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Jan Brewer Leaves Difficult Legacy For Latinos

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices

She signed the bill that ushered in a new era of immigration politics. She presided over the banning of a controversial Mexican-American studies curri...

Tensions Rise Between Protesters And Police In Arizona Over SB 1070

Arizona Daily Star | Perla Trevizo and Carli Brosseau | Posted 03.03.2014 | Latino Voices

The immigration-status checks SB 1070 requires are not always as simple as a request for information sent over the radio. More and more, police off...

The Fight for Dignity for All in Arizona

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 02.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Marielena Hincapié

Immigrants' rights advocates like me got a strong sense of déjà vu this week. Four years ago, SB 1070, legislation designed to make life miserable for immigrants and those a person might "suspect" could be foreign, sat on the governor's desk for several days until she signed that misguided -- and unconstitutional -- piece of legislation into law.

An Open Letter to Gov. Jan Brewer on a Proposed Anti-Gay Law

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To be quite frank, I can't see how two women purchasing a sweet wedding cake or two men sharing a romantic meal in a nice restaurant could offend God, for if God exists, what would be most offensive is using God's name to justify oppression.

Roque Planas

‘State Of Arizona' Retraces History Of The Immigration Law That Redefined The Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

The Arizona state legislature redefined the way the country debates immigration when it passed Senate Bill 1070. In an effort to crack down on illegal...

Jan Brewer Asks Supreme Court To Allow Expanded SB 1070 Enforcement

Arizona Daily Star | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the nation's high court to let Arizona enforce a 2010 law making it a crime to knowingly transport or harbor tho...

State Lawmaker Calls Arizona A 'Desert Racist Wasteland'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

A Washington state lawmaker took poor sportsmanship a bit far following a loss by his home team to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Cardinals b...

Shining Soul: A Phoenix Hip-Hop Duo Raps on Border Militarization

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Carl Gibson

Shining Soul, a Phoenix, Arizona-based hip-hop duo, is made up of Franco/The Bronze Candidate, who makes beats and instrumentals with a distinct underground, jazzy flavor, and Alex Soto/MC Liaison, who spits politically subversive rhymes.

Efforts To Overturn Controversial 'Papers Please' Provision Get New Life

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2013 | Latino Voices

The American Civil Liberties Union is renewing its efforts to take down Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration enforcement law. The ACLU plans...

House's 'SAFE' Act Threatens Support for Immigration Reform

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

True immigration reform cannot be achieved if creating this road comes at the cost of giving up or undermining our most cherished civil rights.

New Report Uncovers Housing Discrimination Against the Latino Community

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The federal government's failure to pass any kind of meaningful immigration reform has encouraged states and municipalities to act as immigration regulators and craft their own misguided anti-immigrant policies.

Deportations, Violence Against Women, and the GOP

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The Republican Party struggles to reform its image amongst Latinos, immigrants and women. Bills being proposed and pushed nearly exclusively by Republicans which are harmful to victims of domestic or sexual violence, racially discriminatory and increase deportations are not the way to proceed.

Young Immigration Activist Celebrates a Win

Ellen Bravo | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

Both times she wept as she described the raid that swept up her mother and father on their job as they worked, like parents do, to keep the lights on and food on the table. What moved us most was her spirit.

Supreme Court Strikes Down the Heart of the Voting Rights Act, But This Isn't Over

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Arlene Holt Baker

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and I believe as he did that the "arc of the moral universe... bends toward justice." But Tuesday's decision twists that bend in the wrong direction.

Jan Brewer Endorses Immigration Bill Amendment

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said Sunday she supports a border security amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform bill being considered by Cong...

An Attack on Some Latinos Is an Attack on All Latinos

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 08.19.2013 | Latino Voices
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

We believe that the Republican Party still has a chance at redemption with our community, but first they must stop treating us like criminals.

Carolina Moreno

Mobile App Allows Users To Report Racial Profiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.19.2013 | Latino Voices

Critics of Arizona’s SB 1070 have found a new way of fighting the controversial law -- technology. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Unio...

Jim Crow in the North: Ending Stop and Frisk in NYC

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 08.14.2013 | New York
Yousef Abukhdair

To say all police officers in New York City take advantage of their power and persecute people of color would be absurd, but to say that none of them do like Mayor Bloomberg suggested is equally absurd.

Guatemala to Arizona: Tracing the Paths of Mayan History

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 08.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

At the root of the recent high-profile Guatemalan genocide trial and Arizona's federally protected ban on ethnic studies are stories of Mayan resilience in the face of ongoing destruction from all sides.

Hardline GOP Stance May Threaten Republican Stronghold

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — On the political map of the Southwest, Arizona stands out. Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are independent-minded states that once le...

The Hazards Of Being A Latino Ballplayer In Arizona

Grantland | Bryan Curtis | Posted 03.28.2013 | Latino Voices

This spring, Elian Herrera came to Arizona to work. Herrera is 28 years old. He was born in the Dominican Republic. He has dark skin, and though he sp...

What Security Means to Edi

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Michelle Chen

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."

Republicans and Immigration Reform in 2013

Ryan Campbell | Posted 04.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The GOP must either wrangle it's more anti-immigrant forces who are worried about being "primaried," or admit that they won't be competitive on the national stage without rigging the vote more aggressively.

Fiscal Cliff Crisis Causes More to Leave the GOP in Conservative San Diego

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Meet Ryan Trabuco and listen to his story. He is an amigo and an old friend from California who is now leaving the Republican Party in light of the f...

Arizona's Anti-Immigration Law Has Cost The State Millions

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business

Taking a hard line on immigration is costing Arizona in ways lawmakers may not have considered. Several convention groups have boycotted Arizona be...