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Police training: Racial profiling not allowed under SB 1070

Police should not use race when deciding to ask about immigration status under SB 1070, training material released Thursday says. Tucson's police chief says the law will be a "drain on resources" and that he's "absolutely certain that we are going to be accused of racial profiling."... Read more»1

ACLU issues travel warning for Arizona

It's usually the State Department that issues travel advisories, warning Americans about traveling in dangerous foreign lands like Afghanistan or, say, Mexico. But Wednesday, the ACLU began issuing travel advisories warning about trips to Arizona, citing SB 1070.... Read more»4

70% support DREAM Act path for undocumented students

Support for the DREAM Act has increased nationally, even as tensions over immigration continue. The act would allow undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children a chance at permanent-residency status.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Giffords: Don't let the sun set on solar for schools

Those of us who live in Arizona know that if there's one resource we have in abundance, it is sunlight Given this plentiful resource, it only seems natural that we should harness its energy to power our homes, schools and businesses.... Read more»2

Border Roundup: Immigration the 'story behind the story'

Immigration is often the story behind the story of international events. • The federal government and the state of Arizona seem headed for a showdown over border security and immigration reform. • Tension continues to rise over the shooting of a Mexican boy at the border in El Paso. ... Read more»

Analysis

Massive border enforcement falls short

Opinion: "Enforcement only" is a failed strategy. Congress cannot restore law and order in the immigration system until it enacts broad reforms that also deal with the 11 million undocumented immigrants that reside in the United States today.... Read more»

Comic: Immigration

Cops figure out solution to SB 1070 racial profiling problem

Concerns that Arizona police will rely on racial profiling to enforce SB 1070 have been laid to rest thanks to a new strategy developed by a group of Arizona police chiefs.... Read more»

The need for comprehensive immigration reform

Opinion/analysis: The Center for American Progress believes that strong border enforcement and tough worksite enforcement on law-breaking employers are fundamental components of a rational immigration system. That does not mean, however, that we endorse all of the enforcement tactics that have been adopted over the past five years.... Read more»

Farmworkers to those worried about illegal workers: 'Take Our Jobs'

For those who grouse that undocumented immigrants are taking jobs from U.S. citizens and legal residents, the United Farm Workers of America has a challenge: Apply to be a farm worker.... Read more»

McCain/Hayworth/Deakin Senate race debates set

U.S. Sen. John McCain will debate his primary challengers, former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth and Jim Deakin, twice next month.... Read more»

Attorney General candidate debate videos: Democrats & Republicans

Democratic attorney general hopefuls David Lujan, Vince Rabago and Felecia Rotellini squared off in a Clean Elections debate Wednesday. Republicans Tom Horne and Andrew Thomas debated Tuesday. Watch videos of both debates.... Read more»

Guest opinion

SB 1070: Outraged artists should speak out in Arizona, not boycott

Guest Opinion: An open letter to artists boycotting Arizona: By not performing in Arizona, artists are harming the very people and places that foster free speech and the open exchange of ideas that serve to counter the closed-mindedness recently displayed by the new law.... Read more»4

Election 2010

Hayworth: Infomercial was a 'mistake'

J.D. Hayworth says he regrets making a 2007 infomercial for "free" government grant seminars that critics have described as shady.... Read more»

Democratic Senate debates set; Glassman agrees to 2 of 3

The candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate have agreed to a series of primary debates around the state. John Dougherty, Randy Parraz and Cathy Eden have agreed to participate in the debates, while Rodney Glassman will appear in two.... Read more»

Jan Lesher taking over Goddard campaign

Tucsonan Jan Lesher will take over Democrat Terry Goddard's campaign for governor beginning in July.... Read more»

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