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Arizona's Immigration Law and the Impact on MLB's Latino Rookies

Posted by Karen Pollak on Sat, Jun 19, 2010 @ 2:17 PM

This article really struck me about the impact of Arizona's tough, new immigration law.  Although, they are all living and working in the US legally, they could be adversely impacted as the new law requires state and local law enforcement officials to inquire about immigration status during any lawful stop such as a minor traffic violation. 

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Q&A Guide to Arizona's New Immigration Law

Posted by Michael Pollak on Wed, Jun 02, 2010 @ 7:55 PM

What You Need to Know About The New Law and How It Can Impact Your State

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Copy of Arizona Senate Bill 1070

Posted by Michael Pollak on Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 10:15 AM

Given the firestorm of controversy surrounding Arizona's new immigration law (SB 1070), we are providing a copy of the law for your reference.  Whichever side you take, it is important to read the law so that you can formulate an opinion based on the facts.

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Lakers Coach Phil Jackson Stokes Immigration Debate

Posted by Michael Pollak on Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 9:40 AM

Nothing like one of the NBA's greatest coaches and most recognizable personalities adding a little fuel to the immigration embrolio.  In fact, the timing couldn't be any better as "Los Suns" face Jackson's Lakers in the NBA Western Conference Finals.

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Immigration Law Backlash: Austin City Council Bans Official Travel to Arizona

Posted by Michael Pollak on Fri, May 14, 2010 @ 11:14 AM

The Austin City Council has just passed a resolution banning official travel to Arizona, in protest to a recent immigration law just passed in that state. The resolution also states that the city will investigate any current business dealings with the state for potential future action. Austin is the latest in a growing list of cities that are boycotting Arizona in some capacity over the new law, which - among other things - makes it a state crime to be an illegal immigrant in Arizona and requires local law enforcement to check papers of anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally.

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VIDEOS | Celebrity Reaction To Arizona's Immigration Law

Posted by Michael Pollak on Thu, May 06, 2010 @ 11:50 AM

Attached are some recent videos documenting reaction to the immigration situation as well as Arizona's tough, new immigration law.  The videos range from celebrities (Actor Danny Glover, NBA Star Steve Nash & Entertainer Shakira) to President Obama to Immigrant Groups expressing their opinions.

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FUNNY VIDEO | Jon Stewart Pokes Fun at Arizona's Immigration Law

Posted by Michael Pollak on Tue, Apr 27, 2010 @ 11:16 AM

On a lighter note, the genius of Jon Stewart gives us a laugh about Arizona's tough new immigration bill.  He is funny, really funny!

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Mayor Gordon and Gov. Brewer Divided Over New Arizona Immigration Law

Posted by Michael Pollak on Mon, Apr 26, 2010 @ 12:08 PM

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon argues that the tough new immigration law will have an adverse impact on the state's safety by diverting police attention away from dangerous criminals toward anyone they reasonably suspect of being an illegal immigrant.  He says that police are in a quandry because enforcing a law under a new standard of "reasonable suspision" that has yet to be defined opens them up to lawsuits from both the State and civil courts. 

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