Immigrants for saleMay 12, 2011 at 11:20 am | Posted in bigotry, civil liberties, corporate bullys, political | Leave a comment
Tags: American Legislative Exchange Council, Anti-Defamation League, Arizona, Arizona SB 1070, Arizona Senate, Brave New Foundation, corporate greed, government corruption, Robert Greenwald, Russell Pearce
From The Washington Spectator on Arizona Senator Russell Pearce:
ALEC on the Border / Say it Ain’t So, Leo
by Lou Dubose | 05/15/2011
ALEC On The Border—A quick trip to the courthouse has resulted in what was predicted by critics. A federal judge blocked controversial sections of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, passed in 2010, which would require state officials to enforce federal immigration law. An appeals court upheld the lower court ruling.
The bill was sponsored by Arizona Senator Russell Pearce, now president of the Arizona Senate. The Maricopa County Republican is known for his American-flag shirts — and for his past association with white-supremacist groups and his inadvertent inclusion, in a mass e-mailing, of an attachment from agroup. (In 2007, the Anti-Defamation League documented Pearce’s neo-Nazi affiliation.)
The logical conclusion is that Pearce’s animus toward immigrants informed Senate Bill 1070, which is not entirely correct. Pearce submitted a draft bill to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Public Safety and Elections Task Force, which wrote the legislation (as reported by Laura Sullivan for NPR and by Beau Hodai, a Tucson journalist writing for In These Times).
Cuéntame (roughly translated is, you count me)
- Dawn Teo: SB1070 Goes to U.S. Supreme Court, SB1070 Author to Be Recalled (huffingtonpost.com)
- SB1070 hasn’t been kind to Arizona (dailykos.com)
- Karmic Update: Recall campaign against AZ Senate President Russell Pearce gaining steam (crooksandliars.com)