In the election battleground states, 60 percent of Latinos polled said they are “very enthusiastic” about voting in the presidential election. Typically in a presidential election about a third of Latinos registered to vote actually do.
More than half of registered Latinos polled said they know an undocumented immigrant -- either someone in their family or a close friend. About a third said they know someone who was questioned by police, detained or deported.
The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday on Arizona’s immigration law, known as SB 1070. It was a mixed ruling. The court struck down most of the law, but upheld the most controversial provision.
The state of Arizona has already spent nearly $3 million defending the law. And the investment was worth it, according to state leaders like Governor Jan Brewer. She called the court’s ruling a victory for states like Arizona struggling with illegal immigration.
The Supreme Court’s decision overturning key parts of SB 1070 was no surprise to some Arizona border residents. But they have a question, and it's a sticking point: What is the U.S. going to do about border enforcement in their backyards?
An immigration expert says young people who were illegally brought to the United States by their parents should be still be cautious, despite President Obama’s announcement today that they’ll be spared from deportation.
The southwest as a region has the highest number of homeless people in the nation.
A desperate economy and rising temperatures have forced more people who are homeless to take shelter in the cooler national forests, like the San Bernardino in southern California and the Coconino in northern Arizona. Forest officials are concerned -- more people in the woods means more wildfires.
Two summers ago, a homeless man living in the Flagstaff woods sparked a fire that threatened 170 homes.
Democrat Ron Barber won the special election Tuesday. He’ll serve out former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ remaining six month term after she was forced to retire following last year's assassination attempt.
Last night, Barber took the stage amid cheers and shouts.
He promised to support veterans, military families and the middle class.
But with former Representative Gabby Giffords standing beside him, he also took the opportunity to criticize the vitriol funded by super PACs during the race.
Conservationists aren’t giving up their fight to keep the Sonoran Desert Bald Eagle on the Endangered Species List.
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Maricopa Audubon Society have filed a notice of their intent to sue the federal government. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisted the bird for the third time in May.
Arizona native Raul Alcaraz; Lizbeth Mateo of Los Angeles, CA; Tania Unzueta of Chicago, Il; Mohammad Abdollahi of Ann Arbor, MI; and Yahaira Carrillo of Kansas City, MO, protest at US Sen. John McCain’s office, 5-17-10 in support of the DREAM Act.
Latino voters prefer a DREAM Act that promises citizenship. They’re not so keen on an alternative DREAM Act proposed by Florida Senator Marco Rubio. That’s according to a new poll.
DREAM stands for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. Rubio has suggested a DREAM Act tjat would provide undocumented youth temporary legal status, if they go to college or serve in the US military. But it does not guarantee a path to citizenship. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin's version would lead to permanent legal status.
TIJUANA, Mexico — Enrique Peña Nieto is the kind of politician who elicits screams from young women along with the more sober cheering of other supporters. He’s handsome and smooth, his hair slickly combed back in a slight puff that’s exaggerated in political cartoons and masks of his likeness.