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Corporations Make Millions by Detaining Undocumented Immigrants

The detention of undocumented immigrants has become a multimillion dollar business for corporations devoted to the administration of prisons and detention centers in states like Arizona, activists say. continue reading »

Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

In the beginning of 2012, the landscape of the immigration world looked much different. Pro-immigrant groups were coming off of a rough few years that saw the failure of the DREAM Act, a spike in deportations under President Obama, and the continue reading »

AZ Schools in Danger of Closing Due to Budget Cuts

The Tucson Unified School District, the largest in southern Arizona, is thinking about closing 14 schools because of budget cuts. The TUSD faces a deficit of $17 million, large continue reading »

Discovery en Español’s Programs Explore Hate Crimes, the Reality of Homeless Families

Discovery en Español presents “Caras del odio” and “Desamparados”, two new original productions that expose two realities that have a devastating effect in the Hispanic community: hate crimes and the high incidence of homeless families. “Caras del odio” premieres Sunday, October 28 at 9 PM E/P, and “Desamparados” will air on Sunday, November 4 at 9 PM E/P. 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 »

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 »

Tequila Party Responds to Recent Supreme Court Decision to Arizona SB 1070

The National Tequila Party Movement responded to the Supreme Court’s June 2012 decision with regard to SB 1070 when they wrote: 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 »

JUST IN: Court Says Arizona Police Can Check Immigration Status

In a late ruling today, an Arizona federal judge approved the state’s “Show Me Your Papers” law whereby police can check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally and while the police are enforcing other laws. continue reading »

Architect of Arizona’s SB 1070 Will NOT Be Returning to State Legislature

Republican Russell Pearce, the architect of controversial state law SB1070 and other regulations against undocumented immigration in Arizona, has failed in his attempt to return to the state legislature. Pearce was defeated Tuesday at the polls by businessman Bob Worsley in the primary election to represent District 25 of Mesa for the Republican Party. continue reading »

ACLU Criticizes Arizona for Denying Driver’s Licenses to Deferred Action Recipients

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's decision to deny driver's licenses to young undocumented immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action has drawn criticism from the ACLU, which says the move shows a failure to grasp the subtleties of immigration law. continue reading »

When Will Arizona’s “Show Me Your Papers” Go Into Effect?

Arizona is waiting for the court decision that could determine the exact date when the "show me your papers" provision of the state's SB 1070 immigration law goes into effect, which could have been Friday. continue reading »

Less Mexicans Migrating to U.S. Due to Poor Economy, “Arizona Effect”

The recession that began in late 2007 and tough immigration laws pushed by Arizona and other U.S. states have slowed the growth of immigration from Mexico to its northern neighbor, according to a study released in Mexico City by the BBVA Bancomer Foundation. continue reading »

Rep. Guitierrez Finds Obama’s Dream Relief Right and Legal ; Lamar Smith Misleads From the Start

US News and World Report offers two members of Congress with opposing views on President Obama’s bold move to provide relief to DREAMers. On one side is Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who supports the President’s action: continue reading »

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 »

Coalition Unites 50 Groups, Calling for Support of Immigrant Women’s Health

June 20 designated as Awareness Day on Immigrant Women's Health; Marked with Twitter chat - WHAT: The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) will join with 50 other organizations to i continue reading »

Latino Media Outlets Announce Plans For Unprecedented 30-minute Program On U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

"Hoy Somos Arizona" to roadblock regularly scheduled programming and air simultaneously on dozens of TV and radio outlets in Arizona and nationwide - A new chapter will be written in Arizona's history on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 when 23 media 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 »

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 »