Tag Archives: Anti-Immigration

Essential need for immigrant labor

I wonder how long it will be before we can have a discussion of immigration and labor issues without it being closed off with the phrases of “border security” and “open border and cheap labor?”

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Immigration hardliners seemed to have true believers, but some Republicans are straying from the flock (access required)

With Republicans in firm control of Arizona’s government apparatus and Sen. Russell Pearce leading the Senate, more aggressive laws against illegal immigration seemed certain to emerge from the 2011 legislative session. But cracks are showing in the reputed Republican bastion built on dominance in the Arizona Legislature and Governor’s Office.

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S1070: what’s blocked, what’s not

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on July 28 temporarily suspended major portions of Arizona's new immigration law. Here’s a breakdown of the provisions of S1070 that are blocked, and which parts will take effect July 29.

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Barnes says the damnest things

In an interview this week with our reporter, Barnes gave an unusual take on the illegal immigration debate, saying that Democrats continue to push for amnesty to replenish a voter base decimated by the effects of Roe v. Wade.

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Clean Elections made S1070 possible?

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus this week claimed Clean Elections is a partial culprit behind S1070. Marcus claimed that public financing, the result of a push from "good government types" on the left, "worked too well" at freeing candidates from the extremist-screening of the business community.

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Referendum on the rocks?

Ballot measure consultant Andrew Chavez told YS today that the One Arizona referendum campaign to thwart the state's new anti-illegal immigration bill is in danger of collapsing. Whether voters would undo the law remains unclear, although recent polling indicates the One Arizona measure would have an uphill fight.

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