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Arizona Democratic Party responds to Russell Pearce Running for Reelection

Arizona Democratic Party Executive Director Luis Heredia released the following statement on Russell Pearce filing for reelection: "As we saw last weekend when Russell Pearce was elected the GOP's shadow chairman, the Arizona Republican Party is doubling down on continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group Twists Facts on Effectiveness of Arizona’s Immigration Law

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has outdone itself when it comes to shoddy research. In a recently released report on “demographic changes” in Arizona, FAIR utilizes an almost random assortment of statistics to make its case that the state’s unauthorized immigrant continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Tons of Border Trash Attributed to Illegal Immigration in Arizona

More than 10,000 pounds of border trash were collected by 123 volunteers during the Saturday, Jan. 28 cleanup event on the Santa Cruz River north of Nogales in Rio Rico, Arizona continue reading »

Gov. Brewer and President Obama Butt Heads in Arizona

Following an exchange of with President Obama, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s book sales on Amazon jumped 150 percent in just one day. As the President landed in the troubled Arizona continue reading »

Fox’s Habit Of Providing Cover For Sheriff Arpaio Continues

Fox, it seems, has now become the go-to network for controversial Arizona sheriffs. Last week, Fox News' Megyn Kelly hosted Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to address allegations that his office routinely violates civil rights laws. At the end of her show, Arpaio thumbed his nose at critics and announced on air that he was running for reelection. continue reading »

AZ Girls Apologize After Racist Rant Video Goes Viral (VIDEO)

After their racist rant enraged many, a group of girls in Arizona are apologizing for a YouTube video that went viral back in the fall 2011. Back in August, a YouTuber by the name of continue reading »

In Az., Push to Revive Mexican Midwifery

Marinah Valenzuela Farrell is one of only a few licensed midwives in Arizona. Though it isn’t a profitable venture, helping mothers bring their newborn children into this continue reading »

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Says He’s Not Backing Down, Still Plans to Run for U.S. Senate

Just as Sheriff Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona is catching serious flak from the U.S. Dept. of Defense, a man who was Tasered by police under Arpaio’s command, had a heart attack, and wound up brain dead and on life support, only to die a few days later. Still, “America’s Toughest Sheriff” says he is not backing down. continue reading »

Latino Veteran Arrested by Arpaio Officers in AZ, Hours Later Sent to Hospital, Put on Life Support

A Latino Gulf War veteran had to be put on life support just hours after being arrested by deputies under the supervision of controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Now his family, activists, and critics of “America’s Toughest Sheriff” are demanding for answers. continue reading »

Deserted: The Human Rights Crisis on Our Soil (VIDEO)

Innovative global human rights organization Breakthrough released DESERTED: THE HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS ON OUR SOIL, a brief video vividly depicting the scale and impact of migrant deaths in the Arizona desert. continue reading »

Immigration Showdown in Arizona by Hector Luis Alamo, Jr.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that it will hear arguments in June concerning Arizona’s controversial immigration measures, the infamous SB 1070 signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer in April 2010. continue reading »

After Kicking Out Anti-Immigrant Sen. Pearce, Arizonans Set Sights on Sheriff Arpaio

A group of Arizona residents who promoted the recall of Republican Sen. Russell Pearce, the chief architect of the state's harsh anti-immigration law, now aims to thwart the reelection of controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. continue reading »

Drug Smugglers Crossing into Arizona Shot at and Robbed

A drug smuggler who was carrying a load of marijuana into the Arizona told Santa Cruz County sheriff's investigators that he and those he was traveling with her robbed by armed men west of Nogales. continue reading »

Cecilia Muñoz , White House Top Latino Faces Protest for Secure Communities Support

Members of Arizona's Hispanic community demonstrated Friday against a senior White House official for defending the controversial Secure Communities program in a television documentary. continue reading »

LULAC reacts as AZ SB1070 Author Becomes First Senate President in Nation to Loose Recall

Pearce becomes the first senate president of any state to lose a recall election and must step down immediately once the election results become official. continue reading »

Arizona Recall Election Kicks SB 1070 Author Russell Pearce Out of Office

Controversial Arizona legislator Russell Pearce is now without a job after the recall election meant to kick him out of office succeeded. The now-former Arizona Senator Pearce lost the continue reading »

Civil Lawsuit Against Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio Dismissed

Civil lawsuits against self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff”, Joe Arpaio, have been dismissed by a U.S. District Court, though plaintiffs have been given the opportunity to rewrite their complaints. continue reading »

Legal Fund for Arizona’s SB 1070 Sees Donations from Across U.S., but Not Much From Arizona

When Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070 caught the public’s attention, the state had to defend itself against the law’s passing in a court of law against those who claimed it was racist and unfair. continue reading »

Marco Rubio: “Cuban amnesty for ‘me’, but not for Mexican ‘thee’”

Here’s the reality. Mexican-Americans account for almost 70% of the Latin population pie. However, Cuban-Americans account for 3% of the pie.Why is Senator Marco Rubio supporting a unique amnesty and government entitlements via the Cuban Adjustment Act afforded to the Cubans (with heavy concentration in continue reading »

Fox Again Promotes AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu And His Anti-Immigrant Views

News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has claimed that Fox News is not "anti-immigrant," a statement seemingly contradicted by near-daily segments on the network portraying immigrants in a negative light. Fox even goes as far as to support politicians with clearly anti-immigrant views. continue reading »