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In Arpaio's Arizona, They Fought Back

"Many Latinos surely avoid any contact with the sheriff and his deputies. But Maricopa is also home to a brave corps of people who have tirelessly and stubbornly resisted the sheriff’s campaign of fear. They are a diverse group — Latinos and Anglos, immigrants and the native-born, street...

The Youngest Activist?

"Katherine Figueroa was playing with her cousins one Saturday morning in the summer of 2009 when she overhead a news anchor say on television that the car wash where her parents worked had just been raided. The 9-year-old stopped playing and rushed to the television screen where she saw the image...

Judge Orders Monitor Appointed to Oversee Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio

"A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a monitor be appointed to oversee the work of hardline Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to ensure that his officers no longer use racial profiling in stops of Latino drivers in a crackdown on illegal immigration. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow had in May ordered...

ARIZONA SUPERIOR COURT GRANTS MALDEF MOTION TO INTERVENE ON BEHALF OF DACA STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION CASE

"The state court considering an unusual case in which Arizona is suing one of its own community college districts for recognizing that Arizonans should be treated equally, has granted MALDEF's motion to intervene to represent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students attending the...

Arizona Judge: Dreamers Entitled to In-State Tuition

"Saying that federal law determines who is here legally, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that "dreamers'' are entitled to the same tuition rates as other Arizona residents. Judge Arthur Anderson rejected arguments by the Attorney General's Office that students...

DOJ Reaches Settlement With Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County

"The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced today that it has reached a partial settlement in its civil rights lawsuit against Maricopa County, Arizona, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio. The settlement resolves the United States’ claims that the Maricopa...

Arizona Federal Court Enjoins Maricopa County's Use of I-9 Forms in State Prosecutions (Law360)

Kelcee Griffis, Law360, Mar. 29, 2017 - "An Arizona federal judge has permanently barred the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office from using documents submitted by employees solely for use in I-9 employment authorization checks to conduct criminal prosecutions for identity theft or forgery under...

Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio

Paul Ingram, Tucson Sentinel, Aug. 25, 2017 - "President Donald Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, allowing the former lawman to walk free despite facing sentencing for his conviction on criminal contempt charges in a racial profiling case. ... Trump exercised his...