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.
Tag: SB 1070
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.
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.
The economic boycott of Arizona after the state passed SB 1070, a draconian immigration law, has cost the state billions. The law still stands–so why did La Raza reverse its position?
Columnist Erwin De Leon writes that Alabama House Bill 56 would segregate Latinos and revert the state into a Jim Crow era. U.S. Federal Judge Sharon L. Blackburn issued an injunction preventing the draconian law from taking effect Thursday.
Columnist Erwin de Leon says voters in next year’s presidential election will have a choice between GOP candidates who favor enforcement-only immigration policies and a president who says the right words but has yet to deliver on immigration reform.
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.