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Thanks, South Central, for celebrating diversity, for uniting us instead of dividing us.
Up now on The Daily Beast, a travel story about my trip north of the Arctic Circle this January, to see things before they change.  
Mar 23 Arizona Immigration-Law Backer Woos Mexico
Many American Hispanics and Mexicans in Mexico see Arizona as a racist state, thanks to SB 1070.
Mar 18 Pew: Crossing border illegally more than once drives uptick in federal immigration crime
In 1992, 12 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants, the Pew Center reports today. Ten years later, 48 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants. The reason for the uptick: ┬ámore unauthorized immigrants who were caught crossing the border more than once have been sentenced to hard time – two years on […]
Dec 06 Luis Gutierrez, Immigration Reform and the Demographic Tsunami
Rep. Luis Gutierrez on 2014 immigration reform: “It will not be perfect, and it may not even be pretty.”
Nov 22 Shattered Dreams: Jan Brewer’s Arizona fails to investigate 6000 cases of child abuse
I’m not saying Juana could have prevented the massive CPS negligence, but with her education, heart and work ethic, she would have improved the culture at CPS, and would have helped the fragile, abused children who crossed her path.
A Tale of Two Americans
A Tale of Two Americans

Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a Mexican-American child.
These are the main characters in Two Americans, a documentary that premieres on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Harkins Arizona Mills. This is an unforgettable film that chronicles the very different lives of two people battling the immigration wars.
I met one of the film’s producers, Valeria Fernandez, a former reporter for La Voz and a current reporter for CNN, as she was filming this remarkable documentary. Through the years, I’ve watched her record every major skirmish in the immigration battles in Phoenix. This documentary gives voice to those who have no voice, and gives The Toughest Sheriff in America lots of time to show who he really is. Here’s a clip.