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The Breakdown: What a week

Gov. Doug Ducey, right, greets President Trump on Feb. 19 at a rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Ducey is pushing an effort to ban sanctuary cities in Arizona, one that Trump supports and wants to spread nationwide. TIMON HARPER PHOTOGRAPHY

Migrants rights advocates started the week terrified that Republicans would try to ram through an attempt to enshrine a ban on sanctuary cities in the state constitution ahead of a presidential rally.

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Arizona Legislature passes multi-pronged immigration bill

In the final moments before passing a sweeping immigration overhaul, Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican from Mesa, made some predictions about his bill, S1070. "We'll have less crime. We'll have lower taxes. We'll have safer neighborhoods. We'll have shorter lines in the emergency rooms. We'll have smaller classrooms," the Mesa Republican said on the Senate floor on April 19.

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