As I predicted several weeks ago, SB 1070 has been left essentially toothless. While it may require state law enforcement to make immigration status determinations, there isn't much that the state can do with the determinations once made.
The Court's ruling makes it crystal clear that America stands for the greater principles of equal treatment and non-discrimination, and racial profiling is unconstitutional and won't be tolerated.
If you're dark-haired, brown-skinned and have the misfortune of living in Arizona in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in State of Arizona v. United States of America, get ready to be stopped, searched and questioned.
The authors of SB1070 hoped to make the life of a migrant so unpleasant that it would cause a mass self-deportation movement. Instead it has caused the people to become inspired, informed and involved. Not only are we not leaving, were fighting!
As law enforcement leaders across the country have recognized, it is impossible to enforce this kind of law without relying on discriminatory stereotypes based on skin color or accent.
Do folks like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann, war-on-terror architect John Yoo, and columnist Charles Krauthammer really believe the Constitution means one thing when a Republican is in the White House, and something entirely different when the President is a Democrat?
Something is very wrong in Arizona. And if the U.S. Supreme Court does not intervene, Latinas in the state will live under one of the harshest immigration laws in the country -- one that that is sure to encourage further stigmatization of people of color.
This decision comes during election time and is three years too late, but it also comes at a time where it is evident Congress is unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Border Patrol forces, still growing, have more than doubled in the years since 9/11. As the new uniformed soldiers of the Department of Homeland Security, close to 20,000 Border Patrol agents now occupy the U.S. Southwest.
For immigrants who've grown accustomed to little more than blatant pandering by the two parties, any sign of substantive movement is surely good news. For Democrats more than Republicans, though, it could prove an unwelcome challenge.
This week, Immigrants' List unveiled the inductees into its second annual Local Hall of Shame. This is a list focused exclusively on the ten worst anti-immigrant local politicians in America.
The Arizona ethnic studies ban has more to do with the politics of our countries changing demography and political power then they do with educational attainment and what is best for the future of the state.
For all of our imperfections, this country celebrates diversity. E Pluribus Unum: Out of many, one.
Sheriff Joe must answer for the abuse of a pregnant American citizen and countless others. Arizona voters have one question to ask themselves, what more can Sheriff Arpaio do before they stand up and make a change?
By ensuring that complementary policies are working in concert, the federal government can help restore a sense of community among law enforcement and all those they're sworn to protect and serve.
May Day 2012 didn't have a concrete agenda, but it opened a forum for voices that are typically silenced and ignored. And while racist hostility pervades the mainstream political arena, Occupy may be one of the only spaces left for immigrants to speak up without fear.