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Cross-Post: Justice Please: Reject Arizona’s Anti-Immigration Law

Originally posted on April 28 by Whatsupsmiley. The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments on Wednesday in Arizona v. United States, regarding the Justice Department’s challenge to the controversial anti-immigration law in Arizona, the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods … Continued

Report on Secure Communities Fuels Program’s Illegitimacy

The much-maligned Secure Communities program took more blows last week when a report by the Program’s task force to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was leaked. The task force describes itself as “a broad-based panel made up of local … Continued

Politics

Resistance Among Rotting Crops in Georgia

PART 1: By Lupita Aguila Arteaga, Washington, DC Photo Credits: Rúben Castilla Herrera As thousands of people traveled to vacation hot spots for the Fourth of July weekend, a group of five from Washington, DC, ventured on a twelve hour … Continued

Politics

Arpaio Will Not Let Federal Government Stop Him

I was talking with some friends from the Repeal Coalition in Arizona - an organization dedicated to repealing all anti-immigrant legislation - just after DHS introduced the idea of stripping Maricopa County’s 287(g) agreement. I asked them if they thought … Continued

Politics

Chicago Immigrant Rights Activist Faces Deportation After Traffic Stop

Rigo Padilla is a 21 year-old college student facing deportation after a traffic stop. Padilla was detained and interviewed by the public defender. After the public defender found out that Padilla was not a US citizen, he walked out of … Continued

Blog Highlight: Fox Reality Show glorifies “toughest” Racial Profiler

Henry Fernandez wrote a nice piece on Think Progress a few days ago about Fox’s newest reality show star, Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Fernandez says: Arpaio has diverted deputies from solving crimes to chasing immigrants — and done so with no … Continued

United States Charged with Human Rights Violations

By Christina Iturralde It is obvious that the United States is violating the human rights of Latinos living within the country’s borders by failing to protect its Latino residents. Latinos have been targeted, attacked, brutalized and murdered because of their … Continued