Posts Tagged as ‘SB 1070’

breakthrough beat: Watch our new video, “Checkpoint Nation? Building Community Across Borders”

Originally posted on our Restore Fairness site Early one morning, Maria—then nine months pregnant—and her family were stopped by the police for no discernible reason. A special breakfast outing became a nightmare—and at one of the most intimate moments of her life, Maria found a team of immigration agents—not her husband—by her side. Maria’s chilling story, which Breakthrough [...]

September 8, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Breakthrough’s media team returns from eye-opening trip at Mexico/AZ border

Post written by Dana Variano, Breakthrough’s newest media team member It was the first time I had experienced the overwhelming size of the desert sky. The sunset was magnificent, and the endless stretch of cacti and desert rocks were lit up with the last pink moments of twilight. But the sunset’s beauty was overpowered by [...]

August 25, 2011 by Dana Variano | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

because we found it: Federal Judge rules racism out of Arizona’s controversial immigration law

From our Restore Fairness blog. A federal judge issued a temporary injunction on some of the toughest portions of Arizona’s anti-immigration law SB1070 including the power for police to detain anyone “suspected” of being in the country illegally. Federal Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling came hours before the law was to take effect in response to a [...]

July 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Arizonan police officer speaks up against SB 1070 “Nazis”

As human rights groups focus our attention on those affected by Arizona’s harsh immigration law (SB 1070), we begin to sympathize with the racially oppressed and the numerous accounts of deportation. Cuentame, a Latino political advocacy non-profit, attempts to shift our focus by filming a direct enforcer of the law – Arizonan police officer Paul [...]

July 22, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Domestic violence survivors first to be affected by Arizona law

(From our Restore Fairness blog.) The starting day for Arizona’s controversial new anti-immigrant law SB1070 is fast approaching. July 29th is around the corner and the country waits with bated breath as the Obama administration argues for an injunction to stop the law from being implemented. A Reuters article discusses the four scenarios that could occur. [...]

July 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: M.I.A. and tons of other artists draw new borders on immigration

As our nation’s immigration issue as a result of Arizona’s law rises to a juicy debate, artists mull over the fact that messy politics is prolonging the injustices innocent people must face. Some major artists decides to draw borders in a ban of Arizona, and others are trying to draw people in to Arizona for [...]

July 14, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Artist MIA’s new video smells like Arizona

M.I.A.’s “Born Free” music video release creates a tidal wave of controversy with its suggestive political commentary.

April 28, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Arizonians against racist Arizona immigration law

The federal government hasn’t done enough to advance immigration reform, and now Arizona has responded with legal state discrimination. While the battle over the bill rages on, we’d like to say kudos to those in Arizona who are standing up for the rights of immigrants and right on the frontlines. Jesus Serrano, owner of a [...]

April 26, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

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