Friday, September 25, 2020

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 […]

Nebraska City Decides Against Moving Forward with Local Immigration Ordinance

As tensions mount over the impending showdown on Arizona’s controversial SB1070, the town of Fremont, Nebraska reversed course on Tuesday night and suspended their local ordinance that was modeled on the infamous anti-immigration measure. As previously reported in La Plaza, Fremont voters approved a ballot measure that was authored by a Republican candidate for Secretary […]

Update: Sarah Palin Comes to Support of Gov. Jan Brewer

Ex-Alaskan governor Sarah Palin joined Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in Phoenix at a press conference on Saturday to kick off securetheborder.org, a web site Brewer hopes will combat the negative publicity around her state’s new anti-illegal immigration law. The one time vice presidential candidate placed the blame for the tough new law on the White […]

Arizona Immigration Fight Moves to the Courtroom

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Immigration Law Center will announce in Phoenix their plans to challenge the controversial new Arizona immigration law. Attorneys have not finalized a date when the court challenge would be filed, but said it would be before the law takes […]