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Obama and the Arizona Immigration Law

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

It's been Obama, far more than Bush, who has successfully implemented the idea at the practical level that local law enforcement is the appropriate agency to enforce immigration laws.

Obama Administration Considering Suing To Block Arizona Immigration Law

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So what did President Obama mean when -- responding on Friday to Arizona's new immigration law -- he said that he'd "instructed members of my administ...

No Brownies Welcome: the Arizona Persecution

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Without a doubt the law will eventually be stricken down as unconstitutional, but not before many families and lives are broken. This is a direct attack to the Latino community. We must tell Gov. Brewer, she is the one no longer welcome.

Obama Calls Arizona Immigration Bill 'Misguided'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama criticized Arizona's tough immigration bill as irresponsible Friday and said his administration is examining...

Jason Linkins

Jim Wallis Vows That Churches 'Will Not Comply' With Arizona Immigration Law | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona has just made their nutlog new anti-immigration law a reality and right out of the gate, Reverend Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners and Huff...

Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Controversial Arizona Immigration Bill: Decision Not 'Made Lightly'

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT and JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama on Friday and signed into law a bill supporters said would take handcuff...

Raul Grijalva Gets Death Threats: Arizona Rep's Office To Close After Threats Over Immigration Bill

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva says he's closing his Arizona offices at noon Friday after receiving multiple threats over a state immigr...

Arizona Immigration Law: Immigrant Families Leaving State

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 06.22.2010 | Politics

PHOENIX — "Cinco dolares," Silvia Arias says when asked the price of car polish at a garage sale that she and two close friends, Minerva Ruiz an...

Arizona's Other Problem: Will Big Coal Power Line Destroy Solar Boom, Endangered Grasslands, Pioneer Heritage?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Some residents claim their borderlands utility company is reportedly locking its customers into a costly and toxic dirty-energy future to cater to the potential demands of a Canadian mining operation.

Immigration Reform, Bring it On

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Arizona might have just given national Democrats a politically powerful reason to rush consideration of immigration reform in a bid for outraged Latino voters in the congressional elections.

AZ: Students Arrested for Protesting Police State

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

Those arrested in Arizona and those about to be arrested there are fighting for us. They fight on behalf of our continued civil liberties and the moral character of our nation. They joined the battle vigorously and history will show who joined them.

Nebraska Town May Ban Hiring Or Renting Property To Illegal Immigrants

AP | TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FREMONT, Neb. — Angered by a recent influx of Hispanic workers attracted by jobs at local meatpacking plants, voters in the eastern Nebraska cit...

Arizona Immigration Law Sparks National Uproar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In late April, Arizona passed a sweeping and controversial immigration bill authorizing police officers to stop suspected illegal immigrants and deman...

Cardinal Mahoney: Nazism In Arizona Immigration Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The head of the nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese has condemned a proposed Arizona crackdown on illegal immigrants, sayi...

Move the Game: Baseball Must Say No to Racism

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Deepak Bhargava

I was born in India, but grew up in the Bronx and am about as ferocious a Yankees fan as you'll find (please do keep reading even if you aren't!). Wh...

Arizona Immigration Law: Jan Brewer Angry About Clinton Claim Of Pending DOJ Lawsuit

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she's angry over comments by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that the Obama administra...

An Alternative To Boycotting In Light Of Arizona's Immigration Law

Stephen Montemayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Montemayor

In light of Arizona's immigration bill, several musicians converged last month in boycotting the state for future performances. Yet, at the same time, other artists have taken a different -- albeit no less inspired -- approach.

WATCH: 14 Arrested At Denver Immigration Rally

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Authorities have arrested 14 immigration reform advocates for blocking a road in front of a federal courthouse as a group of about 100 ...

Arizona Goddam

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

As Arizona turns up the heat, pushing the rhetoric to even more ludicrous heights, SB 1070 will start sounding more mainstream.

Arizona Immigration Law: National Mayors Group Condemns New Policy, Urges Federal Immigration Overhaul

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — The U.S. Conference of Mayors has approved resolutions condemning Arizona's new immigration law and asking Congress for an overhaul ...

Hispanics Leaving Arizona In Advance Of Controversial Immigration Law's Enforcement

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona's controversial new immigration law may be prompting a mass dispersion of Hispanics -- both legal and illegal -- from the state. Though enfor...

Arizona's Next Immigration Target: Children Of Illegals

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Anchor babies" isn't a very endearing term, but in Arizona those are the words being used to tag children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. Whi...

Still a Nation of Immigrants (VIDEO)

Jamie Moffett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jamie Moffett

During the making of my documentary, Return to El Salvador, I learned of the horrific ways in which U.S. policy had contributed to atrocities in this tiny Central American nation.

Chicago Aldermen Compare Arizona Immigration Law To Nazi Germany, Vietnam War

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Arizona's controversial new(ish) immigration law has prompted protests, boycotts and even copycat bills throughout the country. And this week during a...

A Message to NYPD Commissioner Kelly: We're Against Arizona's Immigration Law, Please Join the Club

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

Today a group of 55 social justice, immigrant and civil rights organizations in New York sent a letter to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly asking him to speak out against SB1070.