Arizona Maricopa County Election Date Mistake
Arizona Flubs Election Date on Spanish Document - Again
By Samantha Leal | 10/24/2012 - 09:30

After already making an error on a Spanish-language document that gave voters the wrong election date, Maricopa County of Arizona does it again.


Read more
Arizona Election Day Notification Mistake
Arizona County Screws Up Spanish Election Date Notification
By Samantha Leal | 10/18/2012 - 15:14

Arizona officials in Maricopa County made a big mistake on official government documents printed in Spanish, reporting the wrong election date.

The document was attached to updated voter registration cards that were requested to be delivered in person, and listed the general election date as November 8 in Spanish. The document reported the correct date (November 6) in an English translation. 


Read more
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
Nebraska Joins Arizona - Will Not Issue Drivers Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 08/20/2012 - 10:07

It seems Arizona isn't the only state where President Obama's new deferred action ruling is being contested: Nebrasksa is the newest state to deny public benefits -- including drivers licenses -- to undocumented immigrants who will be legally allowed to stay under Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to the Associated Press.


Read more
Protesters in Jan Brewer's Arizona office on August 16, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer's Executive Order Met with Backlash
By Samantha Leal | 08/17/2012 - 09:59

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order this week which denies benefits to young undocumented immigrants, including ID cards. This order, which goes against President Obama's deferred action program, has sparked outrage and even protests, reports the Huffington Post


Read more
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Bars IDs & Public Benefits for DREAMers
By Samantha Leal | 08/16/2012 - 09:46

As young immigrants begin the application process for President Obama's new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, others will have even more hurdles to jump, thanks to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer


Read more
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Officers Turn In Their Badges
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Officers Turn In Their Badges
By Amaris Castillo | 12/22/2011 - 09:43

Jail officers working for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio handed in their federal credentials during a news conference in Phoenix Wednesday, a day before civil rights attorneys will be in federal court to seek a ruling in a lawsuit that alleges Arpaio systematically discriminated against Latino residents in conducting traffic patrols and so-called "crime suppression sweeps.”


Read more
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arizona's Immigration Law Case
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arizona SB 1070 Case
By Amaris Castillo | 12/13/2011 - 10:45

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear the arguments surrounding Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.


Read more
Manu Chao Blasts Treatment
Manu Chao Blasts Treatment of Jailed Migrants in New "Clandestino" Video
By Amaris Castillo | 12/09/2011 - 11:45

Global superstar Manu Chao went to Arizona recently to denounce the treatment of undocumented immigrants at a county jail. And how did he express this, exactly? Through music, of course!


Read more
WATCH: 'Rock Center' Special Report on the Crisis in Alabama
WATCH: 'Rock Center' Special Report on the Crisis in Alabama
By Mariela Rosario | 11/17/2011 - 09:15

This week on Rock Center, journalist Kate Snow traveled down to Alabama to explore the devastating effects of HB 56, the souther states new, incredibly restrictive immigration laws that make Arizona look like a cake walk.

The laws have snowballed and caused a string of negative consequences for both the immigrants who live in the area and the farmers and other small businesses who depend on the cheap labor and consider their workers family.

Check out the insightful report below:


Read more
Russell Pearce
Does Russell Pearce's Recall Election in Arizona Signify A Shift in Attitudes Towards Immigrants?
By Lourdes Medrano | 11/11/2011 - 12:45

Almost a year and a half after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the controversial SB 1070 immigration bill into law, school cafeteria worker Ana Rosa Vera voted to oust local Senate President Russell Pearce, one of the most powerful and divisive politicians in the state and the main force behind the state’s tough anti-immigration law, emulated by other states. 


Read more