Supreme Court Decision on SB1070: Not the end of Immigration Reform

Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Blog
The decision today is a tough loss in legal efforts to completely strike down SB 1070, but the questions the law poses about our society and the need for comprehensive immigration reform remain unanswered. The legal battle may have codified Arizona’s immigration system, but the deciding factor which will weigh on the nation’s conscience going forward as we consider what to do about immigration reform will not be the legality of current laws in place, but whether we as a nation believe that they are right.
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Longing for Sanity

Posted on June 19, 2012 in Countdown
The irony of it all? Scary extremists who are undermining what America stands for are somehow under the impression that they’re defending America from extremists who are undermining what it stands for.
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DNC Chair: “Romney literally has the most extreme policy on immigration.”

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“We have a choice of Mitt Romney who literally has the most extreme policy on immigration of any presidential candidate in history and Barack Obama who is strongly supportive and has pushed for comprehensive immigration reform against the candidate who totally opposes it. Mitt Romney’s solution is to make sure that we just deport them all.

…What he has said is that his policy would be that we should just create an environment in which the 12 million undocumented immigrants that are here would just self-deport. It’s an unrealistic expectation. It’s an inhumane expectation. Mitt Romney’s policy is to embrace...

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“We need to move forward so that we can stop denying citizenship to responsible young people.”

Posted on May 23, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"We need to move forward so that we can stop denying citizenship to responsible young people just because they're the children of undocumented immigrants. This is a country that is at its best when we harness the God-given talents of every individual; when we hear every voice; when we come together as one American family, and we're striving for the same dream."

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SB 1070 Matters for You Too

Posted by on April 27, 2012 in Blog

This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments on an issue that impacts all Americans – and the very notion of what an American is. Nine people are charged with deciding what’s more important: ascertaining an individual’s citizenship status or preserving America’s identity as a country whose immigrants have made it the greatest nation in the world.

The issue at hand is the constitutionality of Arizona’s anti-immigration bill, SB 1070. While the media has portrayed immigration reform in general —and this Arizona bill in particular— as “a Hispanic issue,” the truth is that the impacts are much more far-reaching. First, consider...

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on SB 1070

Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Blog
By Danielle Malaty A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated Wednesday that they will most likely uphold at least a portion of Arizona's controversial immigration law, despite the fact that four provisions of the law were blocked by a federal appeals court last year.
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Preview: Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Arizona Immigration Law

Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Blog
Today, the Justices of the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the federal challenge to Arizona’s controversial state-based immigration law, SB 1070. The primary question presented to the Supreme Court is whether federal immigration laws preclude Arizona’s efforts at cooperative law enforcement and preempt the provisions in SB 1070.
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“Obama…has brought hard times to Hispanics.”

Posted on April 21, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"The Obama administration has brought hard times to Hispanics in America. Under President Obama, more Hispanics have struggled to find work than at any other time on record."

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“I will try to do it in the first year.”

Posted on April 15, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"I can promise that I will try to do it in the first year of my second term. I want to try this year. The challenge we've got on immigration reform is very simple. I've got a majority of Democrats who are prepared to vote for it, and I've got no Republicans who are prepared to vote for it."

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“We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model.”

Posted on April 15, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model for the country ... these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption."

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