Eric Ward

A Rogue Sheriff in One Arizona County Is a National Problem

What happens when one county in a nation of thousands is crippled by hatred? Is it merely an unfortunate reality in a city far far away? Or is it a prelude, a symptom of something more sinister that affects us all?

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Seven Days to Beat Anti-Immigrant Bigotry

On August 28, Cindy Carcamo of the Orange County Register wrote an insightful article called Groups mobilize for the next immigration battle. The article quotes Barbara Coe a member of the white nationalist Council of Conservative Citizens. Coe has referred to Mexicans as “savages” and immigrants as “barbarians.”

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The Time is Now For Immigration Reform

This morning I found myself at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. I was there to observe the public launch of a new campaign Reform Immigration for America. The campaign unites labor, faith, civil rights, pro-immigrant, business and law enforcement to help President Obama make good on his promise to pass immigration reform in 2009. The press conference is one of over 40 events taking place throughout the United States this week.

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Making Excuses for Arpaio Only Embarrasses Arizona

A March 1, 2009 column by Arizona Republic's E.J. Montini proclaims that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is no 'Bull' Connor. Actually, Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arapio is more like the Southern segregationist Bull Conner than Arizona is ready to admit.

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