White births in the US have been surpassed by racial and ethnic minorities, according to newest Census data.
Despite a mountain of legal troubles, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio remains popular with voters and has more than $3.4 million in the bank for his November re-election campaign.
The outspoken Arizona lawman is being accused of systematically violating the civil rights of Latinos.
The Justice Department alleges Joe Arpaio, an anti-illegal immigration icon and Arizona sheriff, discriminates against Latinos. Judges in such cases typically have a lot of leeway to intervene.
J.T. Ready, an anti-immigration icon of the extreme right who apparently killed himself and four others Wednesday, sympathized with movements ranging from neo-Nazism to Occupy Wall Street.
To some, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a cop run amok. Others say he's a scapegoat, unfairly vilified for upholding Arizona's controversial tough law aimed at illegal immigrants.
Arguments made in Wednesday's Supreme Court hearing on the Arizona immigration law get to the heart of the national debate: How much discretion to give to police and prosecutors?
On the same day the Arizona immigration law had its day in court – the US Supreme Court – the state's residents held rallies both for and against it. For critics, the issue is racial profiling. For the high court, it's federal vs. state authority.
Today's questioning before the Supreme Court suggested the controversial Arizona law may be upheld.
Tough questioning by the justices suggest that at least some of the provisions of the Arizona law may be upheld, rejecting the Obama administration's expansive view of federal power.