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Author Of Arizona’s SB-1070 Law Will Introduce More Immigration Bills To ‘Ratchet Up’ Pressure

On Wednesday, Arizona state senator Russell Pearce (R), who authored his state’s controversial immigration bill SB-1070, was in Washington D.C. to attend a Supreme Court case challenging Arizona’s law that compels employers to participate in an employment verification system. After the hearing, ThinkProgress caught up with the state senator to see what his plans were [...]

Private prison lobbying and Arizona’s SB 1070

(Sasha Volokh) I just read this roughly two-week-old NPR story about private prison lobbying for the Arizona immigration law. The idea is this: “NPR spent the past several months analyzing hundreds of pages of campaign finance reports, lobbying documents and corporate records. What they show is a quiet, behind-the-scenes effort to help draft and pass [...]

Ninth Circuit Lets Foreign Governments File Amicus Briefs in Challenge to Arizona’s Immigration Laws

(Eugene Volokh) Politico reports on this, and on the Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s reaction: Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday asked a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit to overturn the law.  The move comes in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Monday, allowing [...]

‘Pledge To America’ Omits Immigration Reform, Endorses Arizona’s Deputization Of Immigration Law

In various recent interviews over the past week, President Obama has slammed Republicans for refusing to cooperate with Democrats on passing either the DREAM Act or comprehensive immigration reform. “Under the pressures of partisanship and election year politics, most of the 11 Republican senators who voted for that [immigration] reform just four years ago have [...]

Michael Steele: Arizona’s law isn’t a reflection of an entire party

Commenters in the Headlines thread are howling about it, but come on. [...] Read the rest » Hot Air » Top Picks