Arizona SB 1070

Aug 17, 2012

Arizona law on officials’ English proficiency upheld

An Arizona Supreme Court decision upholds a state law requiring public officials to be able to comprehend and use the English language.

Jul 16, 2012

Police take wait-and-see approach after federal immigration pact ends

Arizona police agencies said the loss of a state-federal partnership might not be the critical blow to immigration law enforcement that some had feared.

Jul 16, 2012

U.S. Supreme court draws line in immigration enforcement

The U.S. Supreme Court drew the line in what is and is not a state’s role in immigration enforcement in both the Legal Arizona Workers Act (Employer Sanctions) and SB1070 opinions.

Jun 25, 2012

Brewer declares victory in spite of mixed ruling

Gov. Jan Brewer declared victory today following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on SB1070, despite the high court’s decision to scrap three key provisions of the law.

Jun 25, 2012

SB1070 supporters laud high court’s ruling on key provision of law

Supporters of Arizona's SB1070 commended the U.S. Supreme Court today for upholding a key provision in the immigration law that they say is its most important section.

Jun 25, 2012

Critics of immigration law claim partial victory in ruling

Critics of Arizona’s SB1070 claimed partial victory immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court today struck a majority of the provisions of the controversial immigration law.

Jun 25, 2012

Supreme Court upholds core of SB1070; guts rest of law

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona can require police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop, but struck down three other provisions of SB1070 that put teeth into the state’s ability to enforce immigration laws.

Jun 19, 2012

Arizona Spanish language broadcast stations to run program about SB1070

Twenty-three Spanish language TV and radio stations in Arizona will air a half-hour program Wednesday about the state's 2010 immigration law.

May 25, 2012

Russell Pearce gone but not forgotten by legislative allies

A phantom of sorts lurked in the Senate last session.

Divas weren’t held captive in a cellar. Chandeliers weren’t damaged. But ousted Senate President Russell Pearce’s presence was felt in the chamber that he once ran.

Apr 25, 2012

Supreme Court hints at upholding parts of AZ immigration law

Kagan’s recusal creates possibility of tie vote

The last oral argument of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term was an explosive one, as the justices considered whether SB1070 is preempted by federal law.

Apr 24, 2012

Pearce spars with Dem senators as lone Republican in SB1070 hearing

Sitting as the lone proponent of Senate Bill 1070, former Arizona lawmaker Russell Pearce today defended his landmark legislation against U.S. senators and a table of fellow witnesses all allied against the illegal immigration bill.

Mar 16, 2012

Brewer explains skip of congressional hearing on SB1070

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is explaining her decision against testifying at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on Arizona's tough immigration law.