If you've never been to Farmers Branch, you haven't missed much. It's a neighborhood/suburban bubble/town engulfed by Dallas's urban sprawl, and it's such a bland place you'd probably never have noticed or heard tell of it until the city government enacted a controversial housing law back in May 2 ... More >>
One of the greatest stories I ever worked on involved neo-Nazis and burritos.
The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.
A hostile Supreme Court. A feckless Obama administration. America's war on Mexicans has gone too far.
America's peculiar war on Mexicans has gone too far, says this week's cover package from Village Voice Media. A hostile Supreme Court and a feckless Obama administration have resulted in abominations like Arizona's Senate Bill 1070, which gives cops all but carte blanche to question the immigration ... More >>
That truck is no doubt filled with dehydrated, oxygen-starved illegalsSure, Rick Perry can swagger about a meaningless "sanctuary bill" to keep the brown hordes out of Texas, but if you want real action on illegal immigration, the place to go is Alabama. That state's governor, faced with the ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
The feds bury border patrol abuses of immigrants, but whats been unearthed reveals a culture of cruelty.
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
Debbie Riddle's got a full plateMonday was the first day to pre-file bills for the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature, and Tomball State Rep. Debbie Riddle famously camped out to get first crack at things. She filed nine bills. Not all of them deal with the Brown Menace attacking the ... More >>
And so it begins. Today is the first day Texas legislators can pre-file bills for the upcoming session, and Tomball State Rep. Debbie Riddle, apparently in fear she might be kidnapped by illegals before getting her chance to shine, camped out in front of the clerk's office so she could be first on l ... More >>
Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle and doesn't work.
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Readers debate asylum for Mexicans.
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone.
Arizona and America join Joe Arpaio in rushing to inquire: Are your papers in order?
As with government, we get the reality entertainment we deserveTonight marks the return of MTV's Jersey Shore. Season 2 moves the juice-headed, monosyllabic cast from East Coast to South Beach (which is still technically the East Coast, but let's not worry about that right now). The gang's a ... More >>
While many civil rights advocates are heralding the recent injunction against Arizona's notorious SB 1070 as a major victory, not everyone is getting in on the celebration.In Houston, local and national immigrants rights groups assembled outside St. Stephen's Episcopal School to say the injunctio ... More >>
A federal judge has delayed implementation of the most controversial parts of Arizona's new immigration-enforcement law, but that is only a first step in the state's frontline battle over border policy.Our sister paper Phoenix New Times is at the heart of the conflict, and has been devoting speci ... More >>
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved thanks to Mexican immigrants.
God Bless Arizona, even though they mock usMichael Berry's "God Bless Arizona" tour, a/k/a The Pale Riders, is back from the Arizona-supporting Fourth of July tour.About 200 KTRH listeners went to the state to "buycott" (i.e., spend money) in support of its new immigration law.Who knew that they ... More >>
Friday, while Rocks Off was enjoying a blissful if soggy day off, Lilith Fair canceled the final ten dates of this year's summer resurrection, including all three scheduled Texas stops. The news was hardly shocking: One headliner, Norah Jones, had already bailed, and The New York Times report ... More >>
Michael Berry, Number One in loving ArizonaThe Freedom Riders of the `60s were brave, visionary fighters for civil rights, but they pale in comparison to the Pale Riders of the Michael Berry Brigade.Berry, the former city councilman and current KTRH talk-show host who recently hoped that a mosque ... More >>
Rob Krentz's family talks about the life and death of the murdered Arizona rancher.
From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border
"DRANK SIPPA" from ALONSO MURILLO on Vimeo. Everyone is talking about the controversy surrounding Arizona's SB 1070, and Rocks Off was curious to take the temperature of the Grand Canyon State's hip-hop community. So we got in contact with our current favorite Arizona Latino hip-hop artist, 23-year- ... More >>
In case you're wondering, "reggie" means weedFrom our sister blog Rocks Off, in case you missed it:Everyone is talking about the controversy surrounding Arizona's SB 1070, and Rocks Off was curious to take the temperature of the Grand Canyon State's hip-hop community.So RO got in contact with our ... More >>
The Valley gets ready for a reprise of thisWe're guessing this isn't going to work out as hoped: The chambers of commerce of several Mexican border towns are calling on residents to stay out of the U.S. tomorrow.That'll teach Arizona to pass a restrictive illegal-alien law, is the thinking. On th ... More >>
Photos by Liana LopezProtesting at an Astros game, but somehow not about beer prices About 60 demonstrators were outside Minute Maid Park last night protesting the Arizona Diamondbacks in response to the state's newly passed SB 1070 anti-immigrant law.As baseball fans made their way into the sta ... More >>
Our sister paper Phoenix New Times is at Ground Zero in the burgeoning debate over immigration and Arizona's efforts to control it.Village Voice Media, the chain that owns the Houston Press and publications in other such immigration hotspots as LA, Miami and New York, is beginning an extensive lo ... More >>
The Student Senate holds off on whether illegal immigrants should pay out-of-state tuitionMaybe it's just people steeped in Aggie stereotypes who hold their breath when hearing Texas A&M is wading into something like the debate on illegal immigration, but it's certain that breath is being hel ... More >>
A team spokesman walks a tightrope in responding to the planned protestsHaven't found the perfect way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo yet? Some organizations have what they think is the perfect way to kick it off.Several Latino groups, including LULAC and Houston's Youth Coalition, will be protesting ... More >>
"Goodbye to my Juan, farewell Rosalita; adios mis amigos, Jesus y Maria..."Few subjects elicit raw passion the way illegal immigration does. But what if you could eliminate all of the rage, fear, sympathy and politics surrounding the issue, what then? What if it was just a numbers game, and abou ... More >>