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Brewer Calls For More Enforcement On Increasingly Safe Border

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.13.2013 | Latino Voices

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is once again calling for more border enforcement, despite data suggesting both violent crime and illegal immigration have dro...

Arizona Bill Would Turn Hospitals Into Immigration Checkpoints... But Canadians Get A Pass

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.28.2013 | Latino Voices

An Arizona lawmaker wants to turn hospitals into immigration checkpoints -- but the law wouldn’t apply in the same way to Canadians or many European...

Controversial Arizona Sheriff's 'Culture Of Bias' Revealed In Scathing Report

AP | Jacques Billeaud | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX -- The federal government issued a scathing report Thursday that outlines how Maricopa County Sheriff...

Thousands of Migrant Kids Trapped Inside the World's Border Politics

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Each year, thousands of these "unaccompanied minors" risk their lives to slip through the gates, and end up falling through the cracks.

How Political Correctness Is Killing the DREAM Act: A Candid Conversation About Jose Antonio Vargas, Mom and Me

Keli Goff | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

The conversation over illegal immigration seems to have been hijacked by two extreme positions: Those who believe that all illegal immigrants should be deported, and those who believe that all illegal immigrants deserve a path to citizenship. Both sides are wrong.

John McCain Blames Arizona Wildfires On Immigrants

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

John McCain (R-AZ) says undocumented immigrants are to blame for the massive wildfires that have ravaged Arizona. "There is substantial evidence th...

Why the Boycott of Arizona Continues

Zack de la Rocha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zack de la Rocha

Attacks on migrants in Arizona didn't start with SB 1070 and won't end with the partial injunction granted to the Obama administration. The Arizona boycott is about more than SB 1070.

They want Jan Brewer to be President!

Luis Heredia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Heredia

Arizona's unelected governor Jan Brewer is taking a page right out of Sarah Palin's playbook: Attack your opponent with questionable claims and outrig...

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Cooperating With Federal Probe

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — A lawyer for an Arizona sheriff known for his efforts against illegal immigrants said Thursday that the U.S. Justice Department's thre...

Arizona Immigration Law Killing Tourism, Costing State Millions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP/Huffington Post - Strong feelings about tough immigration laws are costing Arizona millions according to resort and hotel operators. Arizona Hotel...

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Illegal Immigrants: We Have 'Plenty Of Room' For You In Tent Jails (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just days after Arizona's controversial new immigration law went into effect, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio doubled down on his tough talk, sayin...

Arizona's 'Perfect Storm': How The State Stopped Tolerating Illegal Immigrants

Los Angeles Times | Anna Gorman and Nicholas Riccardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona has made a name for itself as the state with the harshest policies against illegal immigration. But as few as six years ago, this border state...

Arizona Casts Obama as 'Frenemy' of SB-1070

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

In the case of yesterday's injunction against SB-1070, Arizona's highly conflictive racial profiling law, the letter of the law was, at best, partially and temporarily halted, not defeated. Its spirit lives on in Arizona and throughout the country.

Arizona Immigration Law: Court Ruling On Measure Sends Rude Awakening To States Hoping To Copy AZ

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD and AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — The showdown over Arizona's immigration law played out in court and on Phoenix's sun-splashed streets on Thursday, as the state sought...

Will Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Pals Profit From SB1070? (VIDEO)

Luis Heredia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Heredia

This recent TV news report exposes Jan Brewer's connections to Corrections Corporation of America, the private prison company that could make money imprisoning illegal immigrants.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I Will Jail Immigration Law Protesters (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP/Huffington Post - The sheriff of the most populous county in Arizona says he's "not going to put up with any civil disobedience" when the state's n...

Arizona Immigration Law: Jan Brewer Asks Judge To Throw Out Federal Challenge To Law

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer have asked a judge to throw out the U.S. Justice Department's challenge to Arizona's new immigration law...

Arizona Immigration Law Goes To Court: Federal Judge Considers Arguments To Block It

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD and PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — The Arizona immigration law came under new legal scrutiny in a packed courtroom Thursday as a federal judge considered whether the cra...

Arizona Immigration Law To Get First Major Court Hearing

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Arizona's impending immigration law went before a federal judge for the first time Thursday, and attorneys for both sides sparred over...

Fingering Illegal Immigrants for Black Jobless Crisis

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

California city councilperson Acquanetta Warren cheered the Arizona immigration law at her campaign stops at black churches. She didn't stop there. Warren is a Republican, running for a state assembly seat, and she's black.

Why the U.S. Needs More Immigrants

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

If we want to maintain our superpower status, assure economic growth, save Social Security and other entitlement programs, we need a growing pool of (immigrant) tax payers to fund it.

ACLU Arizona Travel Warning: Civil Liberties Group Urges Visitors To Avoid State

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - The nation's top civil liberties group has issued travel warnings for Arizona, saying the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants c...

On SB 1070 And What Happens When "Brown" Means "Illegal"

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What does an illegal immigrant look like? Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who just signed SB 1070 into law last Friday--which allows law enforcement to ...

Civil Rights Advocates Vow To Challenge Arizona Immigration Law

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Arodi Berrelleza isn't one of the targets of Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law – he's a U.S. citizen. But the 18-year-...

Mexico Asks U.S. Court To Block Arizona Immigration Law

Politics Daily | Christopher Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mexico has asked a United States District Court to declare Arizona's new immigration law unconstitutional, arguing that it would compromise relations ...