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With State Senator Russell Pearce's dramatic recall in Arizona behind us, the nation's immigration watchers turn their eyes to Alabama, now home to the nation's fiercest immigration laws.
Arizona voters, polled after last week's election, said they voted to recall Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce because of his divisiveness and because they want Arizona's legislature to focus more on the economy and job creation and less on immigration.
If you are Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, one of the best known small-time politicians in the country, and you're facing a recall election that centers around your sponsorship of SB 1070, the granddaddy of single-state immigration bills, what do you do?
Immigration is an important issue in the United States, but is it something the GOP nomination for president should hinge on? Is there a reason that as unauthorized immigration from Mexico to the U.S. steadily declines, the rhetoric becomes ever more charged?
A Superior Court judge on Friday rejected a challenge filed by Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce's attorney, and ruled that the recall of Pearce could proceed. Pearce's attorney had argued that many of the signatures collected were invalid and that signature collectors may have misled signers.
You only have to wonder what took so long. On Tuesday signed petitions were turned in to launch a recall against Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, the author and chief promoter of Arizona's SB 1070--the granddaddy of all state anti-immigration measures. Today, Tom Tancredo's Team America PAC sent out an email soliciting funds to help Pearce defend his seat.