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Immigrant groups from across the U.S. are planning acts of civil disobedience at the White House to demand immigration reform and protest a new anti-illegal immigration law in Arizona that they fear will lead to racial profiling.Read More »
The Senate also passed former senator Jonathan Paton's bill, S10756, which changes the name of the Arizona State Boxing Commission to the Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission. The bill modifies rules governing mixed martial arts and allows the Commission to test contestants for drugs.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed 63 bills this week, bringing the total number of bills signed into law this session to 209. She signed 20 bills today, 18 on Tuesday, and another 25 bills on Monday.Read More »
A citizen referendum could put Arizona's new illegal immigration law on hold for more than two years, depending on when its organizers turn in the required number of valid signatures. A group calling itself One Arizona filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office on April 28 to begin a petition drive to overturn S1070.Read More »
UPDATE: After voting on about two dozen measures, the Senate has taken a recess to allow lawmakers to have dinner.Read More »
Rep. Russ Jones and Sen. Russell Pearce, sponsor of S1070, negotiated 11th-hour changes to Arizona’s strict new immigration law. Key changes were made to Jones’ trailer bill, H2162, that clarified the definition of “lawful conduct” and prescribed guidelines for law enforcement. But not everyone is pleased with the amendments.Read More »
There is no shortage of people preparing legal challenges to Arizona's new landmark illegal immigration law, with a Latino rights group, the ACLU, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and even the federal government contemplating lawsuits.Read More »
Republican leaders are planning to end the legislative session by April 29, but it's not clear whether that will leave enough time to pass some GOP priority measures, including H2250, the "jobs bill" sponsored by House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
Mexico's government is warning its citizens about travel to Arizona because of a tough new immigration law there.Read More »