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.
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MESA, Ariz.–Now that the architect of Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant bill (SB 1070) has been recalled by voters and no longer represents Mesa, a group of citizens wants to take the immigration issue up a notch.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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
A bumper sticker recently seen in Miami, Florida reads “Will the last American to leave Miami please remember to bring the flag?” Continue reading
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