Latino Politics and Arizona’s Immigration Law SB 1070

Part of the series Immigrants and Minorities, Politics and Policy pp 43-54


State-Level Immigrant-Related Legislation: What it Means for the Immigration Policy Debate

  • Robert DonnellyAffiliated withMexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Email author 

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The U.S. states are actively legislating on immigrant-related issues. Bill introductions have more than doubled in the past 5 years, rising from 570 in 2006 to 1,374 for first-half of 2010.