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High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

  The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward.   The court did not throw out the state provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they suspect is in the United States illegally. Even there,… Continue Reading High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

McCain blaming AZ fires on immigrants

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As if Arizona’s immigration debate wasn’t already hot, Sen. John McCain has ignited a barrage of criticism by saying that there is “substantial evidence” that illegal immigrants are partly responsible for wildfires in the state. McCain is standing by the statement he made over the weekend as he toured a massive wildfire in eastern Arizona,… Continue Reading McCain blaming AZ fires on immigrants

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Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, introduced an immigration bill yesterday that mimics Arizona enforcement measures. Senate Bill 54 would authorize police to arrest people if officers had probable cause to believe those people are in the U.S. illegally. It’s one of a number of bills expected to be introduced this session that deal with the… Continue Reading Lambert introduces Arizona-style immigration bill

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The caustic U.S. political climate has become a suspect of sorts in the rampage that left six dead and a U.S. congresswoman critically injured in Arizona. Already, appeals are being heard to tone down the rhetoric. The captured suspect’s motives remain unknown despite his online diatribes betraying resentment of the government and a scattered state… Continue Reading After Arizonza rampage, appeals to cool the political tone

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Colorado Republican lawmakers are planning legislation to address illegal immigration. Sen.-elect Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, said he plans to introduce an Arizona-style law when the Legislature convenes in January. It would require police to check people’s immigration status. The Republican Study Committee of Colorado, a coalition of GOP state lawmakers which has no legal authority… Continue Reading Sen. Lambert planning Arizona-style immigration legislation

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Colorado Republican lawmakers say they want to introduce legislation similar to Arizona’s strict immigration law and they’re getting pointers from legislators in Phoenix. Colorado is the latest state to send a delegation of lawmakers to Arizona to talk about adopting a law similar to the one being challenged by the federal government. Eleven members of… Continue Reading Colorado GOP wants immigration law like Arizona’s

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Boulder’s city manager has suspended all city-sponsored travel to Arizona because of the state’s tough new immigration law. City Manager Jane Brautigam said Wednesday the Arizona law is contrary to Boulder’s commitment to diversity and violates Boulder’s “core values.” The Arizona law requires local and state law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration… Continue Reading Boulder bans Arizona travel

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