Tag: Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce

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2011 Saw Gains for Arizona’s Pro-Immigrant Movement

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.

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Could Arpaio’s Endorsement Hurt Perry?

“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.

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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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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.

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Slaying of Arizona Rancher Fuels Debate Over Proposed Anti-Immigrant Bill

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.

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Immigration Reform Caravan Leaves for D.C. to Show Plight of the Undocumented in Arizona

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.