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Almost 565,000 new voters registered in Arizona between the 2018 and 2020 elections; with under 296,000 of those registrations coming just since this year’s primary. Most of the new voters were Democrats, which party leaders attribute to years of grassroots effort and a Trump backlash.

Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years – but still failed to overtake Republicans in total number of registered voters. Read more»

Latinos in Arizona helped bend the presidential vote toward Democrat Joe Biden. Mi Familia Vota was among the organizations that worked to get out the vote Tuesday.

Latino voters fueled by the Trump administration’s failures to curb COVID-19 and the lingering impact of the anti-immigration law known as SB 1070 helped turn Arizona blue after decades of entrenched Republican rule, according to organizers who have spent years working toward this moment. Read more»

Winslow Police Chief Dan Brown says his force is pretty representative of the community it serves.

Despite national calls for more diverse law enforcement agencies, very few, if any, Arizona police departments reflect the demographics of the communities they serve. Read more»

An HDR photo of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

A review adds fuel to a longstanding worry about the nation’s highest court: The justices can botch the truth, sometimes in cases of great import. Read more»

Immigrants and activists participate in press conference and rally on Nov. 19, 2015, before a 37-mile march to show support for immigration reform. The marchers planned to walk for three days, from the federal immigration detention facility in Taylor to the Texas Governor's Mansion in downtown Austin.

It’s not yet clear whether, or how, the Trump administration could make good on a promise to end "sanctuary cities." But the simple fact that he says he’ll try is enough to terrify many undocumented immigrants in Texas. Read more» 1

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Naco Port of Entry apprehended Emilia Reyes-Balderrama, a 54-year-old Mexican woman, after discovering more than 150 pounds of various drugs (estimated value more than $1.8 million) in her vehicle as she tried to enter the United States. While inspecting her Ford truck, officers found nine pounds of heroin (estimated value $126,000), nearly 80 pounds of cocaine (estimated value more than $725,000) and almost 64 pounds of methamphetamine (estimated valued nearly $987,000).

The Supreme Court heard arguments on one Arizona voter law while more are proposed at the Capitol, protestors weigh in on state laws, Homeland Security tries to define border security and updates on border crossers during a busy week for law enforcement. Read more» 1

The president, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and the American people are all pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. Now is the time to pass it. Read more»

Transcript and audio recording of oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Arizona's SB 1070 immigration enforcement law. Read more»

As many as 500 demonstrators showed up outside the Supreme Court during its hearing on SB 1070 during a day of largely civil protests on the emotional issue.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday to make their voices heard as the justices weighed arguments on SB 1070. Read more» 1

Was it something we said? For the first time since The Great Depression, more Mexicans are leaving the United States than entering. Read more»

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in State of Arizona v. United States, which challenges the authority of a state to enact its own immigration enforcement laws. Read more»

Once again, Gov. Jan Brewer is linked to Osama bin Laden. Read more»

What happens to undocumented immigrants after the passage of anti-immigrant state laws such as Arizona's SB 1070? Many studies have focused on the economic ramifications of such legislation, but little has been done on the effects these laws have on everyday life. Read more» 1

Taking a swipe at Arizona’s controversial law on illegal immigration, the state Senate’s top Democrat wants to ban racial profiling by law enforcement. Read more»

A young protester's sign references Alabama’s Jim Crow past to show displeasure over the state’s new immigration law, HB 56, at a protest Monday in Birmingham.

If the goal of state immigration laws was to make life so uncomfortable for illegal immigrants that they leave on their own, it may be working under HB 56 in Alabama. Read more» 2

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