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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

from MPI on states immitating Arizona..

 A troubling trend...

States Assert New Activist Immigration Role in Altered Political Landscape 

By Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron,
Migration Policy Institute

January 18, 2011 

In the aftermath of the mid-term elections, the contentious debate on national immigration policy has shifted to the states as many state legislatures around the country are gearing up to introduce strict immigration enforcement measures targeting unauthorized immigrants.

Legislators in more than 20 states have announced plans to introduce bills modeled after Arizona's controversial immigration law (SB 1070), and lawmakers in a number of states plan to introduce a series of coordinated state measures aimed at denying US citizenship to the children of unauthorized immigrants. Continue reading...

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