Monday, April 28, 2008

Anti-Immigrant Fusillade Ready for Firing in AZ Legislature

A fusillade is "a simultaneous and continuous firing of a group of firearms on command." (Wikipedia)

From Border Action: "With the 2007 approval of Representative Russell Pearce’s “Legal Arizona Workers Act,” Arizona was catapulted into the national spotlight for what has been termed the nation’s harshest state employer sanctions law. The employer sanctions bill, however, was not isolated legislation targeting undocumented immigrants in the state; for the last several years, Representative Pearce and a handful of other legislators have whipped up a border-security frenzy within the legislature that has been running at full-speed to criminalize and alienate immigrants and their labor in Arizona."

From Border Action, this April 18, 2008 tally of the fusillade of nasty anti-immigrant/anti-human rights bills now pending in the AZ legislature.