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BREAKING: Minnesota Introduces Its Own Version of AZ’s SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on May 6 2010, 2:10PM

Yesterday, Republican Representative Steve Drazkowski introduced HF 3830, a bill that mirrors Arizona’s recently signed law, SB 1070, that criminalizes undocumented immigrants in the state and empowers law enforcement officers to inquire about the immigration status of people while enforcing…

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Florida’s Rubio Supports SB 1070, Not Children of Undocumented

by Jamilah King on May 6 2010, 1:56PM

After a week of flip-flopping on the issue, Florida Republican Senate Candidate Marco Rubio has come out in favor of Arizona’s SB 1070. Rubio, the Miami-born son of Cuban exiles, was recently endorsed by former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Shortly…

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Charles Barkley Joins Chorus of Black Voices Condemning SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on May 6 2010, 9:10AM

Charles Barkley gave his fans another reason to love him yesterday when he took to the radio to talk about Arizona’s SB 1070. Barkley, an Arizona resident, told radio host Dan Patrick: DP: You’re a resident of Arizona, I’m curious…

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Will South Carolina Follow Arizona’s Lead?

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 5 2010, 4:29PM

South Carolina is the first and only state to have introduced a SB 1070 copycat bill since Arizona passed the law. There are 10 additional states where lawmakers have said they’d do the same. While many of those states are…

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Viva Los Suns: Phoenix Suns Denounce SB 1070 [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on May 5 2010, 1:52PM

Phoenix Suns managing partner Robert Sarver, with the unanimous support of his team, has come out against Arizona’s SB 1070, and they’re going to show it tonight by wearing “Los Suns” jerseys when they play Game 2 of the Western…

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Paterson Tries to Make New York the Anti-Arizona State

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 4 2010, 4:25PM

New York Governor David Paterson moved yesterday to affirm New York as the country’s anti-Arizona state. The New York Times reports today: Gov. David A. Paterson announced on Monday that the state would accelerate consideration and granting of pardons to…

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Deprofiler.com Ends Racial Profiling, with Printable White-Person Masks

by Channing Kennedy on May 4 2010, 2:02PM

Being brown in Arizona has been tough, at least since the arrival of people relatively less brown. And now, recent Arizona legislation like SB 1070 has moved to make it illegal to be Latino, to look Latino, to sound Latino…

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The Far-Right Movement Behind Arizona Copycat Bills Infographic

The Far-Right Movement Behind Arizona Copycat Bills

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 4 2010, 12:00PM

State lawmakers pushing a new crop of immigration-enforcement bills are overwhelmingly affiliated with a network tied to eugenics and anti-Latino fear-mongering. 

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Scenes from May Day Rallies Across U.S. [Video/Photos]

by Hatty Lee on May 3 2010, 1:08PM

On Saturday, people came out in mass to support immigrant rights. The nationwide May Day rallies drew tens of thousands of protesters—the largest turnouts since 2006, when anger over the Sensenbrenner Bill brought out more than 1 million protesters…

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SB 1070’s Impact on Kids: Broken Families and America’s Soul

by Michelle Chen on May 3 2010, 9:01AM

Children are the hidden casualties of America’s war on immigrants, and the passage of Arizona’s new racial profiling legislation could open up countless opportunities for local law enforcement to break up families by putting undocumented parents on the fast-track to…

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Sheriff Arpaio To Announce He’s Running For Governor On Monday

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2010, 9:16PM

ABC15.com reports: Several sources confirm to the ABC15 Investigators that Arpaio has already made a decision, and will likely run for the office. In a news conference after this story was first published, the Sheriff said he was still…

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AZ Tweaks SB 1070, Now Minimally Less Racist, Still Just As Dangerous

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2010, 7:48PM

The authors of SB 1070 have updated the bill’s language with a couple tiny tweaks that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law this afternoon. Yesterday, three lawsuits were filed against SB 1070, charging that it is an unconstitutional law…

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Shopping for Guns to Enforce SB1070

by Jorge Rivas on April 29 2010, 3:24PM

Participants check out assault rifles on display at the Border Security Expo on April 28, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Last Thursday, one day before Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB1070 into law, she held a…

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More Than a Matter of Opinion

More Than a Matter of Opinion

by Daisy Hernandez on April 29 2010, 12:00PM

In a New York Times op-ed Kris Kobach says we’re wrong on Arizona. He’s got it half right.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

The Lawsuits Are Here: ACLU, MALDEF, NILC Challenge Arizona

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2010, 11:42AM

Immigrant and civil rights groups are set to announce in Phoenix today that they are ready to take on SB 1070, Arizona’s new law that demands that law enforcement officers pull over and question anyone they believe may be in…

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How Do You Boycott Arizona?

How Do You Boycott Arizona?

by Daisy Hernandez on April 28 2010, 3:36PM

It’s one thing to tweet “boycott arizona” and another to make it happen. For those of you who want to make it happen: Don’t book a flight on U.S. Airways, get a domain name through Go Daddy or rent a U-Haul truck.

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Rachel Maddow Exposes Racist Origins of SB1070

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 28 2010, 10:00AM

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Rachel Maddow spent a rich six minutes this week unpacking the racist roots of SB1070, Arizona’s obviously racist immigration bill. The bill, she reports, was drafted by an…

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Defeating SB 1070 In Court: The Next Steps

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2010, 4:49PM

Legal challenges to Arizona’s SB 1070 are coming from all sides. Both the ACLU and MALDEF are planning legal action against Arizona’s SB 1070, the law that makes it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant in the state and…

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BREAKING: Pima County Sheriff Refuses to Cooperate with SB1070

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2010, 4:02PM

UPDATE: Contact info for Sheriff Dupnik’s department can be found at http://pimasheriff.org/contacts. Tucson, Arizona’s KGUN9 is reporting that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik ain’t gonna enforce SB 1070 in his town. He called it “a racist law” and will not…

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Dim and Dimmer Chances of an Immigration Reform Bill

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 27 2010, 1:55PM

Washington’s game of immigration-reform dodgeball got particularly intense this week after Arizona passed its racial police state bill. Many looked east to DC, hoping that the Grand Canyon State’s new law would push lawmakers to move on immigration reform. But…

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