April 23, 2010


Arizona Forces Democrats to Take On Immigration Reform

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will decide later today if she will sign a bill into law that would require Arizona law enforcement officials to force suspected illegal immigrants to produce proof of citizenship status, the Arizona Republic reports.

Whatever she does, Arizona lawmakers have forced a reordering of priorities on Capitol Hill. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have now agreed to move ahead on an immigration bill before taking up climate change legislation.

First Read: "In a midterm season where rural and conservative voters have taken center stage at tea parties, is it the wisest move for Democrats and the White House to move forward on immigration reform? Then again, do Republicans want to find themselves in the uncomfortable position of dealing with the perception that they are anti-Hispanic."

Update: Brewer signed the controversial bill.










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