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Raising Arizona: Supreme Court’s Immigration Decision Creates More Questions Than It Answers

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Arizona v. United States, a closely watched case in which the federal government challenged Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. The decision and its impact has since been dissected in both legal and media circles. Perhaps more than anything, however, the immediate aftermath of Arizona highlights the host of difficult questions around state and local immigration enforcement that the Supreme Court didn’t answer.

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Inicia hoy juicio contra el sheriff Joe Arpaio

En Arizona, la batalla contra el Sheriff de Maricopa Joe Arpaio apenas comienza su fase legal: en la corte federal en Phoenix empieza hoy un juicio contra Arpaio y su Departamento del Sheriff de Maricopa (MCSO), basado en una demanda de clase que alega la “decisión y práctica” de hacer operativos para detener a conductores y pasajeros latinos y revisar su estatus legal con la excusa de una parada de tráfico. La demanda fue presentada en diciembre de 2007 y es muy anterior y separada, sick aunque los cargos son similares, a la presentada por el Departamento de Justicia en Mayo del 2012. Apenas ahora llega a juicio. Se espera que este dure desde este jueves hasta el 2 de agosto, informó Alessandra Soler, directora de la Unión de Libertades Civiles de Arizona.

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Efecto Arizona frena migración de México a Estados Unidos

La crisis económica iniciada a fines de 2007 y las leyes para regular la inmigración impulsadas por Arizona y otros estados de Estados Unidos han frenado el crecimiento de la migración mexicana hacia este país. Así lo indica un estudio difundido el miércoles por la Fundación BBVA Bancomer, que señala que a raíz de la crisis la migración mexicana detuvo su tendencia creciente.

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Mother who sold tamales outside Walmart faces deportation – The Sacramento Bee

For two years, Juana Reyes helped feed her two small children and pay her rent by selling tamales at the Walmart Supercenter parking lot on Florin Road. Now the undocumented single mom faces possible deportation for peddling her chicken, pork and chili cheese tamales. Reyes was arrested for trespassing June 28 after the store’s security guard and Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies said they repeatedly told her to take her tamales elsewhere. Reyes spent 12 days in the Sacramento County jail until the trespass charge was dropped, said her lawyer, Julia Vera, and her children – Cesar Cuesta, 10, and Monserrat Cuesta, 7 – were put in foster care during that time. Reyes has been in California for 16 years and has no criminal history, according to her lawyer. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed Wednesday she has been placed in removal proceedings because she entered the United States illegally.

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Sacramento Mother Fighting Deportation Becomes Face Of Trust Act « CBS

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The misdemeanor charges were dropped but she is still fighting to stay in this country. Juana Reyes was selling tamales in front of a South Sacramento Walmart for two years and was arrested. What happened for 13 days afterwards is why people here are protesting. Surrounded by a crowd of supporters, Reyes, click a mom who never really wanted any attention, help is now the face of the Trust Act that is designed to keep undocumented immigrants out of jail during the deportation process. After the second time Walmart security asked her to stop selling tamales and leave, Reyes got arrested in front of her 7-year-old and 10-year-old kids. “He put us in patrol vehicle with me and my children. He had us in patrol vehicle for over an hour,” said Reyes via a translator.

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Escondido para la acta de confianza

S-Comm/Trust Act Forum in Escondido, CA   On June 25th, 2012, we had a forum on S-Comm and the Trust Act in Escondido, CA with our member organization San Diego Day Laborers and Household Workers Association and other San Diego organizations such us AFSC-SD, Escondido Human Rights Committee, Oceanside Human Rights Committee, ACLU-SD, CIPC, etc. There were…

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