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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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 »
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 »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced July 20 that he will be opening a new section of his tent city jail, just for those convicted under Arizona’s new immigration law. The new section of the outdoor jail will be called “section 1070,” according to a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times Managing Editor Matt Bunk discusses talks about the unfolding immigration lawsuits and what will likely transpire this week in court.Read More »
A federal judge hearing a lawsuit over the immigration patrols by the Maricopa County Sheriff's office has agreed to extend the agency's deadline for handing over e-mails about the patrols.Read More »
Most of the lawsuits intended to wipe out Arizona’s immigration law are based on a plethora of fears, mainly that it will lead to racial profiling and blur the lines between state and federal authority, but other arguments have surfaced over the right to travel and conduct business freely across state lines.Read More »