Alex Nowrasteh One persistent American complaint about the Mexican government’s opposition to immigration laws like Arizona’s SB-1070 is that Mexico’s immigration policy is far more restrictive than that of the United States or anything proposed in Arizona. Show More Summary
TUCSON, Arizona--It’s official: drug smugglers and illegal immigrants have better access to a taxpayer-funded military facility in Arizona than law enforcement agencies and the American public. The Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR) isShow More Summary
If we had to analogize Arizona to a child, we'd say it was suffering from "middle child syndrome." What else could explain the policies and legislation that comes out of that state? Perhaps Arizona just wants more attention from her parents the Federal Government. (Sidebar: Jan Brewer is the......
Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Salmon introduced legislation Thursday to amend a 2008 trafficking law to allow for the expedited removal of certain unaccompanied illegal immigrant children from noncontiguous countries. Salmon’s bill, the...Show More Summary
An appeals court sided with advocates for young immigrants who argued that Arizona’s policy of denying them driver’s licenses even though they had work permits under an Obama administration policy violated their equal protection rig...
Happy Friday! Care to read something unbelievably insane? (Reuters) Immigration rights groups in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday accused Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of overstepping his bounds as a local official by using anti-identity theft...Show More Summary
Arizona: the proving ground for state immigration and abortion laws. We've seen a lot of movement on Arizona abortion cases lately, and on Monday, the Supreme Court declined to intervene in an ongoing challenge to the state's illegal immigrant harboring statute, which means the injunction, which currently blocks enforcement of......
WASHINGTON — Jan Brewer, the two-term Arizona Republican governor, will not seek a third term. She is well-known for arguing with U.S. President Barack Obama on the tarmac while visiting the state and for enforcing immigration law. Reuters reported that Brewer could serve a third term, because she succeeded Janet Napolitano when Napolitano went to […]
Jan Brewer was best known for signing a controversial immigration enforcement measure into law
A Fox News-endorsed executive order issued by Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer that bars young undocumented immigrants with lawful presence from obtaining driver's licenses from the state has also made it harder for American citizens moving to Arizona to obtain driver's licenses. Show More Summary
An Arizona law enforcement officer who served as a spokeswoman for the state's Department of Public Safety was forced to resign on Monday after a federal investigation revealed she was an illegal immigrant. Read more...
Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) – Calls to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws will fade away as soon as Mexico jump-starts its economy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicted Wednesday. Perry, speaking to reporters at the Republican Governors...Show More Summary
When Arizona passed SB 1070, allowing law enforcement officers to demand proof of legal U.S. residence from people detained for other legitimate reasons, the Obama administration acted quickly to challenge the constitutionality of that law in court (and won). Show More Summary
(Reuters) - The number of immigration-related laws passed by U.S. states rebounded sharply in the first half of this year, spurred in part by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration crackdown, according to a report released Wednesday....
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is no stranger to immigration controversy. The Republican's fingerprints can be found on all sorts of immigration laws around the country, including Arizona's controversial SB 1070. He's one of the...Show More Summary
A federal appeals court upheld a block Tuesday on several key provisions in South Carolina’s harsh immigration law that effectively criminalize mere presence in the United States. Similar Arizona provisions were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court last year. The unanimous ruling by a panel of two Bush-appointed judges and one Obama-appointed judge, upholds [...]
On Wednesday, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) sent over fifty law enforcement officials to conduct an immigration raid on two family-style restaurants in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The officials arrested ten people at the restaurant chain Uncle Sam on charges of identity theft and forgery, but are still looking for sixty other individuals in [...]
First the left tried to boycott Arizona over an immigration law whose substantive core was upheld by the Supreme Court. Now the left is trying to stir up hatred against Florida over the verdict in the Zimmerman trial, with Jesse Jackson likening Florida to apartheid South Africa in a CNN interview with Jake Tapper. Show More Summary
Reporting immigration abuses by Arizona law enforcement is now as simple as downloading an app. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona unveiled a bilingual mobile app on Tuesday that allows people to report abuses suffered under the Arizona’s SB1070, an immigration law that some advocates have deemed as permission for law enforcement to [...]