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Stop confusing anti-immigration and anti- illegal immigration

To the editor: While reading your editorial about the Los Angeles City Council’s failed boycott of the state of Arizona, I came across a glaring editing mistake. (“Outrage over Arizona's immigration law was justified, but L.A.'s boycott proved to be a farce,” editorial, June 27) You wrote that...

Outrage over Arizona's immigration law was justified, but L.A.'s boycott proved to be a farce

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A boycott can be a powerful form of political protest, inflicting economic damage in an effort to influence behavior.  There is a long list of boycotts throughout history that have helped right injustices: Economic and cultural sanctions on South Africa helped bring down that government’s repressive...

Should L.A. roll back its 'so-called boycott' on Arizona?

Six years ago, Los Angeles lawmakers decided to bar employees from traveling to Arizona on city business, avoiding the state in reaction to a hotly contested law targeting illegal immigration. They also urged city departments to refrain from entering into contracts with Arizona businesses. But...

Should L.A. roll back its 'so-called boycott' on Arizona?

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Six years ago, Los Angeles lawmakers decided to bar employees from traveling to Arizona on city business, avoiding the state in reaction to a hotly contested law targeting illegal immigration. They also urged city departments to refrain from entering into contracts with Arizona businesses. But...

Rethinking Arizona's Identity Theft Laws

On May 2, a federal court in Arizona allowed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to continue his workplace raids to search for undocumented immigrants using false identities to work. In the wake of this decision, we should reconsider how we define identity theft. Show More Summary

Trump Surrogate ‘Sheriff Joe’ Arpaio Busted for Racial Profiling

Arizona’s self-proclaimed enforcer of immigration laws may soon find himself behind bars after a federal judge rules that his office engaged in systematic racial harassment of his state’s Latino population.

9th Cir. Upholds Law Behind Sheriff Arpaio's Workplace Raids

Arizona's identity theft laws are not facially preempted by federal immigration law, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Monday. The state's identity theft laws prohibit the use of a false identity to obtain employment. The laws had been used by the controversial sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, to raid......

Telemundo: ‘Anti-immigrant’ Sheriff Arpaio Has ‘Concentration Camps’

A federal appeals court ruling upholding Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s authority to enforce Arizona state law that makes it a felony for unauthorized immigrants to use stolen identities to obtain work has been bitterly denounced by the hosts of Telemundo’s morning show, Un Nuevo Día.

When Traffic Cops Become Part of Immigration Enforcement, Civil Rights Violations Are Almost Inevitable

An ACLU of Arizona investigation reveals that 75 percent of traffic stops by Tucson police have constitutional problems. Whether they like it or not, state and local police do not have the authority to enforce immigration law. And that’s...Show More Summary

Court lifts ban on Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio’s workplace raids

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal appeals court on Monday lifted a court order blocking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s use of workplace raids to enforce Arizona laws that make it a crime for illegal immigrants to use stolen identities to obtain work. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said...

Ted Cruz’s exaggerated claim that Arizona is spending ‘hundreds of millions’ less after tough immigration law

“You’ll recall several years ago Arizona put in place really tough laws on illegal immigration. And they were criticized loudly for putting those laws in place. And it was interesting, this Wall Street Journal article, because it talked about what happened in the wake of that law, which is, a great many of the illegal […]

The Aftermath of Arizona's Immigration Laws

A recent Wall Street Journal piece explored the economic impact of Arizona’s immigration laws based on a Moody’s Analytics report that hasn’t been published yet. The following is an update on some of my earlier work on the economicsShow More Summary

Former Arizona governor Jan Brewer endorses Trump

Former Arizona governor who famously wagged her finger at President Obama and who signed the state's controversial 2010 immigration law on S...        

How Arizona Saved Itself from Illegal Immigration

Back in 2010, at the height of the rancorous debate over Arizona’s illegal-immigrant law, SB 1070, I wrote over on the homepage that the simple solution to the whole problem of illegal immigration is E-Verify. I argued that proponents of SB 1070, or for that matter, a border fence,  were barking up the wrong tree. Show More Summary

Arizona Judge Throws Out Challenge To Controversial Immigration Law

12 months agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

A judge in Arizona has thrown out a challenge to the controversial SB 1070 immigration law, which allows police to ask for immigration papers from people they suspect are here illegally. The provision has already survived numerous challenges and controversies, and now it looks like it will stand for some time to come. Show More Summary

U.S. judge dismisses challenge of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law

Challengers of Arizona's landmark immigration law failed to show that police would enforce the statute differently for Latinos than they would for people of other ethnicities, a judge said in a ruling that dismissed the last of seven challenges to the law.

Judge upholds 'show your papers' Arizona immigration law

12 months agoNews : The Newsroom

(Reuters) - A federal judge has upheld part of Arizona's contentious immigration law, rejecting claims that the so-called "show your papers" section discriminated against Hispanics. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Friday was on the last of seven challenges to the 2010 law. Show More Summary

Donald Trump takes appeal for tougher immigration laws to Arizona

He's called Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers who are demoralizing the country, while insisting simultaneously he'll win the Latino vote should he become the Republican presidential nominee. 

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Arizona’s absurd “reverse” abortion law has been put on hold while the courts hearing a lawsuit against it. The gender politics of Jurassic World fall short of the original.  As the country starts deporting immigrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent, remember that “the enforcement model the Dominican Republican uses to police its boundary with Haiti is an import from […]

Immigrants in U.S. illegally should not automatically be denied bail

The Supreme Court today made a smart call in rejecting the appeal  of an odious Arizona law  trumping the established legal principle that bail for those charged with criminal offenses should be based on risk of flight and threat to the community.

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