August 29, 2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer bans driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently signed an executive order reiterating that state agencies are required to deny licenses and other taxpayer-funded public benefits to “unlawfully present aliens.” The order includes those undocumented immigrants who are approved to stay and work in the U.S. for another two years under the federal government’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Brewer backed his order by stating that even though an alien may receive a deportation reprieve, it […]
August 10, 2012

Racial Profiling Allegations in Arizona

In Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was in federal court recently where a group of Latinos sued his department over evidence showing that Arpaio and his deputies racially profiled Hispanics. The group that is suing is not seeking money damages, but want a statement stating that Arpaio’s office racially profiles people. They are also seeking a non-discrimination policy to prevent this type of behavior from happening in the future. The group is claiming that Arpaio’s officers […]
August 6, 2012

Portions of Arizona immigration law Struck down by Supreme Court

The highest court in the United States, the Supreme Court, has struck down key parts of a controversial Arizona immigration law.  The law which was not changed or removed and has been upheld is the portion of the law which requires police officers who stop someone on the road/street to make efforts to identify and verify the person’s immigration status with the government.  The parts of the law which have been struck down and held […]