Joe Arpaio at the 2012 Republican National Convention
Latino Voters Oppose Sixth Term for Sheriff Arpaio
By Samantha Leal | 11/05/2012 - 14:29

Latino voters want a new sheriff for Maricopa County – and that sheriff is Democratic hopeful Paul Penzone. Penzone, a retired police officer, is going up against Joe Arpaio, the sheriff who has been the Maricopa County sheriff for five terms. The county is Arizona’s most populous county.


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Joe Arpaio and Paul Penzone
Retired Cop Goes After Sheriff Arpaio's Position
By Samantha Leal | 11/01/2012 - 09:49

Paul Penzone, a retired police officer, is looking to become Maricopa's new sheriff -- a position currently held by Joe Arpaio, the controversial sheriff known for his outspoken nature on undocumented immigration and who has angered many with his hard stance.

Penzone, a Democrat who had worked for 21 years with the Phoenix police, criticized the work done by Republican Arpaio and is gunning for the Latino vote to help him win the election, reports Fox News Latino. 


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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


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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


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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.”


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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.


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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!


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