Anti-immigrant forces have hijacked the debate on comprehensive immigration reform by calling for more border security when our borders are the safest they've ever been. Talk of immigration reform attached to greater border security should be viewed with caution by those truly interested in reform.
While Senate leaders, including Arizona's John McCain and Jeff Flake, hammered out immigration reform details last month, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio reminded the nation how rogue law enforcement can still undercut legislative efforts for a pathway to citizenship.
The efforts by state officials around the country to suppress the vote in the lead-up to the 2012 election were an outrage. But what's happening in the Supreme Court in 2013 could end up being even more significant.
On Tuesday, the Tucson City Council voted unanimously to advance a resolution to require background checks at all gun shows operated on city owned or ...
I realized I wasn't nearly as scared as my friends, or any dyed-in-the-wool red state American. I'm afraid of guns, but they're afraid of everything. Socialism. Obama. Muslims. The government. Moral decline. The apocalypse. Immigrants. Tofu. They're even God-fearing.
On the cusp of what might a long-awaited break in the impasse on Capitol Hill on immigration legislation, Edi's story remains tragically typical, and no matter what Congress decides, there's a good chance it will be repeated again and again in the name of the endless mantra of "security."
If you loved 'birthers' and 'truthers', well, I've got a new one for you. Read on: So, is there nothing left for right-wingers to deny about President Obama? Apparently not.
No matter what kind of firearms training he's supposedly had, a retired salesman isn't an honest-to-God active police officer and he damn sure is no match for a kid or man armed with an assault rifle and a death wish.
If we intensify the policing of schools without eliminating racial disparities in criminal justice, we will only intensify the burden some children are forced to bear in the name of saving others.
After the results of the presidential election, even far right Republican Sherriff Joe Arpaio, famous for his bullish anti-immigrant stance, says that he wants to work with the Latino community.
We are hearing a wave of chatter from conservative GOP figureheads calling out their party on the subject of Latinos and immigration. Time to change their hardline approach to America's immigrants and push for immigration reform, they say. Perhaps sanity is breaking out.
The provisional and early ballot debacle continues to unfold this week in Arizona, where the outcome of several high profile races remains uncertain.
Outside the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, after the Citizens for a Better Arizona turned in more than 3,000 ballots collected from area voters, Parraz hailed the record turn out and predicted, "Sheriff Arpaio is going to be in for a surprise tomorrow night."
You couldn't make up the impressive biography of Richard Carmona of Tucson, Ariz. Hollywood would never buy it. But Carmona is real -- and one reason why Republicans are losing what once looked like a good shot at retaking the U.S. Senate.
For a galvanized new civil rights movement and their allies in Maricopa County -- and across Arizona -- bringing down Sheriff Arpaio in this fall's election will be the first step in the right direction.
Some observers may see this as cementing "papers, please" as Arizona's new state motto, the real question for civil rights advocates is over compliance and inevitable law suits.