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Posted on: Sep 14, 2011, Source: New American Media

A Hispanic advocacy group decided to call off the boycott initiated in response to brutal anti-immigrant legislation, but grassroots organizations were determined to stay put.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011, Source: New America Media

The 'papers please' law isn't the only monstrosity cooked up in Arizona.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2011, Source: New America Media

"The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous," Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said. "Arizona, I think, has become the capital.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: New America Media

SB 1070’s impact has gone beyond Arizona races as the law has become part of the national immigration debate.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2010, Source: New America Media

Arpaio's office used a shadow system, a separate set of payroll books to get around the law barring the use of taxpayer-supported jail funds for other purposes.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2010, Source: New America Media

Protesters have been chanting outside every Diamondbacks' game since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2010, Source: New America Media

Educators and attorneys fear that police could enforce the state’s new immigration law in the public schools.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2010, Source: New America Media

The Arizona women painted a picture of abuse during a special hearing before Congress.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2010, Source: New America Media

“Congress has reserved enforcement of immigration law for federal government, with very few explicit areas for a role for states or localities. This is not one of them.”

Posted on: Apr 23, 2010, Source: deleted

Arizona becomes first state in the nation to consider it a crime for a person to be an undocumented immigrant.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2010, Source: New America Media

What immigration authorities called the nation’s single largest operation to fight human smuggling spread fear and panic among residents in Phoenix and Tucson neighborhoods.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2010, Source: New America Media

Arizona is on track to become the first state in the nation to make it a misdemeanor for a person to be there without legal immigration documents.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2010, Source: New America Media

Judicial vacancies, staff shortages, and increased detention, which started under Bush and continues to grow under Obama, are part of the reason for the huge immigration caseload.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2010, Source: New America Media

Law that requires state employees to report suspected undocumented immigrants to federal authorities is sowing fear in immigrant communities.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2010, Source: Feet in 2 Worlds

More problems for Sheriff Joe: A former undocumented worker is accusing the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of negligence and mistreatment in a federal suit.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2010, Source: New America Media

Undocumented immigrants like Miriam Mendiola Martinez are forced to give birth while wearing "soft restraints."

Posted on: Dec 14, 2009, Source: New America Media

A new Arizona law is causing fear and confusion among immigrant communities.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2009, Source: IPS News

Volunteers who leave water jugs for migrants at the border are getting slapped with absurd littering charges.