It is stunning — just stunning — that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has apparently joined the movement to revoke birthright citizenship. “People come here to have babies,” he says. “They come here to drop a child. It’s called ‘drop and leave.’ “
Protests in Arizona and through-out America continued today after Arizonan’s governor, Jan Brewer asked an appeals court to reconsider the most heinous parts of the state’s new immigration law and as the lightning-rod Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, prepared a highly publicized “crime sweep.”
The Spanish-language press continues to analyze Judge Susan Bolton’s partial injunction against SB 1070 and Arizona’s quick appeal of the decision, considering the political effects and wondering how this will impact the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform –which continued demonstrations in Phoenix and other cities throughout the country demonstrate is still sorely needed.
News coverage of this week’s ruling on the Arizona anti-immigrant law is re-igniting the debate over comprehensive immigration reform and the need for a federal solution. But as Washington pundits analyze the political implications of the judge’s decision, they are turning to outdated thinking instead of real facts from real elections. Conventional wisdom in Washington has it that the Obama Administration’s lawsuit, and success this week in court, will hurt congressional Democrats in swing districts and help Republicans mobilize their base. Once again, these experts prove that they have a superficial understanding of the politics of immigration.
The partial injunction issued yesterday by Judge Susan Bolton, blocking some of the most controversial sections of Arizona law SB 1070 from going into effect, generated a range of reactions among Hispanics in Arizona and elsewhere, as covered in various Spanish-language outlets.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ripped the guts out of SB 1070 on Wednesday, striking down the most egregious and indefensible parts of Arizona’s immigration law.
Check out this cartoon, from AZ Daily Star, depicting Arizona’s immigration law getting stopped at the border.
There’s not a prayer that comprehensive immigration reform will pass Congress this year, but there’s a slim one that a smaller “down payment” measure might. And it should.
Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Patricia Espinosa called Wednesday’s decision on Arizona’s immigration law “a step in the right direction.”
The mood was celebratory in downtown Phoenix Wednesday after U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona’s tough new immigration law from taking effect.