July 28th, 2010
01:15 PM ET

Opinion: Reformers should listen to Arizona

Tamar Jacoby
Special to CNN

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The federal judge presiding over the Obama administration lawsuit against Arizona's immigration enforcement law has yet to decide whether to stop the measure from going into effect on Thursday.

But the American public has already made up its mind. After three months of bitter, unrelenting debate, 60 percent of voters are still strongly in favor of the law.

Proponents of immigration reform, including the president, have largely ignored this support for the law, writing it off as anti-immigrant, if not downright bigoted.

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