Several opponents of Arizona’s SB 1070, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, went to Court today to stop implementation of the “show me your papers” provision of that law. The groups are “seeking a court order that would prevent authorities from enforcing a rule that requires… Continue »

Today, Latino Decisions released a poll commissioned by America’s Voice and Center for American Progress, revealing how the SCOTUS ruling on SB 1070 has increased Obama’s standing with Latino voters. So, Jan Brewer  and her obsessive push for that onerous and discriminatory anti-immigrant law has actually helped Obama increase his lead. It’s 70% – 22%… Continue »

This week, notorious anti-Latino and anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio will head to court as a civil rights lawsuit against Arpaio’s tactics moves forward.  Between this upcoming trial, and the recent Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070 law–in which most of the law was struck down and the sole remaining “show me your papers” provision continues… Continue »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Trial Begins This Week as Momentum to Discredit Arpaio & Jan Brewer Approach to Immigration Builds This week, notorious anti-Latino and anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio is headed to court as a civil rights lawsuit against Arpaio’s tactics moves forward.  In conjunction with the recent Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB1070 law –… Continue »

Cross-Posted at California Progress Report Years ago, California tried to take the punitive and xenophobic approach to immigration with Prop 187 — a 1994 ballot initiative whose stated goal was to keep undocumented immigrants from receiving public benefits, but would have essentially turned California into a police state for immigrants. Fortunately, Proposition 187 was invalidated… Continue »

Over the weekend, Steve Holland from Reuters wrote an article about “Mitt Romney’s campaign missteps” and how those missteps have caused concern for Republicans. One of the issues highlighted by Holland was immigration: Romney’s missteps on issues such as immigration and healthcare – and images of him on a jet ski during a vacation at… Continue »

California positioned itself as the “anti-Arizona” on immigration enforcement, with the TRUST Act passing the California Senate with a 21-13 vote. The bill now moves to the State Assembly, where it’s also expected to pass.

Yesterday, California took a key step in positioning itself as the “anti-Arizona” on immigration enforcement, with the state Senate passing a bill that would restore common sense to states’ approach on immigration. Ironically, California was the first state to embrace an extremist approach to immigration with the passage of Proposition 187 in 1994. Fortunately, the… Continue »

State Comes Full Circle from Prop 187 Days to Model Smart Immigration Enforcement Washington, DC – Yesterday, California took a key step in positioning itself as the “anti-Arizona” on immigration enforcement, with the state Senate passing a bill that would restore common sense to the proper role for states with respect to immigration.  In fact,… Continue »