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The National Impact of SB 1070's New Provisions

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Alabama State Senator Gerald Dial and Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Zayne Smith discuss SCOTUS' provisions to SB 1070 and how it will impact other states dealing with immigration policy.

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Court Rules on Arizona Immigration Law

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Supreme Court has finally come down with a verdict on SB 1070, the controversial immigration law that thrust Arizona into the national discussion on immigration and civil rights two years ago. 

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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio on SB 1070 Ruling

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Takeaway spoke with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio about the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's controversial immigration law.

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Supreme Court Features Prominently in Election Year

Thursday, April 26, 2012

In the run-up to this years presidential election, campaign speeches, political analysis, and polls always dominate the headlines.  But this year, the Supreme Court will be making big news too.  With major rulings expected on President Obama's health care law and SB1070, Arizona's contentious immigration law, the Supreme Court's positions are likely to sharply influence voter's perceptions on the role of government. Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog explains how the Supreme Court's upcoming decisions could be game-changers this election.

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AZ Immigrants Await Supreme Court Ruling on SB 1070

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Patricia and Pablo held arms outside the U.S. Supreme Court, hours before the highest tribunal in the nation heard arguments on the injunction of SB 1070, a controversial  Arizona law that would subject undocumented immigrants like them to incarceration and penalties.

“It feels good to be here on behalf of ...

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Supreme Court Considers Arizona's Immigration Law Today

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fresh off hearing oral arguments for and against President Obama’s health care overhaul, the Supreme Court is stepping back into the political spotlight. Today, the high court will consider the legality of Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants. Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University, talks about the major legal implications of SCOTUS' coming ruling. 

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In Defense of Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Arizona v. United States, the case that will decide the constitutionality of Arizona's controversial immigration law, known as SB 1070. Kris Kobach is the Secretary of State of Kansas and the architect of SB 1070, as well as immigration laws in Alabama, Utah, South Carolina and a number of other states. He argues that federal immigration law allows for state and local cooperation in immigration enforcement.

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Immigration SB 1070 Author, Opponents Spar Ahead of Supreme Court Hearing

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rosa Maria Soto watched with emotion as Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) held up the picture of her daughter to an audience of mostly journalists at a sub-committee hearing on the impact of immigration laws such as SB 1070 on Tuesday in Washington.

Soto’s daughter, Dulce Matuz, was named one of ...

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Arizona's Immigrant Law Results in Upsurge of "Self-Deportation"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

During the GOP Primaries, likely nominee Mitt Romney preached an immigration policy of "self-deportation". It just so happens that in the wake of the passage of SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law, many of that state's undocumented immigrants are practicing self-deportation. But they're not necessarily going back to Mexico. Instead, many are crossing the border into surrounding states with more lenient immigration laws on the books. We're joined by Peter O'Dowd, News Director at KJZZ.

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Pop + Politics: 'The Border Will Always Be Porous'

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our WNYC partner Pop + Politics has been traveling the country this fall to explore the stories and characters behind the political debates this campaign season. Across the southwest, one of this year's biggest election issues is illegal immigration and border security. When Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 in the spring, a bill that required local police officers to enforce federal immigration law, the state became the flash point for a national debate about how best to deal with undocumented immigrants. 

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Fear Over Secure Communities: More Immigrants Will Be Lost in Detention System

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez has announced that he will introduce a Council resolution calling on Governor Paterson to remove New York from the controversial immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities.

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