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Ariz. Sheriff Says Wife of U.S. Judge Was Investigated

Ariz. Sheriff Says Wife of U.S. Judge Was Investigated

PHOENIX (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 [...]
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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Hold on Obama’s Immigration Reforms Now Under ReviewNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama’s move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. A 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel held a special hearing in a closely watched case that is holding up Obama’s immigration action. A coalition of [...]
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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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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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A Taiwanese Immigrant Talks About ‘Leaving the Shadows’My name is Annie Kao. I am undocumented. It took me many years to accept and finally become comfortable with my immigration status. I grew up in Taiwan and came to the United States with my grandmother and brother when I was 12 years old. I was told that I was going to study in [...]
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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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Majority of Immigrants Work and Pay Taxes, Survey Finds  A majority of 800 immigrants likely to apply for administrative relief under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program are employed and pay taxes, according to a survey conducted by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). CHIRLA, an immigrant rights organization, surveyed the people late last year at [...]
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The Need for Water Unites Us AllThe Rio Grande Valley is bounded to the east by the Gulf of Mexico, to the south by the Rio Grande River and to the north and west by an enormous desert of thorny shrubs. It is along the eastern edge of America’s southwest border. There are two highways that cross this border region. About 80 miles [...]
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DHS to Get Money With No Immigration Action ConditionsWASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department’s spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached. “Sanity is prevailing,” said Rep. Peter [...]
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