Today’s hearing in Phoenix over the federal lawsuit—and other suits—filed against Arizona law SB 1070 occupies the attention of the Spanish-language press, which covers it from a variety of angles.
SB 1070 hearing. Notimex reports that 81 Congressional Republicans have signed an amicus brief in favor of Arizona. According to the article, the brief argues that “the federal government’s lawsuit lacks merit, and the state of Arizona has the right to defend itself against illegal immigration.” EFE reports that an amendment sponsored by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) to block the federal government from taking up lawsuits of this type, however, has failed.
SB 1070 also continues to draw international attention. AFP reports that at the annual Parliamentary Presidents’ meeting in Geneva, 11 countries signed a resolution declaring “concern and condemnation” of SB 1070, considering it “racist, xenophobic and anti-immigration of any kind.”