Archive | May, 2010

Is Arizona 2010 Like California 1994?

In 1994 California passed the anti-immigrant measure Prop 187, strongly endorsed by Republican Governor Pete Wilson, and since then Latino voters have aligned heavily with the Democratic Party in California. Is Arizona next ? ? ? There has been considerable discussion over Arizona’s passing of SB1070 and its place in this country’s love-hate relationship with […]

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Brand New Arizona? To Latinos, it’s the same old thing

In the days and weeks following Governor Jan Brewer’s national press conference where she signed SB1070 into law, because “it is best for Arizona”, organizations, municipalities and private citizens around the country responded in kind. Officials in Austin, Texas, St. Paul, Minnesota and Los Angeles, California (among others) announced official boycotts in opposition to the […]

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AZ Gov Brewer faces massive Latino opposition in 2010 – but Dems face opposition too

President Obama’s selection of then Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security elevated Jan Brewer from Secretary of State to the governor’s seat. Since then Republican lawmakers have counted upon her reliable signature to pass a litany of legislation, most notably SB1070, that has brought a dubious spotlight on to Arizona. […]

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Arizona immigration law has major political implications for 2010

Latino Decisions released new results today of a survey of Latino registered voters in Arizona, which shows that immigration is now clearly the top issue of concern for Latino voters in 2010, and that both political parties are suffering a credibility gap on immigration reform. When asked which party is responsible for SB 1070, 59% […]

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Latino voters strongly reject Arizona immigration law 1070

A new survey released today by Latino Decisions, and commissioned by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) shows Latino registered voters in the state of Arizona are strongly opposed to new immigration law, 1070, which was signed into law on April 23. Overall, 81% of Latinos are opposed to 1070 and 16% in favor. […]

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