One year after SB 1070 made Arizona infamous for harsh anti-immigration policies, the law’s architects encountered a harsh backlash: State Senator Russell Pearce was recalled from office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio was slammed with a scathing report from the DOJ.
“America’s Toughest Sheriff” gave Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry his endorsement, but what’s it worth? Some in Arizona say it might be more beneficial for Arpaio than for Perry.
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.
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.
The killing of a rancher near the U.S.-Mexico border enraged supporters of a bill in the Arizona legislature that would allow police to arrest migrants for trespassing in the state.
Dozens of human rights activists set out in a caravan from Phoenix to Washington D.C. to call attention to the criminalization of immigrants in Arizona.