By Farai Chideya When Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed SB-1070, a bill that required local police officers to enforce federal immigration law, Arizona became the flash point for a national debate about how best to deal with illegal immigration. On July 28th, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton blocked key provision of the law from taking […]

In the face of mounting economic pressure, Tucson became the first city to approve a legal challenge to Arizona’s controversial new immigration law that requires local police to verify the status of those they “reasonably suspect” are here illegally. The City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to sue the state to overturn SB 1070, with only […]