Monday, December 5th, 2016

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey never mentioned first Latino Arizona Supreme Court justice’s race

*What do you think? We want to celebrate our achievements, but without pandering. This is what it sounds like. VL By Robert Robb, The Arizona Republic (1.5 minute read)  Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey appointed the first Latino to the Arizona Supreme Court, John R. Lopez IV. What was most refreshing about it was that Ducey

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Maricopa County voters oust Sheriff Joe Arpaio

*Twenty-four years of the “toughest sheriff in America” came to an end last night. Voters in Maricopa County, Arizona, rejected Arpaio’s years of tough immigration stances and his racial profiling. VL By Michael Kiefer and Rebekah L. Sanders,...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Joe Arpaio to face federal charges over Arizona immigration patrols

*A todo puerco le llega su San Martín. VL By Associated  Press (1 minute read) Federal prosecutors say they will file criminal contempt-of-court charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for disobeying orders to stop his immigration patrols. The announcement...

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

U.S. Ninth Circuit Decrees that DACA Recipients are Entitled to Arizona Driver’s Licenses

*The story is that public safety and a bootstrapping attitude trump fear based laws every time. nd I mean bootstrapping to call attention to the resourcefulness of DACA workers and students how need access to their own transportation in...

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...

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...

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