Arizona, rogue state

The United States has a GDP per head of $46,000. Mexico’s is $8,000. So it is not surprising that millions of Mexicans have entered America illegally in search of a better life. A common estimate of the total number of illegals in the United States is 11m—roughly the population of Ohio. In these circumstances, you would think, America needs an agreed policy on immigration and a set of laws to match, with both the policy and laws being written by ... Full Story »

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Jon Mitchell
3.9
by Jon Mitchell - Jul. 29, 2010

A refreshing outside perspective on immigration in the US, particularly in light of the drama in Arizona. Very fair and insightful, carefully critical of all sides.

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Fabrice Florin
4.4
by Fabrice Florin - Jul. 29, 2010

Excellent insights from the Economist about the federal court ruling against Arizona's immigration law, SB1070. This thoughtful analysis is well-reasoned, draws on factual evidence, cites fairly both sides of this conflict and provides great context on this complex issue. My favorite opinion piece on this landmark case.

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Kaizar Campwala
3.9
by Kaizar Campwala - Jul. 29, 2010

One of the strengths of the Economist is it's ability to pull out and offer insights without getting stuck in the mud (politically). Lexington's column has its flaws (he decontextualizes the Harper's quote, for one), but it did give me the opportunity to check some of the unstated assumptions that had developed in my mind about the state of Arizona and supporters SB 1070.

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Preston Watts
2.6
by Preston Watts - Aug. 7, 2010

This was a well written piece explaining federal policy and the objection the people of Arizona have to it. He explained the open border policy of the fed quite well but in the last paragraph he denied its existence, whats up with that.

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Barry Grossheim
4.0
by Barry Grossheim - Jul. 29, 2010

Interesting in that it helps clarify just what the law actually says and does not say. Supports say racial profiling and indiscriminate enforcement are prohibited. But as the University of Arizona points out references to both the US and Arizona constitutions leave much up to the interpretation of police.

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Michael Kusuplos
5.0
by Michael Kusuplos - Jul. 29, 2010

This is just a typical article of the Economist - Excellent

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