As Reform Falters, Immigration Battle Rages in Arizona

As Reform Falters, Immigration Battle Rages in Arizona

In 2004, when President Bush proposed giving undocumented workers broad new rights, he was met with opposition from conservatives within his own party. Since then, Congress’s efforts at comprehensive immigration reform have repeatedly stalled, leaving local authorities to handle the problem on their own. In April 2010, Arizona passed a law on illegal immigrants that is considered one of the strictest in decades. Below is a timeline of the major news events in the nation’s struggle with immigration and the New York Times editorials that have followed it.

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