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June 12th, 2014
10:43 PM ET

Humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border

There is no sign of a slowdown in the flood of undocumented children illegally entering the U.S. Some are traveling alone, others are with their parents. Gary Tuchman is in Arizona where he got a first hand look at the treatment they are receiving. Gary also visited the border fence to demonstrate how easy it is to get across.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gary Tuchman • Immigration • Mexico
February 27th, 2014
09:51 PM ET

SB 1062 defender caught on tape making anti-Hispanic remarks

Arizona Republican State Representative John Kavanagh was a leading defender of Senate Bill 1062, vetoed yesterday by Gov. Jan Brewer. Last weekend, he was also a speaker at a roast for Phoenix's controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Rep. Kavanagh set off a firestorm in the Latino community with remarks including these:

"I'm not the federal monitor.  How many Hispanics did you pull over on the way over here Arpaio? "

"Sheriff Joe is the kind of guy that you gotta love as long as you have papers."
"Going out with Sheriff Joe is always an adventure. Usually when we walk into a restaurant most of the wait staff and cooks dive out the back window. And when they don't, I never know what the hell is in my food. There's a great one. Get em! sic em!"

AC360 wanted to ask Kavanaugh about those jokes, which many found offensive. We invited him on the program. He accepted but later backed out. The invitation stands. He later released a statement to AC360. Anderson discussed the controversy with GOP strategist Ana Navarro and CNN's Ana Cabrera who spoke with Sheriff Arpaio today.

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February 26th, 2014
10:27 PM ET

Protesters celebrate Ariz. Governor’s veto

"They were chanting 'veto' one moment, they were chanting 'thank you Jan' the next." Miguel Marquez reports from Phoenix as protesters celebrate Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of Senate Bill 1062.

 

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Filed under: Arizona • Miguel Marquez • SB-1062
February 26th, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Where are the discrimination cases that would have been stopped by SB 1062?

Moments after her veto, Gov. Brewer said, "I have not heard of one example in Arizona where a business owner's religious liberty has been violated." While speaking with Anderson and NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino, one of SB 1062's backers, state senator Nancy Barto, could not cite a single example.

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Filed under: Arizona • SB-1062
February 26th, 2014
10:20 PM ET

Arizona's only gay House member responds to SB 1062 veto

State Representative Demion Clinco called SB 1062 a "wake up call for Arizona." He also warned that there could be more potentially discriminatory bills coming.

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February 25th, 2014
10:38 PM ET

Protesters waiting for Gov. Brewer's SB1062 decision

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is joining some of the biggest names in the Republican party who are now calling on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto Senate Bill 1062. She has been in Washington and is returning to Phoenix to a string of meetings with SB1062 backers and opponents ready to make their case. Miguel Marquez says her decision could come well before Saturday's deadline.

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Filed under: Arizona • Miguel Marquez • SB-1062
February 25th, 2014
10:36 PM ET

What does it take to get lawmakers to defend SB1062 on camera?

Many of the lawmakers who voted for Arizona's controversial "anti-gay" bill SB1062 have been reluctant to come on AC360 and defend it. Randi Kaye flew to Phoenix to speak to some of them face-to-face.

Rep. Sonny Borrelli laid out a scenario where SB1062 would protect a gay-owned printing company that does not want to do work for a group like the Westboro Baptist Church. NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino speaks to Anderson and explains why he disagrees with that comparison.

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Filed under: Arizona • Randi Kaye • SB-1062
February 25th, 2014
10:26 PM ET

Web Exclusive: Uncut interview with SB-1062 sponsor

Arizona State Senator Steve Yarbrough helped write SB-1062. He is also one of the few lawmakers defending the bill willing to speak with AC360. You can watch Randi Kaye's full interview with him here.
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Filed under: Arizona • Randi Kaye • SB-1062 • Web Exclusive
February 25th, 2014
10:21 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Is Ohio the next battleground for the groups behind SB1062?

The type of protests we are seeing in Arizona could soon be coming to other states. The special interest groups that helped write SB1062 are also behind another controversial "religious freedom" bill in Ohio. Anderson compares the legal language in the two bills and finds they are nearly identical.

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Filed under: Arizona • Keeping Them Honest • SB-1062
February 25th, 2014
10:18 PM ET

Lawmaker's change of heart after voting for SB-1062

Arizona State Senator Steve Pierce is a Republican who helped passed the controversial "religious freedom" bill SB-1062. He has had a change of heart and is now urging Governor Jan Brewer to veto it. He tells Anderson "We made a mistake, and the good thing about is now we know how to fix a mistake.
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