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The Breakdown: What a week

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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