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Racial profiling alleged in ACLU claim against Tucson Police Department

The promised string of legal challenges to how law-enforcement agencies are applying Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, is under way.

April 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson traffic stop of 2 immigrants brings ACLU claim

Tucson traffic stop of 2 immigrants brings ACLU claim

A legal claim filed today says the Tucson Police Department acted improperly in a traffic stop last fall that drew dozens of protestors.

April 04, 2014 12:05 pm Photos

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ACLU seeks to block Arizona effort on SB 1070 provision

ACLU seeks to block Arizona effort on SB 1070 provision

PHOENIX — Attorneys for immigrant rights groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to rebuff a last-ditch attempt by the state to start prosecuting people for harboring those not in the country legally.

March 10, 2014 12:01 pmLoading…

Lawmakers approve funds for SB 1070 defense

PHOENIX — Saying they were protecting the legislative process, the House and Senate voted along party lines Thursday to hire a lawyer to help them fight subpoenas over the state’s controversial 2010 immigration law.

January 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmakers look to crack down on begging

PHOENIX — A state lawmaker is crafting a fix — one he hopes is legal — to the statewide ban on begging that was struck down last year as unconstitutional.

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona ACLU seeks probe of 'roving' Border Patrol stops

Arizona ACLU seeks probe of 'roving' Border Patrol stops

The ACLU of Arizona was to file a complaint today to the Department of Homeland Security requesting an investigation of what it calls unlawful roving patrol stops by Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Related

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Judge dismisses race-based abortion law challenge

PHOENIX — A federal judge on Thursday threw out a challenge to a 2011 Arizona law banning abortion based on the race or sex of the child.

October 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

State asks Supreme Court to restore abortion ban after 19 weeks

PHOENIX — Attorneys for the state are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to give Arizona, and every other state, more authority to restrict abortions.

September 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

State expands drivers' license denials for illegal residents

PHOENIX — Arizona will stop issuing driver’s licenses to some domestic-violence victims and others who are in the country illegally — and remain with the permission of the federal government — rather than provide licenses to “dreamers.”

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Gay marriage backers rally to change public attitudes

PHOENIX — Hoping to create a change in attitudes, a coalition of civil-rights groups is taking the first steps today to convince Arizonans that letting gays wed would be a good thing.

September 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Ex-immigration official helps Arizona in driver's license fight

PHOENIX - The state has hired a former immigration official as an expert in its bid to deny driver's licenses to thousands of Arizona "dreamers" eligible for a deferred-action program.

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ACLU now has 2 lawyers on border cases full time

As the U.S. Senate debates immigration reform, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday that it has designated two full-time attorneys to litigate civil- and human-rights cases along the Mexican border.

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

US ruling may hurt Dreamers' license case

PHOENIX - A federal judge has blocked illegal immigrants in the new "deferred action" program from arguing in court that they are being "irreparably harmed" by the refusal of Gov. Jan Brewer to let them have Arizona driver's licenses.

February 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Governor sued over driver's licenses

Governor sued over driver's licenses

PHOENIX - Calling the governor's actions illegal, civil-rights groups filed suit Thursday to overturn an order by Gov. Jan Brewer denying Arizona driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal government's "deferred action" program.

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Governor sued over driver's licenses

Governor sued over driver's licenses

"Our oppressors will not give us our freedom willingly," says Dulce Matuz, president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition.

November 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Patrulla Fronteriza, con licencia para matar

Patrulla Fronteriza, con licencia para matar

José Antonio Elena Rodríguez

November 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Patrulla Fronteriza, con licencia para matar

Patrulla Fronteriza, con licencia para matar

Taidé Elena, abuela de José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, lleva un retrato de su nieto José Antonio en una marcha frente al puerto de entrada a Estados Unidos en Nogales, Sonora. Aproximadamente 30 personas, entre familiares y amigos del joven muerto a manos de la Patrulla Fronteriza, participaro…

November 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Patrulla Fronteriza, con licencia para matar

Patrulla Fronteriza, con licencia para matar

NOGALES, SON.-Con su paraje desértico, el viento soplando sobre una ruta de tierra, polvorienta, la escena parece extraída de un filme del Viejo Oeste.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Border agencies' photo limits prompt lawsuit

SAN DIEGO — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over restrictions on taking photos and recording video at ports of entry, saying the policy prohibits the public from documenting possible misconduct by authorities.

October 25, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…

Tucson forum focuses on prison issues

A public forum this evening will focus on prison issues by two Arizona groups who oppose the practice of solitary confinement.

September 19, 2012 12:02 pmLoading…

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