Seconds after signing with an “unwavering” hand one of the most anti-immigrant pieces of legislation in the United States, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer returned to the podium, grabbed on to both sides of the lectern, and audibly sighed. A political rather than a practical or moral decision to approve SB1070 seemed to be already weighing heavily on this Republican’s shoulders, enough to crush her were it not for the hope this may be just the right move to get her reelected in November.
UPDATE June 10th 2010
The "final" version of the bill has it in section F, F1 and F2. Everyone I'm bccing have put E, E1 and E2 in their analysis. Please
change that to F, F1 and F2 and link using the link above which is the
most up to date version.
I fully expect that once cogent criticisms of the above version
circulate in the news, that Pearce will "find" the "real" final version
of the bill and we'll get another version switching sections around
again. Just be prepared. But right now, the provision handing over law
abiding citizens data to homeland security, thereby turning Arizona
licenses into national ids, is in 11-1051 F, F1 and F2. Please update any analyses you have posted.