Senior Field Correspondent
Senior Field Correspondent Jude Joffe-Block (Phoenix) caught the radio bug while assisting a radio reporter in Mexico, and has been happiest wearing headphones and pointing microphones ever since. She initiated Fronteras Desk coverage in Las Vegas as the project's first Senior Field Correspondent there. She then joined the Phoenix newsroom in July 2012. Previously, she contributed stories on immigration and criminal justice to KALW in San Francisco and multimedia content in both Spanish and English to the Associated Press in Mexico. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Yale University, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico.
The new app is part of the group's latest effort to challenge what's left of Arizona's controversial immigration law.
The U.S. Department of Justice has indicated interest in joining negotiations with attorneys on both sides of a racial profiling suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office.
Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the plaintiffs who successfully sued his office for discriminating against Latinos will meet with the Judge on Friday.
The effort behind the new sign represents the most public pushback Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has received on the immigration bill he helped to draft.
Senate leadership hope the bipartisan immigration reform bill will pass by the end of the month.
The House appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security allocates $39 billion and maintains an immigration enforcement program the Obama administration wants to phase out.
Though an Arizona woman passing through Sonora wound up spending more than a week in a Mexican jail after the military accused her of transporting drugs she says weren't hers, the governor of the Mexican border state says visitors should feel safe visiting his state.
The judge who ruled against Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a racial profiling suit last week also found flaws in a federal immigration enforcement training given to Maricopa County deputies.
An Arizona law that criminalizes abortions based on sex or gender preference is the target of a new lawsuit. Civil rights groups say it discriminates against black and Asian women.
The news that the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday was well received by grassroots groups pushing for reform.