Sunday, November 23, 2014

Author of Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Voted Out

Pearce Lewis

Republican Russell Pearce, the president of the Arizona Senate and author of the harsh anti-immigrant law S.B. 1070, lost his seat in a special recall election yesterday. Pearce lost the race to fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, who captured 53% of the vote versus 45% for Pearce. His loss is being viewed as an upshot of hardline […]

Sponsor of AZ Immigration Law faces Recall Election

Pearce

The author of the controversial immigration law passed in Arizona last year is facing a tough recall election over his harsh stance on the issue. Russell Pearce, president of the state Senate, ignited a fiery debate across the country last year after he introduced SB 1070, the harsh anti-immigration law that allows police to question […]

Sponsor of SB 1070 Law faces Recall

Russell Pearce

Thousands of Arizona citizens have signed a petition to recall the sponsor of the state’s controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, state Senate President Russell Pearce. Fed up with Pearce’s divisive politics, the group Citizens for a Better Arizona filed its petition with the Arizona Secretary of State on Tuesday. “Today, citizens from Arizona have come […]

Anti-Immigrant Bills in Arizona Rejected

Children Protest AZ Laws

The latest battle over immigration in Arizona ended in a resounding defeat for the anti-immigrant faction in the legislature after the Senate rejected five wide ranging bills targeting undocumented immigrants yesterday. “It’s time for us to take a timeout,” said Senator John McComish, a Phoenix Republican. “It’s something that the people don’t want us to […]

Bipartisan Coalition in Arizona wants to Remove Sponsor of SB 1070

Russell Pearce

Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce of Mesa, who became a household name last year for his role in sponsoring the controversial anti-immigrant SB1070 and supports denying citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants, is now the target of a recall by two different community groups. On Monday, Citizens for a Better Arizona organized, in part, by […]

Appeals Court to Hear Brewer’s Appeal over Immigration Law

Jan Brewer

An appeals court in San Francisco will hear both sides of the debate over Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant measure later today in deciding whether to uphold a federal judge’s ruling from July that blocked certain provisions of the law. In July, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton temporarily blocked some of the of the most controversial parts […]

Arizona Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Vote Struck Down

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A three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Tuesday that Arizona cannot require residents to show proof of citizenship in order to vote as it violates the federal National Voter Registration Act. The law which was authored by Republican State Sen. Russell Pearce, who also wrote the controversial anti-immigrant S.B. 1070, was […]

Children of Undocumented Immigrants Target of Collaboration between State Legislators

Russell Pearce

A group of lawmakers from 14 states is coming to together to work on legislation that would deny the children of undocumented immigrants U.S. citizenship. The sponsor of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, Republican State Sen. Russell Pearce, is part of the group and says a formal announcement of the effort will be made Tuesday. “We’re taking […]