Feathered Bastard

Arizona Immigration Reform Requirement: Nix Six Month Wait

Arizona has a different reality for the undocumented than in most parts of the country.

So there are different demands the pro-immigrant community should make on the U.S. Congress in regards to comprehensive immigration reform, if any positive effect is to be felt soon in Sand Land.

See also: -Jan Brewer's Bigoted Policy Denying Driver's Licenses to DREAMers in Federal Judge's Hands -Bill Montgomery Is No Immigration Moderate

Here, self-deportation remains an article of faith among the GOP's grassroots.

Senate Bill 1070's author, former state Senate President Russell Pearce, may be recalled and disgraced, but he is also First Vice Chair of the Arizona Republican Party, and he is still popular among the party's rabid base.

Governor Jan Brewer's administration continues to defend SB 1070 in court, and Brewer cruelly continues to deny driving privileges to DREAMers who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office persists in raiding restaurants and other places of work, hunting for undocumented dishwashers, waiters and laborers.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
Contact: Stephen Lemons