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SB1070 and Arizona

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

Arizona says our law is federal law, and we're going to enforce it. The state's sizable Latino population, about 30 percent of the total, legally and illegally here in the US, has said all along it's not so simple.

Why It Matters When Immigrants Keep Quiet

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Afton Branche

Without the help of all residents, local police cannot effectively catch criminals, some of whom intentionally victimize recent or undocumented immigrants.

The fight against SB1070

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

By now you've heard of Arizona's recently passed law, set to take effect in a little over a week, that will give local law enforcement officers in the...

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...

There Goes the Neighborhood: Which Groups Make Americans Nervous?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

For the most part, I've been pretty lucky when it comes to my neighbors. I've gotten along with the vast majority of them, and I've never had cross-ya...

Immigration Law's Impact on Kids: Broken Families and America's Soul

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

When language barriers and poverty enter the mix, separated family members might have only a dim awareness of their children's fate or the legal process for keeping custody within the family.

They're Not Illegal Immigrants, They're Heroes

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

We need to stop calling undocumented immigrants in the United States "illegal". A more appropriate term is: New American Heroes. Why are undocument...

Dora the Explorer Arrested in Arizona with Boots, Backpack and Cousin Diego

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sherman Yellen

When the governor and other officials were asked about the outrage of children everywhere over these arrests she insisted that the law made no exemption for "cute looking brown children" in the roundup of the undocumented.

Call Them What They Are: Illegal Aliens

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Regrettably, the Arizona legislation went too far, allowing local police to ask individuals "reasonably suspected" to be illegal immigrants for identifying papers.

Peaceful Revolution:Arizona's New Immigration Law and the "92 Percent Situation"

Mary Olivella | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Olivella

Children who live in poverty will not be able to contribute their full talents to the future of America. We need all of our country's children, including Latino children, to be operating at their full capacity.

Arizona's Message to Immigrants: Take Your Billions and Run

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

A recent University of Arizona study found that Arizona's immigrant workers paid an estimated $2.4 billion in state taxes, and accounted for $44 billion in economic output that created 400,000 full-time jobs.

Obama Finally Steps to the Podium on Immigration Reform

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Ultimately, Obama's speech made a strong case for why the US needs immigration reform, but left how we'll get there up for debate.

Do I Look "Illegal"? -- Latino Nationwide Movement Building

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

Arizona's immigration law is creating a wave of Latino social network activism. Following the signing of S.B. 1070, one of the most anti-immigrant laws in the country, Latinos have chosen to mobilize online in numbers rarely seen before.

Arizona Police Launch First Immigration Crackdown Under New Law (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio launched his latest crime and immigration sweep Thursday, arresting 89 people, with 61 suspected of bein...

Legal Challenge to Arizona's Law Explained

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The fight against Arizona's immigration law won't be as easy as many suspect. This isn't because SB1070 is lawful or just. It is because constitutional protections in the US are woefully inadequate when it comes to institutional racism.

Congressman Duncan Hunter Wants to Deport U.S. Citizens

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Carlos Frey

In addition to supporting more militarization at the U.S. - Mexico border, Mr. Duncan D. Hunter also believes that the removal of U.S. born children of undocumented immigrant parents will help stop illegal immigration.

What In The Sam Hill Is Wrong With Arizona?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

I don't know what it is exactly about Arizona, but I do know that the state needs to be boycotted like a Montgomery bus. That state must realize that you cannot treat any group of people as lesser than the rest, nor can you disrespect the country's largest minority group and expect to emerge unscathed.

Arizona Strikes Out

Billy Weinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Billy Weinberg

Bud Selig and his peers now have the opportunity to put Jackie Robinson's lessons into practice. Baseball can step up to the plate to fight today's discrimination in Arizona.

Arizona Worsens Issue of Immigration for Playing Enforcer of Federal Matters

Eduardo Barraza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eduardo Barraza

With the new 1070 law, Arizona is clearly determined to continue on the path of failure not only as an enforcer of immigration law, but also of economic collapse.

The Time is Now - A Declaration for a Free Arizona

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gihan Perera

On Behalf of the day laborers, domestic workers, home care workers, laundry, and debris cleaners, who are the diaspora of the world economy, On Beha...

A New, Winning Path to Immigration Reform

Richard Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Herman

Despite the anti-immigrant attitudes of recent years and recent weeks, America remains the greatest nation on Earth and the world's best and brightest still want to come here. The problem is, they often cannot get in.

Arizona Anti-Immigration Law Puts President Obama on the Spot

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama gave immigration reform short shrift in his State of the Union back in February, and this rankled immigration reform backers. Arizona may have taken the option of watch and wait caution off the White House table.

You think you're outraged by Jan Brewer? How do you think we feel? (VIDEO)

Luis Heredia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Heredia

Jan Brewer has put Arizona in the news again today for all the wrong reasons. In just over a year Brewer, our unelected "accidental governor," has do...

Arizona Governor: Most Illegal Immigrants Are Smuggling Drugs

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that most illegal immigrants entering Arizona are being used to transport drugs across the border, an asse...

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...