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Immigration / Arizona Law / The History / Arapaio / A Discussion #971514

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 29, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The battle over illegal immigration in Arizona after a judge blocked the new state law introduced; scenes shown from Phoenix of protests; details given about the failure of the federal government to deal with the immigration problem over the last three decades. [In 1984, President Ronald REAGAN; in 1999, President Bill CLINTON; in 2006, President BUSH; July 1, 2010, President OBAMA - speak about the immigration problem.]

(Phoenix: Gary Tuchman) A look from the front lines of the immigration battle in Arizona presented; scenes shown of raids by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapaio's deputies. [SUSPECT - says he was pulled over due to racism.] [In interview, Joe ARAPAIO†- outlines his role in fighting crime, arresting violators of the law & finding illegals.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Arizona state senator Russell Pearce, who co-sponsored the bill, & Rev. Al Sharpton about the immigration law. [PEARCE - comments on the judge's ruling on the Arizona state law, but part of the bill went into effect; defends policing & an enforcement of the law; quotes Supreme Court laws.] [SHARPTON - explains what is wrong with this law; states a state cannot supersede federal law & immigration is under the domain of federal law; opposes profiling of Hispanics.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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