The Arizona state legislature this week declined to increase funds for the developmentally disabled, declined to grant 100,000 poor children greater access to health care, and declined to fund much-needed highway and education projects—but it did consider reimbursing recalled state senator Russell Pearce for $216,000 for costs incurred during his failed 2010 campaign, when Pearce… Continue »

At Daily Caller, which has established itself as a mouthpiece for the right-wing, the notoriously extremist Ann Coulter offers a particularly vicious rant against anyone who has ever supported immigration reform. This is her proposed solution: I myself would like to deport the people responsible for our current immigration policies. Okay. Let’s imagine her wish… Continue »

Today, Reverend Frank Hammond led a group of immigration advocates — calling themselves “Alabama’s Conscience” — in a protest at the Alabama Senate against their state’s controversial worst-in-the-nation anti-immigrant law, H.B. 56 and legislation under consideration that could make it even worse. “These laws are, by their very nature, granting permission for average citizens, of… Continue »

Unlike the Chief Justices, Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times grasps the real world consequences of Arizona’s anti-immigrant approach.