All Eyes On Arizona, Brewer Expected to Sign SB 1070 At Noon [Audio]

By Julianne Hing Apr 23, 2010

MP3 Thousands of people are crowding into the blocks surrounding the state Capitol building in Phoenix awaiting Governor Jan Brewer’s next move. is reporting that Brewer will sign the bill, one day before her Saturday deadline. A national call has been put out from immigration rights groups for anyone in the Southwest to go to the state capitol today, and from the looks of things, folks in Southern California are heeding their calls: yesterday, busloads of protesters from CHIRLA, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, and NAKASEC, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, arrived in Phoenix. Local Arizona station KGUN9 is reporting that Rep. Raul Grijalva is closing his offices today at noon because of death threats. The countdown is on, and the next few hours will be crucial for setting the tone of the immigration reform fights in the rest of the country. [1:41pm EST update]: Border Action Network is reporting that Gov. Brewer is going to wait until end of day today to make any move on the bill. [2:52pm EST update]: Gov. Brewer has called a press conference to announce her decision at 4:30pm EST. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, who has joined protesters, says the city of Phoenix will bring a lawsuit to stop SB 1070 if Brewer signs it into law.