Saturday, June 22, 2024

Group in Arizona Explores Brewer Recall

The group behind the historic recall of SB 1070 sponsor Russell Pearce is currently gathering feedback from voters on whether a recall of AZ Governor Jan Brewer should be attempted in 2012. Citizens for a Better Arizona announced they would support a recall effort if at least 5,000 voters sign up to volunteer as petition circulators on their […]

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 […]

GOP in California Courts Latino Voters to No Avail

The Associated Press-Univision poll recently released suggests that the Democrats’ historic grip on Latino voters isn’t as strong as it used to be, but don’t count on the GOP to pick up those votes just yet. Hispanics rated President Obama’s job performance 13 points higher in the poll than the rest of the nation.  The […]

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, […]

No Rulings Yet From Hearings on Arizona Law

Yesterday, a federal judge in Phoenix Arizona grilled attorneys on both sides of Arizona’s anti-immigration law. A coalition of civil rights groups and the Justice Department both made their case against S.B. 1070 in separate hearings. Both parties called on U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton to issue an injunction on the law (set to be […]

MALDEF and Coalition of Civil Rights Groups To Take Up Arizona Law in Court Today

MALDEF and a coalition of civil rights organizations will ask a judge in Phoenix, Arizona to block the controversial anti-immigration law S.B. 1070 in court today at 10 a.m. PST. The legislation is set to be implemented in a matter of days, but MALDEF along with the other civil rights groups will make the case […]

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson Says Arizona Law Will OK Racial Profiling

Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico criticized Arizona’s SB 1070 for what he says will “ok” racial profiling.  Richardson also said the anti-immigrant legislation could send the country into a “constitutional crisis.” “It is going to lead to racial profiling. Anybody that looks Hispanic is going to […]

Immigration is a Top Concern for Latinos

The findings of a poll conducted earlier this summer show that the immigration issue is the primary concern among Latinos, and the majority of them will vote only for those candidates who back immigration reform. The poll was conducted by LatinoMetrics during the last week of May and the first two weeks of June, 2010.  […]

Guest Blogger Series: Randy Parraz on “California Lessons to Bring Arizona Change It Needs”

Latinovations thanks Randy Parraz for his contribution to La Plaza.  Parts of today’s guest blog originally appeared in the Huffington Post. California Lessons Will Bring Arizona the Change It Needs Arizona has been in national headlines lately for all the wrong reasons.  I am sure you are as tired as I am about hearing the […]

Nebraska City Passes Anti-Immigrant Measure

As reported yesterday in La Plaza , the city of Fremont, Nebraska was considering a local ordinance to make it illegal to hire or rent to an undocumented immigrant.  The measure passed last night 57 to 43 percent. The new law was authored by a Republican candidate for Secretary of State in Kansas, Kris Kobach, who […]