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Five Years After SB 1070, Arizona Immigrant Community Marks Victories And Arpaio Is On Trial For Contempt

On April 23, 2010, former Governor Jan Brewer signed into law SB 1070, one of the nation’s toughest and most controversial pieces of legislation regarding immigration enforcement. Five years later, Arizona remains at the epicenter of the immigrant rights debate. Yesterday, on the fifth anniversary of the enactment of SB 10170, Arizona activists took to … Continue reading »

National Journal: Russell Pearce, Despite SB 1070 Disaster, is Unapologetic

At National Journal today is an interview with Russell Pearce, the former Arizona state senate president who was responsible for passing SB 1070 into law.  The entire interview is worth reading.  Years after he was recalled for his role in passing SB 1070, then outvoted when he tried to return to the state senate, Pearce is unapologetic, still … Continue reading »

Anti-immigrant Law SB 1070 Continues to Drag Down Arizona's Image and Economy

With the passage of SB 1070 in 2010, Arizona became the first state in the nation to sanction the kind of ugly anti-immigrant politics that states like Alabama and Georgia now also practice.  Despite warnings about its racial profiling provisions and the potential for negative impact on the state, the anti-immigrant zealots in Arizona were … Continue reading »

Georgia Can Start Enforcing Racial Profiling Provision in Anti-Immigration Law

In the wake of Arizona’s SB 1070, Georgia’s legislature got caught up in the anti-immigrant frenzy and passed a harsh “show me your papers” law. This week, that provision took effect: Georgia state and local police may start enforcing one of the most controversial parts of the state’s immigration law for the first time now … Continue reading »

In NC, GOP-led Legislative Committee on Immigration Won't Make Recommendations

When Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives put together a special committee on immigration last year, the expectation was that we’d see ugly legislative recommendations along the lines of Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56 recommendations. But, a funny thing happened along the way – probably something to do with the intense … Continue reading »

Arizona Gov. Brewer Contributes $100,000 to Jeff Flake's Senate Campaign: All the Reasons Why We Don't Think It Will Help

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer this week decided to inject herself into the super-close Senate race between Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D), using her political action committee (JanPAC) to spend $100,000 printing and supporting mailers supporting Flake over Carmona. As Capitol Media Services reported yesterday: PAC spokesman Paul Senseman said his boss believes she … Continue reading »

Five Immigration Questions for President Obama

We live-tweeted the interview with Mitt Romney yesterday — check out tweets on that from us and others. We’ll also be live-tweeting the President’s interview today, at 2:10 PM est, so be sure to follow us @americasvoice and tune in. Univisión’s Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas grilled Mitt Romney on immigration and other topics … Continue reading »

Five Key Immigration Questions for President Obama Ahead of Univisión Interview

Washington, DC – After grilling Mitt Romney on immigration and other topics yesterday, Univisión’s Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas will interview President Obama later this afternoon.  Below are five key immigration questions for the President. What’s your roadmap to victory on comprehensive immigration reform?  In May of 2008 on Univision you said: “I cannot guarantee … Continue reading »

If Mitt Romney Was Actually Mexican, Would He Still Support Arizona's SB 1070?

As we reported, yesterday a U.S. District judge lifted an injunction against the “show me your papers” provision of Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-immigrant law, allowing this draconian provision to go into effect.  Many agree that the implementation of this provision will involve rampant racial profiling of Latinos in Arizona. No doubt, additional legal challenges will be brought … Continue reading »