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Arpaio Boasts About His "Concentration Camp," Calls Out Puente Arizona For Challenging Him

Just when you think Sheriff Joe Arpaio can’t sink any lower, he does. Arpaio, as you’ll see in the video below, proudly compares his infamous Tent City to concentration camps: I already have a concentration camp. It’s called Tent City. Concentration camps in the United States? In 2012? The strangest thing is that he’s proud … Continue reading »

In Georgia, Anti-immigrant Law's "Harmful Effects Already Being Felt"

Alabama and its anti-immigrant legislative vendetta have been in the news for the past few weeks. And we’re awaiting a Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s SB 1070. But we can’t forget about the other states that have passed these ugly laws — like Georgia. Writing at Huffington Post on the anniversary of the passage of Georgia’s … Continue reading »

NYT's "The Powers of New York" Includes Dream Activists

Sunday’s New York Times featured a profile on “The Powers of New York,” described as: Influence in New York is now wielded by a larger and more diverse array of people. As part of a special issue of Metropolitan, here’s a look at who is at the top and who may be on the way, as … Continue reading »

SEIU Files NAFTA Complaint Against Alabama's Anti-Immigrant HB 56

One of our most stalwart allies in the fight for immigration reform is the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Yesterday, SEIU stepped up — again — in the battle against Alabama’s egregious anti-immigrant law, HB 56, by filing a complaint using provisions of NAFTA. From SEIU: The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and a Mexican … Continue reading »

Felipe Montes Needs Our Help: NC Officials Trying to Strip Parental Rights From Deported Dad

Colorlines has another story about families being ripped apart by the nation’s broken immigration system. This is about Felipe Montes, who was deported in 2010. His children were place in foster care. Now, officials in Allegheny County in North Carolina want to strip him of his parental rights.

“Defiant” Joe Arpaio Says He Will Cooperate with DOJ Discrimination Investigation

Yesterday was the deadline for Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio to indicate whether he would cooperate with the United States Department of Justice civil rights investigation of his department. Well, Arpaio did respond — in fairly typical Sheriff Joe fashion with some bravado and attitude