As a judge heard arguments surrounding Arizona’s new immigration law, Hispanic policymakers from in and out of the state renewed their opposition to the legislation.Read More »
For Irene Chavez, a retired teacher from Fountain Hills, the battle against Arizona’s new immigration law is the new front of the civil rights movement. “We stepped back into the 1960s,” she told the
Arizona Capitol Times outside the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix.
Inside, a judge heard arguments for and against S1070.
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Gov. Jan Brewer’s newfound celebrity status is stirring as much controversy nationwide as it is in Arizona, with Republicans lauding her as a symbol of resistance to an overreaching federal government and Democrats presenting her as an example of the hysteria and hyperbole surrounding the illegal immigration debate.Read More »
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard plans to tell Congress what it should do to stop smuggling of illegal immigrants.Read More »
A federal judge will hear arguments Thursday from lawyers for the governor, the federal government and civil rights groups over whether Arizona's new immigration law should take effect in a week.Read More »
Senate Democrats on Wednesday turned back a move by Republicans to block the Justice Department from pursuing its lawsuit seeking to overturn Arizona's controversial immigration law.Read More »
A judge has concluded the first of two hearings today on whether Arizona's new immigration law should take effect next week amid a flurry of legal challenges against the crackdown. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton did not rule at the end of a morning hearing on one of seven lawsuits filed against Arizona over a law that has reignited the national immigration debate.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has filed a response in federal court to a Justice Department challenge of Arizona's tough new immigration law.Read More »
The federal judge who will decide whether to block Arizona's sweeping new immigration law has dealt with the realities of the state's porous border for nearly 10 years.Read More »
Groups opposed to Arizona's tough new immigration law said Tuesday that they were planning "civil disobedience" on July 29, the day the legislation takes effect.Read More »