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Ariz. migrant case could lead to sweeping changes

The United States could see an official about-face in the coming months in how it confronts illegal immigration if the Supreme Court follows through on its suggestion that it would let local police enforce the most controversial part of Arizona's immigration law.

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Pearce: S1070 with or without border security

Pearce today stood firm and unapologetic as local and national critics tore into S1070 before a national audience. He was set to speak before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, but he wound up addressing only NY Sen. Charles Schumer and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin after the panel’s other members were no-shows.

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High court hears Arizona immigration dispute

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will referee another major clash between the Obama administration and the states, this one over Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants. The case could add fuel to the partisan split over tough state immigration laws backed by Republicans but challenged by the administration.

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After Pearce, Gallardo also invited to testify on SB1070 in Congress

Sen. Steve Gallardo, a Phoenix Democrat and a fierce critic of SB1070, has been invited to testify during a Congressional subcommittee hearing about state-level enforcement of immigration laws. SB1070 architect Russell Pearce, whom Gallardo often clashed with when Pearce served in the Legislature, is also scheduled to testify at the hearing.

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