Tuesday, September 25, 2012
With the presidential campaign in full swing, issues like immigration, gun control, and education are being discussed on a national stage, and Arizona is inevitably a key part of that conversation. But according to author Jeff Biggers, Arizona is a better representative of where the country's been than where it's going.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at The George Washington University, legal affairs editor of The New Republic, and author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America. As the Supreme Court's session nears completion, Rosen looks at the decisions to be decided, including the Affordable Care Act and the Arizona immigration case.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Fresh off hearing oral arguments for and against President Obama’s health care overhaul, the Supreme Court is stepping back into the political spotlight. Today, the high court will consider the legality of Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants. Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University, talks about the major legal implications of SCOTUS' coming ruling.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
For the past weeks Quevedo and other students have protested what they believe is an arbitrary ban to their education via walkouts.
Friday, December 30, 2011
2011 will be recorded as a turning point in the battle between conservative politicians in Arizona who supported laws like SB 1070 a law that made it a state crime for a person to be an undocumented immigrant in Arizona – and the pro-immigrant rights groups that stood in opposition.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Supreme Court has announced that it will rule on Arizona’s tough immigration law. The case is making its way to the highest court after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco blocked parts of the law in April. One of the parts of the law in question is a provision that requires state law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of anyone they stop or arrest.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Members of a group behind a historical recall of the architect of SB 1070 say the message is “loud and clear” for anyone that wants to follow his footsteps in Arizona state politics.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Friday, February 25, 2011
Almost a year ago, key parts of Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law SB 1070 were declared unconstitutional by a federal judge. But this week, more than a dozen anti-immigration bills were introduced in the state. One bill would allow Arizona to build its own wall between it and Mexico. Another would require hospitals to check the legal status of patients. And the bill’s supporters are hoping that this time around, they can face down the feds by asserting state’s rights.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
By Jami Floyd : IAFC Blogger
Federal judge John M. Roll was among the victims killed in the Tucson shootings last week. His untimely death—and the unnerving frequency with which judges require protection from violence—is a sobering reminder of the perils of public service.
Monday, December 27, 2010
The Republican led defeat of the Dream Act offers one more example in the well established tradition of the GOP rejecting major Latino policy preferences. It maintains the tradition sustained by California’s Proposition 187 that voters approved in 1994. Proposition 187 laid the foundation for the pro-immigrant Democratic take-over of California that continues through today, and became a symbol used by to mobilize Latinos against Republicans nationwide. Arizona’s 2010 anti-undocumented immigration legislation maintains this tradition and, like Proposition 187, had significant electoral consequences within Arizona and nationally. It has mobilized anti-immigrant sentiment and helped carry Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer to victory.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
More unauthorized immigrants have been deported from the United States since 2008 than in any another two-year period in the country's history. Just this past Saturday, the so-called Dream Act, which would have offered a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who came here as minors, was stalled in the Senate over a vote to bring it to the floor. Why have the past two years been so particularly tough on illegal immigration? And what, if anything, are the next steps for immigration reform?
Friday, October 22, 2010
The nation needs a new immigration policy. In a way, pro-immigrant advocates may owe Arizona a vote of thanks. Because of that state’s recent attempt to create new policy on its own, the unexpected positive benefit is that conditions are now favorable to confronting this problem.
Friday, September 03, 2010
The Justice Department announced Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against Arizona Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Maricopa County for failing to turn over documents in an investigation into alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and jail policies that discriminate against people with limited English skills. In their complaint, the government agency says the sheriff's office has failed to turn over documents relating to the case and has refused to cooperate. It is the first time in decades a lawman has refused to cooperate in one of the agency's probes. Sheriff Arpaio says the government is targeting him - and Arizona.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Yesterday, we reported on the last-minute ruling by an Arizona federal judge, which put a hold on many of the controversial provisions in the state's new immigration law, such as requiring immigrants to carry their papers with them at all times and officers to check the immigration status of people detained for other reasons.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce was the primary sponsor of Arizona's immigration law, S.B. 1070. However, since a federal judge handed down a partial injunction yesterday in response to a legal challenge by the Obama administration, parts of that law are now blocked. Pearce tells The Takeaway that he is ready to take the fight all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary. "Arizona's not going to take it," he says, "we're going to do something really novel, which is enforce the law."
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Judge Susan Bolton blocked sections of the controversial law, S.B. 1070, that would have required police officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws, and that would have required immigrants to carry their papers with them at all times or face detention. For reaction from Phoenix, we hear from Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez, KJZZ Phoenix Public Radio news reporter for the Latino Affairs desk.