Four bodies have been found in the Arizona desert, likely migrants attempting to cross into the United States. Local authorities found the bodies about 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, deep in the harsh Sonoran Desert.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Courts truck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship as part of voter registration applications. The Arizona statute conflicted with a federal law requiring states to accept application only signed statements affirming voter eligibility.
The bipartisan immigration reform bill passed its first test on the floor of the Senate today, receiving an impressive 82 votes in favor of cloture, which allows the bill to move on to the next phase of debate.
Conservative House Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, a staunch opponent of immigration reform and a path to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, said he would no longer be a part of the bipartisan group working toward a House version of the reform bill.
A central topic during the runoff for Los Angeles' mayoral position, as well as one that has long burdened the state of California as a whole, has been the troublesome financial situation of the area. New legislation is coming through the pipeline that looks to change that, and Wal-Mart has become one such target for reform.
Today is the last day to sign a petition to recall Joe Arpaio, the controversial anti-immigration sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. A federal judge ruled late last week that Arpaio’s office engaged in illegal racial profiling of Hispanics and ordered an immediate end to those policies.
As the bipartisan immigration reform bill and its path to citizenship work through the Senate, California lawmakers are trying to pass bills to protect workers, including undocumented ones, from intimidation by business owners.
The Connecticut House of Representatives approved a measure late last week that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses, register their cars and purchase automobile insurance.
Joe Arpaio, the controversial sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, has been reprimanded by a federal judge for racially profiling Latinos suspected of being undocumented immigrants, most of whom were American citizens or legal residents.