Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Supreme Court Considering To Take Up Part Of Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Law

By Associated Press/Fox News Latino PHOENIX (AP) –  The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to take up, once again, a piece of Arizona’s immigration law. Gov. Jan Brewer asked the court to review a ruling that blocked law enforcement from arresting people for harboring people living in the U.S. illegally. In October, the 9th

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Ed Pastor, Arizona’s First Hispanic Congressman, To Retire After Nearly 25 Years In Office

By Fox News Latino U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, a Democrat who is the senior member of Arizona’s House delegation, announced Thursday that he will retire after serving out his current term. The 70-year-old said in a news...

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Activists criticize Ariz. Republican for Latino and Muslim jokes at roast of Joe Arpaio

By Arturo Garcia, The Raw Story An Arizona state lawmaker’s material in a roast of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio centered almost exclusively on Latinos, Muslims and Asians, according to audio published on Wednesday by the Southern Poverty...

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Appeal Ruling Due Today on Woman Convicted in 2009 Murder of 9 Year-old Brisenia Flores

By Associated Press/San Fracisco Chronicle PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court is to rule Friday on an appeal for a former border activist sentenced to death for the killings of a man and his 9-year-old daughter during...

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Latina conference to Ariz. sheriff: Stay away

By Associated Press/AZFamily PHOENIX (AP) — America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff has been told to stay away from a national Latina conference when it comes to Phoenix. Organizers with the National Hispanic Women’s Conference told Maricopa County Sheriff...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Latino Novel Banned in Arizona Public School

By Von Diaz, Colorlines Arizona public schools are becoming notorious for censoring Latino literature.  This time, it’s CristinaGarcía’s critically acclaimed book “Dreaming in Cuban,” which explores themes of exile, politics and family after the 1959 Cuban Revolution. The...

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Mexican-American studies in Tucson are back – kind of

By John Benson, Voxxi For those in favor of Mexican-American studies in the Tucson Unified School District the good news is, based on a new court order, officials are bringing back the program; however, the controversial issue...

Friday, July 26th, 2013

As Feds Slow Deportations, Arpaio Continues Ariz. Raids

By Valeria Fernandez, New America Media PHOENIX – Miguel Venegas was certain he was being driven to the border for eventual deportation. But instead, federal immigration authorities let him off at a bus stop in downtown Phoenix, where...

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Supreme Court strikes blow for voting rights

By Greg Sargent, Washington Post In a surprise decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that an Arizona state law may not require documentary proof of citizenship from voters. In tossing out this requirement, SCOTUS concluded that this is at odds with federal...

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Joe Arpaio Forced To Suspend Immigration Enforcement

By Fox News Latino (Joe) Arpaio, the controversial sheriff of Maricopa County, which includes metropolitan Phoenix, has temporarily suspended all his immigration efforts after a federal judge concluded two weeks ago that the sheriff’s office had racially...

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Organizers of Arpaio Recall Vow to Continue Fight

By Valeria Ferandez, New America Media PHOENIX, Az. – An effort to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fell just shy of the signatures needed before the deadline lapsed on Thursday. It’s a minor victory for America’s “toughest sheriff,”...

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Recall effort against Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio fails

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON — Despite a recent court ruling that the department run by Maricopa County’s top cop used racial profiling in his quest to crack down on illegal immigration, a recall effort...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Arpaio not barred from enforcing immigration laws

By Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was dealt a heavy blow when a federal judge imposed a long list of restrictions on his trademark immigration patrols, crimping his yearslong crackdown...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Arizona’s limits on immigrant driver’s licenses upheld

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON — Young people granted immigration relief and work permits under a new Obama administration program still won’t be able to obtain driver’s licenses in Arizona, a federal judge has ruled. Although the...

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