Saturday, June 15, 2019

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 […]

Feds Say Arpaio Discriminated Against Latinos

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona and Sheriff Joe Arpaio routinely discriminated against Latinos, including racial profiling during routine traffic stops and treating legal residents as criminals, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday. The findings are part of a 3 ½-year investigation that began in 2008 after numerous complaints alleged sheriff’s deputies were […]

Texas Redistricting Maps Boost Latino Seats

The three-judge panel in Washington released its interim map proposals for the state house and senate today. The maps can be found here. The senate map is Plan S163.  The house map is Plan H298 (Judge Smith also has a dissenting state house proposal, which is H299). The parties have been asked to submit any […]

Texas Argues for Court to Approve Controversial New Election Map

The state of Texas and the U.S. Justice Department presented arguments to a federal court on Wednesday regarding the state’s controversial proposed election maps which could potentially lower the chances of Latinos to choose candidates of their choice in several districts. The three-judge panel’s decision will have tremendous impact: Texas stands to win four new […]

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 […]

Justice Department Sues Community College System in Arizona for Discrimination

A discrimination suit has been filed by the U.S. Justice Department against a Phoenix-area community college system for allegedly demanding non-citizens to show extra paperwork, beyond what was required under federal law, before they could be hired. The Maricopa County Community College District faces the latest challenge to immigration policies in Arizona by the Justice […]