The defeat of Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce in Tuesday’s recall election may make state lawmakers more cautious about supporting bills restricting illegal immigration. But supporters of Pearce, the architect of SB 1070, say they won’t be deterred.
Both supporters and opponents of Arizona’s SB 1070 see reason for hope in last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the state law requiring employers to verify the immigration status of prospective employees.
The signing of SB 1070 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010 struck fear in many undocumented immigrants. But the law also had the unintended consequence of emboldening some immigrants to get involved in politics and community organizing.
Shawna Forde, the founder of a vigilante border group, could face the death penalty after she was found guilty on Monday of killing 9-year-old Bricenia Flores and her father Raúl Flores in 2009. By Valeria Fernandez reporting for New America Media.
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Immigrants in Arizona are relieved SB 1070 was blocked by an injunction, but they say their position continues to be perilous, and the fight is far from over.
Arizona’s new law requiring local and state police to arrest suspected undocumented immigrants is scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, unless a federal judge rules otherwise.
Valeria Fernandez in Phoenix cuts through the rhetoric and finds there actually is common ground between opponents and supporters of Arizona’s new immigration law.
10 year old Katherine Figueroa traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak to members of Congress about the potential impact of Arizona’s SB 1070 on children.
Detained in an immigration raid and subsequently released, the Figueroas were among the thousands who protested in Phoenix on Saturday.