The Far-Right Movement Behind Arizona Copycat Bills Infographic

The Far-Right Movement Behind Arizona Copycat Bills

by on May 4 2010, 12:00PM

State lawmakers pushing a new crop of immigration-enforcement bills are overwhelmingly affiliated with a network tied to eugenics and anti-Latino fear-mongering. 

Topics: Immigration

Scenes from May Day Rallies Across U.S. [Video/Photos]

by Hatty Lee on May 3 2010, 1:08PM

On Saturday, people came out in mass to support immigrant rights. The nationwide May Day rallies drew tens of thousands of protesters—the largest turnouts since 2006, when anger over the Sensenbrenner Bill brought out more than 1 million protesters…

Topics: Immigration

SB 1070’s Impact on Kids: Broken Families and America’s Soul

by Michelle Chen on May 3 2010, 9:01AM

Children are the hidden casualties of America’s war on immigrants, and the passage of Arizona’s new racial profiling legislation could open up countless opportunities for local law enforcement to break up families by putting undocumented parents on the fast-track to…

Topics: Immigration

Sheriff Arpaio To Announce He’s Running For Governor On Monday

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2010, 9:16PM reports: Several sources confirm to the ABC15 Investigators that Arpaio has already made a decision, and will likely run for the office. In a news conference after this story was first published, the Sheriff said he was still…

Topics: Immigration

AZ Tweaks SB 1070, Now Minimally Less Racist, Still Just As Dangerous

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2010, 7:48PM

The authors of SB 1070 have updated the bill’s language with a couple tiny tweaks that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law this afternoon. Yesterday, three lawsuits were filed against SB 1070, charging that it is an unconstitutional law…

Topics: Immigration

Shopping for Guns to Enforce SB1070

by Jorge Rivas on April 29 2010, 3:24PM

Participants check out assault rifles on display at the Border Security Expo on April 28, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Last Thursday, one day before Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB1070 into law, she held a…

Topics: Immigration

More Than a Matter of Opinion

More Than a Matter of Opinion

by Daisy Hernandez on April 29 2010, 12:00PM

In a New York Times op-ed Kris Kobach says we’re wrong on Arizona. He’s got it half right.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

The Lawsuits Are Here: ACLU, MALDEF, NILC Challenge Arizona

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2010, 11:42AM

Immigrant and civil rights groups are set to announce in Phoenix today that they are ready to take on SB 1070, Arizona’s new law that demands that law enforcement officers pull over and question anyone they believe may be in…

Topics: Immigration

How Do You Boycott Arizona?

How Do You Boycott Arizona?

by Daisy Hernandez on April 28 2010, 3:36PM

It’s one thing to tweet “boycott arizona” and another to make it happen. For those of you who want to make it happen: Don’t book a flight on U.S. Airways, get a domain name through Go Daddy or rent a U-Haul truck.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

Rachel Maddow Exposes Racist Origins of SB1070

by on April 28 2010, 10:00AM

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Rachel Maddow spent a rich six minutes this week unpacking the racist roots of SB1070, Arizona’s obviously racist immigration bill. The bill, she reports, was drafted by an…

Topics: Immigration

Defeating SB 1070 In Court: The Next Steps

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2010, 4:49PM

Legal challenges to Arizona’s SB 1070 are coming from all sides. Both the ACLU and MALDEF are planning legal action against Arizona’s SB 1070, the law that makes it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant in the state and…

Topics: Immigration

BREAKING: Pima County Sheriff Refuses to Cooperate with SB1070

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2010, 4:02PM

UPDATE: Contact info for Sheriff Dupnik’s department can be found at Tucson, Arizona’s KGUN9 is reporting that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik ain’t gonna enforce SB 1070 in his town. He called it “a racist law” and will not…

Topics: Immigration

Dim and Dimmer Chances of an Immigration Reform Bill

by on April 27 2010, 1:55PM

Washington’s game of immigration-reform dodgeball got particularly intense this week after Arizona passed its racial police state bill. Many looked east to DC, hoping that the Grand Canyon State’s new law would push lawmakers to move on immigration reform. But…

Topics: Immigration

Don't Call Me Racist, and Other Arizona Lies

Don’t Call Me Racist, and Other Arizona Lies

by Daisy Hernandez on April 27 2010, 12:00PM

What the state’s new immigration law teaches us about the dissembling language of bias in the 21st century.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration, Media

Scenes from Arizona's SB1070 Protests

Scenes from Arizona’s SB1070 Protests

by Jorge Rivas on April 26 2010, 2:12PM

Thousands of people gathered outside Arizona’s Capitol building on Sunday to protest against AZ Senate Bill 1070.

Topics: Immigration

Civil Rights Groups Ask: Is Arizona’s SB1070 Even Legal?

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 8:50PM

In the days leading up to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s decision today to sign SB1070 into law, many spoke with confidence that if passed the bill would be found unconstitutional. “Lawsuits are going to be filed immediately,” Isabel Garcia, co-chair…

Topics: Immigration

Friday Twitterbreak: Arizona Goddam, aka #SB1070 Edition

by Channing Kennedy on April 23 2010, 5:46PM

…and I mean every word of it. Some non-#SB1070 tweets behind the cut, because this is the Friday Twitterbreak, and you’ve earned that break. —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —-…

Topics: Immigration

Brewer: 'I Do Not Know What An Illegal Immigrant Looks Like'

Brewer: ‘I Do Not Know What An Illegal Immigrant Looks Like’

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2010, 5:32PM

Immediately following the press conference where Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law, someone in the press pool asked her to “please explain what criteria will be used to determine if someone is an illegal immigrant? What does…

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Activists, Congress Tackle Next Steps on Immigration Reform

by Jamilah King on April 23 2010, 4:29PM

On the same day that Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law, some members are getting ready to act. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), whose blistering criticism of the Obama administration’s failure to tackle immigration reform pushed Democratic…

Topics: Immigration

Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling With SB 1070, Says Advocates

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 4:12PM

Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law in Phoenix, Arizona moments ago. The state law, which immigration restrictionists boast is the toughest immigration bill in the country, criminalizes the presence of people who are undocumented in the state….

Topics: Immigration