“Show Me Your Papers” Law Set to Go Into Effect In Arizona After Judge’s Ruling

By: Thursday September 6, 2012 8:55 am

A federal judge, in line with the recent Supreme Court ruling, has allowed Arizona law enforcement to move forward with implementing the “show me your papers” part of their immigration law, SB 1070. It’s just about the only major part of the law that was upheld at the Supreme Court back in June, and the [...]

Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Reflects Election Debate on Immigration

By: Monday June 25, 2012 9:11 am

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Arizona’s SB1070 fits nicely with the Presidential election. In a bit of coincidental timing, Mitt Romney happens to be in Arizona today at a fundraiser. And he has basically lined up with the Arizona law, most of which was overturned today as pre-empted by federal oversight. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer [...]

Outcry to Brewer-Obama Exchange Reflects Growing Hispanic Political Awareness

By: Friday January 27, 2012 1:39 pm

I’m not going to get into the drama of Barack Obama’s run-in with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer at the airport. It’s just cable news fodder, so let them handle it. What does interest me is the fact that the biggest sub-group of Arizonans fascinated with the exchange are the Latino community, an indicator of why [...]

Russell Pearce Recall in Arizona Marred by Fake Candidate Placed on Ballot

By: Monday October 10, 2011 11:34 am

In Arizona, State Senate President Russell Pearce, who authored and was the driving force behind the anti-immigrant SB 1070 last year, faces a recall election next month. He immediately faced some challengers, including Olivia Cortes, a naturalized immigrant from Mexico who used the familiar “Sí, Se Puede!” as a campaign slogan. Just one thing, though: [...]

Georgia Legislature Passes Anti-Immigrant Bill Similar to Arizona’s

By: Friday April 15, 2011 8:20 am

Georgia has followed Arizona and become the second state to pass an anti-immigration law which would empower law enforcement to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect of a crime, which could be applied even for something as trivial as a traffic violation. The bill, HB 87, would also force businesses to do the [...]

Utah Passes Immigration Law Similar to Arizona’s SB 1070

By: Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:54 pm

Maybe there’s a soft bigotry of low expectations at work here, or maybe it’s the difference in the number of immigrants in the state, but nobody seems to be as outraged about what happened this week in Utah. And the mix of bills is interesting: Utah’s governor on Tuesday signed a package of immigration laws [...]

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