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Arizona GOP Rep.'s Bill Would Prohibit Certain Immigrants from Accessing Public Roads, Other Public Services

Currently, House Republicans are in the process of kicking the immigration reform can down the road, refusing to bring 11 million people out of the shadows or address their Latino vote problems because they’re still too afraid of their base to tackle legislation.  As all of these commentators have pointed out, not taking advantage of … Continue reading »

A Rough Start in 2014 for the Anti-Immigrant Movement

Choice for GOP is Clear: Be Defined by the Nativists or Be Competitive With a Changing American Electorate It’s been a bad week for the anti-immigrant movement.  Actually, it’s been a bad couple of years.  They are facing criticism from the right, their standing with Republicans is waning and they have zero influence with Democrats. … Continue reading »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: America's Most Expensive Sheriff

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, after decades of perpetrating criminally unjust enforcement practices against undocumented immigrants, is not sitting pretty these days, and seems to be finally facing his reckoning.  Last year, a federal judge found Arpaio and his department guilty of practicing discriminatory immigration enforcement tactics, including racial profiling, and ordered a court-appointed monitor to oversee the office … Continue reading »

Steve Seagal Apparently Considering Run for Arizona Governor

Apparently, actor-turned-fake-lawman Steven Seagal is thinking about running for governor of Arizona.  During an interview with ABC 15, Seagal promoted his reality TV show–shot in collaboration with none other than Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio–and talked about a potential future in politics.  As Seagal said: Joe Arpaio and I were talking about me running for … Continue reading »

Arizona Republic Names Erika Andiola as One of "14 Individuals Poised to Change Arizona"

A very nice – and fitting  — tribute to an amazing activist: The year is speeding to its conclusion. A new year is poised to begin, full of hope and promise. It’s a new beginning. Who will make a difference? History is driven by events, but also by men and women. There will be many … Continue reading »

Arizona Republic to AZ Congressional Delegation: Get Behind Immigration Reform

Today, the Arizona Republic has an important editorial calling on their Congressional delegation–notably Republican Reps. Trent Franks, Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert–to support immigration reform.  Arizona’s Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, were leaders in the push to pass the Senate bill earlier this year, but Arizona’s Republican House members have yet to even … Continue reading »

MUST-WATCH: Fusion’s Jorge Ramos Interviews Sheriff Joe Arpaio

It’s an interview that Jorge Ramos has been teasing for months, but the anchor’s interview with Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio finally aired last weekend, ending the inaugural week of ABC News-Univision’s new joint network, Fusion. Heated and confrontational at times, Arpaio during his interview with Ramos maintained that his department does not “go around … Continue reading »

After Just One Day, Rep. Trent Franks Walks Back Support for Path to Citizenship

4:14 PM UPDATE: Here’s an excerpted statement from Promise Arizona: “We remind Mr. Franks that more than two-thirds of Arizonans support an immigration reform plan that includes a path to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented population, because they understand that the current system causes incredible pain and suffering among immigrants and their families, and ignores the … Continue reading »

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) Becomes 29th House Republican to Support Immigration, Citizenship

EDIT: Unfortunately, Franks has since walked back his support. This weekend, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) became the first House Republican to support HR 15, and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) became the 29th House Republican to support immigration reform with a path to citizenship. According to the Arizona Republic, immigration reform advocates who camped outside Franks’ house last … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Arizona Families Call on Boehner to Act on Immigration Reform

Today, more than 50 immigration reform advocates–including children and DREAMers–arrived on Capitol Hill from Phoenix, Arizona to pray for Speaker Boehner and push him to have the courage to move forward on immigration reform.  Though the advocates stood, prayed, and waited outside Boehner’s office all day, the only word from Boehner’s staff was that the … Continue reading »