Arizona has sued the federal government to get out from certain provisions of the civil rights era law. It is one of a handful of states, counties and towns that has to get federal approval to enact changes to their voting law.
A national civil rights organization is challenging New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez's efforts to verify whether foreign nationals with driver's licenses actually live in the state. MALDEF has filed a lawsuit claiming the policy is unconstitutional.
Foreign-born drivers have about two weeks to show they live in the state of New Mexico or else their driver's licenses will be canceled. It's all part of an effort by Gov. Susana Martinez to prevent fraud in a system that allows illegal immigrants to legally obtain a license.
The crowd included dairy farm workers, day laborers and nannies waving American flags. The governor argues that the current law invites out of state criminals to obtain the state driver's license fraudulently.
A board of governors still needs to approve the hiring of CJ Karamargin for the public relations position. He served as Giffords’ spokesman since 2007 and handled much of the media inquiries after the January 8 shootings in Tucson.
Enough signatures have been gathered to hold a recall election. Opponents are challenging the signatures, claiming there are irregularities and say the election should not be held.
Undocumented immigrant activists from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah recently gathered in Las Vegas to learn tools to keep their campaign for the Dream Act alive. Though there is not much hope for passage in the near future, they continue to organize. In the process, they are coming out openly about their undocumented status.
During the recent federal debt ceiling debate in Washington D.C., Tea Party members of Congress have been instrumental in the negotiations towards a deal. George Rodríguez, president of the San Antonio Tea Party, is inviting fellow Latinos to embrace the small government approach.
For years, Arizona's immigration-enforcement charge has been lead by senior lawmakers. But this year, many of the most aggressive immigration bills were crafted by a little known freshman state Senator Steve Smith. Now, he’s spearheading a fundraising campaign to use private donations and inmate labor for a new fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Democratic National Committee's debut political commercial for the 2012 campaign season is in Spanish. It is a response to a Spanish ad put out earlier this week by a Republican leaning group.