Thursday, May 23, 2024

Latino Group Snubs Trump for Actions Against the Latino Community

For the first time in almost 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will not have the sitting president attend its annual convention. The organization cites Trump’s controversial actions and remarks about Latinos as the reason they did not issue an invitation. “The president was not invited this year based on his slanderous comments […]

Despite Arpaio Pardon, Anti-Defamation League Stands with Latino Community

On Friday, President Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio for his conviction of criminal contempt of a federal court order that he stop detaining people based on their immigration status. Critics of the pardon view the move as a direct affront to Latinos, who are the primary detainees; the Anti-Defamation league was among one of the first […]

Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio Endorses Donald Trump

Controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsed Donald Trump in Marshalltown, Iowa this week at a campaign stop with only a week to go before the first in the nation caucuses. Trump’s campaign issued a statement from Arpaio that read, “Donald Trump is a leader. He produces results and is ready to get tough in order […]

Arpaio Kicked Out of Federal Immigration Enforcement Program

The findings by the U.S. Justice Department that Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the civil rights of Latinos in his pursuit of undocumented immigrants have led to the expulsion of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office from a federal immigration enforcement program. The program, part of the Department of Homeland Security, allows trained deputies to enforce immigration […]

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 […]

Large Disparities in Noncriminal Deportations under US Program to Deport Criminal Undocumented Immigrants in Some Parts of Country

Up to a quarter of undocumented immigrants deported under Secure Communities, a federal program that is meant to identify criminals who are in the country illegally, had a clean criminal record and in some areas more than half of deportees had never been convicted of a crime, according to government statistics. In Maryland’s Prince George’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]