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ACLU INFOGRAPHIC - What’s At Stake: SB 1070 at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld SB 1070’s notorious “show me your papers” provision, deciding that it is not preempted by federal law. This provision has been blocked by lower courts in Arizona and other copycat states until now. Discriminatory laws like SB 1070 invite racial profiling of Latinos and others who may look or sound “foreign,” including many U.S. citizens who have lived in America their entire lives. continue reading »

Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Law SB 1070 is Important but Limited Victory

The Supreme Court invalidated most provisions of Arizona’s draconian anti-immigration law, known as S.B. 1070, including Section 6 which granted state police greater authority than federal officers to make warrantless arrests of anyone they suspected of being undocumented. continue reading »

Lack of Difference Between Secure Communities And Arizona’s SB 1070

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its long-awaited response to last year’s report from the Secure Communities Task Force. Secure Communities, the Obama Administration’s signature immigration enforcement program, has been fiercely criticized by law enforcement experts, state governors and legislatures, continue reading »

A Guide to Racial Profiling

This week the Department of Justice sued Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona for his refusal to cooperate with their investigation into his historic racial profiling and violations of civil rights. continue reading »

Reported Neo-Nazi Spree Killer Called SB 1070 Sponsor Russell Pearce His ‘Surrogate Father’

Yesterday, J.T. Ready, a neo-Nazi and member of the anti-immigrant Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, reportedly strapped on body armor, grabbed several firearms, and then killed four people in Gilbert, Arizona. One of the dead is a toddler. Ready also was killed in this incident, although reports vary on whether he took his own life. At the time of his death, Ready was running for Pinal County sheriff. continue reading »

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on SB1070- Decision Expected Late June

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court took on one of the most important legal cases of this year when it heard arguments over Arizona’s “show me your papers” law, SB 1070. The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on SB 1070 in late June. continue reading »

The Most Racist Organization - Behind SB1070 (VIDEO)

The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments in Arizona v. United States, the Obama administration's challenge to Arizona's anti-immigration law, SB1070. What they won't be hearing is what a continue reading »

What’s At Stake: SB 1070 at the Supreme Court

SB 1070 is Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law. After the law passed in 2010, two dozen copycat bills were introduced in state legislatures across the country; five passed in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah. The ACLU and a coalition of civil rights organizations have filed lawsuits in all six states. continue reading »

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on SB1070- Join the Team to Help Spread the Word

This week, all eyes will once again be on SB 1070. Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Arizona law and will soon decide whether to strike it down forever, or open the door to Arizona laws across the country. Exactly two years ago , Governor Jan Brewer signed Arizona’s now-infamous “show me your papers” anti-immigrant legislation -- SB 1070 -- into law. continue reading »

Arizona’s ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: What’s at Stake?

The enactment in April 2010 of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, S.B. 1070, which targets undocumented immigrants and increases the authority of local police, was an ominous sign for the direction of the immigration debate in this country. By signing into law the most restrictive anti-immigrant piece of state legislation the country has ever seen, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) declared that Arizona would pursue its own immigration policy—“attrition through enforcement.” continue reading »

Accused of Discrimination Against Latinos, Maricopa Co. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Says No to DOJ Demands

Negotiations between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office seem to be falling apart, as Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will not allow the DOJ to “strong arm” him. continue reading »

Mother of Immigrant Asking AZ Authorities to Let her Son Die in Peace

An immigrant mother is asking Arizona authorities to let her son, who although he is in the terminal phase of brain cancer is being kept cuffed to his hospital bed with continue reading »

Activists Prepare for Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration Law

Defenders of immigrants' rights on the national level are preparing to respond immediately to the Supreme Court ruling on the future of Arizona's harsh immigration law. continue reading »

Arpaio’s Press Conference Falls Short

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a much touted press conference on Thursday to announce the results of his “cold case posse” looking into the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate. Ultimately though, they hype didn’t match the results. continue reading »

Bloggers Agree: Mitt Romney, GOP Candidates Ignore Latino Vote at Their Peril

Remember Wednesday night’s GOP debate in Mesa, Arizona, where the Republican candidates proclaimed that Arizona and its extremist SB 1070 anti-immigrant law was a model for the country? continue reading »

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Arizona’s Latinos and Immigrants

Since Arizona’s Republican-controlled legislature and governor passed the harsh anti-immigrant law S.B. 1070 in 2010, the state has been ground zero for the nation’s increasingly acrimonious immigration debate. The policies enacted in S.B. 1070 continue reading »

The Arizona “Model”: Failed Immigration Policy, Successful Voter Mobilization

In order to win over the most conservative, extremist voters in the Arizona Republican primary (which will be held Tuesday, February 28th), presidential candidate Mitt Romney called the state’s immigration policy a “model” for others to follow. continue reading »

AZ Sheriff Babeu’s Gay Ex-Lover Says he was Threatened w/ Deportation, Babeu Leaves Romney Campaign

"Yesterday, a tabloid article made a number of false allegations about me," Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu wrote on his Congressional Campaign website. "Only one was true: I’m gay." continue reading »

Arizona Working to Arm Volunteer Militia to Monitor Mexican Border

Arizona is moving closer to establishing an armed volunteer militia to monitor the state's border with Mexico, an initiative that concerns civil rights defenders. continue reading »

Arizona State Rep. Cecil Ash Says There Should be a “Caucasian Day”

At a time when Arizona laws and law enforcement officials are under immense scrutiny for how they treat the state's minority (primarily Latino) population, Republican State Rep. Cecil Ash did nothing to help change the negative image of his state. continue reading »