New York Times: “It’s going to take a serious effort by saner voices to ensure that what happens in Arizona stays there.”by Hugh Holub on Mar. 05, 2011, under border issues, politics
The national media is increasingly seeing Arizona’s emphasis on immigration issues and trying to challenge federal authority as a dangerous aberration which will hopefully not spread to the rest of the country. We’re becoming the Rhodesia of America. A pariah state.
From the March 4 New York Times:
Published: March 4, 2011
Washington’s inaction on immigration reform has left the states feeling abandoned and wondering what to do. When the frustration boils over, as it has most scarily in Arizona, Republicans have been pushing what amounts to vigilantism — states taking on federal enforcement, shouldering aside civil rights and the Constitution and spending whatever it takes to get rid of illegal immigrants. It’s a seductively simple vision, and lawmakers across the country are grasping at it, pushing Arizona-style copycat laws. …
A peculiar mix of nativism and immigration panic has pushed the immigration debate far out into the desert of extremism. It’s going to take a serious effort by saner voices to ensure that what happens in Arizona stays there.
see editorial in the New York Times : Angry Arizona, Again
And then there was last year’s SB 1070 debacle…