A federal judge Monday blocked one of the most well-known tools used to crack down on illegal immigration by the man who calls himself America's toughest sheriff. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio must stop enforcing Arizona's identify theft laws, U.S. District Judge David Campbell ruled Monday, granting ...
By Carlos Garcia I watched the President’s announcement in a packed room, filled with people who have been putting their bodies on the line to fight for expanded deportation relief. While many advocates in D.C. are claiming victory, no one in that room was celebrating. Even the eyes of those who ...
By Carlos Garcia The balance may have changed on Capitol Hill, but in our neighborhoods the weight of the boot on our neck feels just as heavy regardless of what color tie the person standing on us is wearing. A few months ago when President Obama decided to once again postpone changing ...
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 ...
Capitol police escort a protester holding a "No More Deportations" banner out of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration Wednesday. Read the whole article at http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/13/senate-immigration-hearing/1916461/
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 ...
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 ...
Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold the “show me your papers” provision in the case of Arizona v. the United States leaves Latinos and people of color in the state — and any other state where a similar law might spring up — open to racial profiling as law ...
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 ...
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 ...