Breaking news from Phoenix: Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his onetime deputy, Lisa Aubuchon, were stripped of their law licenses today as a disciplinary panel handed down the toughest sanctions possible for ethical violations in a case that attracted national interest. The panel also suspended Rachel Alexander, another Thomas deputy, from practicing law… Continue »

As Mitt Romney begins to pivot toward a general election match up with President Obama, he’s looking to keep the focus off some of his tough statements on immigration, which have hurt his standing with Latino voters, and target the president.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been in the news a lot lately. As we’ve reported, a lot of activists, including some of our allies in immigration advocacy, have been trying to expose ALEC and its shady dealings for awhile. It’s working. Coca-Cola and Pepsi have ended their sponsorship of ALEC

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff was negotiating in bad faith, jeopardizing efforts to settle civil rights charges stemming from allegations of racial profiling against Latinos.

Negotiations between the U.S. Department of Justice and Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio have broken down. DOJ, which accused Arpaio of racial discrimination, says the Sheriff is “wasting time and not negotiating in good faith.”

America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff is fast approaching a crossroads where he must decide either to settle claims that his officers racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols — and overhaul his practices — or take his chances at trial.

Sixty-eight House Congressmen joined forces today in a charge against Arizona’s arch-anti-immigrant law SB 1070, releasing an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court which argues that immigration is a federal rather than a state priority.

Sixty-eight House Congressmen joined forces today in a charge against Arizona’s arch-anti-immigrant law SB 1070, releasing an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court which argues that immigration is a federal rather than a state priority.

While the Supreme Court justices took up health care, opponents of Arizona’s extreme immigration law looked ahead. Eleven attorneys general filed an amicus brief on Monday in support of the federal government’s suit against the law, SB 1070, which the Supreme Court will hear in April.

Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio might call himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” but he was first to blink yesterday after a serious standoff with undocumented youth from the DREAM Activist movement.