An examination in Arizona's Maricopa County has found that the sheriff's office, widely known for efforts against illegal immigrants, inappropriately spent $99 million from two jail funds over the last eight years to pay for other law enforcement operations — including immigration patrols. Continue »
Lawmakers are poised to wrap up this year's 40-day legislative session on Thursday debating one of their most politically divisive measures: House Bill 87. Both supporters and opponents of the legislation predicted Wednesday the proposed Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration will pass in some form, but the question... Continue »
A Texas House committee started grappling Wednesday evening with numerous immigration-related proposals. Most of the testimony to the State Affairs Committee in the meeting, which continued into the night, was from people who wanted stricter immigration laws. Continue »
Three weeks ago, forty-one-year old Jose Gutierrez lived in an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood with his wife and two children, had a solid job as a film engineer, and served as the frontman for popular Spanish rock band FZ10. Continue »
Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said Tuesday that her party must change its approach on immigration if it wants to be successful in California. "My view is that the immigration discussion, the rhetoric the Republican Party uses, is not helpful; it's not helpful in a state with the... Continue »
For weeks U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a potential and popular 2012 Republican presidential hopeful, has been reminding Iowans that she is one of them. During an appearance on behalf of the socially conservative The Family Leader organization Monday night she invoked "Iowa nice" to prove her point. Continue »
While Arizona lawmakers gear up to fight a federal court's decision to uphold a block on major parts of Arizona's immigration law, pro-immigration advocates are pushing hard for a national version of the Utah Compact, a document that calls for a softer approach to immigration reform. Continue »
Saying time has run out to put together a deal, the chief proponent of broad new laws aimed at illegal immigrants is giving up, at least for this year. Senate President Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, said Monday he promised colleagues not to push anti-immigrant measures until a budget was... Continue »
Federal immigration authorities have decided not to take action against seven demonstrators who disclosed they were in the country illegally before they were arrested on charges of blocking downtown Atlanta traffic during a protest last week. Continue »
On our crazy radar this week is Bryan Fischer, Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association, talk show host of American Family Radio, blogger of the AFA-run Rightly Concerned, and general mouthpiece for just about every hate cause imaginable. Continue »