By Otto Santa Ana
In 2010, the governor of Arizona signed a debatable immigration invoice (SB 1070) that resulted in a information media frenzy, copycat accounts in twenty-two states, and a U.S. splendid courtroom conflict that placed Arizona on the cross-hairs of the immigration debate. Arizona Firestorm brings jointly well-respected specialists from around the political spectrum to ascertain and contextualize the political, fiscal, ancient, and felony matters caused by way of this and different anti-Latino and anti-immigrant laws and nation activities. It additionally addresses the inside track media’s position in shaping immigration discourse in Arizona and world wide. Arizona is a case learn of the roots and effect of the 21st century immigration problem. Arizona Firestorm will be of curiosity to students and scholars in conversation, public coverage, country politics, federalism, and someone drawn to immigration coverage or Latino politics.
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But twenty years ago, things were different. In the early 1990s few immigrants made their way north via sparsely inhabited parts of Arizona. S. -Mexican border in California and Texas, where they could swiftly and safely melt into urban communities. This was a time of sustained economic growth, so border control was lax. 14 Although hailed as a success, such policing measures never address the immigrants’ need for work and employers’ desire for cheap labor. As a result, desperate immigrants crossed elsewhere, ultimately through 70 to 180 miles of the fragile and perilous ecology of the Sonoran Desert, to Tucson and Phoenix.
6. In 2009 Spain forcibly rejects Moroccan and North African immigrants seeking work. 7. Cabasso and Shaughnessey, 2009. 8. Just two 2004 reports: NBC Nightly News reported the Coast Guard seized a forty-foot yola that was heartbreakingly overloaded with 245 people seated inches from the water in calm seas. ” Here a homemade boat carrying ninety-four people from the Dominican Republic capsized in a rough ocean. The Coast Guard tried to rescue the refugees, losing three people. ABC also ran stories on their predicament.
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Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics by Otto Santa Ana