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View Diary: What does last night's special in Arizona's 8th tell us about November? (111 comments)

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  •  Doubt AZ is in play (4+ / 0-)

    Obama is only winning Hispanics by 60-40; he needs to get it close to 70-30 for AZ to even be competitive.  There has been a big shift of late of Hispanics moving to Romney (as indicated in PPP's poll for dkos).  The Obama campaign needs to get its message out on immigration reform and to hit Romney hard on the positions (and advisers he hung out with) during the Rep primaries. And he needs to do it pronto.

    •  First they really have to DO immigration reform. (0+ / 0-)

      We're waiting. SB1070 ruling due soon and Jan Brewer's refreshing cops minds about how to recognize an undocumented person.

      The U.S. Supreme Court could rule as early as Monday on the future of Arizona's controversial immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, and Gov. Jan Brewer wants to make sure law enforcement is ready.

      Brewer on Tuesday issued an executive order requiring the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to redistribute to all law-enforcement agencies by Friday a training video originally sent out when the law passed two years ago.

      "The governor is optimistic that the heart of SB 1070 will be upheld and implemented," Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson said. "The governor thought this was an appropriate time to revisit the issue and make sure Arizona law enforcement is as prepared as possible for partial or full implementation of the law."
      The training video covers factors that constitute reasonable suspicion that someone is in the country illegally -- foreign-vehicle registration, language, demeanor and whether the stop has occurred in an area where "unlawfully present aliens are known to congregate looking for work." It also includes a section on types of identification that should immediately end an officer's suspicions about immigration status, including an ID from any government agency that requires people to prove they are in the U.S. legally.

      Remember, you can't have crazy without az.

      by Desert Rose on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 02:47:18 PM PDT

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