Illegal Immigrant/Immigration News Roundup — May 29, 2010

Posted on May 29, 2010

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A sampling of news stories and commentary related to illegal immigrants and illegal immigration:

  • Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona requests meeting with President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (fmr. governor of AZ) regarding the illegal immigration challenges the state is facing………”REQUEST: DENIED
  • While Arizona’s governor plans on defending the newly passed anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070 all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary, and the media plays Arizona’s Attorney General Terry Goddard (Democrat) up as willing to defend said law, it seems there may be an internal dust up within the halls of the Arizona Capitol. 
  • Today was the day for the pro and anti-SB1070 rallies in the “Valley of the Sun.”  Thousands of anti-SB 1070 marchers (many bussed in from other states) walked a preplanned route in downtown Phoenix ending at the Capitol building.  AFL-CIO Union President, Richard Trumka, spoke out against the law. Click on the link, watch the video interview and see what one protestor thinks of Republicans.  I don’t know if she got the memo, but usually the first side to invoke Nazism loses.  Pics of the protest rally from AZ Central are here.  How surprising (not) that one of the highest SEIU (Service Employees International UNION) representatives was there to speak. 
  • As far as the support rally for SB 1070 goes, although if filled most of the 7000 seat Tempe Diablo stadium with overflow on the infield and standing, it hasn’t received the same amount of local press, and not one picture that I could find.
  • Not nearly as well publicized was another protest rally against SB 1070, this one in Mexico at the front of the U.S. embassy.