Young activists are revealing their undocumented status online and at public events in a state-by-state campaign for immigrant rights.
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.
The signing of SB 1070 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010 struck fear in many undocumented immigrants. But the law also had the unintended consequence of emboldening some immigrants to get involved in politics and community organizing.
Shawna Forde, the founder of a vigilante border group, could face the death penalty after she was found guilty on Monday of killing 9-year-old Bricenia Flores and her father Raúl Flores in 2009. By Valeria Fernandez reporting for New America Media.
Fi2W’s Valeria Fernandez and filmmaker Dan De Vivo are completing work on “Two Americans,” a film that focuses on Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and a nine year old girl whose immigrant parents were arrested by his deputies.
The high court has heard arguments on the Arizona Employer Sanctions law which allows the state to revoke the license of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants–and requires participation in the federal E-Verify program.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been sued for not turning over documents to federal officials investigating his department. Fi2W’s Valeria Fernandez broke down the lawsuit on PRI’s The Takeaway.