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164 Anti-Immigration Laws Passed Since 2010? A MoJo Analysis

•,By Ian Gordon and Tasneem Raja

Also read our primer on today's Supreme Court oral arguments over Arizona's strict anti-illegal immigration law and read how immigration policy already affects people in the state.

To get a better sense of the legislative push that most famously included Arizona's draconian SB 1070, Mother Jones built a database of the 164 (often curiously similar) anti-immigration laws passed by state legislatures in 2010 and 2011. As you can see below, the number of restrictive laws jumped last year, when five states—Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina, and Utah—passed Arizona-style bills. For a state-by-state look at these copycat laws, undocumented population demographics, political contributions from the private-prison industry, and more, scroll down the page. See our sources and dive into the full database below.

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