The SAFE Act has harsh features including criminalizing, at the misdemeanor level, the mere act of being in the country without authorization.
President Obama insisted the "moment is now" to give 11 million immigrants in the U.S. without documents a chance at citizenship.
The ruling comes following a three-week trial in July and August over a pattern of unlawful practices by Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on immigration sweeps and traffic stops.
San Antonians might say, for certain, that Texas is "turning blue."
In spite of efforts to play African-Americans and Latino immigrants against each other, support for immigration reform is solid within the African-American community.
Cesar Chavez was the founder and leader of the United Farm Workers union. The UFW achieved the nation's first industry-wide farm labor contracts.
Among the 11 million undocumented immigrants are 1.4 million Koreans who suffer many of the same low paid jobs, fear of deportation, as their Latino counterparts.
"I don't want my parents to be scared of being deported and being separated from me and my brothers. I want them to live in peace."
People at the rally. like most New Yorkers, seemed to agree that good jobs and good quality education for all are necessary steps to ending gun violence on the streets.
"We have to do things that welcome immigrants to our state," Vanessa Crawford, executive director of MIRA, told members and activists from all over Missouri.