By Samantha Leal | 11/29/2012 - 15:20
After winning reelection to a sixth term as the sheriff for Arizona's Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio is reaching out to Latinos and the local community in the way only Joe Arpaio can.
By Samantha Leal | 11/14/2012 - 15:04
Suspended Mexican American studies courses that were eliminated from classrooms earlier this year by the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona could be reinstated (and even expanded!) by a new pact. The pact would bring closure to a 1974 lawsuit over racial segregation in Arizona's public schools, reports Fox News Latino.
By Samantha Leal | 11/05/2012 - 14:29
Latino voters want a new sheriff for Maricopa County – and that sheriff is Democratic hopeful Paul Penzone. Penzone, a retired police officer, is going up against Joe Arpaio, the sheriff who has been the Maricopa County sheriff for five terms. The county is Arizona’s most populous county.
By Samantha Leal | 11/01/2012 - 09:49
Paul Penzone, a retired police officer, is looking to become Maricopa's new sheriff -- a position currently held by Joe Arpaio, the controversial sheriff known for his outspoken nature on undocumented immigration and who has angered many with his hard stance.
Penzone, a Democrat who had worked for 21 years with the Phoenix police, criticized the work done by Republican Arpaio and is gunning for the Latino vote to help him win the election, reports Fox News Latino.
By Samantha Leal | 10/24/2012 - 09:30
After already making an error on a Spanish-language document that gave voters the wrong election date, Maricopa County of Arizona does it again.
By Samantha Leal | 10/18/2012 - 15:14
Arizona officials in Maricopa County made a big mistake on official government documents printed in Spanish, reporting the wrong election date.
The document was attached to updated voter registration cards that were requested to be delivered in person, and listed the general election date as November 8 in Spanish. The document reported the correct date (November 6) in an English translation.
By Samantha Leal | 08/20/2012 - 10:07
It seems Arizona isn't the only state where President Obama's new deferred action ruling is being contested: Nebrasksa is the newest state to deny public benefits -- including drivers licenses -- to undocumented immigrants who will be legally allowed to stay under Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to the Associated Press.
By Samantha Leal | 08/17/2012 - 09:59
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order this week which denies benefits to young undocumented immigrants, including ID cards. This order, which goes against President Obama's deferred action program, has sparked outrage and even protests, reports the Huffington Post.
By Samantha Leal | 08/16/2012 - 09:46
As young immigrants begin the application process for President Obama's new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, others will have even more hurdles to jump, thanks to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/22/2011 - 09:43
Jail officers working for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio handed in their federal credentials during a news conference in Phoenix Wednesday, a day before civil rights attorneys will be in federal court to seek a ruling in a lawsuit that alleges Arpaio systematically discriminated against Latino residents in conducting traffic patrols and so-called "crime suppression sweeps.”