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Op-ed by Francisca Porchas Disponible en español aquí In the fallout from the death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco, two quotes keep running through my head: Hitler’s “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” And Churchill’s “Never let a good crisis ... Read More
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Op-ed by Maria Rodriguez Mother's Day is supposed to be a time to celebrate the bond between mothers and their children. But because immigration agents are working with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, it's too often still a holiday filled with uncertainty for Phoenix-area moms like me. A week before Mother's Day last ... Read More


More than 200 demonstrators gathered at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix before marching toward the Fourth Avenue Jail on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of when Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law, in protest of U.S. Immigration and Customs ... Read More


Prosecutors have started dismissing identity-theft cases after a judge's preliminary injunction that bars Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, and other officials from enforcing state laws that make it a felony to use a stolen identity to obtain employment. But legal hurdles remain for the hundreds of ... Read More
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See more at http://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/politics/immigration/2014/11/20/arizona-reaction-to-obamas-executive-order-on-immigration/70035370/


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's last standing avenue for illegal-immigration enforcement is now being challenged in federal court. A local civil-rights organization on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to end Arpaio's trademark workplace raids, an often-touted law-enforcement effort that has led to the arrests of hundreds of immigrant workers since 2008. The suit ... Read More


The young woman jams her fist into the palm of her hand. One by one she cracks her knuckles. First one hand. Then the other. The noise sounds like frozen carrots breaking. Crack. Crack. Crack. Twenty-two-year-old Noemi Romero, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, cracks ... Read More


WASHINGTON – Herminia Gallego and Gerardo Torres have seen so many friends and family arrested on immigration charges that the Arizona residents decided it was time to take action – by getting arrested themselves. They were among the 32 protesters arrested Monday outside the White House at a rally urging President ... Read More


WASHINGTON — Three Arizonans were among seven undocumented immigrants who handcuffed themselves to the White House fence and were arrested Wednesday as part of a protest against continued deportations. ''Not one more, not one more!" they chanted, in English and Spanish, as police and tourists looked on. Police showed up within minutes ... Read More


A growing number of undocumented immigrants in Arizona and other states are taking immigration protests to a new extreme, staging acts of civil disobedience by deliberately getting arrested in order to be turned over to federal immigration officials. Often wearing T-shirts declaring themselves "undocumented and unafraid," the protesters have sat down ... Read More
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