Saturday, July 20, 2019

Change in U.S. Armed Forces Policy Allows Women in Active Combat Roles

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s Wednesday announcement that women in the U.S. Armed Forces will be allowed to be dispatched directly into active combat roles will affect the roughly 12.2% enlisted U.S. military Latinas. The new shift in policy overturns a previous 1994 rule “prohibiting women from being assigned to small ground combat units.” […]

Civil Rights Groups Renew Fight Against Arizona Immigration Law

Several civil rights groups are continuing the fight against Arizona’s tough immigration law by filing new requests to block the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070, which was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Immigration Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the […]

SB1070 Before Supreme Court Wednesday: What You Need To Know

Two years worth of posturing and protesting, testing and taunting, about immigration and states rights will come to a head this Wednesday when both sides of Arizona’s controversial SB1070 argue their case before the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Here’s what you need to know: the law passed by the Arizona legislature and signed […]

Controversial Georgia Anti-Immigrant Law Targets Undocumented Students

A group of students, educators, and lawmakers rallied on Tuesday against proposed Georgia anti-immigrant laws that would ban undocumented immigrants from attending state universities. “Our schools are here for Georgia citizens and citizens of the United States to prepare themselves for the work force,” said Senator Barry Loudermilk. According to the University System Chancellor Hank […]

Tennessee GOP Anti-Immigration Bills Out of Step with Constituent Concerns

On Wednesday, Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr introduced a package of tough anti-immigration bills including one mimicking Arizona’s controversial SB 1070. Carr and Republican Senate sponsor Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro asserted during a press conference that they believed their legislation would survive a court challenge.  Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union […]