The toxicity of SB1070 has leaked across Arizona’s borders, with at least six other states preparing to introduce legislation similar to the contentious anti-immigration law adopted by the Grand Canyon State early last year. –JCL

The New York Times:

Legislative leaders in at least half a dozen states say they will propose bills similar to a controversial law to fight illegal immigration that was adopted by Arizona last spring, even though a federal court has suspended central provisions of that statute.

The efforts, led by Republicans, are part of a wave of state measures coming this year aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.

Legislators have also announced measures to limit access to public colleges and other benefits for illegal immigrants and to punish employers who hire them.

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