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  • Rick Perry Pushes Their Buttons

    08/20/2011 8:56:05 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 183 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 8-20-2011 | Kevin D. Williamson
    August 20, 2011 4:00 A.M.Rick Perry Pushes Their Buttons The questions put to Governor Perry are political, not scientific. Gov. Rick Perry, pressed for his views on evolution, characterized it as “a theory” with “some gaps” in it. He went on to say that, in Texas, both conventional evolution and creationism are taught. He told a boy whose mother asked him about the subject: “In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools — because I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.” This is the sort of thing that drives a certain...
  • Rick Perry: Illegal Immigrants Who Serve In The Military Deserve Citizenship

    08/20/2011 1:32:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 464 replies · 1+ views
    TPM ^ | August 20, 2011 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    ROCK HILL, SC -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) spoke for a few minutes to reporters here about his views on immigration, which have gotten him into some hot water with the conservative base he hopes to woo as his presidential campaign spools up. What he offered up was a little something for everyone. Perry said states should be responsible for their own immigration laws, also stating that the federal government must step up border enforcement. He also spelled out his support for a national program that would allow illegal immigrants who serve in the military to become citizens. Illegal...
  • Arizona Asks Supreme Court To Review Immigration Law

    08/10/2011 3:54:42 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/10/11 | Jennifer Epstein & Reid J. Epstein
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced late Wednesday she has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to consider her states appeal to a lower court ruling that put on hold key parts of Arizonas anti-illegal immigration law. Read more:
  • Alabama Leaders Slam Justice Department for Suing Over Immigration Law

    08/10/2011 9:36:44 AM PDT · by montag813 · 20 replies ^ | 08-10-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaAlabama GOP leaders slammed Eric Holder and the Department of Justice for suing the state over H.B. 56, saying the Federal failure to secure the border and enforce immigration laws has compelled the states to act. And they showed strong defiance that they would prevail against Holder and his ACLU legal team. Mike Hubbard, the Alabama House Speaker said: Make no mistake, this lawsuit will not undo Alabamas immigration law. If the court finds problems with parts of the law, tweaks can be made, Mr. Hubbard said. But Alabama is not going to be a sanctuary...
  • NM: Gov. Martinez' License Residency Check Causes Illegal Aliens to Panic

    08/04/2011 9:38:42 AM PDT · by montag813 · 44 replies ^ | 08-04-2011 | John Hill
    <p>You have to hand it to Gov. Susana Martinez (R-NM): she does NOT back down. This tough former D.A. seems to have inherited her tenacity from her father - a former Sheriff and boxer who won three straight Golden Gloves titles in the 1950s. Her adversaries underestimate her at their peril.</p>
  • Last of Arizona immigration protesters on trial

    07/29/2011 6:25:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2011 | AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press
    PHOENIX The president of a national religious organization and five others went on trial Friday in Phoenix a year after they were arrested while protesting Arizona's tough immigration law and a crackdown on illegal immigrants.
  • Arizona starts raising funds for Mexico border fence

    07/20/2011 12:45:59 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 July 2011 | Tim Gaynor
    Anyone with cash in their pockets and a concern about security on the porous Arizona-Mexico border can make a donation to help the state build its own fence as of Wednesday. An Arizona law that went into effect July 20 allows the desert state to build the barrier, provided it can raise enough private donations and persuade public and private landowners to let them build it on their land. Steve Smith, the Republican state senator who sponsored the law, hopes to raise $50 million. Donations are being taken through a website -- --- which went live at midnight. "It's...
  • Arizona launching fundraising website for border fence

    07/18/2011 11:58:19 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies
    msnbc ^ | July 18, 2011 | Grace Johnson
    Arizona lawmakers are hoping to raise around $50 million for border fencing with a new online public fundraising plan that launches Wednesday despite skepticism from key stakeholders. Under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in April, the state would use inmate labor and money pulled in through the website to fence in some of the 82 miles of border between Arizona and Mexico that remain open. Despite support from top state officials, the initiative is already facing problems. Private land owners and county sheriffs are skeptical that fencing even works and dont plan on contributing, while the federal...
  • Arizona anti-illegal immigration lawmaker faces recall

    07/08/2011 8:34:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 8, 2011 | David Schwartz
    (Reuters) - A citizens' group that opposes the Arizona senate president because of his stance on illegal immigration and other issues has collected enough signatures to force a recall election for him, officials said on Friday. Republican state Senator Russell Pearce rose to national attention as the chief architect of the state's tough anti-immigration law that was signed into law last year, but has been blocked by the courts. Maricopa County elections officials certified the group Citizens for a Better Arizona has collected over 10,300 signatures in their effort to force a recall election for Pearce, said Yvonne Reed, a...
  • Arizona illegal immigration law sponsor faces recall

    07/11/2011 12:12:41 PM PDT · by Baladas · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 11, 2011 | CINDY CARCAMO
    The chief sponsor of Arizona's controversial anti-illegal immigration law SB1070 will likely face a recall election, according to news reports. State Senate President Russell Pearce, who is well known for his stance against illegal immigration, will face a recall election in November after Maricopa County officials certified that petitioners gathered more than enough valid signatures to force a special vote, according to and the Associated Press. Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, chief sponsor of the state's controversial anti-illegal immigration law, will likely face a recall election in November. Citizens for a Better Arizona are leading the recall initiative....
  • Finding fertile ground for the know-it-all in Arizona

    07/10/2011 6:17:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies
    Remember last summer when it seemed all the world was out to get Arizona? Countless boycotts were threatened, some of them by Latino Major League Baseball players, who vowed they would not play in the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix and the pressure on MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to move the game was intense. Meanwhile, the mainstream media piled on Arizona as a state staggering back to its Wild West origins at a breakneck pace. Despite it all, two days from today, the Midsummer Classic will be played in 105-degree heat at Chase Field. By all accounts, the protests at...
  • Play Ball!

    07/07/2011 2:08:55 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 8 replies
    MLB Allstar game-on for July 12th 2011 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.But if illegal alien-supporting activists had their way, it wouldn't be.From Fox:["With Major League Baseball's All-Star Game less than two weeks away, Hispanic groups outraged over Arizona's attempt to crack down onillegal immigrantsare pressing players and fans to sit this one out.Even though the state's controversial immigration law has been put on hold by the federal courts, opponents say a boycott is still a good idea."We just encourage everyone who opposes racism and discrimination, think about children separated from families, to come out and stand in solidarity with...
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus declines to intervene on behalf of Frank McCourt

    06/25/2011 12:00:52 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | June 25, 2011 | Bill Shaikin
    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has declined a request to intervene on behalf of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt in his showdown with Major League Baseball, Rep. Charles Gonzalez said Friday. Gonzalez (D-San Antonio), the chairman of the CHC, met Friday with MLB lobbyists. He said he had requested a meeting with Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss issues of concern to the Latino community but said the CHC would not stand with McCourt in his battle against Selig. We can't take sides in a business dispute," Gonzalez said. "We do want to express our appreciation for what Mr. McCourt has meant to...
  • From Jackie Robinson to Dead Silence (NYT: Arizona 1070 a failure)

    06/18/2011 12:03:59 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | JONATHAN MAHLER
    There is no Latin American Jackie Robinson, no single Hispanic ballplayer who lifted his people onto his back and crashed through baseballs racist barricades. But there always has to be a first, and many of the games historians point to two Cubans, Rafael Almeida and Armando Marsans, who made their debut with the Cincinnati Reds a century ago. Of course, baseball was still segregated then. The Reds took great pains to highlight the irreproachable ethnicities of their newest employees: yes, they were Cuban, but they were purebred Spaniards,
  • NPR's E-Verify Court Coverage: Fanning the Flames with Falsehoods

    06/08/2011 7:36:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    All Numbers USA ^ | Jume 6, 2011 | Jeremy Beck,
    The errors in National Public Radio's coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-3 decision to (uphold Arizona's E-Verify law) were so blatant and verifiable that the segment would have made a good candidate for one of NPR's famous April Fools Day reports. But the falsehoods that listeners heard in the (Top Court Upholds Arizona Employer Sanctions Law) are no joke. There has been no correction in the story online, which would indicate no one within the organization caught the errors. I don't believe that "All Things Considered" intentionally lied to listeners. Supporters of unchecked illegal immigration spend millions of dollars...
  • High court sustains Ariz. employer sanctions law

    05/26/2011 7:53:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 61 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/26/11 | MARK SHERMAN
    The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.
  • Arizona calls for online donations in bid to build fence along entire border with Mexico

    05/08/2011 11:22:21 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:55 AM on 9th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Arizona lawmakers want to erect a fence along the border with Mexico - whether the federal government thinks it's necessary or not. They've got a plan that could get a project started using online donations and prison labour. If they get enough money, all they would have to do is get cooperation from landowners and construction could begin as soon as this year. Governor Jan Brewer recently signed a bill that sets the state on a course to building a permanent barrier along its borders, and a website is being launched to raise money for the work.
  • Arizona sheriffs criticize White House immigration summit

    PHOENIX - Arizona is considered the "Ground Zero" of the immigration debate, but the names most synonymous with the issue were left out of a White House conference on immigration reform. Mayors and police chiefs from New York, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia joined former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the CEO of Facebook, officials from JP Morgan Chase, the Bishop of Salt Lake, and other so-called "stake-holders" at the White House Summit on Tuesday. "How could they not include us in this conversation," asked Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. Neither Babeu nor Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio were invited....
  • After one year with SB 1070, officials say it is working

    04/17/2011 8:59:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review - Capitol Media Services ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX It provoked demonstrations and boycotts. And some key provisions have been enjoined by federal courts. But a year after Gov. Jan Brewer signed it into law, youll never convince Senate President Russell Pearce that SB 1070, which he crafted, is anything but an unqualified success. Theyre leaving in caravans, he said of illegal immigrants. Ive talked to a U-Haul dealer, Pearce continued. He said business has never been better. More to the point, he said, the rentals have been one-way. Brewer, who gained national recognition with her signature, said she, too, believes that SB 1070 has been a...
  • Appeals court upholds Justice challenge on Ariz. immigration law

    04/11/2011 11:12:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 11, 2011 | Jerry Markon
    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court decision that blocked the most contested provisions of Arizonas immigration law from taking effect. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that a federal judge did not abuse her discretion in blocking provisions of the law that would, among other things, require police to check immigration status if they stop someone while enforcing other laws. The decision is a victory for the Obama administration,
  • Court rules against Arizona immigration law [The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals....]

    04/11/2011 10:34:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Court rules against Arizona immigration law Photo 1:09pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court upheld a preliminary injunction against parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law in a ruling released on Monday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court did not abuse its authority by enjoining key sections of the state law that were challenged by the Obama administration.
  • The State of Arizona vs. The Obama Machine

    04/10/2011 2:02:43 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 2 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/9/2011 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Wins Motion in SB 1070 Lawsuit! This week, lets start with a big Judicial Watch victory. On Wednesday, April 5, our client, the Arizona State Legislature, was granted permission to intervene as a defendant in the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit against SB 1070, Arizonas get-tough illegal immigration law. Judge Susan Bolton granted Judicial Watchs motion over the objections of the Obama DOJ. Heres a quick squib from the order, which was short and sweet: On February 7, 2011, Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer signed into law Senate Bill 1117 (S.B. 1117), which provides that the Speaker...
  • Judicial Watch Wins Motion for AZ State Legislature to Intervene in Defense of SB 1070 against...

    04/06/2011 8:53:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 6, 2011
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Wins Motion for AZ State Legislature to Intervene in Defense of SB 1070 against Obama Justice Department Washington, DC -- April 6, 2011 Judicial Watch, the government watchdog group, announced today that its client, the Arizona State Legislature, has been granted permission to intervene as a defendant in the Obama Justice Department lawsuit (USA v. The State of Arizona, et al. (No. 10-1413)) challenging SB 1070, Arizonas get-tough illegal immigration law. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed emergency legislation on February 7, 2011, authorizing the Legislature to participate in court proceedings related to the defense of SB...
  • Bolton Upholds Proposition Denying Bond to Illegal Immigrants

    04/02/2011 2:14:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    MyFox Phoenix ^ | 01 Apr 2011 | MyFox Phoenix
    PHOENIX - Federal Judge Susan Bolton has ruled in favor of denying bond to illegal immigrants who were arrested on felony charges. Judge Bolton ruled in favor of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Bill Montgomery. They were being sued by two national law firms and the National ACLU Representatives. In 2006, Arizona voters passed Proposition 100, which precluded bail to arrestees who entered or remained in the state illegally and who were charged with serious felony offenses. The ACLU claimed the law was unconstitutional and sued to stop it from being enforced. They alleged that the law...
  • Respect Your Flag? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Flag! (Now Let Us in/Give Us Stuff)

    03/25/2011 2:39:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Never Forget: Arizona State Capitol, July 31st, 2010 This infantile tantrum of a protest was in reaction to passage of Arizona'sSB1070- take a moment to re-aquaint yourself with the reality of whatthe illegals Obama can't wait to pardon/register as Demsthink of our nation's proud traditions, honor, and veterans' sacrifice: sadly, not much better than the rest of the traitorous, self-hating 'progressive' Left... And yes,Snopes confirms it- the pugnacious protesters -largely illegals and tweaked hippies outraged that the democratic process produced a fair, legal, and popular result they don't particularly like- trampled and smeared toilet paper/set a toilet seat on American...
  • Hispanic civil rights leader banned from Senate chambers

    02/26/2011 11:15:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies ^ | February 26, 2011 | HOWARD FISCHER Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX -- A sometimes loud crowd reaction this past week to a legislative hearing has led to the banning of a Hispanic civil rights leader from the Senate -- and his arrest Thursday after he went to see his legislator. Senate President Russell Pearce confirmed Friday he told the Senate sergeant at arms to bar the leader of a group that was being "rowdy' while watching a committee hearing on a TV monitor in an overflow room. But the Senate president said he did not learn until later that person he banned was Salvador Reza. Reza was arrested Thursday when...
  • Lawmaker seeks to strip funds for governments case against Arizona immigration law

    02/18/2011 12:16:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    TheHill ^ | 02/18/11 | Josiah Ryan
    Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) is seeking to pass a measure that would ban the federal government from using funds to challenge Arizona's new immigration law. Poe will seek to attach his measure to the House GOP spending bill being considered on the House floor. This is an issue of public safety, and thats why its important for the federal government to get out of the way of the state of Arizona, Poe said. The sovereign state of Arizona is being overrun by dangerous people.
  • Illegal Immigrants Being Targeted by Kansas Government

    Illegal Immigrants in Kansas should perhaps start singing California, here we come as conservative state leaders begin working on legislation
  • Arizona State Legislature Seeks to Intervene in Federal Lawsuit to Defend AZ Immigration Law

    02/15/2011 1:12:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February, 15, 2011
    Judicial Watch Represents Arizona State Legislature in Legal Defense against Obama Justice Department over S.B. 1070 Judicial Watch, the government watchdog group, announced today that it has filed a Motion to Intervene (Case No. 10-cv-01413-SRB) on behalf of the Arizona State Legislature in the Obama Justice Department lawsuit challenging S.B. 1070, Arizonas new get-tough illegal immigration law. On February 7, 2011, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed emergency legislation authorizing the Arizona Legislature to participate in court proceedings related to the defense of S.B. 1070.Under a newly enacted Arizona law, the Legislature has been authorized to defend S.B. 1070.Through this Motion,...
  • Sheriffs say feds being unrealistic [Repub faithful hear border security legislation issue]

    02/13/2011 5:35:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies
    SIERRA VISTA A pair of outspoken Arizona sheriffs said if the state does not lead the way, the federal government will eventually kow-tow to those who want immigration reform without securing the border. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said the state is under attack by the ACLU and the U.S. Department of Justice for attempting to address what is a federal responsibility when it comes to the border. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said the federal government is trying to brainwash the American public, saying the border is safe and secure. The two spoke to more than 150 people...
  • Defending SB1070 funds so far $3.7 million and growing

    02/11/2011 5:59:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Donations to defend AZ SB1070 keep coming in. So Far the tally is $3.7 million. More at the source as this an AP story.
  • Brewer to Countersue Federal Government Over Immigration Enforcement

    02/10/2011 1:29:45 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2011 | Fox News
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Thursday that her state will file a countersuit against the federal government, claiming Washington has failed to enforce immigration law along the southern border. The governor said the federal government hasn't secured the state's border with Mexico and has stuck Arizona with the costs tied to illegal immigration. "Because the federal government has failed to protect the citizens of Arizona, I am left with no other choice," Brewer said. The announcement is the latest swipe in the ongoing legal dispute between Arizona and the U.S. Department of Justice over the state's tough immigration law. After...
  • AZ Sheriff on Napolitanos Security Speech: This Shows You How Divorced From Reality the...

    01/28/2011 3:20:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 2+ views
    CNSNews ^ | January 28, 2011 | Penny Starr
    Complete title: AZ Sheriff on Napolitanos Security Speech: This Shows You How Divorced From Reality the Secretary of Homeland Security Really Is Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says violence in Arizona by criminal illegal aliens has reached "epidemic proportions." He spoke at a Capitol Hill news conference on Monday, April 19, 2010. ( Starr) ( The National Sheriffs Association on Wednesday named Arizonas Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu Sheriff of the Year. On Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano delivered the first State of Homeland Security address, in which she gave an upbeat account of the agencys accomplishments, including...
  • Obama Justice Department Colluded with ACLU to Attack Arizonas SB 1070 According to Documents...

    01/27/2011 9:02:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 27, 2011
    Complete title: Obama Justice Department Colluded with ACLU to Attack Arizonas SB 1070 According to Documents Uncovered by Judicial Watch ACLU Rep to DOJ Official: Yes, a real pleasure to be on the same side. Washington, DC -- January 27, 2011Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today announced that it has received documents from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that show DOJ worked hand-in-hand with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in mounting their respective legal challenges to SB 1070, Arizonas get-tough illegal immigration law. The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to a...
  • Ron Paul for Senate?

    01/19/2011 10:46:56 AM PST · by speciallybland · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/19/2011 | Ben Smith
    Public Policy Polling is showing Ron Paul with a surprising showing of strength in early polling for retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's Texas seat: The top two choices of Texas Republicans to be their Senate nominee next year are David Dewhurst...and Ron Paul. The duo is basically tied with 23% saying Dewhurst would be their top pick as the GOP candidate and 21% picking Paul. Maybe a couple years ago the thought of Senator Paul would have seemed ridiculous but after his son breezed through both the Republican primary and the general election in Kentucky last year it seems a...
  • The Dupnik rebellion: Pima's top cop says "no" to SB 1070

    01/10/2011 11:11:13 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 18 replies
    KGUN ^ | January 10, 2010 | Steve Nunez and Forrest Carr
    The Dupnik rebellion: Pima's top cop says "no" to SB 1070 Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik ALSO ON KGUN9.COM Cochise County Sheriff says immigration law will have only minor effect on his department full text of Pearce e-mail to KGUN9 full text of SB 1070 Governor Brewer's executive orderReporters: Steve Nunez and Forrest Carr TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Pima County's top lawman says he has no intention of enforcing Arizona's controversial crackdown on illegal immigration. Sheriff Clarence Dupnik calls SB 1070 "racist," "disgusting," and "unnecessary." Speaking Tuesday morning with KGUN9's Steve Nunez, Dupnik made it clear that while he will not...
  • Rift in Arizona as Latino Class Is Found Illegal (Barf Alert)

    01/10/2011 12:29:36 PM PST · by fifedom · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 7, 2011 | MARC LACEY
    The class began with a Mayan-inspired chant .. The classroom walls featured protest signs, including one that said United Together in La Lucha! the struggle. ... The class and others in the Tucson Unified School Districts Mexican-American program have been declared illegal by the State of Arizona even while similar programs for black, Asian and American Indian students have been left untouched.
  • Arizona Activists Fight Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

    12/30/2010 1:51:01 PM PST · by La Lydia · 12 replies · 29+ views
    EFE via Fox News Latino ^ | December 30, 2010
    Arizona's controversial immigration law may have it in the crosshairs of some political and immigration groups, but that doesn't mean the state doesn't have its own organizations fighting anti-immigrant sentiment. A new group of activists intends to combat the sentiment in Arizona given the fear that in 2011 it will increase with bills like the ones being prepared by Republican state lawmaker Russell Pearce. "We're a group of citizens concerned about the stance that Pearce could take starting in January now that he's the leader of the majority in the state senate," Randy Parraz, the organizer for Citizens for a...
  • No retreat for Arizona legislator in fight against illegals (Russell Pearce)

    12/28/2010 5:53:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 28, 2010 | Valerie Richardson
    Arizona took a public-relations punch to the gut after passing the nation's toughest anti-illegal-immigration law earlier this year, but anyone who thinks (or hopes) the state Legislature will lower its profile on the border-security issue in 2011 likely will be disappointed.The state is positioned like never before to expand its efforts to combat illegal immigration. The November election saw Republican Jan Brewer elected to a second term as governor, largely on the strength of her decision to sign the headline-making law, while the Republican Party added to its already sizable majorities in the state House and Senate.Most significantly of...
  • Teams comb Ariz. desert for suspect in [Border Patrol] agent death

    12/16/2010 2:21:36 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 25 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Dec. 16, 2010 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    NOGALES, Ariz. - Teams of border officers combed through the Arizona desert about 10 miles north of Mexico on Thursday in search of the lone outstanding suspect in the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent. They were on horseback and all-terrain vehicles searching rugged, hard-to-reach spots in a mountainous area just north of Nogales in southeastern Arizona. Officers in patrol cars were searching the perimeter. The suspect could be in Mexico, or could have tried his luck in Nogales or a nearby town, but he also could be hiding behind the next bush. ...authorities have four suspects in custody...
  • Arizona Regains Footing in Legal Battle Over Immigration Law

    12/11/2010 12:27:19 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies ^ | December 11, 2010 |
    After suffering a major legal setback in the summer, Arizona regained its footing in court Friday when a federal judge dismissed parts of the U.S. Justice Department's challenge to the state's new immigration law and rejected several claims made by Hispanic activists and Phoenix police officers.
  • Federal Court Grants Governor Jan Brewers Motion to Dismiss Several Challenges to SB 1070

    12/10/2010 10:20:19 PM PST · by AlmaKing · 17 replies
    Governor's Office Press Release ^ | 12-11-10 | Jan Brewer
    Federal Court Grants Governor Jan Brewers Motion to Dismiss Several Challenges to SB 1070 PHOENIX Governor Jan Brewer today announced that the federal district court has granted her motions to dismiss the challenges to SB 1070 filed by Phoenix police officers David Salgado, Corbet Clack, and Paul Dobson and Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., and the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders et al. The court also dismissed several claims filed by the United States against the State of Arizona. I am pleased with todays decisions, stated Governor Brewer. I strongly believe that the citizens of Arizona...
  • Is California ready for an Arizona-style immigration bill?

    12/02/2010 6:12:41 PM PST · by JoeA · 16 replies ^ | 12/2/2010 | Joe Alfieri
    California may be the next battleground in the ongoing battle over illegal immigration. A group headed by Michael S. Erickson is organizing to collect enough signatures to get an initiative on the state ballot which would mirror Arizonas SB 1070 immigration bill.
  • State legislators consider Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigrants (Georgia)

    11/23/2010 9:31:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 17, 2010 | Jeremy Redmon
    A state legislative panel studying whether Georgia should adopt an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration has received a long list of proposals to consider, including authorizing all local and state law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws. Also on the list is a proposed requirement for all businesses to use the federal E-Verify database to ensure their employees are in the country legally. Other proposals include creating new criminals offense for people who stop vehicles to hire and pick up day laborers; conceal, harbor, or shield illegal immigrants; or encourage illegal immigrants to move here. These proposals are outlined...
  • 13 states tell 9th Circuit court & SCOTUS to uphold AZ SB-1070.

    11/04/2010 1:16:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | David A. Lieb The Associated Press Arizona Daily Star
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A coalition of 13 states has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Arizona law penalizing businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. The Supreme Court is to hear arguments next month on the 2007 Arizona law, which ---- snip ----
  • Big night for GOP and TEA Party, especially in Arizona

    11/03/2010 11:10:09 AM PDT · by IHopeBarackFails · 16 replies ^ | 11/03/2010 | Al S.
    What a fantastic night! Nationwide, we gained more seats in the House than anyone anticipated. The Senate was a bit of a disappointment, but Id rather be in charge of the purse strings. I cant believe that over 60 seats were converted to the R column when all of the pundits most overly optimistic guesses hovered around the high 50s. For Arizona, it was incredibly successful. Harry Switch Mitchell was defeated handily, and Jan Brewer did, as I predicted, make Terry Goddard a three time gubernatorial loser. Now we have Republicans in ALL of the statewide offices a clean sweep....
  • Court signals backing for Arizona immigration law

    11/02/2010 11:15:15 AM PDT · by epithermal · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 1, 2010 | Bob Egelko
    (11-01) 16:14 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court appeared willing Monday to reinstate, but weaken, a central provision of an Arizona law allowing police to stop and question suspected illegal immigrants. A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals indicated that it would authorize police to demand papers from those they reasonably suspected of being in the country illegally, but would not allow authorities to arrest or prosecute them under state law. That would still allow suspects to be referred to U.S. authorities for deportation, however.
  • Judgment gets nearer for SB 1070 [Hearing on state law is Monday]

    10/31/2010 2:33:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review - Capitol Media Services ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    SAN FRANCISCO Three federal judges will hear arguments Monday by attorneys for the governor on why Arizona should be allowed to start enforcing SB 1070. John Bouma, Brewers lead attorney, will argue the law that Gov. Jan Brewer signed last April designed to give state and local police more power to detain and arrest those they suspect are in this country illegally is within the legal authority of the state. That will get an argument from lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice. Those attorneys contend only the federal government can regulate immigration. They want the law or...
  • SB 1070 arguments to be broadcast

    10/29/2010 10:11:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    The discussion of whether to allow cameras in the courtroom has been a topic of conversation for decades. With no national ruling, a smorgasbord of laws has been applied state by state on whether or not to allow cameras. The bans first began when cameras and microphones were bulky and obtrusive, but technological advances certainly suggest that part of the argument is no longer valid. In Arizona, judges have routinely OKd broadcast coverage for many cases. But it remains up to the court to allow or disallow coverage. The issue will not be quickly remedied. But last week,...
  • SB 1070 author defends the genesis of the law

    10/29/2010 9:46:46 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review - Capitol Media Services ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX The architect of the states tough new immigration law is branding as fiction a report by National Public Radio claiming the private prison industry was a driving force behind the bill. Laura Sullivan, in a report broadcast Thursday, said these private prison companies had a plan, a new business model to lock up illegal immigrants. That plan by Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, she said, was sculpted in a closed-door meeting last December at the American Legislative Exchange Council. Pearce said the report ignored key points. One threshold issue is that what came out of that ALEC meeting is...