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Arizonans among those rallying Washington to end deportations

Immigration reform advocates, many from Arizona, rallied in front of the White House where they called on the president to “to stop the deportation machine” that is splitting up families. It came just days before a planned weekend of marches and rallies across the country.... Read more»

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Monitor order for Sheriff Arpaio draws criticism

After a federal judge ordered that a monitor guard against racial profiling by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, a handful of demonstrators showed up in Phoenix on Thursday to fill out a tongue-in-cheek application to “babysit” Sheriff Joe Arpaio.... Read more»

Court upholds Az law denying bail to suspected illegal immigrants

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld an Arizona law that prohibits bail for suspects in some criminal cases if the court believes the defendant is in this country illegally.... Read more»2

Comic: Racial profiling

Smile ... you're under arrest!

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the civil rights of Latinos who were detained during immigration sweeps, a federal judge has ruled.... Read more»

Judge: Arpaio racially profiled Latinos in immigration crackdowns

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the civil rights of Latinos who were detained during immigration sweeps, a federal judge ruled Friday. The 142-page decision came in a case brought by the ACLU and MALDEF that alleged Arpaio and his deputies relied on race in determining who to target for immigration enforcement.... Read more»1

Obama nominates first Latino to new cabinet as Labor secretary

Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas E Perez is popular with labor and Hispanic groups, but will face tough questions over accusations his department was rife with political infighting.... Read more»

Arpaio: Armed volunteers should patrol schools

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has chimed in with an idea to prevent school shootings like the recent attack on an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. He wants to organize groups of armed volunteers to patrol the perimeters of schools.... Read more»

Border Roundup: Autopsy released in BP Agent Ivie's shooting death

Reports released in Border Agent Nicholas Ivie’s shooting death, youths shot at U.S-Mexico border remembered, three Arizona sheriffs stay in office and one county gets a new one, U.S. elections reverberate across Mexico, and more.... Read more»

Report: Latino voter turnout will jump in Az, nationally

The number of Latinos going to the polls in Arizona for this presidential election could jump as much as 23 percent from their turnout in 2008, according to a new report.... Read more»1

Undocu-bus riders fault Obama on illegal immigration

After traveling from Arizona, the Undocu-bus and the dozens of illegal immigrants it carried is in Charlotte, N.C., for demonstrations calling for President Obama to do more to help those in the country illegally. Seven of those demonstrators are from Arizona.... Read more»4

Comic: Law enforcement

A Tale of Two Sheriffs

Friday was a big day for two high-profile Arizona sheriffs, as both Joe Arpiao and Paul Babeu were cleared of wrongdoing by federal and state investigators.... Read more»

Court: New Times editors can sue Arpaio over arrests

A split federal court reinstated a lawsuit Wednesday against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio by two Phoenix New Times editors, who say they were targeted for late-night arrests because of stories critical of the sheriff.... Read more»

U.S. Justice Dep't will monitor Arizona primary

U.S. Justice Department monitors will be in Maricopa County to observe Tuesday’s primary election to ensure that the state complies with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which makes sure changes to election laws don’t have racist or discriminatory effects.... Read more»1

Arizona and feds clash over voter registration

A recent court ruling could confuse state voters: If they register to vote using a federal form, they don’t have to show proof of citizenship, but if they register using a state form, they do.... Read more»3

Smart v. Stupid

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s showdown at the civil rights corral

Will Sheriff Joe Arpaio finally get what’s coming to him? He went on trial Thursday in federal court, charged with violating the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. With the nation focused on whether Mitt Romney is a tax cheat, Barack Obama is a socialist, and George Zimmerman’s IQ is below 80, you may have missed the news.... Read more»

Ruling lets SB 1070 enforcement begin; when and how unclear

The Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona police to begin enforcing the “papers, please” portion of the SB 1070 immigration law, but how it would take effect was unclear to some agencies Monday.... Read more»1

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