Saturday, May 15, 2021

Civil Rights Groups and Countries Want Voices Heard in Appeal over Arizona Law

Several civil rights groups along with Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries, are asking a federal appeals court to let them file friend-of-the-court briefs in an appeal of a ruling that put parts of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law on hold. Arizona Gov. Jane Brewer wants to have the ruling on some of the most controversial […]

Border Governors Call for Immigration Reform in U.S.

U.S. and Mexican border governors called for a reform of U.S. immigration policies at their annual conference in New Mexico on Monday. The governors from both sides of the border gathered for their annual conference where they issue proclamations and pledges to work together and address concerns.  New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, however, said it’s […]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Refuses to Recant ‘Drug Mules’ Statement and Says she is Not Racist

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer refused to back down or apologize for her statement that the majority of undocumented immigrants coming into Arizona are drug mules and insisted that she is not racist in an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Sunday. Brewer was confronted by the veteran news anchor on his show, Al Punto, over […]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Botches Debate

Gov. Jan Brewer stumbled through her opening statement and refused to recant previous claims of beheadings in the state during a debate last week in Arizona’s gubernatorial race.  Brewer now claims she was referring to beheadings in Mexico. Brewer appeared lost at times during her opening statement, looking down and pausing for several moments, her […]

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Lawsuit From Justice Department

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday after his failure to cooperate with the federal government on an investigation looking into allegations that his practices discriminate against Hispanics. The Justice Department, which has been investigating Arpaio for over a year, is calling the sheriff’s refusal to hand over […]

Latino Democratic Candidates In Primary Contests Today

Voters are heading to the polls this morning in Arizona where the hot button issue of immigration has taken center stage throughout the campaign. The primaries for US Senate on both the Democratic and Republican sides have been grabbing national headlines.  Republican incumbent Sen. John McCain faces a fired up opponent, J.D. Hayworth, who has […]

Judge’s Ruling Provides Opportunity for AZ Governor

While opponents of SB 1070 celebrated the issuance of a temporary injunction just short of the law’s implementation, Brewer and her supporters are celebrating the fact that this fight has catapulted her into the national spotlight. Following Wednesday’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, Governor Jan Brewer announced plans to appeal U.S. District Court […]

UFW Members to Test Arizona Law

Over a dozen members of the United Farm Workers of America union in Salinas, sans identification, say they will travel on Thursday to Arizona in order to test how police will enforce the state’s controversial anti-immigration law. If a federal judge in Arizona doesn’t say otherwise, S.B. 1070 will go into effect just one day […]

Mexico Braces for Implementation of Arizona Law on Thursday

As the countdown begins to the implementation of Arizona’s new controversial immigration law, both sides of the border are making preparations for its impact. In Mexico, government officials quietly are bracing for an increase in deportations as shelters along the border prepare for more arrivals.  In Nogales, Sonora, on the Arizona border, Maria Isabel Arvizu, […]

Donors Contribute $500,000 to Defend Arizona Anti-immigration Law

A fund created by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to defend the state’s anti-immigration law grew to nearly $500,000 in the days following the announcement of a federal lawsuit. Established by an executive order on May 26, the Governor’s Border Security and Immigration Legal Defense Fund had received well over half of nearly 10,000 online donations […]