The ‘Arizonification’ of the US immigration debate – Guardian UK

no racist police protest signWhile many focused on the US supreme court’s consideration of Arizona’s SB1070 on Wednesday, events on the streets of Phoenix and not in the court, foreshadow the future of the country’s immigration debate. Within the supreme court, a very narrow legal principle was discussed – as to whether Arizona was infringing on the federal government’s right to set immigration policy. In Phoenix, hundreds of demonstrators were clear about what was really at stake in the high court: a negative decision would clearly worsen Arizona’s human rights crisis, but even a positive ruling would not solve it.

Phoenix SB1070 Protesters Block ICE Entrance

SB 1070 Protesters Block Central Ave, 9 Arrested: MyFoxPHOENIX.com

PHOENIX – Nine people have been arrested after a protest march stopped in front of a federal immigration building in Phoenix.

About 500 demonstrators marched in the downtown area Wednesday afternoon against Arizona’s controversial immigration law known as SB 1070.

The protesters were kept across the street from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center by Phoenix police officers, many dressed in riot gear.

There was no reported violence.

Authorities say the nine were arrested for blocking Central Avenue during rush hour and refusing to move onto the sidewalk.

DC is Not Arizona: Protest Planned at ICE Roundtable

Local Community Asserts: DC is not Arizona Two Days After SB1070 SCOTUS Hearing, DC Community Denounces Immigration Customs Enforcement Roundtable   Washington, DC – Two days after the SB1070 SCOTUS hearing that mobilized nearly a thousand pro-civil rights protestors, DC community leaders will hold a press conference outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) roundtable on…