Tag: Arizona

Textbook Wars: Officials Target Ethnic Studies in Texas and Arizona

Schools in both states are battlegrounds in the telling of American history, especially the role of Latinos in the U.S.

Civil Rights Groups File Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law

The suit by a broad coalition of civil rights groups is the latest move against Arizona’s new law, which has also prompted civil disobedience demonstrations.

Immigrant Mothers In Arizona: Some Vow to Stay Despite New Law, Others Consider Moving

SB 1070 has energized the immigrant movement in Arizona, and many women formerly in the shadows are stepping up to fight against the bill.

NY Plan to Consider Pardons for Immigrants Facing Deportation May Shift Immigration Debate

FI2W interviews Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute about the impact of NY Gov. David Paterson’s plan to accelerate the granting of pardons for legal immigrants with old or minor criminal convictions.

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SB 1070 Gets Legal Challenge

FI2W’s Valeria Fernandez speaks on PRI’s The Takeaway about the lawsuits challenging Arizona’s controversial new immigration law.

Outrage at Arizona Immigration Law Reflected in Hispanic Media

The law making it a crime to be in Arizona without proper documents is story number one in the Spanish-language press.

Intense Debate, Rising Fear as Arizona Immigration Enforcement Bill Heads to Final Vote

Legislation to criminalize undocumented immigrants may soon be headed to the governor’s desk in Arizona, causing alarm among immigrants and their supporters.

Amid Immigration Debate, a Crackdown in Arizona on Transporting Undocumented Migrants

FI2W’s Valeria Fernandez was a guest on PRI’s The Takeaway. She spoke about the impact of Thursday’s raids on shuttle van companies in Arizona, in which 47 people were arrested.