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Judge: Arizona's Anti-Smuggling Law Can't Be Used to Jail Illegal Aliens

Monday, September 30, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

A federal judge ruled that Maricopa County, Arizona cannot use a 2005 anti-smuggling law to criminally charge illegal aliens who paid to be smuggled into the U.S. The law was believed to be an important factor in shifting human smuggling traffic from Arizona to other border states.

Obama Administration Suspends 287(g) Program in Arizona

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 10:08 AM EDT

In light of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling, the Obama Administration has suspended the 287(g) program in Arizona. The 287(g) program is an official partnership between local law enforcement agencies and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to help enforce federal immigration

Polls Find Most Americans Agree with Arizona Immigration-Enforcement Law

Friday, June 8, 2012, 8:05 AM EDT

A new poll released today by CNN revealed that three-quarters of Americans support Arizona’s SB 1070 law, which allows police to check the immigration status of suspected illegal aliens after a lawful stop.

New Mobile App would Help Illegal Aliens who get Detained

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 7:34 AM EDT

A new cell phone app is being developed by a man in Arizona that would help illegal aliens when they get arrested. The app would allow illegal aliens to immediately notify their friends, family, and legal representation and the location of the arrest should they get picked up by police.

Supreme Court to Review Arizona's SB 1070

Monday, December 12, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

The Supreme Court announced today that it will be reviewing Arizona's widely known immigration-enforcement law, SB 1070. Arizona is asking the nation's top court to allow the state to enforce parts of the bill that have been blocked by lower courts at the request of the Obama administration.

82% of Likely Voters Say Businesses Should be Required to Use E-Verify

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

A new poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports found that 82% of likely voters think businesses should be required to use E-Verify. The poll also found that 61% of likely voters would favor a state law that shuts down businesses that repeatedly hire illegal workers.

Arizona to Sue Federal Government for Failure to Enforce Immigration Laws

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has announced that the state will launch a counter-lawsuit against the federal government for its failure to enforce immigration laws. Gov.

Documents Reveal Collusion Between Justice Department and ACLU in Arizona Lawsuit

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

Documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information request reveal that the Department of Justice colluded with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) while preparing its lawsuit against Arizona and the state's immigration enforcement law.

Federal Appellate Judge Skeptical of Federal Suit Against Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law

Monday, November 1, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT

Federal appellate judge John T. Noonan Jr. interrogated federal prosecutors today in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and questioned the government's claim and the district court ruling that parts of Arizona's immigration enforcement law preempted federal law.

Arizona Files Appeal Against Judge Susan Bolton's Decision

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

The state of Arizona has already filed its appeal against Judge Susan Bolton's decision issued on Wednesday. Federal Judge Bolton issued an injunction against three major provisions of Arizona's immigration enforcement law that went into effect today.

Federal Judge Blocks Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT

Federal Judge Susan Bolton has blocked two portions of Arizona's immigration enforcement law, including the law's most controversial section requiring police officers to ask individuals stopped, detained or arrested to prove their legal status if the officer has "reasonable suspicion" that the indiv

Fate of Arizona Law Still in Hands of Federal Judge

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has still not issued a ruling on a motion by the federal government to suspend Arizona's immigration enforcement law while the case is being litigated in federal court.

77 House Members and 5 Senators File Court Brief in Support of Arizona

Updated Thursday, July 22, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

More than 80 Members of Congress have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Arizona against the lawsuit filed two weeks ago by the Justice Department.

Democratic Governors Raise Concerns Over Administration's Lawsuit Against Arizona

Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:24 AM EDT

Tennessee Dem. Gov. Phil Bredesen
In a meeting with White House officials this past weekend, Democratic Governors raised concerns with the Administration's decision to sue Arizona over its immigration enforcement law.

Justice Department Files Suit Against Arizona

Updated Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

The Justice Department has officially filed suit against Arizona's new immigration enforcement law.

Arizona House Democrats Urge Obama Not to Sue State

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

Arizona Democratic House Members are asking Pres. Obama not to sue their home state in response to the passing of a tough new immigration enforcement law. Facing tough elections this fall, the Democratic House Members are asking Pres.

New Poll Shows Continued High Support for Arizona Immigration Enforcement Law

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 3:39 PM EDT

A new poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News reveals that 58% of Americans support Arizona's immigration enforcement law that goes into effect in late-July.

City of Orange, Calif. Votes to 'Stands with Arizona'

Updated Friday, June 11, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT

The city of Orange, Calif. voted earlier this week to "Stand with Arizona" after the council approved two resolutions that support Arizona's new immigration enforcement law.

Supporters of Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law Rally in Phoenix

Monday, June 7, 2010, 11:24 AM EDT

Arizona State Capital
Supporters of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law rallied in Phoenix this weekend to show their support for the state's crack down on illegal immigration. National and local leaders spoke to the crowd, including former Congressman Tom Tancredo and the bill's author State Sen. Russell Pearce.

Yorba Linda, Calif. 'Stands With Arizona'

Thursday, June 3, 2010, 8:48 AM EDT

While city and county councils in California are finding ways to boycott Arizona, the city of Yorba Linda in Orange County voted unanimously to support Arizona and its new immigration enforcement law.

Attorney General Eric Holder Admits He Hasn't Read Arizona Bill

Friday, May 14, 2010, 9:52 AM EDT

Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has been more than critical of Arizona's tough immigration enforcement bill SB1070, admitted yesterday before the House Judiciary Committee that he hasn't actually read the bill and was basing his information off of news reports.

Pew Research Poll Reveals Americans Support Enforcement Measures in Arizona Law

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 8:34 AM EDT

A new Pew Research poll reveals that the majority of Americans support most of the provisions offered in Arizona's new immigration enforcement law.

UPDATE: Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Arizona Immigration Enforcement Bill Into Law

Updated Friday, April 23, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer
UPDATE 3:30 p.m. -- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed S.B. 1070, the tough immigration enforcement bill, into law during a press conference this afternoon.

Arizona Legislature Moves Closer to Tough Illegal Immigration Bill

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT

The Arizona House has approved a bill that would make it a crime to be in the state illegally. The law, which requires local law enforcement officials to inquire about an individual's immigration status, will now go back to the State Senate.

AZ Sheriff says new policy leading to 'roadside amnesty'

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said this week that the Obama Administration's termination of the county's 287(g) agreement combined with its new policy to grant amnesty to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria is resulting in what he calls a "roadside amnesty" in his county.

Opponents of Arizona Law Plan Recourse if Supreme Court Upholds Law

Updated Thursday, June 14, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

Opponents of Arizona's immigration-enforcement law are planning their strategy in case the Supreme Court upholds sections of the law. The high court listened to arguments for and against several provisions of the law in April and a decision on the case is expected by the end of June.

New Poll Finds the Majority of American Voters Support Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law

Monday, April 23, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will listen to arguments in the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona's immigration-enforcement law.

Rasmussen Reports: 52% Support Arizona-Style Legislation in Their State

Updated Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will be reviewing Arizona's S.B 1070 sometime next spring. A new telephone survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports, asked likely U.S. voters if they would support immigration-enforcement legislation similar to Arizona's in their state.

Arizona Appeals Lower Courts' Ruling on SB1070 to the Supreme Court

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

The state of Arizona, led by Gov. Jan Brewer, has filed an appeal with the United States Supreme Court, asking the court to consider the lower federal court rulings regarding its 2010 immigration-enforcement law. An Arizona federal district court and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of

AZ Petitions Supreme Court to Lift Injunction on SB1070

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 7:28 AM EDT

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced on Monday that she is petitioning the Supreme Court to lift the injunction against some of the enforcement provisions of SB1070 that were put into place by a federal district judge and upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Gov. Susana Martinez Signs Executive Order Directing Police to Ask About Immigration Status

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT

New Mexico Gov. Martinez
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed an executive order on Monday that requires police to ask people they've arrested for their immigration status.

Mississippi Senate Approves Immigration Enforcement Bill

Monday, January 24, 2011, 12:36 PM EDT

Mississippi State House
An Arizona-style bill has passed through the Mississippi state senate and now heads to the state house where its future is a bit more cloudy. If passed, the bill would make its way to Gov. Haley Barbour's desk who has expressed luke-warm support for the bill at best.

Norco, Calif. Passes Resolution Supporting Arizona

Thursday, August 5, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

Photo Courtesy: Robin Hvidston
Norco City Council Members voted, 4-0, to support a resolution that backs Arizona's immigration enforcement law. Norco Mayor Malcolm Miller did not attend the meeting.

Arizona Tourism Thriving Despite Boycotts Against the State

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 8:19 AM EDT

Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale, Ariz.
A new report from STR, a hotel research firm, reveals that boycotts against Arizona have had little impact on the state's tourism industry. In fact, over the past two months, hotel bookings have been on the rise in the state's top tourism destinations.

Ruling Expected Today on Arizona Immigration Enforcement Law

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

Judge Susan Bolton
Federal Judge Susan Bolton is expected to issue her decision today regarding Arizona's new immigration enforcement law. The law is supposed to take effect on Thursday, July 29, but the federal government has asked for a suspension until its case against the state is ruled on.

Senate Votes to Support Lawsuit Against Arizona

Updated Thursday, July 22, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT

Sen. Jim DeMint
The Senate voted against Arizona's right to enforce immigration laws, 55-to-43, by allowing Justice Department funds to be used in the lawsuit against the state. The vote prevented a floor vote on Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) amendment to the unemployment extension bill making its way through Congress.

Call Your Senators and Urge Them to Allow a Vote on Amendment to Prevent the Lawsuit Against Arizona

Updated Friday, July 16, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and David Vitter (R-La.) have offered an amendment to H.R.

56% of Americans Oppose Feds Suing Arizona over Immigration Enforcement Law

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT

A new Rasmussen Poll reveals that the majority of Americans oppose the federal government's lawsuit against the state of Arizona over its new immigration enforcement law.

House Committee Defeats Rep. Culberson's Amendment that Would Prohibit Funding for Lawsuit Against Arizona

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

Rep. John Culberson
Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) offered an amendment on Tuesday to the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee's markup of a spending bill that would fund the Department of Justice in fiscal year 2011, but the amendment was defeated 8-to-5 on a mostly party-line vote. Rep.

Obama Administration to Sue Arizona

Updated Friday, June 18, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

Pres. Obama and Sec. Clinton
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an Ecuadorian television station that the Obama Administration will sue the state of Arizona. Pres.

Arizona Already Seeing Effects of Immigration Enforcement Law

Updated Monday, June 14, 2010, 4:02 PM EDT

Arizona's new immigration enforcement law doesn't take effect for another six weeks, but the state is seeing early signs of what impact it could have on its more than 400,000 illegal aliens.

NumbersUSA's Rosemary Jenks Reads Congressional Endorsement At Phoenix Pro-Enforcement Rally

Monday, June 7, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

Photo Courtesy NumbersUSA Activist Nicole Emery
Rosemary Jenks, Director of Government Relations for NumbersUSA, was one of the speakers at Saturday's rally in Phoenix, Ariz.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Meets Meets with Pres. Obama

Friday, June 4, 2010, 8:05 AM EDT

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer met with Pres. Barack Obama at the White House yesterday to discuss security plans along the Arizona-Mexico border and the state's new immigration enforcement law.

Quinnipiac University Poll Shows Americans Want Arizona-style Law in Their State

Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT

A new Quinnipiac University poll reveals that a plurality Americans want a law similar to Arizona's immigration enforcement law passed in their own state.

Rep. Miller Blasts Los Angeles for Arizona Boycott

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 2:08 PM EDT

Rep. Gary Miller
Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) is blasting the Los Angeles City Council after voting yesterday to officially cutoff business with the state of Arizona. In a written statement, Rep.

Arizona Lawmakers Clarify Immigration Enforcement Law

Monday, May 3, 2010, 11:07 AM EDT

Lawmakers in Arizona have clarified the new immigration enforcement law, SB1070, amidst claims that the new law would lead to racial profiling. The version of the law signed by Gov.

Arizona Senate Approves Tough Illegal Immigration Bill; It Now Moves to Governor for Approval

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 10:01 AM EDT

Arizona State House
The Arizona Senate approved the tough illegal immigration enforcement bill by a 17-to-11 margin. The bill, which was approved by the State Senate earlier in the year, was approved with some minor modifications by the State House on April 13. The Senate approved the changes made by the House.

In the News

Fewer day laborers on Phx. streets

In the News - Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day laborers, mostly illegal immigrants from Mexico, also had proliferated in other areas of metropolitan Phoenix, including Guadalupe, west Phoenix and Fountain Hills.

But drive by any of those locations now, and only a handful of day laborers are left. And no longer do they rush up to vehicles en masse, waving their hands in a desperate bid to get hired. Now, they are more likely to keep a lower profile, leaning against a tree or sitting on a milk crate.

There are several reasons for the change. Arizona's slumping economy has dried up the demand for day laborers, who typically are hired for yard cleaning, moving, tree cutting, construction and other jobs. Many have left Arizona to look for work in other states, or they have given up and returned to Mexico.

By Daniel Gonzalez -- The Arizona Republic

Missouri sheriffs' group endorses immigration enforcement efforts by border states

In the News - Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Missouri sheriffs are giving their support to law officers in states along the Mexican border seeking to enforce immigration laws.

The Missouri Sheriffs' Association this week approved a resolution backing states that have approved their own legislation on immigration enforcement. The resolution specifically mentions Arizona, where part of a new law on the subject has been blocked by a federal judge.

The Missouri sheriffs group said Wednesday the resolution was approved by more than 100 members at its annual meeting, with no votes in opposition.

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