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SEIU Local 32BJ members and immigration reform activists rally against AZ's SB1070 outside the White House.
The Arizona immigration law continues to obsess the country, yet despite the outrage (Los Angeles this week voted to boycott the state ), administration officials told Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that President Obama didn’t have time to meet with her during her visit to Washington this week. Somehow his schedule cleared up, though, with the much-anticipated meeting taking place Thursday afternoon at the White House. But if Arizona watchers were hoping for news or progress, they will be sorely disappointed. Conservative news outlets were particularly nonplussed. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly looked annoyed immediately following Brewer’s comments with the press after the meeting.
• Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will meet President Obama today at the White House. She has said "she will paint a picture of her state as 'under siege' by Mexican drug cartels and illegal immigrants." • Government officials say no to nuking the leaking oil well in the Gulf. Apparently it would violate arms treaties, as well as potentially killing us all. Effort we've-now-lost-count is now underway, but no one really thinks it will work.
In any other month, having a meeting with the Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer about her state's controversial immigration law might seem like the biggest political land mine of the day. But not for President Obama, who not only has the worst oil spill in U.S. history to deal with but faces growing criticism of the White House's past dealings with potential Senate candidates. The White House released a statement this morning defending its actions regarding former Colorado state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff and his bid for the Senate.
Arizona immigration bill becomes law Executive order requires training on implementing law without racial profiling Measure "threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness," Obama says Bill requires immigrants to carry papers at all times Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) -- Arizona Gov.
by Craig Harris, Alia Beard Rau and Glen Creno - Apr. 24, 2010 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic Moments after Gov.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama on Friday and signed into law a bill supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona, the nation's busiest gateway for human and drug smuggling from Mexico. With hundreds of protesters outside the state Capitol shouting that the bill would lead to civil rights abuses, Brewer said critics were "overreacting" and that she wouldn't tolerate racial profiling.
The move unleashed immediate protests and reignited the divisive battle over immigration reform nationally.
According to the Arizona Republic , business leaders in the tourism industry are deeply concerned about the impact of the new Arizona Immigration bill on the economics of travel in the state. Several conferences and large groups planning on a summer resort stay in the Scottsdale area canceled their travel plans because of the new bill signed by Governor Brewer. In a time when the hotel industry is trying to recover from the past few years of a down trend in occupancy, this is not positive news for those that work in the industry and residents and business owners of Arizona. Mexico , Arizona's neighbor to the south is a beautiful country to visit for vacation.
O n the morning of July 3, 2009, a national holiday, Sarah Palin placed a call to her communications director and told her that she wanted to hold a press conference at her Wasilla, Alaska, home. She wouldn’t disclose the topic. For Palin, the months since Election Day had been a letdown even bigger than the loss to Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
RUSH: Where are we? We have a federal government that refuses to enforce federal immigration law and a state that is. The president ought to just come out and say right now, "Look, even though I took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the law of the land, I'm not going to. I don't give a damn about the people of Arizona or the people in any of the border states. I don't give a damn about the people of this country generally.
The decision by Arizona's Gov. Jan Brewer to sign a tough immigration bill for her state has endangered unrelated, but highly anticipated, climate change legislation, which has now been put on hold by its sponsors on Capitol Hill.
When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law, I hope that she and the legislators who passed it were motivated purely by absolutely venomous racism.
ShareThis Governor Jan Brewer has just opened “Pandora’s Box” and has now put a legal stamp on racial profiling, promoting not only hate but giving “political crazies” a forum to preach from. One politician who opposes her tough immigration law is U.S. congressman, Rep. Raul Grijalva.