Puente Movement

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Jun2012
In an interview, the group’s leader, Carlos Garcia, said the ruling paved the way for “racial profiling” statewide. “It’s what we lived under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and now it’s expanded to the whole state,” he said, referring to the controversial Maricopa County sheriff, who is known for ... Read More

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Jun2012
Shortly after the 2010 passage of SB 1070, Arizona’s notorious immigration bill, 20,000 people gathered in Phoenix for a May Day march to protest the new law. Instead of ending with speakers or a ... Read More

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Jun2012
Op-ed by Carlos Garcia The migrant rights movement in this country is about to enter a new phase and every person, no matter their position, will have to decide how they will relate to it. While many are waiting to see the decision of the Supreme Court related to theDepartment of ... Read More
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May2012
Shut down Sheriff Joe Arpaio's notorious outdoors-deathtrap Tent City? Sounds like a solid idea to me, and one the Phoenix human rights organization Puente will be pushing Saturday, June 23 during a rally and vigil outside Joe's al fresco gulag. Read the complete article at http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bastard/2012/05/joe_arpaios_tent_city_shut_it.php
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May2012
Many would like to believe that even the most guileful and nefarious of individuals are capable of compassion, particularly toward the weakest among us. Sadly, human behavior argues otherwise. To rationalize away the sufferings of others is a fairly easy mental trick, and when the payoff for doing so is political power, pangs ... Read More

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May2012
Jovana Renteria and Jessica Davenport are both Americans born in the United States. But Renteria is Hispanic and Davenport is not. The two women believe that explains why Renteria's identity and citizenship were scrutinized more closely than Davenport's following their arrests April 25 on suspicion of blocking Central Avenue during a ... Read More

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Apr2012
While Gov. Jan Brewer unceremoniously dumped her disgraced SB 1070 partner Russell Pearce from Arizona's front seats at tomorrow's historic Supreme Court hearingon the state's controversial immigration law, the seminal voices of those most affected by Arizona's punitive measures will remain in the shadows -- and unheard, even ... Read More
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Apr2012
PHOENIX — Miguel Guerra has a wife, three children and a house. He has a car, but no driver’s license. He has business cards, but no immigration papers. He got into the habit of keeping his ... Read More

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Mar2012
The Phoenix human rights group Puente is planning a press conference and rally for Friday, March 9, to protest the Phoenix Police Department's current operations order on immigration enforcement, which allows crime victims and witnesses to be questioned about their immigration status. The operations order was last revised in October ... Read More

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Jan2012
On Friday, Puente Movement in Arizona launched “Arrest Arpaio Not the People,” a campaign which seeks to get Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested and charged with criminal offenses for the abuse of immigrant detainees. The group protested in front of the Sheriff’s office and said today’s protest Is ... Read More
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