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Mississippi Senate kills strict immigration bill

An immigration enforcement bill that contains the same type of provisions that have Arizona’s S.B. 1070 poised for a Supreme Court hearing died this week in the Mississippi Senate.

Pearce allies attempt to manipulate recall election

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?

La Raza ends boycott of Arizona

La Raza announced late Friday that it was calling off its boycott of Arizona which has been in place since SB 1070 became law in May 2010.

Arizona Senator Russell Pearce set for recall

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.

All Star game boycott called off–new protest planned

The All Star game protest is evolving as groups that had been calling for a boycott for the past year have finally decided, with the game only a week away, that the boycott wasn't going to be effective.

Tancredo solicits funds to defend Pearce in recall election

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.

AZ State Senator Russell Pearce to be subject of recall election

In Arizona, signatures will be turned in today to launch a recall of Senate President Russell Pearce, the architect of SB 1070, Arizona's signature immigration bill. If successful, it will be the first time in Arizona history that a state senator lost a recall election. It would mark the first time in U.S. history that a state senate president was recalled.

Arizona Guv Brewer to publish memoir on ‘battle to secure the...

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is set to tell her side of the SB 1070 drama in a provocatively titled memoir due out in November. "Scorpions For Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border" is scheduled to be published in November by Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Federal court delivers another blow to Arizona immigration law

The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has backed the Obama Administration in its case against SB 1070, the controversial immigration legislation passed by Arizona lawmakers last year. A three-judge panel ruled Monday that Arizona District Judge Susan Bolton "did not abuse her discretion," as the Washington Post put it, when she blocked key provisions of the bill.

Udall, Hispanic Republicans call Giffords shooting an ‘attack on our democracy’

Democratic Colorado Sen. Mark Udall joined a chorus of voices, including Hispanic Republicans in Arizona, in strongly condemning the shooting today of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a meet and greet at a supermarket in her Tucson district.