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Brewer, Obama look for upper hand on immigration

When Gov. Jan Brewer and President Obama sat down at the White House June 3, both sides looked forward to a frank discussion about Arizona's harsh new anti-illegal immigration laws, while simultaneously hoping to calm tempers that have flared after the bill passed.

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Immigration jeopardizes Obama’s ‘Win the West’ strategy

Thousands of people rallied at the Arizona Capitol last month to protest the signing of S1070, Arizona’s new immigration law. Despite the public outcry, though, the law is supported by an overwhelming percentage of Arizonans, and President Obama’s opposition to the law may hurt his image in the state.

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Pearce’s contempt for immigration attorneys misplaced

In response to Sen. Russell Pearce’s claims in the Arizona Capitol Times (May 17, 2010, “Trespassing law may turn more illegal immigrations into citizens”) that immigration attorneys ‘tie up the system or play games” or “fabricate and exaggerate issues” in immigration court proceedings, he grossly exaggerates our ability to manipulate a well-established, yet arguably broken immigration judicial system.

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Fence isn’t a cure-all for America’s porous border

The fence rises from the rock and hardscrabble of the desert floor, a formidable 15-foot-high curtain of corrugated metal that stretches into the mirage of heat and distance. Newer sections feature 20-foot high steel columns, deeply planted, narrowly spaced, so no human slips between.

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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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