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Immigrants Represent Integral Part of Arizona Economy

Immigrants Represent Integral Part of Arizona Economy

The state of Arizona would lose $48.8 billion in economic activity and 581,000 jobs if all the undocumented immigrants left the state, according to figures released Thursday. continue reading »

Second Immigrant Commits Suicide at Detention Center Within a Week

Second Immigrant Commits Suicide at Detention Center Within a Week

Activists described as alarming Friday the fact that two Guatemalan immigrants died in less than a week at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Arizona. continue reading »

Woman Sells Seat at Jodi Arias Trial, Angers Court

Woman Sells Seat at Jodi Arias Trial, Angers Court

A regular seat-holder at the Jodi Arias murder trial has been reprimanded by the court for selling her seat. Each day, the Arizona murder trial is open to the public, but seats are provided on a f continue reading »

Border Patrol Pursuit Leaves 5 Dead Amongst 22 Individuals in Vehicle

Border Patrol Pursuit Leaves 5 Dead Amongst 22 Individuals in Vehicle

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reporting that at least five individuals were killed when the SUV they were traveling in over turned after being pursued by Border Patrol agents. continue reading »

Defense Rests in Jodi Arias Murder Trial

Defense Rests in Jodi Arias Murder Trial

After nearly three months of testimony, the defense rested in the murder trial of Jodi Arias, the woman accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2008. continue reading »

‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Receives Bomb in Mail

‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Receives Bomb in Mail

Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio received a bomb in the mail that was detonated without incident at the Flagstaff post office yesterday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Eugene Maraventano Kills Wife and Son on Fears He Gave Them HIV

LATINO BLOTTER: Eugene Maraventano Kills Wife and Son on Fears He Gave Them HIV

64-year-old Eugene Maraventano thought his years of enjoying prostitutes had caught up with him when his wife became ill. When wife Janet became ill and cancer was ruled out Maraventano was convinced it was HIV. continue reading »

Arizona’s Own Border Fence Facing Obstacles

Arizona’s Own Border Fence Facing Obstacles

After nearly two years of preparation, an Arizona state senator says a plan will be unveiled in a few weeks to build a fence along the border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants. continue reading »

Senators Working on Immigration Reform Bill to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

Senators Working on Immigration Reform Bill to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

On Wednesday Senator John McCain and three other Senators who are part of the "Gang of Eight" working on comprehensive immigration reform will visit the U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales, Arizona. continue reading »

Lifetime to Make Movie Based on Trial of Accused Murderer Jodi Arias

Lifetime to Make Movie Based on Trial of Accused Murderer Jodi Arias

Currently on trial for killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008, Jodi Arias' trial has made national headlines much like Casey Anthony. Also like Anthony, Arias' story is being made into a Lifetime movie. continue reading »

Libro Traficante - Smuggling Banned Books Into Arizona

Libro Traficante - Smuggling Banned Books Into Arizona

We’re big fans of Tony Diaz, AKA el Librotraficante, and the work he’s doing to shed light on the issue of banned Latino books. When the books were banned in Arizona, he became a book trafficker to take (smuggle?) them in… continue reading »

Gabrielle Giffords to Receive JFK Profile In Courage Award From Caroline Kennedy (VIDEO)

Gabrielle Giffords to Receive JFK Profile In Courage Award From Caroline Kennedy (VIDEO)

Caroline Kennedy will present former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to recognize Giffords’ efforts to lower gun violence. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Arizona Court Rejects Law Targeting Day Laborers and their Employers

Immigration News:  Arizona Court Rejects Law Targeting Day Laborers and their Employers

In immigration news, an Arizona court has rejected the state's efforts, under SB 1070, to target day laborers and those people who might hire them. In the unanimous decision was based on the fact that the law only targeted day laborers and not others deemed to be interrupting traffic. continue reading »

Immigration News:  ACLU Keeps Miindful Eye on Arizona’s Application of SB 1070

Immigration News:  ACLU Keeps Miindful Eye on Arizona’s Application of SB 1070

In immigration news, the American Civil Liberties Union is keeping a mindful eye on how the state is applying its strict immigration law known as SB 1070. They are monitoring some 2,000 complaints to see if the law is unfairly targeting Latinos and other potential victims of racial profiling. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Police Find “Drug Cannon” at U.S.-Mexico Border

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Police Find “Drug Cannon” at U.S.-Mexico Border

Police in this northwestern Mexican border city seized a "cannon" used to launch packets of drugs to the U.S. side of the frontier, officials said. The pneumatic-powered device was found mo continue reading »