Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s deputies will not be able to question inmates about their immigration status and will have restricted access to Secure Communities, which allows police to share fingerprints with immigration authorities.
Today the city of San Diego rescinded a permit allowing advertisers to paint over a vintage sign on the side of the California Theater in downtown San Diego. A public outcry to save the sign is the reason.
UPDATED: With reaction from ex-law enforcement and Latino community leaders. The accusations include: Racial profiling, discrimination and heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged complaints.
Border security hawks, say now is not the time to pull back the soldiers. Some border experts argee that soldiers are not properly trained, double as border agents and were only meant as a temporary back-up.
The numbers have been dropping since their height in 2000 when migrants tried to illegally cross the border 1.6 million times. Officials credit their policies. Critics wonder if the numbers are manipulated.
A national poll shows Latinos are unhappy with both political parties and may not vote next year. The survey asked registered Hispanic voters about their attitudes toward candidates and the 2012 election.
Arizona officials argue they are responsible for stopping illegal immigrants when they enter the state. Officials from Washington D.C. contend enforcing immigration laws is the federal government's responsibility.
A vintage ad for a Tijuana racetrack has occupied the side of the derelict California Theater in downtown San Diego since the 60s. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it may disappear to make way for a beer advertisement.