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Uncertain Outlook for Arizona Immigration Legislation After Recall Election

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.

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With Eye On SB 1070, AZ Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling On Employer Sanctions Law

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.

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One Year Since SB 1070 Signed Into Law and a Long Journey for Immigrants

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.

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Vigilante Found Guilty of Murder in Arizona; Could Face Death Penalty

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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Cell Phones Become Tools for Storytelling in the Hands of L.A. Immigrants

Mobile Voices is a multimedia platform that uses cell phones to help day laborers, household workers, and other immigrants express their thoughts and tell stories on the Internet.

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Opponents of SB 1070 Say Fight Is Not Over

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.

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Walking On Eggshells as SB 1070 Deadline Nears

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.

Gerardo, an undocummented immigrant that has been living in Arizona for the past 10 years. (Photo by Valeria Fernandez)
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Listening to Both Sides in Arizona’s Immigration Debate

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.

Katherine Figuera in Washington, DC - Photo: Valeria Fernandez
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A Child of Undocumented Immigrants on Capitol Hill

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.

Tens of Thousands March in Phoenix Against SB 1070 - Photo: José Muñoz
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A Year After Arrest, Immigrant Family Marches Against SB 1070

Detained in an immigration raid and subsequently released, the Figueroas were among the thousands who protested in Phoenix on Saturday.