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Cross-Post: Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Labor Law, But It’s No Model for SB 1070

Originally published on Colorlines by Jamilah King - Thursday, May 26 2011 Today the Supreme Court ruled to uphold an Arizona law that punishes businesses for hiring undocumented workers. Yet while the ruling on the four-year-old law is considered by … Continued

Immigration

Arizona’s day of hate and the need to reframe the immigration debate

One week ago today, Arizona witnessed an extreme separation of morality and state as the Appropriations Committee of the Arizona Senate passed a series of harsh Bills meant to be an attack on migrant families and youth.  Several of them … Continued

Immigration

Howard University students screen film on anti-immigrant bigotry

“This issue is so big, it’s affecting all people” -Howard University NAACP member Thursday night, in honor of the Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Howard University’s NAACP chapter hosted a documentary screening and student panel on controversial Arizona law … Continued

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Anti-Catholic Organizations Speak at Catholic College

Tomorrow night, the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota will host a public forum on immigration titled, “What Are the Legal and Ethical Boundaries for Dealing with Immigration: Is the New Arizona Law an Appropriate Response?” The forum … Continued

Politics

Feds Handcuff Racist Arizona Law

Some lawmakers in Arizona like to think of their state as the wild, wild west - a lawless place where it’s every man for himself. Arizona certainly has some unique qualities, but this romanticized idea that modern life in Arizona … Continued

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Steve King Vies for Title of Top Political Bigot

House Immigration Reform Caucus (HIRC) member Rep. Steve King is one of the biggest immigrant bashers in Washington today. King represents Iowa’s 5th district, which is 95% white and has a population of just over half a million. He was … Continued

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Targeting Immigrant Children: Arizona’s Crumbling Moral Foundation

As if the recently-enacted Arizona law targeting ethnic studies in the state’s public schools were not enough; as if a now-scuttled attempt to “lighten” the faces of children in a Prescott mural were not enough; and as if the state’s … Continued

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Cross-post: Arizona law backers overwhelmingly support path to citizenship

By Sahil Kapur from The Raw Story If you believe the popularity of Arizona’s tough crackdown on immigration reflect growing anti-immigrant wave, think again. Supporters of the measure are even more likely than its opponents to favor a comprehensive immigration … Continued

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Story Time in Arizona: Four Heroes & You

Everyone needs to listen to the stories of undocumented students, including Sheriff Arpaio. This year, four students walked 1500 miles from Miami to Washington D.C. to raise awareness about the stories of young immigrants. And this week, they continued their … Continued

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Legislative Creep(iness)

Arizona’s SB 1070 is not the first anti-immigrant legislation to be passed.  It does however continue the legislative creep that we’ve seen over the last few years.  This is also not the first time that legislative creep has restricted or … Continued