Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National by Otto Santa Ana

By Otto Santa Ana

In 2010, the governor of Arizona signed a debatable immigration invoice (SB 1070) that ended in a information media frenzy, copycat accounts in twenty-two states, and a U.S. superb court docket 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 check and contextualize the political, financial, old, and felony matters brought on by means of this and different anti-Latino and anti-immigrant laws and nation activities. It additionally addresses the scoop media’s position in shaping immigration discourse in Arizona and all over the world. Arizona is a case learn of the roots and impression of the 21st century immigration problem. Arizona Firestorm will be of curiosity to students and scholars in communique, public coverage, kingdom politics, federalism, and a person drawn to immigration coverage or Latino politics.

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3. From the International Organization for Migration, a 132-nation organization based in Geneva. pdf. 4. In 2006 Hazelton, Pennsylvania, officials passed a law that allowed the city to revoke business licenses for those companies that employed illegal immigrants, and fine landlords who knowingly rented to them. S. Constitution which makes federal law supreme and preempts state and local laws that contradict federal law. 5. Altschuler, 2011. 6. In 2009 Spain forcibly rejects Moroccan and North African immigrants seeking work.

By the 1970s it constituted only about 16 percent of the population. Anglo Arizonans made up nearly 80 percent of the state. 4 million residents. Anglo Arizonans now sense a demographic shift that is eroding their hegemony, because the Anglo population is older than the growing Latino population. After a century-long position of relative privilege, many Anglo Arizonans tend to assume that they have greater claim to the way of life of Arizona than Mexican Arizonans do; that the Latino newcomer should urgently acculturate to Anglo values; and all Latinos should continue to accede to Anglo control.

The effect of globalization is not limited to economics. There is a cultural dimension. In Arizona, as in other settings across the world, cultural anguish grows when the immigrants are viewed as different than the people of the recipient community. In Arizona, the immigrants are primarily Mexicans. This is ironic since Mexicans have been a significant part of Arizona’s cultural mix since the early eighteenth century. -Mexican War in 1848, and the California gold rush of 1849, fifty thousand mostly Anglo migrants poured into Arizona.

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