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American Immigration Council Hails Decision Enjoining Enforcement of Arizona’s SB 1070

The American Immigration Council applauds yesterday’s decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholding a preliminary injunction against the key provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »

AZ Governor Brewer Vows to Fight On

Republican Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer says she will continue to fight regardless of a second court declaring portions of SB70 are unconstitutional. continue reading »

Yet Another State Leaves Immigration Enforcement Bill on Cutting Room Floor

The legislative graveyard got a little bit bigger this week as lawmakers in Mississippi pronounced a series of restrictive immigration measures dead. More than 30 immigration-related bills—including an Arizona-style enforcement bill—failed to meet a legislative deadline due to disagreements over the laws’ impact on the business community. continue reading »

Groups Across U.S. Standing Up to State Governments’ Harsh Immigration Legislation Proposals

As more and more states are considering immigration laws that would mirror Arizona’s controversial legislation, immigrant advocate groups are “building momentum” and stopping them. continue reading »

Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy—At Workers’ Expense

Arizona’s business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigration proposals, successfully swayed state lawmakers into defeating five extremist anti-immigrant bills. continue reading »

The Economic Impact of Legalization Versus Deportation in Arizona

Our national debate over urgently needed immigration reform is now careening through our state legislatures, city halls, and town councils due to political gridlock at the federal level. continue reading »

Rep Senator Lori Klein of Arizona Reads Letter Calling Latino Students ‘gangsters” (VIDEO)

During a debate at the Arizona State Capitol this week, gasps and anger were the reaction to the actions of freshman senator Lori Klein. Sen. Klein read a letter from a substitute eighth grade teacher that described most Mexican students as wanting to be "gang members and gangsters." continue reading »

Man Believed to Have “Racist Views” Invited to Speak to State Senate on Arizona-Mexico Border

A man described as a “vitriolic Mexican-basher” who looks for white supremacists to join his group was invited by an Arizona lawmaker to speak to a state Senate’s border security committee about his assessment of the Arizona-Mexico border. continue reading »

Arizona Senate Strikes Down Five Bills Aimed at Undocumented Immigrants

Thursday, five bills with undocumented immigration at their cores, were struck down by the Arizona Senate. This was a severe departure from last year’s implementation of a harsh local law enforcement measure that shined a glaring spotlight on the state and its treatment of the Hispanics. continue reading »

Students, Law Enforcement Join to Testify Against Anti-Immigration Bills in Texas

This week, over two dozen Hispanic Texas students arrived at the state capital to testify against a number of new anti-immigration bills that mirror Arizona’s. The students met at the Mexican American Legislative Caucus’ offices continue reading »

Is a New iPhone/iPad Game App Racist? See For Yourself

People have been calling a newly released game app for iPhones and iPads just plain racist, and to be honest, it’s really no surprise. Sure Mariachi Hero could be amusing to some random continue reading »

Sponsor of Bill to End 14th Am Tells Police he has” Legislative Immunity” in Domestic Violence

Scott Bundgaard,(R) the Arizona state Senate majority leader, was involved in a domestic violence dispute this weekend with his girlfriend Aubry Ballard (34). continue reading »

“Civility Institute” to Promote Compromise and Respect During Political Debates

With all the civil unrest in Arizona – mostly over immigration – Arizona would appear to have become a cactus-filled state of angry people, and a new center at the University of Arizona is being created to address just that. continue reading »

AZ Bill Prevents Undocumented From Collecting on Lawsuits

When southern Arizona ranch owner Roger Barnett spotted a number of undocumented immigrants, he took it upon himself to hold them at gun point, and a lawsuit from the Mexican Legal Defense fund followed. continue reading »

Sweeping Arizona Immigration Bills Target Children and Youth

The Arizona state Senate moved forward with two controversial measures this week that threaten to marginalize undocumented youth to an unprecedented degree. continue reading »

“Creating Panic Where Only Vigilance is Warranted Helps Nobody” AZ Border Mayors to Sheriff

As mayors of border communities from Arizona, we would appreciate it if you would not cultivate a culture of fear in our state and to start being accurate about border securitys. continue reading »

New Arizona Bill May Require Hospitals to Check Immigration Status Before Treating

Arizona hospitals could soon be required to check people’s immigration status before providing care. Monday, the state senate committee heard arguments for SB 1405, which if passed continue reading »

“America’s Toughest Sheriff” Sheriff Joe Considering AZ Senate Run

Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Monday he is open to the possibility of running for the seat of retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in 2012. continue reading »

Arizona Files Suit Against Government Regarding Hot Topic of Immigration

Arizona is at it again. Republicans Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne have filed a counter suit against the federal government claiming that, in part, it has failed to gain “operational control” of the border. continue reading »

Anti-14th Amendment Bills Fail in Arizona

Arizona State Senate legislation that would disallow automatic citizenship to those born to undocumented immigrants did not have enough support in a committee meeting yesterday. continue reading »