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  • Pearce, allies will ring in the New Year with birthright citizenship bill

    The national spotlight that lit up Arizona when lawmakers passed SB 1070 will be back sooner than some anticipated.

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  • Grijalva race shows just how big GOP wave could be

    This year, if you are a Democratic congressperson who voted for the federal health care law, didn’t call loudly enough for tough new immigration laws or supported the stimulus act – then voters feel as though you have a lot of explaining to do. Three …

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  • The immigration enforcement backlog

    Nearly five months ago, I reported that the lasting impact of SB1070 – assuming it ever goes into effect the way its drafters intended – may be to increase the number of illegal immigrants who are given temporary work visas and permanent U.S. citizenship. A …

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  • Sign of the times

    Sheriff Paul Babeu calls it an offensive billboard. The creator calls it a piece of art meant to spur debate. Either way, the billboard-sized sign that sits on private land outside the U.S. Post Office in Oracle has ignited a firestorm for the Pinal County …

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  • What about the biggest problem?

    Illegal immigration is an inescapable subject in Arizona’s heated elections, but several policymakers are actively trying to steer the conversation back to the elephant in the room – the economy.

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  • L’Ecuyer joins Goddard campaign

    Terry Goddard’s gubernatorial campaign brought on a second high-profile member of the Napolitano administration with the addition of Jeanine L’Ecuyer as deputy campaign manager.

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  • Goddard’s rocky relationship with S1070

    Attorney General Terry Goddard has had quite the roller coaster ride while staking out his positions on S1070. He opposed the law and wishes Gov. Jan Brewer had vetoed it, but also opposed the lawsuit against it. He vowed to defend the state in court, but blasted Brewer for her failure to do so.

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  • In DC, just like in Arizona, all eyes on S1070

    It seemed like a sign of the times that Attorney General Terry Goddard was in Congress to talk about Arizona’s efforts to crack down on money laundering by drug cartels, but the only thing the congressmen wanted to talk about was S1070. Goddard on July …

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  • ‘Section 1070′ tent city expansion to unveil July 21

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced July 20 that he will be opening a new section of his tent city jail, just for those convicted under Arizona’s new immigration law. The new section of the outdoor jail will be called “section 1070,” according to a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

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  • Rasmussen puts Brewer at 61 percent

    Rasmussen Reports isn’t regarded by most political insiders as the most accurate of firms, but no margin of error is likely to ease the blow its most recent poll delivered to Dean Martin and Buz Mills.

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