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From the nation Republicans swept into office with the exception of the two blue enclaves, the east and west coast.  These two parts of the country seem to be impervious to common sense.

From — Attorney General-elect Peter Kilmartin plans to adopt a federal initiative that would allow law-enforcement officers to fingerprint people under arrest.

From Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has expressed opposition to Arizona's controversial immigration law, saying his children might look suspicious to police, according to news report.

From LONGMONT — New electric rates got a favorable nod, but a charged immigration issue failed to win City Council support Tuesday night.

From LYONS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia farmers, many of whom are dependent on immigrant labor, have fired a warning shot at state lawmakers considering ways to crack down on illegal immigrants.

From CITY – Thousands of ranches have been abandoned in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas by owners who do not want to end up like Alejo Garza, a rancher who died defending his property from a drug cartel.

From CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico—The mayor and mayor-elect of a southern town disappeared after Mexico's army detained members of the municipal police force and other local officials on suspicion they were working for a drug cartel, authorities said Thursday.

From Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (CNN) -- A series of recent graffiti messages on school walls in Mexico's most violent city threaten attacks if teachers don't hand over their Christmas bonuses.

From New data compiled by the Census Bureau reports that 13.1 million immigrants, both legal and illegal, arrived in the United States in the past decade. During that period, there was an overall net decline of 1 million jobs in the nation.

From COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers plan to consider more legislation to crack down on illegal immigrants in the state.

From DREAM Act would generate long-term economic benefits while Arizona-type immigration enforcement has had a negative economic impact on that state's economy: That was the message delivered by participants in a press conference hosted by the Alliance for Immigrants Rights – Michigan.

From immigration reform makes sense on all levels, says the outgoing vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

From FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A 20-year-old San Francisco college student facing deportation appeared in public for the first time on Tuesday.

From Iowa citizens group opposed to illegal immigration is launching a statewide petition drive aimed at urging Gov.-elect Terry Branstad and lawmakers to approve a tough, Arizona-style immigration enforcement statute in Iowa.

From southwest Ohio lawmaker who's been pushing for immigration reform says since Republicans will control all branches of state government next year, he thinks there will be some legislation on the issue soon.

From State Senator-elect Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, told The Colorado Independent Monday that he will introduce legislation early in the next session that would be nearly a carbon copy of Arizona's SB 1070.

From ANGELES — California could follow in Arizona's footsteps if it passes a referendum proposal on a law banning immigrants from the workplace and mandating police checks for immigration status that a state official has filed.

From There is a war going on in Mexico and the Mexican government has shown no capability of containing or winning the bloody conflict.

From Without leaving American skies, remotely piloted surveillance drones, outfitted with cameras that provide real-time video, fly along the Texas border searching U.S. territory for drug smugglers, undocumented immigrants and potential terrorists.

From Iowa citizens group opposed to illegal immigration is launching a statewide petition drive aimed at urging Gov.-elect Terry Branstad and lawmakers to approve a tough, Arizona-style immigration enforcement statute in Iowa.

From grant will allow the AJC to expand its Bridging America Project, which works to strengthen relations between immigration reform advocate groups,  to Atlanta, Colorado, New York and Washington, D.C.. It was started last year in Arizona, Chicago, Houston and New Jersey.

From Researchers say Mexican immigrants who exercise regularly, eat wholesome foods and live in tight-knit communities illustrate why Latinos live longer on average than non-Hispanic whites and blacks.

From According to Borderland Beat (a website which offers up-to-date information on the state of chaos in Mexico), 98.5 percent of crimes now go unpunished in that nation.

From leaving American airspace, remotely piloted surveillance drones — outfitted with cameras that provide real-time video — fly along the Texas border searching U.S. territory for drug smugglers, illegal immigrants and potential terrorists.

From Minuteman Patriots, an Iowa citizen group opposed to illegal immigration, has started a petition drive aimed at encouraging Gov. -elect Terry Branstad and state lawmakers to approve an Arizona-style immigration law for Iowa.

From GEORGE - More than 100 people gathered Saturday at Dixie State College's Gardner Center to learn more about proposals to combat illegal immigration in Utah.



From Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach is challenging a California law that provides in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants who qualify under a certain set of rules and regulations.

From Reza, the Phoenix civil rights activist, is set to sue Maricopa County SheriffSheriff Joe Arpaio and many others for the unjustifiable arrest of Salvador Reza on July 30.

From Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey has announced plans to file legislation that would mirror Arizona's law requiring police to question the immigration status of people they suspect are in the U.S. Illegally.

From AUSTIN — GOP Gov. Rick Perry, who continues to insist he's not interested in the presidency, is nevertheless always ready to tell the federal government how to do a better job on such matters as border security — including indicating the U.S. should be open to sending military into Mexico to help fight the drug war.

From leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, hosted a North American Border Security Conference on November 18, 2010, to share security and customs compliance best practices among customers, business partners, and government security agencies

From – Federal officials participating in the first ever international review of the U.S. human rights record acknowledged that the country still faces challenges in fulfilling its obligations, but expressed overall pride in what they perceived as America's human rights accomplishments.

From large group of human rights organizations is preparing to hold a vigil in South Georgia on Friday morning in support of suspected illegal immigrants being held in a federal prison there.

From :Unlike in September, when Reid tried to slip the provision into a defense appropriations bill that failed, one of the most honorable aspects about the DREAM Act this time around is that it will be stripped raw, standing alone without any other legislative gimmicks attached to it.

From – Modesto Sanchez was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on a felony count of dangerous drug possession/use on Nov. 13, a non-bondable offense due to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hold. 

From Sheriff Joe Arpaio has sworn in 56 volunteers for a new posse to help him fight illegal immigration and assist in raids on businesses that unlawfully employ undocumented workers.

From FLORENCE, Ariz. - Whether you are in favor of immediate deportation or comprehensive immigration reform, after illegal immigrants are arrested in Arizona, their remaining time north of the border might be a bit too comfortable for some.

From Reaction on campus to Ramirez's legal status was mild. A receptionist at the Associated Students Inc. student government office said she'd fielded some calls, but nearly all were from journalists seeking interviews with Ramirez.

From :An Arizona sheriff who fights drug smugglers and illegal immigration in his county said Wednesday in Sioux Falls that it's difficult to imagine how some of the things he and his staff encounter could happen in America.

From After the beating the Democrats took, and the newly elected state Senators and Representatives are in the process of getting oriented into their new surroundings and filing the new proposals they promised their constituents they would file.

From Arizona passed a law in April allowing police to conduct roadside immigration checks.

From Department of Homeland Security has decided to grant Boeing a 30-day extension on its contract to build SBInet, a "virtual fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border, which has been beset by delays and cost overruns.

From Texas Legislature doesn't start until January but seven bills filed this morning are expected to guarantee debate and controversy.

From Eleven blocks from the Texas border, hundreds of destitute Mexicans are gathered in a shelter, escaping what they fear is certain death.

From People behind a new church in Phoenix are trying to stay ahead of any potential controversy or hate that accompanied the announcement of a proposed mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.

From notion of "sanctuary cities" may face heightened scrutiny from a provision in SB 1070 (PDF), Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigration.

From immigrants cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars each year, executives of state agencies said Wednesday.

From latest hot button issue in the immigration debate centers on the 14th Amendment to the Constitution,

From states are now in the process of drafting or seeking to pass legislation similar to Arizona's law against illegal immigration

From Communities, an immigration enforcement program created under President George W. Bush and now being greatly expanded by President Obama, is billed as an effort to catch and deport "the worst of the worst," the violent criminals, drug and gun smugglers, gang members and other dangerous aliens.

From the debate on illegal immigration rages in Washington and state capitals, it's troubling to see both sides rely on emotional rhetoric to the detriment of facts. The impact of illegal immigration on public education is a case in point.

From's third largest national organization, focused on fighting against Amnesty and illegal immigration, is announcing that 22 states now have lawmakers pushing versions of Arizona's illegal immigration crackdown bill SB 1070 following announcements by GOP lawmakers in Colorado and Alabama.

From Arizona legislators are setting aside Gov. Jan Brewer's suggestion that lawmakers consider changing parts of the state's controversial immigration law.

Colorado GOP wants immigration law like Arizona's


Colorado Republican lawmakers say they want to introduce legislation similar to Arizona's strict immigration law and they're getting pointers from legislators in Phoenix.

From Underdeveloped D.C. neighborhoods are on the verge of reaping millions of dollars in new investments from an unlikely source: wealthy foreigners in search of visas.

From The 14th Amendment to the Constitution speaks in unusually emphatic language: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States." Not most persons or only those who are white or who are born to citizens. All persons. 

From Utah Latino leaders are rejecting Utah Republican Rep. Stephen Sandstrom's immigration bill and say it's an "Arizona-lite" bill, basically a watered-down version.

From Let's see if I understand correctly our current illegal immigration situation. We have federal laws that clearly state that it's illegal to come into the U.S. without proper documentation. It is illegal to have "sanctuary cities" in defiance of our immigration laws. It's illegal to "transport, hide, provide any support to illegals who violate federal immigration laws."

From A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely Voters in the state favor a similar immigration law in Florida, which is in line with national findings. Twenty-seven percent oppose such a law, and 13% are not sure one way or the other.

From's new anti-immigrant law and legalization for illegal immigrants pick up more traction for divisive debate this month.

From officials announced Tuesday that all 24 counties along the Southwest border are now part of a federal program designed to run fingerprint-based immigration history checks on suspects booked into local jails.

From Spanish-language media corporation Univision has an online test so people can measure their knowledge of Arizona's S.B. 1070 immigration law.

From actually happened was that the tax increase sailed through - and as a ballot measure, not a legislative action - because Arizonans felt picked on by the controversy. Think of it as being the state version of that post-9/11 feeling.

From a few years ago, when the economy was booming, the area around the Home Depot on Thomas Road and 36th Street in east Phoenix was packed with a couple of hundred men congregating on sidewalks and street corners soliciting work as day laborers.

From"We really need SB1070 to be done away with. We still see it as a huge problem in Arizona," said Opal Tometi, spokesperson for the Arizona-based immigrant rights group Puente Movement.

From Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba and Eva Longoria Parker have united to take a stand against new Arizona state immigration laws in a new public service announcement

From Kyl's interview with CBS's Harry Smith on "Face the Nation," there was another exchange (pdf) that stood out.

From immigrants who decide to leave the United States because of increasing enforcement and decreasing job prospects now face one more obstacle: the threat of arrest and deportation by border officers inspecting outbound traffic.

From law enforcement officers can check the immigration status of anyone stopped for any reason, the state's attorney general says.

From Regardless of how Arizona's new immigration law eventually fares in court, many Arizonans say the heated debate it has generated exposes a deeper problem with racial discrimination here, an Arizona Republic poll indicates.

From Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is hopping mad at the federal government.

From An internal memo prepared for the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it is possible to provide green cards or delay deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are now living and working in the United States without papers or permanent residence.

From Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Sunday that President Obama doesn't have the "cojones" to secure the nation's borders and fix its immigration system.

From Politicians on both sides of the aisle have eagerly jumped into the debate over Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law, and both sides think they can win on the issue.

From reform advocates gathered Thursday to applaud a judge's decision to block the most controversial sections of an Arizona immigration law.

From has been a contentious week in the immigration debate, as a federal judge struck down most of the key provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law.

From is always looking to get tough on something. It plays well on the campaign trail. Get tough on crime. Get tough on corporate ethics.

From district judge on Wednesday preliminarily barred the enforcement of two sections and two subsections of Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070.

From spending in restaurants, grocery and retail stores has triggered a domino effect among businesses in the metro Phoenix business community and throughout Arizona.

From Wednesday a federal judge blocked key provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law from going into effect.

From in Chicago are considering a resolution to break contracts with four Arizona-based companies over that state's controversial immigration law

From federal judge's decision to block key provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law has renewed the debate about overhauling the nation's immigration policies.

From, after months of heated rhetoric and debate about Arizona's controversial new immigration law, federal Judge Susan Bolton blocked most of SB 1070 from taking effect.

From equation spelling gridlock in Congress remains unchanged: The comprehensive overhaul promoted by Obama — and Bush — lacks any GOP support in the Senate, and therefore cannot pass.

From Salvador's leading prelate has called for the repeal of Arizona's controversial immigration law.

From a state law requiring businesses to verify that all new employees are legal workers, only about half of new hires in Arizona have been vetted by a federal system that checks their status.

From to a new CNN poll, 55 percent of Americans support Arizona's draconian immigration law, although 54 percent feel it will lead to discrimination against Hispanics.

From post: Early hotel data suggest that Phoenix-area hotels don't appear to be hurting from the Arizona travel boycotts launched since the state passed its controversial immigration law in April.

From TUSD Governing Board approved a policy Tuesday that maintains the district's stance of not enforcing immigration laws in the district's schools.

From for the U.S. Justice Department oppose a request to merge their challenge to the new Arizona immigration law with a lawsuit by a police officer who also is seeking to overturn the law.

From state Senator Russell Pearce, a long-time fixture in Arizona politics but until recently a virtual unknown elsewhere, never expected to single-handedly shake up national politics, let alone get under the skin of the White House.

From of Casper and the rest of Wyoming are like other Americans: all want the best for LEGAL Immigrants.

From Jan Brewer paid a brief visit to Show Low on Friday, July 16, to meet with elected officials from throughout Navajo County.

From is a rush transcript from "On the Record," July 22, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

From Arizona's controversial new immigration law has elicited boycotts from dozens of major cities across the U.S and Latin America and a lawsuit from the D.O.J. questioning its constitutionality.

From QUESTION: When is getting twice what you asked for "not enough?" ANSWER: When you're running for governor of Arizona.

From More than $24,000 has been donated to a legal defense fund for two Arizona sheriffs targeted in lawsuits that seek to block enforcement of Arizona's new immigration law.

From Prescott Valley Town Council Thursday night will consider whether to strike from town code two items of police procedure to bring it into compliance with Arizona's tougher new immigration law.

From For a second time, a Los Angeles City Council panel agreed today to break the city's boycott of Arizona over the state's law targeting illegal immigrants.

From liberal groups each filed lawsuits Wednesday against the town of Fremont, Neb., in order to put a stop to its new ordinance banning people from hiring illegal immigrants or renting homes to them.

From Mexico has received the support of parliamentary leaders from 10 nations in opposition to Arizona's controversial new immigration law, the Mexican Senate president said Wednesday.

From A Republican governor — a very Republican governor — has an idea for solving one of his party's conundrums. The party should listen to Luis Fortuno, the Reaganite who resides in Puerto Rico's executive mansion.

From the governor huddled on Tuesday with dozens of lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the immigration issues, history already shows what has worked, what hasn't, and how the country reached the state it's in today.

From voters could have a big impact in the November midterm elections, according to a survey released Tuesday.


From a patch of asphalt outside the White House this week, Renata Teodoro, Maricela Aguilar and scores of other students are risking deportation simply by sharing their full names and immigration status with anyone who asks.

From Arizona Latino Republican Association will become the first Hispanic organization in the country to actively oppose the Department of Justice's lawsuit against the state of Arizona's new immigration law.

From employee will be dismissed soon, officials say. A list of 1,300 purportedly illegal immigrants was mailed around the state, including home addresses and other personal data.

Border Patrol After Dark


KOLD News 13 rides along with Border Patrol agents after the sun goes down. It's a side of the immigration debate we rarely get to see or hear.

Bishop Kicanas clarifies stance on immigration issues


The bishop calls immigration reform a highly emotional issue.

Coalition calls for non-compliance with S.B. 1070


Dozens of groups are getting together for the effort. The U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit is the most high-profile, while the one filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and a handful of other civil-rights groups is by far the largest in terms of number of plaintiffs and defendants.

From Rowland of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City and Scott Parker, chairman of the Salt Lake LDS Public Affairs Council, will join other faith leaders Tuesday at the governor's immigration summit.

From groups in recent weeks have become key players in the Obama administration's efforts to get immigration reform moving in Congress. And while they have largely couched their arguments in moral terms or with references to biblical teachings, top leaders acknowledge another important reason:

From law's fate, and that of about 460,000 illegal immigrants in Arizona, will be determined in court. The outcome of the legal battle over immigration in Arizona could jeopardize hundreds of immigration laws passed by state and local governments.

From Obama administration goes to court on Thursday to argue for a preliminary injunction to block Arizona's controversial immigration law from taking effect on July 29. Here are some scenarios for how what could happen.

Governor Jan Brewer releasing 10 million dollars to help cities and counties fight border crime


Governor Jan Brewer announces Border Security Enhancement Program awards.

From More than a million people, immigrants and their family members alike, were rounded up and deported in the months-long operation, and tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands more reportedly fled back across the border to Mexico.

From Caseloads have increased significantly in the nation's immigration courts over the past 2-3 years as federal and local agencies step up enforcement amid heated national debate on immigration policy.

From We need your help in rating how the media are covering the controversial Arizona immigration law.

From When Arizona's new, tougher immigration law goes into effect July 29, police will have to navigate a "demographic tightrope" in distinguishing between a documented and undocumented Hispanic person, The Arizona Republic reports.

From Supporters of a proposed law that would give young illegal immigrants an opportunity to become citizens are planning to begin several days of lobbying Monday in the nation's capital.

From Minutemen groups, a surge in Border Patrol agents, and a tough new immigration law aren't enough for a reputed neo-Nazi who's now leading a militia in the Arizona desert.

From The American Bar Association has injected itself into the legal battle over a controversial Arizona immigration law that will require local and state law enforcement to determine the immigration status of individuals stopped for other offenses and detain them until they can provide identification.

Troops and additional agents being deployed on border


Immigration and Customs Enforcement will open a new office in Ajo, and that the Department of Homeland Security is sending a new team to Douglas

From -- Though he has not spoken with Church officials, the man patterning an immigration law for Utah similar to the one recently passed in Arizona says he doesn't expect to see any opposition from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

From weeks before Arizona's anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070, takes effect, immigrant children and their advocates made an urgent plea to members of Congress to review how the nation's broken immigration system hurts children and families.

From Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Thursday he agreed to host a gathering of leaders from the United States and Mexico after their yearly border conference was canceled by the Arizona governor amid threats of a boycott by Mexican politicians.

From, California — Federal prosecutions of immigrants soared to new levels this spring, as the Obama administration continued an aggressive enforcement strategy championed under President George W. Bush, according to a new study released Thursday.

From legislation could prove problematic to Republicans as the gubernatorial contest here could ultimately be determined by the state's growing Latino electorate.

 From SANTA MARGARITA – Council members formally declared their support for Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law by adopting a resolution Wednesday night that expresses the city's support for SB 1070.

from The political landscape is shifting, and it is shifting fast. A new survey leaked to the Los Angeles Times shows that Latinos view immigration as their leading concern, outranking even the economy.

From DETROIT — States have the authority to enforce immigration laws and protect their borders, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said Wednesday in a legal brief on behalf of nine states supporting Arizona's immigration law.

From First of seven lawsuits against tough Arizona immigration law is heard Thursday in federal court in Phoenix. Money from private donors across the US has flowed into a defense fund for the statute.

From, Calif. - Commissioner Bud Selig gave no indication that Major League Baseball would consider moving the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix because of Arizona's new immigration law, calling the dispute a political issue.


From Jan Brewer, trying to combat tension in the tourism industry over the costly fallout from the new immigration law, told industry leaders Tuesday that work is to begin immediately on creating a new advertising campaign for the state.


From road ahead of Gov. Jan Brewer doesn't look too tough after two candidates dropped from the race for the GOP nomination

From States should not follow Arizona's lead and enact strict new Immigration laws ,,,



From Utah didn't enact a strict, new anti-illegal immigration law like its neighbor Arizona, but some citizens are sending the message that they'd like their state to follow the example.

The amicus brief from the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

Ecuador filed a motion to join the amicus brief filed by Mexico in opposition to SB 1070.

Argentina filed a motion to join the amicus brief filed by Mexico in opposition to SB 1070.

From people and businesses in southern Arizona have recently received mail regarding Senate Bill 1070 that makes it seem as if it were sent by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, authorities said Monday.


From a statement endorsed by Riverside's mayor, the National League of Cities' Board of Directors announced at the end of its meeting in Riverside that it opposes Arizona's new immigration law and supports comprehensive immigration reform.

From There's still a chance that Democrats could move immigration legislation this year, a House Democratic leader said Tuesday.

From On the eve of baseball's annual All-Star Game, much of the conversation Monday was focused on next year's game in Phoenix and the state's controversial immigration law.

From its challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration law last week, the Justice Department argues that the state law conflicts with federal law, intruding on federal power and ability to regulate immigration.


LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox plans to file a legal brief supporting Arizona's immigration law and sent a letter today asking other state attorneys general to join him.

From Never mind the 14th Amendment, a new poll shows that 64 percent of Arizonans are against citizenship for children born here to illegal immigrants.

From PHOENIX -- A group opposed to Arizona's new immigration law is sending petitions to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, urging him to move the 2011 All-Star Game, scheduled to be played at Chase Field in Phoenix, out of Arizona.

From Raza Graduate Student Association is asking the UNM community to put its money where its mouth is through a boycott of Arizona.

From Arizona's new immigration enforcement law has resulted in a boycott of the state by dozens of groups planning conventions and business meetings there. The controversy has now claimed its first international event, a meeting of the governors of U.S. and Mexican border states scheduled in September at a Phoenix resort.

From General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Sunday that if the federal government does not stop Arizona's immigration law from taking effect, it might launch a second legal challenge to combat any racial profiling that occurs.

From In a summer campaign, the United Farm Workers of America is challenging unemployed Americans to harvest the grape, peach and lettuce crops.

From With less than four months before his first midterm election, President Obama's lawsuit against Arizona's new illegal immigrant law is running against a strong tide of American support for the measure.

From No one doubted Arizona's new immigration law was going to have far-reaching repercussions - in areas ranging from law enforcement to unemployment.

From :

Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley on Thursday laid out the ground rules for law-enforcement officers within his jurisdiction who want to charge crimes under Arizona's new immigration law.

From : Immigration lawyers expressed disagreement regarding the controversial  constitutionality of Arizona's new immigration law.  S.B. 1070 makes illegal immigration a state crime.

From :

The Federation for American Immigration Reform estimates that illegal immigration costs federal and local taxpayers $113 billion a year.


From The preliminary injunction sought by the U.S. Department of Justice to halt implementation of Senate Bill 1070 most likely will stop the bill from becoming law as scheduled July 29, said Arizona attorney Mike Manning.


From : The apocalyptic language used by opponents of Arizona's new immigration law -- which the Obama administration is now challenging in court -- reflects a conviction that, like apartheid or Jim Crow, it's an unusually blatant violation of civil rights.

From : New York (CNN) -- Civil and immigrant rights groups plan to protest Arizona's immigration law Thursday at professional baseball' s headquarters in New York in the hopes of getting next year's All-Star Game moved out of Arizona.

From :Arizona's top illegal immigration foes have fighting words for Massachusetts liberals gearing up to protest Gov. Jan Brewer's scheduled weekend visit to the hub of the bluest state in the union: Don't tread on us!

From :Mexico applauded the Obama administration's lawsuit against the Arizona immigration law. The US lawsuit argues that the Arizona law undermines the effort to fight crime, especially the drug war. What do Mexicans say?

From : As our federal government sues Arizona for the unimpeded right to ignore the law, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has a new report which indicates illegal immigration costs the United States $113 BILLION a year.

From : Some prominent conservatives are speaking out in favor of the kind of comprehensive immigration bill that many Republicans oppose — one that would include border security and then a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

From :As illegal immigrants and drug smugglers continue to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S., more and more American citizens, frustrated with the lack of immigration reform, are adopting an active role in securing the U.S. border.

From : The Obama administration's decision to move forward with a legal challenge to Arizona's stringent illegal immigration law will almost certainly elevate the issue on the campaign trail this fall.

From Gov. Jan Brewer yesterday joined the chorus of GOP lawmakers decrying the Obama administration's lawsuit against her state's controversial immigration law, insisting that the law is constitutional and will prevail in court.

From : A pledge by Utah lawmakers to enact an Arizona-like illegal immigration law creates a battlefield not just with immigrants, but also between the Legislature and Salt Lake City.

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