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Will Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Actions Have Any Cost?

Will Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Actions Have Any Cost?

PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio has remained politically invincible in his 22 years in office in Arizona, despite federal investigations and a history of legal woes that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. But his latest entanglement in the courts is his toughest test yet after he acknowledged last week to a [...]
Ariz. Sheriff Says Wife of U.S. Judge Was InvestigatedPHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio dropped a bombshell in court Thursday, acknowledging his former lawyer had hired a private investigator to look into the wife of the federal judge presiding over a racial profiling lawsuit against the sheriff. The federal hearing took the strange turn after Arpaio finished his testimony and Judge Murray [...]
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A Reflection on SB 1070, the Arizona Immigration LawApril 23, 2015 marked the fifth anniversary of the enactment of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 – the controversial immigration law commonly known as SB 1070.  For many immigrants in Arizona and civil rights activists throughout the country, the law was viewed as a form of repression. Among its provisions, it required immigrants to carry identification [...]
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Why We Need to Stop the Foreclosure BulldozerAt Albuquerque’s United South Broadway Corporation (USBC), a community development agency, we have 20 years of experience in helping prevent foreclosure by empowering low- and moderate-income homeowners to advocate for their interests with lenders and legislators. When Rose Ann Vasquez first contacted us, she had been fighting to save her house for more than a [...]
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Cameron Park, Texas, a 380-acre colonia just north of Brownsville in the Rio Grande Valley, is one of the poorest communities of its size in the United States. In this community of about 5,000 residents, challenges abound. For Karina Mendieta, this is home. As a child, she watched as conditions for her relatives across the [...]
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At the U.S.-Mexico Border, It’s Time for Deeper ThinkingThe auditorium was packed at the human trafficking conference in March at South Texas College in McAllen, Texas. Most of the audience were students; most of the presentations were by academics. The PowerPoint presentations and the discourse tended to be long on statistics. While the earnest professors kept the jargon to a minimum, the language [...]
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Raul Hector Castro, Ariz.’s 1st Hispanic Governor, DiesPHOENIX (AP) — Raul Hector Castro, Arizona’s only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday. He was 98. Family spokesman James Garcia said Castro died in his sleep in San Diego, where he was in hospice care. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Castro ”lived a full life of exemplary service to Arizona and its [...]
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More Migrants Are Drowning Along Rio GrandeMISSION, Texas (AP) — A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river. Soon another body turns up, then another. A Mexican investigator arrives and holds up his hand confirming the grim tally: four men and a woman. The grisly [...]
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Cesar Chavez – His Legacy Lights a New Leader’s PathI was 11 years old when my parents brought me from Mexico to the United States. Both my parents were migrant farm workers from Guanajuato, Mexico. My father came to the United States as a bracero(guest worker) during World War II to harvest the crops in the absence of workers who had gone to fight [...]
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Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Offers to Apologize in Profiling CasePHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for immigration crackdowns and a defiant political style has offered to publicly apologize and fork out money from his own pocket for his acknowledged violation of a court order in a racial-profiling case that barred his immigration patrols. The concession by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is intended to [...]
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