On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Janis Brewer (R) signed Senate Bill 1070, the most radical immigration legislation in the United States, effectively permitting racial profiling in the state of Arizona. The law requires police to demand immigration papers from anyone who they have a "reasonable suspicion" is in the country illegally. This blog will chronicle the major events regarding this racist and inhumane law.
We enthusiastically encourage a boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed.


Matt Taibbi on Fox and Right Wing Media Hate

"In Arizona, John McCain trounced a Tea Party candidate...he had to bend himself completely ass-backwards issue-wise in order to maintain what’s left of his cred with right-wing voters...McCain’s biggest problem with Republicans has always been his occasional willingness to describe Hispanic immigrants as human beings (remember his “Hispanic immigrants are God’s children, too?” spot in 2008?). That occasionally culturally empathetic McCain got stuffed in a steamer trunk for this primary season, though...

Meanwhile Arizona governor Jan Brewer completed a similar turnaround. Last year at this time she was in trouble politically because of a tax increase she proposed two months after taking office. Then she rammed through Arizona’s notorious 1070 immigration law, and her political fortunes among Republicans changed instantly. By this summer she was following the Fox News script in telling phony scare stories about immigration (she told reporters the Arizona deserts were littered with beheaded bodies; the claims were later debunked by local law enforcement), and her status as the champion of America’s first attempts at pass laws helped her cruise to victory in her primary this week." (READ ENTIRE STORY)