Tag: SB 1070

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.

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.

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.


Podcast: A Tale of Two Dairy Farms

In this podcast episode reporter Valeria Fernandez takes listeners back to the pre-SB 1070 era in Phoenix, where she managed to find common ground within Arizona’s tense immigration politics.

De Leon: La Raza Calls Off Arizona Boycott – What Next?

The economic boycott of Arizona after the state passed SB 1070, a draconian immigration law, has cost the state billions. The law still stands–so why did La Raza reverse its position?

De Leon: Alabama’s Immigration Law – Denying the American Dream

Columnist Erwin De Leon writes that Alabama House Bill 56 would segregate Latinos and revert the state into a Jim Crow era. U.S. Federal Judge Sharon L. Blackburn issued an injunction preventing the draconian law from taking effect Thursday.

Obama or Perry (or Romney) – Does it Make a Difference to Immigrants?

Columnist Erwin de Leon says voters in next year’s presidential election will have a choice between GOP candidates who favor enforcement-only immigration policies and a president who says the right words but has yet to deliver on immigration reform.


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.


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.

Utah Lawmakers Say ‘Don’t Call Us Arizona’

Feet in Two Worlds Reporter Aswini Anburajan is guest blogging at The American Prospect this week. We’ll be linking to her posts as they roll out.