Archive: Unite Arizona In The News

Jul 7, 2010

Feds challenge Arizona immigration law


The Justice Department on Tuesday weighed in on one of the most explosive issues in American politics, filing a lawsuit to overturn a tough new Arizona immigration law that has sharply divided people along partisan, ideological and ethnic lines.

Jul 6, 2010

The United States of America v. The State of Arizona

The formal compliant for The United States of America, Plaintiff vs The State of Arizona: and Janice K. Brewer, GOvernor of the State of Arizona, in her Official Capacity.

Jun 16, 2010

Arizona bill would deny citizenship to children of illegal immigrants


A proposed Arizona law would deny birth certificates to children born in the United States to illegal immigrant parents. The bill comes on the heels of Arizona passing the nation's toughest immigration law.

Jun 6, 2010

Alcaldes condenan la ley SB 1070


La Conferencia de Alcaldes de Estados Unidos aprobó a viva voz sendas resoluciones que condenan la ley SB1070 que criminaliza a los indocumentados en Arizona y piden que el Congreso apruebe una reforma migratoria integral.

Jun 4, 2010

Born illegal

AZ Capitol Times

Arizona’s new immigration law has yet to take effect, but Sen. Russell Pearce has already moved on to the next step in his quest to rid Arizona of illegal immigrants: deny birth certificates to children born in the U.S. to non-citizen parents.

Jun 4, 2010

Another immigration plan: charge tuition for illegal students

AZ Capitol Times

Daniel was 6 years old when his mother sneaked him and his two sisters into the United States from Mexico. He later graduated from the Arizona public school system and earned two degrees from Arizona State University – one in political science, the other in literature. But the harsh reality of his status as an illegal immigrant broadsided his dream of becoming a lawyer.

May 29, 2010

Marcha contra la SB 1070


Miles de activistas provenientes de todo el país se dieron cita en la capital de Arizona este sábado para protestar contra la ley SB 1070 y pedirle a la gobernadora Jan Brewer que la vete por tratarse, dijeron los organizadores, de una legislación que viola los derechos civiles de cientos de miles de inmigrantes y fomenta al racismo.

May 29, 2010

Thousands descend on Phoenix to protest immigration law


They came from Los Angeles and San Diego, and Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Chicago, Seattle and, of course, Arizona -- a river of humanity flooding the Phoenix streets to protest the state's controversial immigration law.

May 28, 2010

Justice officials meet with Arizona officials on immigration law


The Justice Department Friday dispatched an assistant attorney general and other key officials to meet with top Arizona officals to emphasize federal reservations about the state's recently-passed immigration law.

May 27, 2010

U.S. police chiefs say Arizona immigration law will increase crime

The Washington Post

Arizona's new crackdown on illegal immigration will increase crime in U.S. cities, not reduce it, by driving a wedge between police and immigrant communities, police chiefs from several of the state's and the nation's largest cities said Wednesday.

May 19, 2010

Berkeley approves boycott of Arizona

Mercury News

Berkeley has become the latest California city to boycott Arizona in response to the state's new law targeting illegal immigration.

May 17, 2010

Seattle City Council approves Arizona-boycott resolution

The Seattle Times

The Seattle City Council approved the Arizona-boycott resolution 7-0 Monday afternoon. It calls for comprehensive immigration reform, and denounces the Arizona law.

May 17, 2010

MALDEF and Other Civil Rights Groups File Legal Challenge to Arizona Racial Profiling Law

MALDEF - Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund

MALDEF and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today in a federal court in Phoenix challenging Arizona’s new law requiring police to demand "papers" from people they stop who they suspect are not authorized to be in the U.S. The extreme law, the coalition charged, invites the racial profiling of people of color, violates the First Amendment and interferes with federal law.

May 17, 2010

Austin unanimously passes AZ boycott

Austin News

In a unanimous decision, the Austin City Council passed a ban Thursday morning on travel to and business with Arizona in protest of a new immigration law in that state.

May 15, 2010

Sarah Palin joins Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to defend immigration law

The Arizona Republic

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin defended Arizona's new immigration law Saturday and announced the launch of a website to inform Americans about border security.

May 14, 2010

In Arizona, just say no to Latino heritage

The Washington Post

At least we don't have to pretend anymore. Arizona's passing of that mean-spirited immigration law wasn't about high-minded principle or the need to maintain public order. Apparently, it was all about putting Latinos in their place.

May 13, 2010

American Federation of Teachers Executive Council Condemns Arizona Laws Targeting Immigrants

The AFT - A Union of Professionals

The executive council of the American Federation of Teachers on Thursday unanimously condemned Arizona’s recent immigration law that allows authorities to stop a person and demand proof of immigration status on the basis of “reasonable suspicion” that he or she is not authorized to be in the country.

May 13, 2010

Dallas-area group to join immigration law protests in Arizona

Dallas News

More than two dozen North Texas residents are headed for Arizona to join protests against that state's new immigration law.

May 13, 2010

Arizona limits ethnic studies in public schools


Fresh on the heels of a new immigration law that has led to calls to boycott her state, Arizona's governor has signed a bill banning ethnic studies classes that "promote resentment" of other racial groups.

May 13, 2010

'Freedom Bus' Picks up El Pasoans On Way to Arizona


They came by the busload. Demonstrators from Dallas and Odessa protesting Arizona's new immigration law stopped in El Paso Thursday evening to pick up a few of their Sun City friends.

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