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Outrage follows migrant deaths in Arizona

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The deaths of three young men in the Arizona desert last month have prompted Mexican non-governmental organizations to renew demands for actions and changes from the Mexican and U.S. governments. In a statement signed by scores of human rights, migrant, labor, civic, and faith-based organizations, the groups demanded meaningful policy shifts at a time when current U.S. legislative proposals for tighter security amount to a “virtual state of war on the border.”

Recall effort against Sheriff Joe Arpaio begins

By Valeria Fernández

New America Media

Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (File photo)

Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
(File photo)

PHOENIX — A citizen’s group called Respect Arizona filed paperwork at the Maricopa County Elections Department on Wednesday to initiate a recall effort against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The group would need to gather 335,317 signatures by May 30 of this year in order for the county to call a special election for the sheriff’s office.
Several Republican figures are at the center of the effort to recall Arpaio, who has been re-elected to his post six times since 1993. Williams James Fisher, the chairman of Respect Arizona and a Republican attorney, is expected to announce the recall effort at press conference Thursday morning.

Arizona campaign builds against ‘America’s toughest sheriff’

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Photo courtesy of New America Media)

Valeria Fernández

New America Media

PHOENIX, Ariz.–A movement to oust Joe Arpaio, America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” from office continues to gain momentum in Arizona. Actions range from a Latino voter mobilization to an infusion of support from out-of-state groups helping run anti-Joe Arpaio radio ads on Spanish radio.

States respond to deferred deportation

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer at a book-signing in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

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California and Arizona have a lot in common. They both were once part of Mexico, share the Colorado River and exchange mutual passions over their National League baseball teams. Both states were among the hardest-hit by the housing bust and Great Recession,  suffering foreclosures and fiscal crises.

ACLU advises Arizonans: Keep quiet about immigration status

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SB 1070 ruling has both sides claiming victory

Both sides of the political divide are spinning Monday's Supreme Court ruling as victory. (Image courtesy New America Media)

Groups plan challenges to surviving provision

Valeria Fernández

New America Media

PHOENIX, Az. – Lawmakers on both sides of the political divide in Arizona are claiming victory following Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on the state’s immigration law known as SB 1070.

Future of anti-immigrant laws on the line

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. (Photo courtesy New America Media)

Arizona case could set important precedent

Valeria Fernández

New America Media Posted: Jan 01, 2012

PHOENIX, Ariz.—The year 2011 started out as a tough year for immigrants, with five states enacting harsh anti-immigration legislation modeled after Arizona’s SB 1070. But one by one, the key provisions of each of these laws – like the Arizona law that inspired them – have been blocked by federal judges. 

The dismantling of Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Photo courtesy New America Media)

DOJ: Abuse comes from the top down

Valeria Fernández

New America Media

PHOENIX, Ariz. – He called himself the toughest sheriff in America.

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