Friday, December 13, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court rules Arizona can’t bar DREAMers from getting licenses

Arizona’s DREAMers will keep their licenses to drive — at least as long as the DACA exists. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the last-ditch plea by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to uphold a 2012 executive order by then-Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver’s licenses to DACA recipients, an order current Gov. Doug Ducey […]

Brewer takes Immigration Battle to U.S. Supreme Court

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced on Monday that the state will directly appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over the injunction currently blocking parts of the state’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, from going into effect. Last month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the court order, which has kept the most controversial parts […]

Arizona looking to pass more Anti-immigrant Bills despite Opposition from Business Leaders

A broad range of anti-immigrant bills will be heard and voted on today in the Arizona Senate, just a day after the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce released a letter against such measures saying they will hurt the state’s economy and tourism. “Arizona’s lawmakers and citizens are right to be concerned about illegal immigration,” the […]

Guest Blogger Series: Henry Fernandez “Arizona Under Fire”

Jury Convicts Minuteman Leader of Murder A jury in Pima County, Arizona, convicted Shawna Forde of the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father in a May 2009 home invasion. The jury will now decide whether Forde will face the death penalty. Forde’s alleged co-conspirators will go on trial in the coming months. Forde […]

Republicans Introduce Measures to Deny Citizenship under 14th Amendment

Republican Senators David Vitter of Louisiana and Rand Paul of Kentucky, have introduced a measure to change the 14th Amendment of the constitution calling for an to end automatic citizenship to children born to undocumented immigrants, unless one parent is a US citizen, a legal immigrant, an active member of the armed forces or a […]

Arizona Republican Wants to Create Civilian Border Militia

A state lawmaker in Arizona announced on Monday his intention to revive plans to create a state volunteer force the governor could call on to patrol the border. Previous attempts at passing such legislation in 2007 failed under then Gov. Janet Napolitano, who vetoed the law and called it “unnecessary,” pointing out that the Arizona […]

Educators in Arizona Sue State Board of Education over Ban on Mexican-American Studies

Eleven Tucson area educators have filed a lawsuit against the state board of education and superintendent this week arguing that a state ban against Mexican-American studies, set to take effect at the end of this year, is “anti-Hispanic.” The teachers are asking a federal judge for a stay on the new law because, they argue, […]

New NDN Spanish Ads in AZ use Brewer, Arpaio to Urge Latinos to Vote, New Ads in CO and NV Urge Latinos to Vote Early

A leading progressive think tank and advocacy organization, NDN, announced the launch of a campaign of radio ads yesterday in Colorado and Nevada urging Latino voters to cast their ballots in early voting and two new ads in an on-going campaign in Arizona that mention Gov. Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio as reasons Latinos […]

Federal Judge says Challenge to AZ Law Can Stand

Motions by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of S.B. 1070 were denied by a federal judge on Friday. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton will allow the lawsuit, led by Phoenix advocacy group Friendly House […]

Arizona Governor Calls Briefs by Countries Offensive

Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday that she finds the briefs filed by Mexico and 10 other Latin American nations opposing the state’s anti-immigrant law “offensive.” “I find it incredibly offensive that these foreign governments are using our court system to meddle in a domestic legal dispute and to oppose the rule of law,” Brewer said. […]