Arizona law enforcement is once again spending precious time and resources protecting the community from dangerous criminals. On Tuesday, Walt Staton was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and one year of probation. The crime? Dangerous water bottle violations. Continue »
In yesterday's Dallas Morning News, we found an unexpected ally in conservative writer Reuben Navarette, who added his voice to the chorus of groups and leaders demanding the federal government hold Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona accountable for his outrageous abuses of authority under the 287(g) program.... Continue »
Right now, much of the nation's attention is on health insurance reform and the accompanying side-show generated by vitriolic opponents of the President's proposal. As immigrant advocates, we're all too familiar with those angry, ugly attacks. We'll no doubt see some of those characters, led by Lou Dobbs and... Continue »
These days Janet Napolitano has been singing a different tune on immigration than she did as a border state governor, and it's a bit off key. This week, at the 2009 Border Security Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Secretary Janet Napolitano was reported as saying: …we're taking a common-sense, comprehensive look... Continue »
On Monday, President Obama met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderón. Following the meeting, Obama made it clear that he doesn't expect immigration reform to pass until 2010, as the Washington Independent reports: Even if legislation is drafted this year, healthcare reform demands attention first.... Continue »
Netroots Nation is right around the corner and this year's conference will kick off in Pittsburgh, PA tomorrow! We're excited here at America's Voice. Not only are we sending eight, talented, immigration bloggers to the conference with a new scholarship program, we've also got some talented members of our own... Continue »
Not that this is surprising to those of us working on immigration issues, who've been documenting this kind of anti-immigrant extremism for years, but it is disturbing to watch it caught on tape. Consider This News' Peter Daou reports on a recent New Hampshire townhall protest where one demonstrator... Continue »
By Guest Blogger Mario Quiroz, from CASA de Maryland: "Delay may be business as usual in Washington, but Baltimore isn't having it. Yesterday evening, amidst news that President Obama now sees immigration reform delayed until 2010, the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution-- the first like it in Maryland--... Continue »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently expanded 287(g), a law that gives local officials the authority to act as federal agents in the enforcement of immigration laws. 287(g) has a number of serious implications. One, it takes valuable resources away from law enforcement agencies that are trying to catch... Continue »
Made in LA is back! PBS will air an encore broadcast of the Emmy award-winning film that documents the lives of three Latina immigrants; Lupe Hernandez, Maria Peneda, and Maura Colorado all work in the garment industry and seek to win basic labor protections from a well-known clothing retailer,... Continue »