State of Confusion

Despite the American flag, Nogales police Officer José Bermudez thought this man looked out of place, so he asked for identification. The man had none and said he was from Mexico, so Bermudez called the Border Patrol. They showed up six minutes later. Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star

An Arizona Daily Star analysis of thousands of records from 13 Southern Arizona law-enforcement agencies revealed a patchwork of immigration-enforcement policies and data so incomplete there was no way to determine how police were implementing the law, or whether they were committing the systemic civil-rights violations opponents feared when SB 1070 was passed.

Read State of Confusion: Tracking SB 1070. Read the complete series here.

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