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“Respect Arizona” Wants to Remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A bipartisan group in Arizona will try to oust controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a recall election. continue reading »

Battle Against Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 Continues

The legal battle against Arizona's harsh SB 1070 immigration law will continue in 2013 although the future of the section of the measure prohibiting housing or transportin continue reading »

Gov. Walker Says He’ll Fight Against AZ-Style Immigration Bill for Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker recently clarified his stance on an Arizona-style immigration bill for him state. Wednesday, Walker spoke with reporters and said he would "push to make sure" immigration l continue reading »

In Arizona, Latino Mormons at a Crossroads

José Hernández hasn’t made up his mind about who he’s going to vote for in the upcoming election. “I like things about both, Romney and Obama,” said Hernández, 29, who works as an electrician in Mesa, Arizona. He says he likes that Republican continue reading »

Does Mitt Romney Still think SB 1070 Is A “Model” For The Nation?

The reviews are in about the first few days of deferred action, with a range of observers praising the program and citing inspiring stories of young people who have a new opportunity to contribute to the only country they know as home. Describing an application workshop held by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 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 »

SB 1070 Reaction - What is Everyone Saying?

Today the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona's controversial immigration law, S.B. 1070. The ruling struck down certain elements of the law while leaving the most emotionally charged element alone continue reading »

OPINION:  Reasons SB 1070 Damages America

Today the Supreme Court struck down three parts of Arizona’s anti-immigration law, S.B. 1070, while allowing Arizona to implement the “papers please” provision that will inevitably lead to racial profiling. 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 »

Arizona Latinos Take to the Street Protesting Deportations and Racism

Members of the Hispanic community of southern Arizona marched through the streets Tuesday to demand an end to the deportations and racism provoked by state laws like SB 1070. 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 »

OPINION:  Arizona Immigration Law Targets Immigrant Women and Their Families

Today as the Supreme Court holds hearings to determine the constitutionality of the nation’s most controversial state immigration law, Arizona’s SB 1070. The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) issued an opinion statement as follows: 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 »

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 »

Arizona Immigration Law Dealing with Day Laboers Partially Blocked by Court

Arizona’s immigration law, SB1070, which became effective on July 2010, was partially blocked due to an immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic for day service on the streets. continue reading »

Utilities Turned Off in Homes of Alabama’s Undocumented Immigrants

A utilities provider in Alabama has begun turning off water, electric, and gas services to homes that cannot confirm they are legal residents of the United States. 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 »

National Latina Institute Stands with Georgia’s Immigrant Women & Children

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), a founding member of the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights, stands in solidarity with immigrant women and children as part of the “We Belong Together: Women’s Delegation to Georgia”. continue reading »

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Hold on SB1070

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer fulfilled her promise to fight for the enactment of SB 1070, the state’s strict immigration bill, in its totality all the way to the Supreme Court. Late today she filed an appeal with the Supreme Court to overturn a lower state court ruling that put on hold on certain portions of the bill. continue reading »

Unwarranted Arrest of Civil Rights Attorney Brings Sheriff Joe Arpaio Another Lawsuit

A year after Sunita Patel, a civil rights attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), was arrested while documenting law enforcement activity during protests against Arizona’s SB1070 immigration law, CCR and Patel jointly filed a lawsuit in federal court in Arizona against Maricopa County, Sherriff Joe Arpaio, continue reading »