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Biz leaders: Let’s talk about the real solution

The failure of the federal government to fix our broken immigration system has led to recent actions on immigration by Arizona’s policymakers. What we have now is a divisive, emotionally charged environment that is tearing at the fabric of Arizona’s sense of community and threatening the essence of our historically diverse culture.

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Is the Arizona Chamber really serious about business?

When I received the Arizona Capitol Times (June 25, 2010) issue I was excited to see the front-page article entitled, “Business groups move to center.” The article starts off noting the commitment by the business community to send a message to our legislators to stop wasting time on “kooky stuff like ‘birther’ bills.”

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Open Letter to Corporation Commission Candidate Barry Wong

Dear Mr. Wong: To say that I was shocked and dismayed to read in Wednesday's Arizona Republic of your proposal to deny utility services to illegal immigrants would be an understatement. Your cynical attempt to ratchet up the rhetoric over immigration to score cheap political points in a bid for office marks a new low in our state's immigration debate.

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Defining ‘border security’

You wouldn't know it from the public debate, but the U.S.-Mexico border is more fortified now than it was even five years ago. Far more agents patrol it, more fences, barriers and technology protect it and taxpayers are spending billions more to reinforce it.

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Russell Pearce has gone too far

I am saddened and outraged by Russell Pearce’s latest efforts to legislate bigotry and discrimination into Arizona law. As first reported in the Arizona Capitol Times, Sen. Pearce is now attempting to deny citizenship to American-born children if their parents are illegal immigrants, and to deny public education to undocumented children by requiring them to pay tuition or be forced out of school.

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