How the Asylum Process Became Another Carceral Matrix
The Trump administration has issued numerous policies to systematically dismantle asylum as a legal right.
Border residents wanted to prevent deaths. Instead, they were accused of crimes.
Most religions teach people to help those in need. But what happens when that mandate clashes with how the government views the law?
‘It’s like a sick experiment’: Arizona lags behind as states order residents to stay home
For the last three weeks, 57-year-old Ann O’Connor has avoided leaving her home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a cancer survivor with asthma, she is considered high risk for severe illness, and she wants to do her part to stop the virus’s rapid spread. But others here are not taking…
US troops’ arrival prompts unease on both sides of the border in Arizona
More than 5,600 active duty troops are now in place along the border in Texas, Arizona and California, and that number is expected to grow to more than 7,000, according to US Northern Command, which is responsible for US military activity in the continental US.
Will Trump’s DOJ Send America’s Ex-Toughest Sheriff to Prison?
If convicted, the former sheriff—now 85—could spend up to six months in prison.
‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Goes On Trial
He was voted out of his Maricopa County office in November but now faces his own legal troubles — a criminal trial begins Monday in which he is accused of ignoring a federal judge’s order to curtail his crackdown.
Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Criminal Contempt Trial
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial starting Monday for contempt of court. Arpaio is a controversial figure in Arizona for his strict anti-immigration policy enforcement. Read more at NPR
Wooing Latino Voters On The Border In The Year Of Trump
Arizona’s Santa Cruz County on the Mexican border is what Republican operative Sergio Arellano jokingly calls “Democrat heaven.” Only 16 percent of voters are registered as Republicans. More than 80 percent of the population is Latino. Arellano has been trying to lure more of these voters to the GOP, but this campaign season has been…
A Local Sheriff’s Race Is Drawing National Attention And A Hefty Price Tag
Most races for sheriff are low-profile, relatively low-budget affairs. Not so in Arizona’s Maricopa County, where Sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for his seventh term. Read More at NPR