Arizona is seeing a surge in Latino voter registration and political activism that could be the leading edge of bigger political changes for the politically conservative state.
Tag: SB 1070
In Arizona, home of SB 1070, the head of the state farm bureau seeks reforms that make it easier for migrant workers to cross the border to work in U.S. fields.
Fi2W columnist Jack Tomas invites us to an imaginary traffic stop in Arizona and asks who are the police most likely to suspect of being in the U.S. illegally?
In a split ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the “papers please” provision of SB 1070 and blocked the implementation of three other sections.
Fi2W’s Valeria Fernandez was inside the courtroom as arguments were heard on the controversial Arizona law that has inspired anti-immigrant laws around the nation.
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.
Since the Mexican American Studies program was shut-down in the Tucson Unified School District, students have walked out of class in protest and held their own teach-ins.