Sees Repeated Denial of Responsibility

Most days, Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio acts like a caricature of a Western law man: the cowboy, “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” the man who brought back chain gangs, parades prisoners around in pink underwear, and clearly believes he’s above the rule of law. continue reading »