Phoenix Mayor, Phil Gordon, and Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, are condemning Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's move on Friday to sign the controversial SB 1070 into law. Gordon's primary focus is on the adverse implications this bill will have on community safety. By diverting police attention from... Continue »
The Spanish-language media focuses on the passage of Arizona state law SB 1070, which criminalizes undocumented immigrants, and its immediate effects: a boycott of Arizona businesses andrenewed calls for comprehensive immigration reform. Continue »
Meghan McCain says what her father should have said on SB1070: Let me say upfront that I do not support the bill that was signed by Governor Jan Brewer. Continue »
But she did sign Arizon'a harshest profiling bill yet, S.B. 1070, into law today. So, why is she telling cops to profile people based on "reasonable suspicion" they could be undocumented, if she doesn't know what that looks like? Watch it. Continue »
America's Voice is disappointed and outraged by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's decision to sign into law a highly punitive bill that puts a target on the backs of all Latinos in Arizona and does nothing to solve the state's, and the nation's, pressing immigration problem. It will breed chaos... Continue »
Greg Sargent reports at Plumline, (also check CNN), that the President has come out against Arizona's highly controversial profiling bill, SB1070. Watch the President's remarks on CNN. Meanwhile, Andrea Nill at Think Progress reports in Obama: 'Irresponsible' Arizona Immigration Bill 'Threatens To Undermine Basic Notions Of Fairness.' Continue »
The Spanish-language media continues to watch Arizona, where Governor Jan Brewer is expected to sign the criminalization bill SB 1070 in the next few days. Meanwhile, as nationwide demonstrations on May 1st for comprehensive immigration reform approach,Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is pushing for action in the Senate. Continue »
The Spanish-language media highlights a bipartisan appeal to stop deporting DREAM Act students, while keeping attention on Arizona's criminalization bill and the shifting prospects for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress. Continue »
The Spanish-language press continues to focus on Arizona bill SB 1070, which would criminalize undocumented immigrants. Demonstrations for comprehensive reform planned for May 1st and comments from a senator indicating Congress may take up reform next month are also noted. Continue »
TPM's LiveWire covers a story The Wall Street Journal first broke late yesterday: "President Obama called Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) from Air Force One today to tell the Republican that immigration reform was coming in a matter of weeks -- and to encourage Brown to get involved with... Continue »