Now that Arizona’s notorious SB 1070 has caught the nation’s attention, immigration may again move into front-and-center position in another Western state that is ever grappling with the issue. Yes, that would be our own Golden State of California. –KA

Reuters:

Both wonder if California may be next to crack down, a powerful political question in an election year where the governor’s seat is up for grabs and Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer is facing her toughest re-election fight.

It is also a major social question in California, which has more people than any other U.S. state, as well as the largest number of Latinos. More than a third of the population is Hispanic and a quarter of the country’s 10.8 million illegal immigrants are here, many working in restaurants, agriculture and construction.

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