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Supreme Court Rules on Arizona’s Immigration Law; SB 1070

Seal of the United States Court of Appeals for...

Seal of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – This week the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit came to conclusion that Arizona’s controversial immigration legislation, Senate Bill (S.B.) 1070, was determined to be mostly unlawful following a 5 to 3 vote —which excluded Justice Kagen out of the 9 members— ruled in the case Arizona v. United States. 


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After Recall, Arizona Considers Humane Treatment of Immigrants


New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Dec 08, 2011

MESA, Ariz.–Now that the architect of Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant bill (SB 1070) has been recalled by voters and no longer represents Mesa, a group of citizens wants to take the immigration issue up a notch. They propose that the city adopt guiding principles that focus on keeping immigrant families together and enforcing the law in a humanitarian way.

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Court Protects Immigrants’ Right To Reopen Cases From Outside the U.S.

Special to Bilingual Weekly

April 14, 2011 Washington D.C. – A federal appellate court recently reversed a Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) decision that would have prevented noncitizens from presenting new evidence in their removal cases – evidence that potentially could change the outcome – because they are outside the United States. Continue reading

Sunday Commentary: A Short Life That Spanned the Great Abyss

Between the day she was born and the day she died the world had changed.

Father Dean McFalls / St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stockton, CA / Special to Bilingual Weekly

If September 11, 2001 – Christina’s birthday – represented one of the lowest points we’ve hit in American history, January 8th, 2011 took us lower still. Continue reading

Congressman to move Stockton office in reaction to AZ Shooting

Dennis Cardoza


Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

The attempted murder of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in a “Your Corner” constituent appearance that resulted in the death of six people and Giffords seriously injured has caused some ripple effect in San Joaquin Valley Congress representatives. Continue reading

Opinion: Accountability is Key to Stability

Ed’s note: This is the second of two opposing views of yesterday, January 8, 2011, shooting in Arizona.

By Motecuzoma Sanchez

Like most of our nation, I was appalled to hear of the massacre in Tucson, Arizona which included six people killed and 12 others shot. Among those killed were a federal judge, a nine year old girl recently elected to her school student council, and a campaign manager for Democratic Congresswoman Gifford, who was the primary target and first to be shot-point blank in the head. Continue reading

SB1070 in California?

Bilingual Weekly

With the MidTerm Elections over the Tea Party has switched from candidate-bashing to ridding the state of undocumented workers. Tea Party activist Michael Erickson, a Belmont, CA resident, has filed an initiative proposal very similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 —entitled “Support Federal Immigration Law Act”— to be included on the 2012 Election ballot. Continue reading

Opinion:Fanning the Flames, Chilling the Debate on Immigration

Fr. Dean McFalls, St. Mary’s Church, Stockton, CA 
Written July 30, 2010

What many thought originally to be a question of how Arizona S.B.1070 treats human beings without proper immigration papers in that state has, at its time of implementation, turned out to be far more complicated.  Continue reading

Opinion:The Change and the Changed in the USA

By Roberto Radrigán / Bilingual Weekly Editor

A bumper sticker recently seen in Miami, Florida reads “Will the last American to leave Miami please remember to bring the flag?” Continue reading

Opinion:“South of the border, down Mexico way”

Danny Thomas Ruiz – Author of “The Blue Mexican”
Special to Bilingual Weekly –originally printed on August 1, 2010

“South of the border, down Mexico way.” An old tune sung by “Ole Blue Eyes”, Frank Sinatra, epitomizes a time when friendship and respect meant something with our neighbors south of the border. Continue reading

De-fanged law still has plenty of teeth

Phoenix, AZ / Bilingual Weekly

Just before SB 1070 —Arizona’s tough new immigration law— was to take effect, a federal judge’s temporary injunction blocked the implementation of some its key elements. Continue reading

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