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Tag Results for "Arizona Immigration"

Hispanic Group Reacts to Announcement Naming Arizona as the Host State for Super Bowl 2015

LULAC was dismayed to hear today that the National Football League has chosen the State of Arizona to host the 49th Super Bowl. In light of Arizona’s hate-based legislation, the action taken by the NFL serves as an endorsement of the state’s abhorrent actions against the Latino and migrant communities. continue reading »

Az State Senator R Pearce claims Mormon Blessing on his Hardline Immigration Stance- NOT So says LDS

Sen. Russell Pearce claims the Mormon Church backs his hardline stance on illegal immigration. Brahm Resnik gets the church response in this Video.Pearce and Mitt Romney give the compassionate side of Mormonism a bad name! continue reading »

2011 CA Legislation Aids Immigrant Integration; Further Contrasting CA From Neighboring AZ

With the recent end-of-session bill signings by California Governor Jerry Brown, 2011 has proven a good year for laws that further distinguish from neighboring Arizona and other states that have recently enacted virulently anti-immigrant laws. A continue reading »

Where Do 2012 Republican Candidates Stand on Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law?

Though the 2012 Republican presidential field continues to tack hard right on immigration, the candidates have thus far stayed silent on the topic of Alabama’s devastating new immigration law. continue reading »

Federal Court Ruling Could Give Relief to Day Laborers

Finding work on the streets without getting arrested by the police might get easier for day laborers in Arizona under a new federal court decision. On Sept. 16, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 9-2 that a 1989 Redondo Beach, Calif. anti-solicitation ordinance aimed at day laborers was unconstitutional, because it "regulates significantly more speech than is necessary to achieve the city's purpose of improving traffic safety and traffic flow." continue reading »

Are Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s Views on Immigration Being Censored by Facebook?

Thursday, Governor Jan Brewer’s (R-AZ) Facebook page posted a picture of Brewer as iconic Rosie the Riveter in response to President Obama’s immigration policy. continue reading »

States Submit Record Number of Immigration Bills During 2011 Session

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, a bipartisan research groups, a record number of immigration bills were submitted in during the 2011 legislative session – ended June 30. continue reading »

Striking Out in Phoenix: MLB’s Lack of Respect for Latinos

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig recently struck out, big time, by stubbornly refusing to relocate the 82nd All-Star Game from Phoenix, Arizona, to another city due to the desert state’s racist immigration law, SB 1070. Although the core of this draconian law remains under a federal court injunction, if Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has her way, it can go all the way to the conservative-dominated Supreme Court and set a devastating legal precedent against 50 million Latinos in the U.S.. continue reading »

Border Patrol Demands the Removal of a Memorial Cross for Teen Slain by Agent

Tucson-Nearly four months after the shooting death of Carlos Lamadrid by a Border Patrol Agent in Douglas, Arizona, his family has been ordered to remove a cross placed at the site of the murder. Guadalupe Guerrero, mother of the 19 year-old, received the letter on July 14th, nearly four months after Carlos, a U.S. citizen, was shot in the back by a Border Patrol Agent. continue reading »

Arizona’s Maricopa County - of Sheriff Arpaio Fame - to Pay Two Hispanic Men for Unlawful Detention

Sheriff Joe Arpaio likes to call himself “America's Toughest Sheriff,” as he is constantly in the spotlight for his controversial stance on how to handle undocumented immigrants. Now, his office has been told to pay $200,000 to two Hispanic men who were unlawfully detained when they were swept up in a raid. continue reading »

Open Letter to Arizona Senator After He Shows up Wearing Sombrero and 1/2 Filled Bottle of Tequilla

Yuma County has had a long standing tradition of sending Representatives and Senators to the State Capital that have displayed a code of conduct conducive to the position they hold as elected officials. continue reading »

Report: 100,000 Fewer Hispanics in Arizona Than Before SB 1070 Was Signed Last Year

According to a BBVA Bancomer report, there are 100,000 fewer Hispanics in Arizona than their were at the start of 2010, when the controversial immigration bill SB 1070 was signed into law. continue reading »

Joe Arpaio Re-created in Bacon (VIDEO)

Chow Bella did a great job creating their own meat candy concoction of a Phoenix figurehead: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. continue reading »

Four Arizona State Lawmakers Call for Sheriff Joe Arpaio Resignation

The Phoenix Democrats, representing the Latino Caucus, said revelations from Arpaio's former chief financial officer that she warned the sheriff for years against diverting jail funds raises the stakes and the urgency for federal, state and local prosecutors to take action against him. continue reading »

The State of Arizona Decides to Take their SB 1070 Appeal Directly to the US Supreme Court

Gov Jan Brewer has decided to take the state of Arizona's case to the US Supreme Court. Brewer is seeking the courts opinion on whether US District Judge Susan Bolton acted correctly when she issued her injunction in continue reading »

Arizona Tries to Raise Even More Money, This Time For Additional Border Fencing

Arizona officials are looking for donations to build additional fencing along its border with Mexico, despite the federal government’s opinion that more is unnecessary. continue reading »

Arpaio Denies Being “Asleep at the Wheel” as Charges Mount

It has not been a easy couple weeks for the counties "Meanest Sheriff." In the last couple of weeks, Maricopa County’s Joe Arpaio has had the following accusations made: continue reading »

Glenn Beck Utterly Clueless About Tucson Ethnic Studies Program

While once again demonizing a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson, Arizona, Glenn Beck falsely claimed that the program is "mandatory." Enrollment in the class has always been voluntary. continue reading »

Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio Keeps His Name in the Headlines with “Mugshot of the Day”

Continuing his antics and public humiliation, “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” as he likes to call himself, is now allowing the online community to vote on the “Mugshot of the Day.” continue reading »

McCain and Kyl Introduce Plan for Increased Border Security

Last week, U.S. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl introduced a new border security plan. They hope new legislation will help combat drug and immigrant smuggling, undocumented immigration, and stop violence at the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »