VIDEO: “My Mother Was Stopped Because of SB 1070”

Now that Arizona's "Show me your papers" provision of the controversial SB 1070 is now in effect, those who continue to question the provision's intent are using YouTube to record how police are enacting the law.  Below is one video that a family made when the family's mother was pulled over by the Mesa police.

  • Sep 23, 2012
  • 6:28 AM

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Issues Statement on SCOTUS SB 1070 Decision

Here is what LatinoJustice PRLDEF had to say about today's Supreme Court decision on Arizona v. United States:   The Court found that the provisions that made it a crime for non-citizens who are unlawfully present in the United States to work in Arizona; criminalized working in Arizona without federal work authorization; and authorized local […]

  • Jun 25, 2012
  • 11:59 AM

Governor Brewer Issues Statement on SCOTUS SB 1070 Decision

The slippery slope (and the spin) now begins. Here is what Arizona Governor Jan Brewer released this morning after the Supreme Court struck down most of her state's controversial SB1070 law. She is hinging her hopes on the "check your papers" provisions, which was deemed as constitutional even though it will be closely monitored by […]

  • Jun 25, 2012
  • 11:23 AM

Even Though It Struck Down Most of SB 1070, SCOTUS Upholds the “Check Your Papers” Provision

This just in from the Supreme Court regarding Arizona's SB 1070 laws and AZ Central provides a very good summary of today's opinion: The Supreme Court has ruled that one key part of the Arizona immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070 is constitutional, paving the way for it to go into effect. The court ruled […]

  • Jun 25, 2012
  • 10:45 AM

Arizona’s SB 1070 at the US Supreme Court: What’s at Stake INFOGRAPHIC

Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments for and against Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law. What's at stake? Here is one infographic, (And for those who say it is from the ACLU, suck it.) This graphic presents some very interesting facts (for those who want to know about facts) regarding legal challenges to […]

  • Apr 24, 2012
  • 4:08 PM

The Legacy of SB1070: The Rise of Arizona’s New Political Order

PHOENIX — The power base in Arizona has shifted in the past 20 years, and we have the state’s Republican Party to both thank and blame for that.

  • May 2, 2020
  • 3:52 PM

Five Years Later, SB1070 Was Never Just About Immigration

Phoenix, Arizona. Pale blue sky blushes at sunset. The heat still feels just warm on the skin this time of year. Food trucks serve up some of the best tacos this side of the border. It‘s been five years since SB1070 was signed into law. Governor Jan Brewer and state Senator Russell Pearce are out […]

  • Apr 24, 2015
  • 3:14 PM

MALDEF Writes to Governor Brewer: Don’t Even Think of Implementing SB1070

We knew it would happen sooner than later. Following a ruling by the Supreme Court last Monday—which basically struck down Arizona's controversial SB1070 law immigration, but allowed for the section 2(B) "show me your papers" provision to continue—organizations are beginning to challenge section 2(B), fearing that it will lead to racial profiling. On Wednesday, the […]

  • Jun 30, 2012
  • 7:45 AM

Complete Video of Senate’s Subcommittee Hearing About SB1070 Immigration Law

Here is a video of yesterday's entire Senate subcommittee hearing about Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law. Today, the US Supreme Court will be listening to oral arguments for and against the Arizona law. Our favorite part of yesterday's hearing? Former Arizona Senator Dennis DeConcini's appearance. “I apologize for Arizona’s actions toward the Latino community," said […]

  • Apr 25, 2012
  • 8:54 AM

How a Recall Election Brought Down Arizona’s Most Powerful Politician (OPINION)

One of the great stories in Arizona politics involves the recall 10 years ago this month of then-Republican state Senate President Russell Pearce, the far-right author of the single most anti-immigrant bill in modern U.S. history, SB 1070.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 12:27 PM

DeSantis’ Hateful Record on Immigration (OPINION)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has consistently adopted an aggressive and punitive stance against immigrants throughout his political career, including the use of harmful rhetoric and enacting bigoted legislation to the detriment of Florida’s economic well-being.

  • Aug 18, 2023
  • 4:52 PM

From Protest to Power: How the Latino Vote Flexed Its Muscles in 2020 (OPINION)

Many reporters and pundits have failed to report on one of the most important trends this election—the massive growth in the Latino vote that will reshape the political landscape of our country for years to come.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 12:33 PM

To Court Latinos, Democrats Have to Expand Strategy in 2022

“It was extremely important and extremely helpful to the campaign to be able to tap into that enthusiasm, to be able to tap into that incredible network. I think it made all the difference into turning Arizona blue,” said Jessica Mejia, Arizona director for Biden’s campaign.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 10:31 AM

The Mexican Wall That Fell on Trump (OPINION)

Mexican Americans proved to be Donald Trump’s Achilles heel in this historic election.

  • Nov 17, 2020
  • 3:36 PM

So-Called ‘Latino Vote’ Is 32 Million Americans With Diverse Political Opinions and National Origins

Pollsters who specialize in the Latino vote knew for months before the election that Latino support for Biden was soft, with many Latinos —especially in Florida— undecided.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

The American Latino Renaissance (OPINION)

Latinos, COVID, and the rising Brown tide are driving Arizona’s blue wave.

  • Nov 1, 2020
  • 7:19 PM

A 2020 Election Dispatch From the Purple State of Arizona

Candidates might want to pay a little closer attention to the Grand Canyon State in 2020.

  • Mar 14, 2020
  • 2:25 PM

Tucson’s First Latina Mayor Hopes to Tackle Climate Change, Issue Municipal IDs

Romero’s “people-powered movement” proved successful.

  • Nov 19, 2019
  • 10:40 AM

An Open Letter to the Phoenix Community: Daniel Valenzuela Cannot Be City’s Next Mayor

It brings us no pleasure to publicly oppose him.

  • Oct 22, 2018
  • 10:45 AM

Driving While Brown

What steps can communities take?

  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 9:36 AM

Texas Passed a New ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Law: What’s Next?

Latino Rebels Radio: May 14, 2016

  • May 14, 2017
  • 11:42 PM

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