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Governor Brewer's Happy Dance

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is a happy woman. The ruling yesterday is a political Godsend for the governor and the state's slate of staunchly anti-immigrant Republican candidates.

Arizona Immigration Protests Draw Hundreds, Dozens Arrested

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD and AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

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...

Weekly Diaspora: Modified SB 1070 Goes Into Effect; How Federal Law Paved the Way

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The passage of SB 1070 made it clear that the federal government had created a monster.

A Movement Rises in Arizona

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

The organizations leading this fight offer a template of inspiring and strategic action for people around the US who want to join in resistance to these policies.

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 Judge Weakens SB 1070

Eduardo Barraza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eduardo Barraza

As a threatening hurricane that weakens before reaching its path of destruction, the potential crackdown effects of Arizona immigration law SB 1070 were at least temporarily diluted by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton.

Meg Whitman: I Do Support Arizona Law... for Arizona

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Chris Kelly

Does Meg Whitman support Arizona's new immigration law or not? Today we found out your guess is as good as hers.

Arizona Immigration Law: Why I'll be in Phoenix Thursday

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

All of the world's major religions emphasize loving one's neighbor, so I will be part of a broad interfaith coalition standing on the side of love in Phoenix.

From the Heart of Arizona, We Still Have a Dream

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Following the news that a federal judge has struck down the worst parts of Arizona's immigration law, there is a sense of vindication and relief on the part of many who have been working for justice in regard to immigration issues.

Arizona Helped Deport Thousand Before New Law

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Officers from a single Arizona county helped deport more than 26,000 immigrants from the U.S. through a federal-local partnership p...

DOJ, Arizona Discuss Immigration Law: No Lawsuit Planned

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT and PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Justice Department officials told Arizona's attorney general and aides to the governor Friday that the federal government has serious ...

Arizona Police Agencies in a State of Confusion Over SB 1070

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

Interviews with police officials and a review of training materials suggest that the implementation of SB 1070 will differ from one jurisdiction to another, and even within police agencies.

Is Senate Bill 1070 a Racist Piece of Legislation? Should Athletes and Politicians Take a Stand?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

Let's get right to the point. The Arizona immigration law is a racist piece of legislation. Senate Bill 1070 is a legal measure that's a reflection of the often blatant racism that's historically existed in this country.

Climate of Fear: SB 1070 and Extremist Violence in Arizona

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Fostering an environment of racialized violence is the harsh reality of Arizona's drive toward legislated intolerance.

Hispanic Immigrants Continue To Flee Arizona Ahead Of Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona's strict new illegal immigration law, SB 1070, is set to begin enforcement this Thursday, leaving many Hispanic immigrants, both legal and ill...

Fingerprint Program Has Immigration Advocates Up In Arms

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — The federal government is rapidly expanding a program to identify illegal immigrants using fingerprints from arrests, drawing oppositio...

Dear Gov. Jan Brewer: Wax On, Wax Off, Or, Welcome to Arizona, Now Go Home

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Let's be clear: The issues of a porous border, immigrants, and crime rates, have nothing to do with the latest Arizona debacle.

Phoenix, We Have a Problem...

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Arizona is merely a reflection America's deeper divisions about race relations. The stain of history has never been fully resolved on these shores.

Utah's Immigrant Hit List

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

It isn't just the rogue behavior of public servants that makes this incident so troubling. It is also the irrepressible undercurrent of racially-based targeting of those with Hispanic surnames as outsiders.

Arizona's Moment of Truth

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

This is a moment of historical import. What transpires in Arizona over the coming weeks will add a crucial chapter to the story of who we are as a people.

Weekly Diaspora: Evangelicals Unexpected Allies for Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

With only a week remaining before Arizona's contentious Senate Bill 1070 becomes law, Arizona human and immigrant rights groups have found unlikely allies among the religious community.

Anti-immigrant Vigilantism: Hate Mongers Seize on Vacuum in National Leadership

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

A cowardly and anonymous group in Utah sent a list of 1,300 names to immigration offices and media outlets yesterday. It included detailed information...

Weekly Diaspora: Suing, Protesting, and Boycotting Arizona over SB 1070

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Senate Bill 1070, Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant law, is set to go into effect on July 29. With days left t...

Lawsuits Against Arizona Immigration Law Pile Up

Politico | Scott Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Want to sue Arizona? Get in line. The state's new law cracking down on illegal immigration has provoked a flurry of litigation from Hispanic and civil...

Amnesty: It Is Not Too Late to Step Away From the Abyss

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Is the Justice Department saying the federal government is unable to keep our borders safe, not only from the criminals seeking to cross, but also from economic refugees?