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Plaintiffs Continue Court Case to Seek Immediate and Permanent Relief Against Workplace Raids   Last night, Sheriff Arpaio’s lawyer filed papers in the case Puente v. Arpaio announcing his plan to terminate the criminal employment squad that has, for the past six years, conducted workplace raids on local businesses and arrested workers ... Read More


A new lawsuit filed Wednesday against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio challenges business raids conducted by the Arizona sheriff’s office that have led to the arrests of hundreds of immigrant workers on charges of using fake or stolen IDs to secure employment. “We’ve finally come up with this lawsuit as ... Read More


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
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PHOENIX — Her parents are criminals, technically speaking, having pleaded guilty to impersonation for falsifying a Social Security number to secure employment, a felony in this state. They were caught in a workplace raid led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2009, a ... Read More


  Op-ed by Marisa Franco.  Originally published on Politic365. Despite the fact that political winds are blowing away from Arizona-style attrition politics, some officials in that state are determined to keep their tent staked in the ground, by hook or by crook.  ... Read More


PHOENIX–Ivon Matamoros has been packing most of her baby daughter’s clothes and blankets to start a reluctant journey back to Mexico. Matamoros, 24, could be among hundreds of youth who qualify for a deportation reprieve under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). But she didn’t apply. New America media Matamoros ... Read More


On Sunday night or early Monday, about three dozen people are planning to set out on a six-week bus voyage through the dark terrain of American immigration politics. Their journey is to ... Read More


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the stand for six hours this week in a civil rights trial accusing him of using racial profiling to target undocumented immigrants in Arizona. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund filed the lawsuit ... Read More
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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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