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Gail Collins on Jan Brewer, Tea Party

Thursday, September 09, 2010

We’re seeing a lot of that this year--of people who went through their lives happily just sort of talking away and nobody paid any attention to them and suddenly the world is watching everything they say.

- New York Times columnist Gail Collins on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and other new stars of this political season, on the Leonard Lopate Show

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Investigating Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Friday, September 03, 2010

In a serious investigation into controversial sheriff, Joe Apraio, the U.S. justice department is trying to decide if he violated Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination related to any program that receives federal funds. If this is not resolved, federal funding to the sheriff's department in Phoenix could be pulled. Arpaio is resisting the justice department and refusing to cooperate in their investigation. Phoenix bureau chief for The New York Times, Marc Lacey reports on the showdown and public perception of the Maricopa County sheriff.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Latest Primary Rundown

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, discusses the nationwide fallout from yesterday's primary elections.

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The Takeaway

Arizona's Pima County Grapples with Increasing Number of Deaths Along Border's Rough Terrain

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This year alone, law enforcement officials have recovered the remains of 170 people in the rough terrain of Pima County, Arizona. Most are believed to be illegal immigrants who were trying to make their way into the U.S. 

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Inside Arizona's Primaries: Gov. Jan Brewer, John McCain Up for Re-Election

Monday, August 23, 2010

Voters will be heading to the polls to cast their votes in Arizona's primaries tomorrow. We'll finally get a look at how voters feel about Gov. Jan Brewer as she seeks re-election. The governor has been closely watched since she signed the controversial immigration bill, SB-1070 into law. After she signed the immigration bill, her poll numbers sky-rocketed, according to Mark Brodie, reporter and host at KJZZ in Arizona. And he does not see this primary being a problem for her. He also does not predict any problems for Sen. John McCain, who will likely face his toughest challenge on the road to re-election.

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Listeners Respond: Arizona Immigration Law Ruling

Friday, July 30, 2010

Yesterday, we reported on the last-minute ruling by an Arizona federal judge, which put a hold on many of the controversial provisions in the state's new immigration law, such as requiring immigrants to carry their papers with them at all times and officers to check the immigration status of people detained for other reasons. 

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WQXR News

Immigration Rights Advocates March Across Brooklyn Bridge

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Several hundred opponents of Arizona’s controversial new immigration law marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and rallied for immigrants’ rights in Lower Manhattan on Thursday.

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Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos Takes the Long View on SB 1070

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jorge Ramos is an anchor on the Spanish language television network Univision, and author of A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto. A familiar face in Hispanic households across America, Ramos regularly covers the immigration debate. Ramos talks about Arizona's hobbled law, and where immigration reform can go from here. He says that the time is right for immigration reform, "but that nobody has the political courage in Congress to do something about it."

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Dolores Huerta Discusses SB 1070 Injunction

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dolores Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers of America alongside Cesar Chavez in 1962. Huerta coined the slogan "Si Se Puede." In the years since, she has gone on to mobilize countless unions, activists and Hispanic organizations. At 80 years old, Ms. Huerta shows no signs of slowing down. She responds to the injunction which blocks major parts of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigration law.

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What's Next for Arizona Immigration Law?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Federal Judge Susan Bolton issued a blow to Arizona's controversial immigration law Wednesday, blocking key parts of the law, including the provision that requires immigrants to carry their papers with them at all times. We take a look at how long the injunction will stay in place and what Arizona's next legal move might be. And we ask what this means for other states that want to craft their own immigration policies. 

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Last Minute Ruling Holds Most Provisions of Arizona's Immigration Law

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Yesterday, just one day before Arizona's controversial immigration law was to go into effect, a federal judge put a last-minute hold on some of the most controversial parts of the law, including the requirement for immigrants to carry papers at all times, and the directive for officers to check the immigration status of people they detain for other reasons.

For civil rights groups who oppose the law, it's a last-minute reprieve. For law enforcement agencies who supported it, it's a disappointing setback. It's been a long three months for supporters and opponents alike since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed S.B. 1070 into law on April 23rd. 

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Countdown to Arizona's Immigration Law

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Arizona's controversial immigration law will come into effect tomorrow, unless a federal judge says otherwise. We take a look across the border to Loma Buenavista, Mexico. Sixty percent of the town's population is thought to have crossed the border into Arizona. The 800-person town depends on residents' relatives in the U.S. to send money back home; if their relatives leave, the town stands to be significantly affected by this new law. 

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Days Before SB 1070, Low Attendence in Phoenix Public School

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

On Thursday, Arizona's SB 1070 officially goes into effect, meaning law enforcement will be able to question anyone they suspect to be in the country illegally. Leading up to Thursday, there has been a growing climate of fear among immigrants in the state. Many undocumented families have decided to leave Arizona, some heading to other states and some going back to their home countries. Monday was the first day of school in the Balsz Elementary School District, an area where more than 70 percent of the population is Hispanic. We talk with Superintendent Jeffrey Smith who says that more than 500 students were not in attendance yesterday.

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7th Lawsuit Filed Against Arizona Immigration Law

Monday, July 12, 2010

On Friday, in federal court, The League of United Latin American Citizens filed a suit against Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The lawsuit is the seventh to have been filed against the state since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed S.B. 1070 into law on April 23rd. This suit objects to the guidelines themselves, saying that they welcome officers to question someone’s legal status based on “vague and ill-defined factors." 

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Obama Administration Sues Arizona

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Obama administration has filed suit in federal court, challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s tough, controversial new immigration law. SB1070 requires state and local police to question and possibly arrest those who exhibit reasonable suspicion of being in the country illegally. The justice department says that this is a federal job, which should not be handled by lcal law enforcement.

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WQXR News

Government Sues AZ Over Immigration Law

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Justice Department filed a suit Tuesday against Arizona, charging that the state's new immigration law is unconstitutional.

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WQXR News

Nebraska City To Vote On Immigration Policy

Friday, June 18, 2010

Following on the heels of Arizona's harsh new law on undocumented immigrants, some residents of Fremont, Nebraska, want to essentially make it impossible for paperless immigrants to live or work within city-limits.

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Raising Arizona. Or Not.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

John Schaefer has a family connection to the immigration issue. 

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As Arizona Struggles to Defend Harsh Immigration Law, Similar Legislation Spreads to Four States

Thursday, June 03, 2010

President Barack Obama will meet with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today. The president opposes Arizona's controversial immigration law, signed by the governor, which is due to take effect next month. 

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Arizona Losing Tourists, Seeks to Rebrand

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In the wake of Arizona's new immigration law, the state is facing a growing public relations problem, and big potential losses in tourism and other forms of revenue. Everyone from convention-goers to bands on tour are avoiding the state, and the city of Phoenix predicts a loss of $90 million over the next five years because of these cancellations. We want to know from you: If you were to rebrand YOUR state, what slogan would you come up with? Tell us in six words or fewer. 

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