From the racial profiling trial of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to questions about the future of New York’s Spanish-language daily newspaper El Diario.
A daily digest of immigration news culled from national and ethnic media sources.
In a preliminary hearing, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin turned the conversation on Capitol Hill to the DREAM Act, saying that Arizona’s SB 1070 targeted innocent young immigrants.
On our radio partner WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, Phoenix based reporter Valeria Fernandez gave insight into how Latinos are eyeing the GOP candidates.
One year after SB 1070 made Arizona infamous for harsh anti-immigration policies, the law’s architects encountered a harsh backlash: State Senator Russell Pearce was recalled from office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio was slammed with a scathing report from the DOJ.
A new report shows that immigrant women are much more likely to be entrepreneurs than U.S.-born women, a trend especially visible over the last decade.
“America’s Toughest Sheriff” gave Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry his endorsement, but what’s it worth? Some in Arizona say it might be more beneficial for Arpaio than for Perry.
The defeat of Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce in Tuesday’s recall election may make state lawmakers more cautious about supporting bills restricting illegal immigration. But supporters of Pearce, the architect of SB 1070, say they won’t be deterred.
Both supporters and opponents of Arizona’s SB 1070 see reason for hope in last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the state law requiring employers to verify the immigration status of prospective employees.
A lack of federal action on immigration reform has created a vacuum which state legislators are rushing to fill. If the first two weeks are any indication, 2011 is going to be a headline-grabbing year for immigration.