Is There a Chance in Hell the Arizona Legislature Will Repeal SB 1070?

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Democratic state Senator Steve Gallardo plans this week to introduce a bill into the Arizona Legislature that would repeal SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law.

To quote our colleague Stephen Lemons, the Arizona Legislature repealing SB 1070 is "about as likely as me running a 5K."

The Legislature's biggest bigot got the boot last year in a historic recall election (shamed former Senate President Russell Pearce was the first state Senate president in U.S. history to lose in a recall election), but that doesn't mean the Legislature's about to turn its back on the law he left behind.

The Republican leadership potentially could make sure Gallardo's bill doesn't even get a vote -- without a public hearing, the bill bites the dust.

We want to know what you think, though: is there a chance in hell the Arizona Legislature will repeal SB 1070?

Cast your vote below.



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Jack
Jack

Perhaps not but it doesn't hurt to make people come out officially on their stances on a regular basis. As for Sheriff Joe, since Citizens for a Better Arizona is gunning for him, I would say there is a high likelihood he is on his way out this year. And that would mean a lot more than repealing some gimpy half-baked legislation.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

BTW I voted no chance in hell. AZ is full of too many moronic people that vote republican for it to ever be taken away. And also the republicans in the government only listen to them, so no one else's voice is heard in Arizona.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Fan the flames of division like they tell you to James.

Don L.
Don L.

1070's usefulness may have passed.  Consider: the opening salvo was fired by Sheriff Joe, Sheriff Joe was followed by community opposition to Wal-Mart parking lot employment offices (with interpreters and negotiators, porta-potties, written contracts) exemplified by Pruitt's and, the crescendo reached with 1070 following that rancher's murder.

And what was the result of this campaign?  A +/- 30% drop in Arizona's crime rate as/after illegals fled the state.

Enjoy finding your car still parked where you left it and your insurance premiums reflecting the reduced probability of your home or business being burglarized.

guest
guest

I don't understand the "do I look illegal to you?" campaign. if a mexican is wearing the patch or sticker or t-shirt or whatever, displaying the campaign's question, then yes, they do look remarkably like the majority of illegal aliens in this state. I suppose the retort to an affirmative answer would be along the lines of "well I'm not an illegal alien, so there!," but whether they are an illegal alien or not isn't the question, the question is do they look like one. oh well, it probably makes sense to the campaigners.

Expert Shot
Expert Shot

If they won't do it, take it to a referendum!

guest
guest

no way, jose.

teknik1200
teknik1200

no chance in hell, we have to many "constitutional conservatives" around here and they love wiping their butt with that document.

Coz
Coz

Not a chance in hell, Arizona loves being a backward hillbilly racist State.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Arizonans seem to pride themselves on being the most backwards state in the nation. Even Victor Frankenstein couldn't breath life into this bill.

Bobby
Bobby

Don't worry about it. The DemocRAT, Party of open borders and illegal alien voters, will solve this issue through the courts, by-passing the people, as they did in California, way, way, back in 1994. Californians voted to deny illegal aliens any money from the taxpayers, but a leftist judge and court told the California taxpayers to screw themselves. Now the state is as bankrupt as can be, and Jerry the Moonbeam Brown, the new "Governor" is advocating for stealing more of Californians taxes, in order to support "education".(Translation : raise teachers pay and pension even more than they already steal). So Comrade PTCGAZ, just hang on, that 82percent of Arizona voters will have their votes nullified through the courts. It's just a matter of time.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

those crime rates are dropping EVERYwhere and have nothing to do with illegal immigration.

idiot.

guest
guest

hmmm, "illegal" stands alone in the slogan. the word is shorthand for "illegal alien or immigrant" in arizona's goings-on, but as it is, standing on it's own, it might be a weepy nod to the idea that no human is or can be illegal.

still though, I was adopted, making me an illegitimate bastard, so I'll argue over the illegal human thing a little bit.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

the same ones who ignore what the Constitution says and instead issue what they think it means?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

my thoughts exactly. (I know I am late, to this poll but still)

Gpscentral
Gpscentral

@ccf1a8db0f8628a7430b3099661454ff:disqus  Bobby, if name calling is the best you can do, it's a sign of a very weak argument.

Bnbk
Bnbk

God I love Cali ! Don't you Booby ?  Come on Booby,say it with me, Viva the great Jerry Brown ! Viva the great Jerry Brown !

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

a majority of people barely passed this measure. In fact the medical marijuana passed by a greater margin and Brewer is suing over this law...

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