Senate Judiciary Committee takes up Arizona 1070 law


Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino-studies and political science associate professor, is quoted in the Tucson Citizen April 24, 2012

From the Tucson Citizen:
While one can debate the merits of the 1070 law and even its constitutionality, it is an interesting exercise in the status of the 10th Amendment and state's rights in general. There is ample evidence that 1070 has caused economic damage Arizona and to other states that have enacted similar legislation. At the same time, other states like Texas and Utah, have stayed away from these types of legislation and have avoided the economic collateral damage these types of laws have created.... In an article by Erin Kelly of the Republic Washington Bureau, Louis DeSipio, a professor of Chicano/Latino-studies at University of California, Irvine said, "It's political theater... That doesn't mean the debate won't be valuable, but I doubt it will lead to any action on immigration reform in an election year."

For the full story, please visit http://tucsoncitizen.com/arizona-lincoln-republican/2012/04/24/senate-ju....

Wednesday, April 25, 2012