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Supreme Court guts Arizona immigration law SB1070; who won, what to do - 06/25/12

[SEE UPDATE BELOW] The US Supreme Court has struck down three of the four parts of the Arizona immigration law SB 1070, making the law largely ineffective.

Mexican flag, Cuban flag with Che fly at protest against Arizona immigration law - 07/30/10

Yesterday, protesters turned out in Phoenix, Tucson, and other cities in Arizona and other states to protest Arizona's new immigration law ("SB 1070") In Phoenix, they tried unsuccessfully to prevent Joe Arpaio from conducting a planned crime sweep. The attached video is from the Phoenix protest and includes a large Mexican flag and a large Cuban flag - with Che Guevara's image - at the front of the protest. From this: Hundreds of people representing more than 30 labor unions traveled to Phoenix from Los Angeles to be part of a protest against Arizona's new immigration law. From this later...

Martha Mendoza of AP misleads over crime on U.S.-Mexico border - 06/03/10

The latest establishment attempt to support illegal immigration and undercut those who want stronger border enforcement comes from Martha Mendoza of the Associated Press. The original AP title is "AP Impact: US-Mexico border isn't so dangerous" [1] and it's based on statistics contained in a new FBI report [2] and on data they received via a FOIA request from Customs and Border Protection (CBP): It's one of the safest parts of America, and it's getting safer. It's the U.S.-Mexico border, and even as politicians say more federal troops are needed to fight rising violence, government data...

When illegal aliens are fired, Americans rush in to take the jobs (Pro's Ranch Market, Arizona) - 05/01/10

From this April 22 story from Phoenix, Arizona: Job hunters turned out in the hundreds to fill recently-vacant positions at Pro's Ranch Market stores, where a federal audit led to the firing of some 300 workers. Roxanne Nieves, one of the many that came out in search of a job, said she came to apply after she heard about the layoffs. "We heard they are firing a lot of illegal people, so we're here to apply," she said. This same pattern has repeated itself several times: each time there's an immigration raid or other enforcement action, American workers rush in to disprove the jobs americans...

Brewer signs Arizona immigration law; far-left begins opposition (MALDEF, America's Voice, Phil Gordon) - 04/23/10

Earlier today, Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law the tough immigration bill from Russell Pearce (link).

Phoenix' Phil Gordon cleared of questionable campaign payments to girlfriend (technicality) - 12/29/09

From this: Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, a renowned open borders advocate who claims detaining illegal immigrants violates their civil rights, was under investigation for giving his girlfriend more than $340,000 to help him get reelected and raise funds for various city initiatives. More than half of the money - at least $200,000 - was paid while the 58-year-old mayor was romantically involved with the 38-year-old consultant. Arizona law forbids these sorts of shady arrangements in which politicians’ family members, or the politicians themselves, benefit from such campaign largess. Girlfriends...

Immigration Reform Advocates Receive JBL Awards From Tides - 09/01/09

Source: press release located here. See the first item in the history for the full text. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tides ( hasawarded a total of $22,500 to the 2009 recipients of the JBL Awards forExcellence in Public Advocacy. Tides' JBL Awards honor policy activists andadvocates by recognizing work that demonstrates innovative approaches tosocial change and a deep commitment to the public interest.

Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon files FBI complaint over Joe Arpaio raids - 04/13/08

In his effort to support illegal immigration and perhaps just gain some fame, Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon now wants the FBI to investigate Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over whether any civil rights laws were broken civil rights laws during his recent immigration sweeps (link). In the letter, Gordon race baits, does something no one should do and relies on the characterization of an Arizona Republic editorial ("guilty of looking latino", link), and he also apparently included other news reports which may be biased as well. He includes one example of a suit that's already been filed, and...

Latino leader came to forefront from shadows - 09/05/07

Arizona Republic/Daniel Gonzalez/[[September 4, 2006]]/ link Roberto Reveles seemed to pop out of nowhere when he emerged as leader of the massive immigration reform demonstrations that rocked Phoenix in the spring.

Great American Boycott II - 03/29/07

To be held in various cities on May 1, 2007. Organized at a conference in Los Angeles hosted by the March 25 Coalition. March 25 Coalition flyer Phoenix Immigration March Planned for May Coalition plans May Day actions

Immigration activists spar at Phoenix rally - 03/07/07

link Tim Gaynor/"(Additional reporting by Mary Milliken in Los Angeles and Adriana Garcia in Washington.)"/Reuters Supporters and opponents of liberalized immigration laws bellowed at each other through bullhorns at a rally in Phoenix on Monday...

September 1 Chicago march - 02/26/07

A small group of illegal immigration supporters walked the 42 to 50 miles (reports vary) from Chicago's Chinatown (meant to symbolize that we're a nation of immigrants) to Dennis Hastert's office in Batavia, Illinois. It took them four days, starting [[September 1, 2006]] and finishing [[September 4, 2006]]. Only "around 3000" showed up for the final rally. AKA the "Immigrant Workers Justice Walk".

Immigrants at crossroads - 02/24/07

Stakes are high for legalization campaign/Chicago Tribune/Oscar Avila and Michael Martinez/[[May 1, 2006]]/ link or link

Juan Salgado letter to Vicente Fox - 02/22/07

The following letter was sent by Juan Salgado - president of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights - to Mexican president [[Vicente Fox]]. URL:

Organizing the new movement - 02/21/07

Socialist Worker/[[April 28, 2006]]/Lee Sustar/ link

Rallies sound immigration drumbeat - 02/21/07

Deseret News/[[September 5, 2006]]/Shia Kapos/ link BATAVIA, Ill. -- Spirited groups of immigrant rights supporters rallied in Illinois and Arizona on Monday ([[September 4, 2006]]) in marches intended to keep the drumbeat going for changes in immigration law.

Rights group sues Ariz. to stop wire transfer seizures - 10/19/06

Capitol Media Services/Howard Fischer/[[October 19, 2006]]/ link An immigrant rights group wants a federal judge to block Arizona from using a tactic Attorney General Terry Goddard says is necessary to block human- and drug-smuggling rings. Legal papers filed in U.S. District Court contend warrants issued by Goddard's office to seize wire transfers of $500 or more violate federal constitutional requirements that government must have probable cause before taking the money.

Suit filed over wire transfers - 10/19/06

Arizona Republic/Dennis Wagner/[[October 19, 2006]]/ link

Forum to address impound law - 10/07/06

[[September 28, 2006]]/Sarah Lynch//East Valley Tribune/ link

Rep. Pearce calls for mass deportations - 10/07/06

Associated Press/[[September 29, 2006]]/ link A state lawmaker has drawn a firestorm of criticism from the Hispanic community this week by calling for the renewal of a 1950s-era federal deportation program known as "Operation Wetback."

Phoenix legislator supports deportations through Operation Wetback - 10/07/06

Associated Press (via Arizona Daily Star)/[[September 29, 2006]]/ link This appears to be a rewrite of the AP story Rep. Pearce calls for mass deportations. The title is a lie: Phoenix legislator supports deportations through 'Operation Wetback'

Economic boycott planned next in push for immigration reform - 10/07/06

Arizona Republic/Daniel Gonzalez and Yvonne Wingett/[[April 12, 2006]]// link

AZ Democrats: Pearce Resurrects "Operation Wetback" - 09/29/06

A [[September 28, 2006]] press release from the Arizona Democratic Party ( link) Russell Pearce Longs for Pre-Civil Rights Era Immigration Program PHOENIX – In an interview on KJZZ Wednesday, Republican legislator Russell Pearce called for the reinstatement of Eisenhower's 1953 immigration plan, "Operation Wetback." The program, which was abolished a year later, sought to round up and deport all undocumented workers.

September 4 Phoenix march - 09/04/06

Immigration activists spar at Phoenix rally