A federal judge set an April 1 hearing for arguments over the Arizona Legislature's request to become a party in the U.S. Justice Department's challenge to the state's immigration enforcement law.Read More »
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Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce says several new pieces of illegal immigration legislation will start advancing again in the Senate sooner rather than later.Read More »
The number of inmates suspected of being illegal immigrants in Arizona's most populous county has dropped by nearly 40 percent, despite an increase in deportations across the country over the same two-year time frame.Read More »
According to data released by Smith Travel Research, an independent firm serving the hospitality industry, hotels all across Arizona lost significant business while news coverage and commentary about SB1070 roared across the country.
Now industry insiders fear the latest slate of immigration bills will trigger another jolt of negative nationwide publicity, and lead to a second big decline in business.
High school students protested proposed legislation on illegal immigration at the state capitol in Phoenix.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department has asked a judge to reject a request by the Arizona Legislature to become a party in the federal government's challenge to the state's immigration enforcement law.Read More »
State Senate President Russell Pearce denies that he has a list of people banned from the Senate building.Read More »
Immigration hardliners seemed to have true believers, but some Republicans are straying from the flock
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.Read More »
Fatigue with the illegal immigration issue could stand in the way of new legislation being considered by Arizona lawmakers, including a sweeping bill championed by the same senator whose law last year prompted nationwide protests.Read More »
Although the legality of Arizona’s SB1070 has yet to be decided in court, that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from attempting to pass what backers describe as closing holes in existing laws but what critics call an even more sweeping immigration measure.Read More »